LAX Postgame Notes: USC vs. Denver (MPSF Semifinal)

    April 29, 2016

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    GAME NOTES

    • USC improves to 18-0, continuing the program's best start to a season, and set a new MPSF record for consecutive victories. 
    • The Women of Troy will play in their second straight MPSF title game and improved to 2-3 in all-time MPSF tournament games. 
    • The Trojans remain one of just two undefeated teams in the nation (No. 1 Maryland, 17-0).
    • USC's 18 wins are the most in program history and ties for second most in a single season by any MPSF team (Denver, 19 in 2014; Denver, 18 in 2013). 
    • The Trojans improved to 4-3 in all-time meetings with the Pioneers and are on a four-game winning streak. 
    • USC earned its first win in three games at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Trojans previously lost there to Stanford in 2013 and 2015. 
    • USC held its 16th opponent under 10 goals in 18 games this season. 
    • Junior attacker Michaela Michael scored her 60th goal of the season, which ranks eighth in MPSF single-season history. Her 89 points this season rank sixth in MPSF single-season history. 
    • Michael's 90 draw controls are third all-time in MPSF single-season history. The only two players above her are herself (2015, 123 DC) and Amanda Johansen (2013, 100 DC). 
    • Senior defender Courtney Tarleton's 45th caused turnover of the season ranks third in MPSF single-season history (Kate Heinrich, Denver: 70 in 2013, 46 in 2012). 
    • Junior defender Nina Kelty set a new career high with three caused turnovers.