No. 3 Women of Troy Open 2015 With TCU, FSU, LMU

    Sara Hughes looks to defend her AVCA pairs title as the 2015 season begins.

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    March 12, 2015

    Match #1
    No. 3 USC (0-0) vs. TCU (0-8)
    Merle Norman Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
    Thursday, March 12 - 5 p.m. PT
    Series History: First Meeting
    TV/Web Stream:USC Pac-12 Network Portal (Paul Duchesne)
    Opponent Web:www.GoFrogs.com

    Match #2
    No. 3 USC (0-0) vs. No. 4 Florida State (4-2)
    Merle Norman Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
    Friday, March 13 - 12:30 p.m. PT
    Series History: FSU leads, 2-1
    Last Meeting: W, 3-2 (March 14, 2014 | MNS)
    TV/Web Stream:USC Pac-12 Network Portal
    Opponent Web:www.Seminoles.com

    Match #3
    No. 3 USC (0-0) vs. No. 6 Loyola Marymount (1-3)
    Merle Norman Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
    Friday, March 13 - 2 p.m. PT
    Series History: USC leads, 10-0
    Last Meeting: W, 5-0 (Apr. 19, 2014 | Santa Monica, Calif.)
    TV/Web Stream:USC Pac-12 Network Portal
    Opponent Web:www.LMULions.com

    LOS ANGELES - The No. 3-ranked USC women's sand volleyball team (0-0) breaks the seal on 2015 as the Women of Troy welcome TCU (0-8), No. 4 Florida State (4-2), and No. 6 Loyola Marymount (1-3) for matches at Merle Norman Stadium this weekend. The Trojans take on the Horned Frogs in a 5 p.m PT match on Thursday (March 12), and then will face the Seminoles at 12:30 p.m. on Friday (March 13) followed by a 2 p.m. match with the Lions. FSU and LMU will play a match at Merle Norman Stadium at 11 a.m. PT.

    On Saturday, 20 pairs from USC, LMU, and Florida State will take part in a single-elimination championship bracket. Last year, the Trojans' pair of Kirby Burnham and Sara Hughes won the USC Tournament and went on to claim the AVCA Pairs National Championship at season's end.