WVB Post-Match Notes: USC at Rice

    Sept. 10, 2016

    Recap |  Final Stats


    • USC won its first-ever meeting with Rice. 
    • The Trojans claimed the Rice Adidas Invitational title with a 3-0 record on the weekend. 
    • The Women of Troy extended their winning streak to six consecutive matches. 
    • USC improved to 3-0 in matches played in the city of Houston. 
    • Senior MB Elise Ruddins, junior OPP Brittany Abercrombie, and freshman OH Khalia Lanier were chosen to the all-tournament team. Ruddins was named MVP of the tourney. 
    • The USC victory brings head coach Mick Haley just two wins from reaching his 400th at USC (398-98). It also puts the program at just five wins from reaching the 1,000-win threshold. 
    • Five Trojans scored double-digit points; four reached double digits in kills, and four reached double digits in digs. 
    • Ruddins had a career-high nine blocks (one solo) and a career-best .688 hitting percentage (12-1-16). 
    • Lanier logged her fifth double-double of the season with 17 kills and 13 digs. 
    • Junior OPP Niki Withers set a new career mark with a .526 hitting percentage (10-0-19). 
    • Senior L Taylor Whittingham had 25 digs for her eighth match in double digits this season; her third over the 20-dig mark. 
    • Senior S Alice Pizzasegola had her first double-double of the season with 23 assists and 10 digs; the seventh of her career.