No. 1 USC Brings Record Win Streak Back To Home Waters
Top-ranked USC is finally back in home waters after a stretch of six weeks in action on the road. The undefeated Trojans (21-0, 1-0 MPSF) carry a record-setting 48-game win streak into their return to Uytengsu Aquatics Center, where they host three teams this week. First up is a televised clash against No. 10 Princeton (15-1) at 5 p.m. on Thursday (March 23). That game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Los Angeles, with Greg Mescall and Adam Krikorian on the call. Then, USC turns to a doubleheader on Saturday (March 25), where the Trojans have an MPSF matchup against No. 14 San José State (9-13, 0-1 MPSF) at 1 p.m. After that wraps, USC takes on No. 18 Hartwick (10-5) in a nonconference bout at 2:30 p.m.
Stephania Haralabidis Collects Another MPSF Player of the Week Award
USC senior driver Stephania Haralabidis scored five goals – including the game-winner with 19 seconds left – to anchor a 9-8 comeback win for top-ranked and undefeated USC at No. 8 Hawai’i. Four of those goals came in the second half, as USC worked to fight out of a two-goal deficit and get the road win. The previous day, Haralabidis had scored twice for the Trojans in a 15-2 win over No. 15 Indiana.
Comeback Heroics For Undefeated No. 1 USC In 9-8 Win At No. 8 Hawai'i
The top-ranked USC women's water polo team sweated out a tense road match in Honolulu tonight, making a fourth-period comeback push to cap off a 9-8 win over No. 8 host Hawai'i. The Trojans trailed by two goals in the second period and by one entering the fourth, but with the clock winding down it was USC's seniors who stepped up in the final moments. With the game tied up, some hard work from Brigitta Games got USC a 5-meter penalty shot with 19 seconds left. Stephania Haralabidis rifled it in, and USC had the lead in-hand, fending off the Rainbow Wahine to lock up the Trojans' 48th consecutive win. USC is now 21-0 overall in 2017 with tonight's road win.
No. 1 USC Sets New National Record With 47th Consecutive Victory
The top-ranked USC women's water polo team has set a new national women's record in collecting its 47th consecutive victory today with a 15-2 win over No. 15 Indiana in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The Trojans had tied the nation's best women's win streak in opening MPSF play with a victory on March 4. Today in a neutral nonconference clash against the Hoosiers, USC manufactured a 12-goal scoring surge to string up yet another Trojan victory and improve to 20-0 overall in 2017.
No. 1 USC Has Shot At Breaking National Win Streak Record In Hawai'i
Top-ranked USC takes its 46-game win streak to a new time zone this week, setting up camp in Hawai'i for some Spring Break training and two games in Honolulu. The Trojans (19-0) have a chance to set a new national women's record for consecutive wins when USC tangles with Indiana (13-4) on Thursday (March 16) at 6 p.m. HT. A win there would give the Trojans some record-breaking momentum coming into a Friday (March 17) clash against host Hawai'i. The Trojans and the Rainbow Wahine (9-8) will square off at 6 p.m. HT at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.