Top-Seeded Trojans Set For MPSF Tournament Play

    USC senior midfielder Amanda Johansen is a four-time All-MPSF First-Team selection.

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    April 28, 2016

    GAME #18
    2016 MPSF Tournament - SEMIFINAL
    [1] USC (17-0) vs. [4] UC Davis (7-7) or [5] Denver (8-8)
    Laird Q. Cagan Stadium • Stanford, Calif.
    Friday, April 29 • 4 p.m. PT
    USC MPSF Tournament Record: 1-3
    2015 Finish: L, 16-11 to Stanford in MPSF final
         (May 3, 2015 • Denver, Colo.)
    Live Stats: Stanford StatBroadcast
    Web Stream: Pac-12.com/live/stanford-university
    Tournament Website: www.GoStanford.com

    CROSSExamination

    • USC claimed its first MPSF regular-season title.
    • The Trojans are 1-3 all-time in MPSF tournament games. The only win came over Denver (17-9) in the 2015 semifinals.
    • The Women of Troy are one of just two remaining undefeated teams in the country (No. 1 Maryland, 16-0).
    • USC's 17-game winning streak is the program's longest and ties the longest in MPSF history (Denver, 2014).
    • The 17 wins in a single season is a USC program record and is third most in MPSF history (Denver; 19 in 2014 and 18 in 2013).
    • USC is ranked a program-high No. 5 in the IWLCA poll. It is also the highest a team from the MPSF has ever been ranked.
    • In 17 games, USC has trailed for a total of 41:36 and only by as many as two goals (once). Michigan (4:00), Oregon (8:57), Colorado (8:28), Northwestern (10:57), Notre Dame (6:18), and Stanford (2:56) each held brief leads.
    • USC has outscored its opponents, 244-92, for an average margin of victory 8.94 goals per game, which ranks second in the NCAA.
    • The Trojans lead the nation in scoring defense (5.41 gaa) allowing just 92 goals and may break Denver's MPSF record of 146 goals allowed (2012).
    • USC produced the program's best start in four seasons. The Trojans had started each of the previous three seasons 0-2.
    • 4th-year head coach Lindsey Munday is 48-25 (.658) overall and has received MPSF Coach of the Year laurels twice (2015, `16).
    • The MPSF Player of the Year has come from USC in each of the last two years: Michaela Michael (2015) and Courtney Tarleton (2016).
    • Five different Trojans (11 awards) have won MPSF Player of the Week this season: Michaela Michael four times (O), Courtney Tarleton thrice (D), Gussie Johns twice (D), Kylie Drexel (O), and Lydia Sutton (D).
    • Junior attacker Michaela Michael and senior midfielder Amanda Johansen are each on the Tewaaraton Award watch list.

    LOS ANGELES -- The No. 5-ranked USC lacrosse team (17-0) holds the top seed and a bye through the quarterfinals of this week's MPSF tournament (April 28-May 1). The Women of Troy will await the winner of a game between fourth-seeded UC Davis (7-7) and fifth-seeded Denver (8-8). The two potential opponents meet in the quarterfinals on April 28 and the winner will take on the Trojans in the semifinals at 4 p.m. PT on Friday, April 29, at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif.