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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:15:00 EDTThe No. 3 USC water polo team was decisive in securing a noter semifinal spot at the MPSF Tournament, rattling off 11 straight goals out of the gates en route to a 17-2 victory over No. 14 San José State today in Westwood. The quarterfinal win saw 12 different Trojans hit the back of the net, led by senior captain Avery Peterson's three-goal day. The win puts USC at 27-2 overall and carries the Trojans on to tomorrow's 12:45 p.m. semifinal against No. 2 Stanford at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:30:00 EDTThe USC women's water polo team enters the 2017 MPSF Championships as the defending champ and holds the No. 3 seed into this year's edition of the tourney. This week at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center in Westwood, all seven MPSF teams will do battle for the title and an automatic NCAA berth. The No. 3 Trojans (26-2) open up the event with a quarterfinal clash against No. 6 seed San José State at 12:45 p.m. on Friday (April 28). A win there would put USC into a 12:45 p.m. semifinal against either No. 2 seed Stanford or No. 7 seed CSU Bakersfield on Saturday (April 29) to fight for the right to defend their crown in the championship bout on Sunday (April 30) at 2 p.m. The third-place game will be held at 12:45 p.m. that day. USC has reached the MPSF final nine times and has won four previous MPSF Tournament titles — 2004, 2009 2013 and 2016. All games will be streamed live by FloSwimming.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDTThe No. 2 USC women’s water polo team carved a five-goal deficit down to two on two occasions in the second half, but top-ranked UCLA found the goals it needed to keep the Trojans at bay in today’s regular-sason finale in Westwood. The 11-7 loss to the Bruins gives USC a 26-2 overall record and a 5-2 finish in MPSF play to secure the No. 3 seed into the coming MPSF Tournament, which runs April 28-30 in Westwood.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:21:00 EDTUSC women's water polo will welcome its first-ever New Zealander to the pool next season with Nadia Pavlovich's signing of a national letter of intent today (April 19), USC head coach Jovan Vavic has announced.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:51:00 EDTWith postseason play just around the corner, this weekend's regular-season finale will paint a clearer picture of the terrain ahead for USC and the rest of the MPSF's heavy hitters. On Saturday (April 22), the No. 2 Trojans (26-1, 4-1 MPSF) head across town for a 1 p.m. crosstown splashdown at No. 1 UCLA (19-1, 5-0). The rivalry bout puts the MPSF regular-season title and key seedings for the coming conference tourney on the line. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Los Angeles with Adam Krikorian and Greg Mescall on the call.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:47:00 EDTThe No. 2 USC women’s water polo team found the surge it needed to power out of a slow first half in Berkeley today, firing off four goals in the third period to net a 6-3 comeback win over No. 5 host California. Ioanna Haralabidis, Brigitta Games and Maud Megens each scored twice in the win, while goalie Amanda Longan collected 11 saves. With her pair of goals today, Games moved up USC’s all-time scoring ladder to crack the top-20, now at No. 19 all-time with 120 career goals. The road victory is a key lift for the Women of Troy, who improve to 26-1 overall and to 4-1 in MPSF play with the result, while Cal goes to 14-7, 2-4.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:24:00 EDTThe No. 2 USC women's water polo team looks to start up a new winning streak this week with an MPSF trip to Berkeley. The Trojans (25-1, 3-1 MPSF) were dealt their first loss since 2015 last week and now turn to clash with No. 5 California (14-6, 2-3) for a lift in the conference and national race. USC will square off against the Golden Bears at 1 p.m. on Saturday (April 15) at Spieker Aquatics Complex.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 21:44:00 EDTAfter a record-setting 52-game win streak, the No. 1 USC women's water polo team fell to the last team to beat it with tonight's 12-8 loss to visiting No. 2 Stanford. The Trojans had claimed the last five wins over the Cardinal -- including the 2016 NCAA Championship game -- but tonight Stanford had the upper hand. At USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center, the Trojans trailed throughout and got within one during the third period before the Cardinal fired off a five-goal rally to take control. USC goes to 25-1 overall and to 3-1 in MPSF play with the loss, while Stanford improves to 17-1, 4-0.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:36:00 EDTTop-ranked USC has a key MPSF test ahead, as the Trojans line up against the last team to beat them — 52 wins ago — when No. 2 Stanford comes to town this week. Undefeated USC (25-0, 3-0 MPSF) looks to tack up a sixth straight win over No. 2 Stanford (16-1, 3-0) and keep the ball rolling on the Trojans' record win streak. The Trojans and the Cardinal will square off at 5 p.m. on Saturday (April 8) at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Bay Area with Greg Mescall and Chris Dorst on the call.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:50:00 EDTFreshman Maud Megens scored two goals and added three assists and two steals for the Trojans as they overcame a one-goal deficit to No. 4 Arizona State to claim a final 11-4 MPSF win last week. For her all-around efforts, the Dutch standout has picked her her second straight selection as the MPSF Newcomer of the Week.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:10:00 EDTThe No. 1 USC women's water polo team ripped apart a one-goal deficit with a four-goal comeback surge before piling on six goals in the final period of play to put visiting No. 4 Arizona State out of reach in today's MPSF matchup at Uytengsu Aquatics Center. The 11-4 victory improves the Trojans to a perfect 25-0 on the year while extending its record win streak out to 52 in a row. USC also steps out to 3-0 in MPSF play with the win.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:00 EDTTop-ranked USC is now embedded in a run of conference competition with four MPSF games left on the regular-season docket. This week, the undefeated Trojans (24-0, 2-0 MPSF) carry their record win streak of 51 consecutive victories into an MPSF matchup against No. 4 Arizona State (18-4, 2-1). The Trojans and the Sun Devils are set to clash at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (April 1) at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Arizona with Jason Knapp and Adam Krikorian on the call.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:05:00 EDTThe streaking USC women’s water polo team has picked up its first awards sweep of the season this week, with senior Brigitta Games landing MPSF Player of the Week and freshman Maud Megens collecting USC’s first MPSF Newcomer of the Week selection of the year.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:08:00 EDTThe No. 1 USC women’s water polo team churned out two more wins to tack onto its record win streak, notching a 19-3 MPSF win over No. 14 San José State and then turning right around to craft a 21-5 victory over No. 18 Hartwick. The undefeated 24-0 Trojans now boast a 51-game win streak after collecting those back-to-back wins today at Uytengsu Aquatics Center. The win over SJSU also improves USC to 2-0 in MPSF competition.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:57:00 EDTThe No. 1 USC women's water polo team peeled out to an 8-0 lead in its return to home waters at Uytengsu Aquatics Center while freshman Maud Megens proceeded to pile on five goals for the Trojan cause in a 12-3 final victory over No. 10 Princeton today. Now 22-0 overall, USC has added to its record win streak to now hold 49 straight victories.