USC Defeats Cal—Claims Share of PAC-12 Championship

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ELASS Logo #2ANote #1 From The Editor: If you are a fan of USC WomUSC_Trojans_interlocking_logoen’s volleyball and their premier player, Samantha Bricio, (from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico), the senior, outside hitter who earned, not only the PAC-12 “Player of The Year,”  but the ESPN/W “National Player of The Year”  award as well,  then this posting is appropriately made for you. We present you with the “Women of Troy’s”  final 2015 PAC-12 conference match and subsequent victory over the Cal “Bears.”  It’s a video highlight of “Senior Recognition Night,”  the three set match itself, a brief summary, and of course, the always appreciated, photo gallery as shot by Erik Sarni.
We invite you to spend some time with our coverage as the Trojans get ready for their first round NCAA tournament match against Cleveland State  on 12/3 Thursday at the Galen Center. First volley starts at 7:30 pm. For devoted fans, there’s still time to see the Women of Troy in action this season, for if they win, they will play on Friday, 12/4, at 7:00 pm  in the final of the NCAA’s Los Angeles hosted 1st/2nd Round Tournament.
Note #2 From The Editor:  As we mentioned in our November, Veterans Day  postings, we will continue to honor and salute ALL of our veterans during the upcoming Christmas season as an ongoing sign of our deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation. Please note that we have embedded several graphics in our photo gallery.
Credits:  Jeremy Wu,  Asst. Director, USC Sports Information/Game Stats; Erik Sarni,  Photo-Journalist, Digital & Go Pro Camera Operator, EastLASportsScene.Com
Match Summary:  The Women of Troy wasted little time in dispatching their opponent by sweeping to a 3-0 match victory. In a fitting tribute to their three seniors, Eve Ettinger, Alicia Ogoms, and Samantha Bricio, Head Coach Mick Haley’s  charges took care of the business at hand in preparation for their hosting of the 1st round  of the NCAA tournament. Once again, the attacking and blocking dominance of the veteran front line, anchored by Bricio, Ogoms, and Elise Ruddins, coupled with the strengths of freshmen outside hitter, Alyse Ford,  setter, Baylee Johnson,  and opposite hitter, Brittany Abercrombie  were more than potent enough to make quick work of the California “Bears.”
Player Stat LInes: Samantha Bricio: 16 kills/hitting % .469/2 service aces/2 blocks/8 digs/19.0 points; Alicia Ogoms: 7 kills/5 blocks/hitting % .600; Elise Ruddins: 4 kills/1 service ace/hitting % .444: Baylee Johnson: 19 assists/5 digs/ 2 kills/1 block; Brittany Abercrombie: 8 kills/1 service ace/1 block; Alyse Ford: 8 kills/1 service ace/1 block.
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