WVB Post-Match Notes: USC at California|
USC sophomore OH Samantha Bricio scored 25 points for the Women of Troy with 14 kills, five aces, and eight blocks
Nov. 2, 2013
- The Trojans won both of their regular-season matches in the Bay Area for the first time since 2006.
- USC swept the regular-season series against both California and Stanford for the first time since 2003. It is just the third time that the Trojans have ever accomplished that feat (2000, '03, '13).
- The Trojans extended their winning streak over the Golden Bears to six straight and improved to 21-7 all-time in Berkeley with a 52-11 overall record against Cal. USC has also won four straight in Berkeley.
- Tonight's win gave the Trojans their fifth straight 20-win season under the direction of head coach Mick Haley. Haley's USC teams have won at least 20 matches 11 times in his 13 seasons at USC. It is the 30th 20-win season in program history.
- Senior libero Natalie Hagglund's 36 digs equaled the eighth-highest single-match total by a USC player. Five different players share that record including Hagglund herself. It was the ninth time that Hagglund has recorded 30 or more digs in a single match.
- Hagglund logged back-to-back 30-dig matches for the second time in her career. She also had 36 digs against Stanford (in five sets). Hagglund was also the last Trojan to record back-to-back 30-dig matches. She had 31 against Illinois and 32 against Pepperdine during the 2011 NCAA championships.
- Sophomore OH Samantha Bricio had five service aces to reach 61 on the season and grabbed the USC single-season record. She passed Alex Jupiter (57 in 2011), Nancy Hillman (59 in 1988), and April Ross (59 in 2003) to claim the record. The 61 aces ties for seventh most in Pac-12 history (Julie Jeffery, Oregon; 1990). Bricio also moved into a ninth-place tie with Keao Burdine (2001-04) for career aces at USC with 104.
- Bricio's five aces marked the 10th time this season that she has had at least three aces in a single match. It is the fifth time that she has had at least five in a single match. She also ran her streak of matches with at least one ace to 14. She has only been held without an ace in one match, this season (Eastern Washington).
- Bricio recorded 14 kills and 13 digs to post her fifth consecutive double-double. It is her seventh of the season (18th career). She also posted career marks for solo blocks (4), block assists (4), and total blocks (8.0).
- Freshman setter Alice Pizzasegola recorded the first double-double of her career with 29 assists and a career/season-high 11 digs.
- Senior OH Sara Shaw had a season-high 18 digs.
- The Trojans out-blocked the Bears, 16.0 to 11.0, to mark the 17th match this season that they have out-blocked their opponent. USC has only posted fewer blocks than an opponent four times, this year.
- USC out-hit its opponent for the 21st time in 23 matches.