Sixth-Seeded Trojans Open NCAA Run at Galen Center
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Dec. 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The USC women's volleyball team (26-5) received the sixth seed in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship and will host first- and second-round matches at the Galen Center this week. The Women of Troy face New Hampshire (20-12) in a first-round match at 7:30 p.m. PT on Thursday (Dec. 5). Colorado State (28-1) and Cal State Northridge (23-6) will meet in the other first-round match at 5 p.m. earlier in the evening. Winners will advance to face each other in a second-round match at 7 p.m. PT on Friday (Dec. 6).
It is USC's 23rd consecutive selection to the NCAA tournament and the 31st overall in program history. The Trojans will host first- and second-round matches for the 11th straight year and the 20th time since the 1992.
The Trojans own a 115-34 all-time postseason record (.772) and are 69-27 (.719) in the NCAA tournament. USC has won six national championships including the first-ever NCAA title awarded in 1981. The Trojans also won back-to-back crowns in 2002 and 2003. USC is also the holder of three AIAW titles (1976, '77, '80). Last year, USC appeared in the Austin Regional Championship to mark the ninth time since the NCAA expanded to a field of 64 teams in 1998 that the Trojans advanced that far.
The seventh-ranked Trojans will also play host to the 2013 NCAA Women's Volleyball Los Angeles Regional Championship, Dec. 13-14 (Friday-Saturday), at the Galen Center. Two semifinal matches are set for Friday (Dec. 13) at 5 p.m. PT and not before 7 p.m. Advancing teams will meet in the regional championship match on Saturday (Dec. 14) at 8:30 p.m. PT. Both semifinals will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the championship match will be carried live by ESPNU. Sam Gore will serve as the broadcast play-by-play announcer with Holly McPeak as the color analyst.
To purchase tickets for first- and second-round matches, or for the Los Angeles Regional Championship, fans can visit GetTrojanTix.com or call (213) 740-GOSC. Media are invited to apply for credentials at NCAA.com/media for the regional championship and may contact Jeremy Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the first and second rounds.