No. 3 USC Women's Sand Volleyball Opens 2013 Season At Home On Sunday|
March 7, 2013
The No. 3-ranked USC women's sand volleyball team (0-0) will begin its second season of play when it open its 2013 season by hosting No. 4 Florida State (0-0) and Loyola Marymount (0-0) this Sunday (March 10) in the first-ever collegiate matches in the new on-campus Merle Norman Stadium. The day will consist of 3 dual matches between the teams, as Florida State (which finished third at the 2012 AVCA National Collegiate Sand Volleyball Championships) first will take on Loyola Marymount from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., then USC will face Loyola Marymount from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and finally the Women of Troy will battle Florida State from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each team dual match will consist of 5 matches between pairs, with each match being rally scoring best-of-3 sets. The Nos. 4 and 5 teams (and, if available, a No. 6 non-scoring team) will play in the first hour, followed by the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 teams in the second hour of each dual match.