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Friday, November 27, 2015---Women of Troy Volleyball vs Cal and Two Football Band Rallies Too!

This morning Trojan Candy flew from San Francisco into LAX at 12:30 pm. I went home and drove back to the Galen Center in time to take pictures at the Women of Troy Volleyball match versus the Cal Bears.

It was Senior Day for the three volleyball Seniors. Trojan Candy took pictures of the Senior parents as they waited in the tunnel.

Brett and Pamela Ettinger
Eve Ettinger's parents Brett and Pamela were first in line.
Joe, Michael, and Laura Ogoms
Alicia Ogoms' family was next in line. Dad Joe, brother Michael and mom Laura smiled for this picture.
 Jessica Davis
Trojan Candy spoke with Samatha Bricio's mom and dad in my limited Spanish and took a picture of the two of them in line. However, Samatha got in line with them, so I took this picture of the three of them. Mother Estela Guillermo, Sam and father Ramos Guillermo.

Each Senior and her family were introduced as they walked onto the court.

Eve Ettinger's introduction
Here is the video of Eve Ettinger's (8/30/2012) introduction. Sorry for the unsteady start.
Joe, Michael, and Laura Ogoms
Eve's family posed with Head Coach Mick Haley.
Alicia Ogoms introduction
Next is the video of Alicia Ogoms' introduction.
Alicia Ogoms' family
Alicia Ogoms' family posed with Coach Haley.
Samantha Bricio's introduction
Lastly, is the video of Samantha Bricio's introduction.
Samantha Bricio's family
Then, Samantha's family posed with Coach Haley.
Seniors and Families
Here are all the families with Coach Haley.
Eve Ettinger, Alicia Ogoms, Samantah Bricio, and Mick Haley
Then, the three Seniors posed with Coach Haley. FIGHT ON, Eve! FIGHT ON, Alicia! FIGHT ON, Samantha!
 Women of Troy Volleyball team
Before the match, our team lined up for the Star Spangled Banner.

Ramos and Estela Guillermo and familyAt the first break in the action, Trojan Candy took this picture of Samantha's family. (Friends Gerardo, Hilda, Adriana, Alexis; Aunt Dinarah, parents Estela and Guillermo, Aunt Lorena, Cousin Camela, Uncle Jaime and Cousin Alek). It was so nice to meet Samantha's family.

Next, Trojan Candy walked over to Heritage Hall for a reception and then the UCLA football pep rally.

Rebecca Galindo in the middle
Before the rally started, friend Rebecca Galindo (10/2/2014), a member of the USC Pep Squad and a TGLA Scholar, posed with two fellow Pep Squad members. FIGHT ON, USC Pep Squad!
Football team
The football team entered the pep rally.
Lenny Vandermade
The first speaker was friend Lenny Vandermade (6/24/2010). Lenny is now the Tight Ends Coach. FIGHT ON. Lenny!
Ryan Dillard
Friend Ryan Dillard was lifted by his fellow teammates. FIGHT ON, Ryan!
Tre' Madden
The Senior who was honored to hold the sword during the playing of Conquest was another friend, Tre' Madden (8/4/2011). FIGHT ON, Tre'!

Pac 12 ChampsRight after the pep rally ended, Trojan Candy was driven back to the Galen Center by my brother-in-law Dudley Poon. I got there just in the nick of time. The Women of Troy easily defeated the Cal Bears in three sets. The Team was posing at the net wearing new gray t-shirts that read, "Pac-12 Volleyball Champions."

Mick Haley and Brent MetzThen, there was a big celebration on the court. I took a picture of Coach Mick Haley and Strength and Conditioning Coach Brent Metz. FIGHT ON, Women of Troy Volleyball Champions!

After the Women of Troy Volleyball celebration, Trojan Candy had one more event to attend. I drove to the USC Pep Rally at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. Dr. Art Bartner hosted a reception above the plaza in the Caruso Suite.

The Spirit of Troy played in the plaza below.
Barbara and Dave Meyers and Richard Flores
In the suite, Trojan Candy took a picture of three friends and loyal band supporters Barbara Meyers, Dave Meyers and Richard Flores.
Roberta and Art Perez with Art Bartner
My last picture of the day was of Dr. Art Bartner and two new friends, Roberta and Art Perez.

Dr. Bartner had told the audience earlier that USC would beat the Bruins.

With that, I say, "Good Night and Beat the Bruins!"