Women's Volleyball
    USA-Bulgaria Women's Volleyball Coming To Galen Center In July
    Nicole Davis
    Nicole Davis

    April 16, 2012

    The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and featuring former USC libero Nicole Davis, will host Bulgaria in a series of friendly exhibition matches in Southern California in mid-July prior to departure for the Olympic Games, including two matches at USC's Galen Center.

    USC will host USA-Bulgaria matches on July 16 and July 18 at the Galen Center. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. PT. Admission for the two matches played at USC is $10 for adults per match, while tickets for children 12-and-under and groups of 10 or more are $5 per match. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.gettrojantix.com/usa starting this Wednesday, April 18.

    The City of Anaheim, the official host city for both the U.S. Women's and Men's National Volleyball Teams, will serve as host for the first of the three exhibition matches with Bulgaria. The initial match will be held on July 14 at 7 p.m. PT inside the American Sports Centers, the team's training headquarters located in Anaheim. Ticket information will be available later this month.

    The U.S. Women will use the matches as final preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games, which take place July 28 to Aug. 11. Team USA qualified for the Olympic Games with its silver-medal finish at the 2011 FIVB World Cup in November.

    "We are extremely excited to play this pre-Olympic series with Bulgaria," U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand) said. "They are a talented and physical team who will definitely help us prepare for London. The fact that we get to play these matches at home is huge, and we appreciate the University of Southern California and the City of Anaheim for stepping up to host. This will be a wonderful series of matches."