USC dropped to 44-13 in its all-time series with Washington State and had an eight-match winning streak snapped that had lasted since 2009.
The Trojans fell to 17-11 in all-time matches in Pullman, Wash.
The Women of Troy lost both matches on its regular-season trip to the state of Washington for the first time since 2009 and for just the fifth time in program history (1986, ‘88, ‘95, ‘09).
This is just the fifth time in 57 meetings that USC and WSU have gone to five sets. The Cougars now lead, 3-2, in five-set matches against USC and are 3-1 when in Pullman. The last time the teams went five was in 2004 when WSU won, 17-15, in the fifth set in Bohler Gymnasium to upset a sixth-ranked USC.
USC loses back-to-back matches for the first time, this season, and for the first time since Sept. 21-28, 2012.
Sophomore OH Samantha Briciohad one service ace to move into a sixth place alone for career aces at USC (108). It is her 25th match this season with at least one service ace.
Bricio logged her ninth double-double this season and the 20th of her career (22 kills and 15 digs).
Bricio’s 22 kills are a season-high mark.
Senior MB Alexis Olgard put up a career-high 12 blocks (one solo) and a career-high 11 block assists.
Senior libero Natalie Hagglund produced her 10th career 30-dig performance with 32.
Hagglund’s 510 digs this season are the sixth-highest single-season mark by a Trojan and ties with Alli Hillgren (2009). Hagglund now owns four of the top ten single-season records for digs in USC history.