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Sunday, September 24, 2023---USC Women of Troy Volleyball vs Oregon State

The Galen Center was loud and energetic when my husband Jim and I hustled to our seats.

We went there for the women's volleyball match with Oregon State.
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We were a little later than I had hoped, but I was still able to record the Star Spangled Banner.
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Now, it was time to meet our team.
After a sideout, Senior Lindsey Miller served first for USC.
There was a quick team huddle after earning a point.
A team huddle was held during a timeout.
Back to the action, Sophomore Libero Gala Trubint was ready to serve.
Senior Skylar Fields waited to serve.
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In this video, our Women of Troy beat the Oregon State Beavers 25-11.
There was a team huddle during a timeout of Set 2.
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Several of our sideline players “danced” to the D.J.’s music as they waited for a decision on a challenged play.
Play resumed and our team was ready to receive the serve.
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At the next break, the Spirit of Troy and the USC Song Girls entertained everyone.
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In the second set, our Women of Troy came back from being down 6 to 10 to winning 25 to 19. Here is the winning point.
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Highlights of Set 2 were shown on the big screen.
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Our Spirit Leaders danced on the sideline.
In the third set, our team was ready to receive the serve.
Our graduate student Ellie Snook was ready to serve.
Freshman London Wijay served next.
Notice the difference in the size of our two sweepers!
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Our three Song Girls performed again.
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Trojan Candy started this video in the third set when we were ahead 20 to 18 over Oregon State. Our Women of Troy won the third set 25 to 16 to sweep Oregon State. Watch for the celebration!

Shortly after the celebration with the Spirit of Troy, Song Girls and Yell Leaders, the entire team walked out to the Hall of Fame for today's Autograph Session. Naturally, Trojan Candy walked out to take my own pictures.

There was already a long line of fans to get an autographed poster when Trojan Candy got out to the lobby.

Come meet the 2023 Women of Troy Volleyball Team:

Freshman London Wijay
Graduate student Ellie Snook
Sophomore Ellie Geoghegan
Isabel Fowlkes
Redshirt Freshman Madison Pietsch
Graduate student Emily Fitzer
Sophomore Dani Thomas-Nathan
Sophomore Gala Trubint
Freshman Allie Hazelwood
Sophomore Megan Verbiest
Redshirt Sophomore Tyrah Ariail
#91 Junior Mia Tuaniga
Junior Katelyn Smith
Senior Lindsey Miller
Sophomore Rylie McGinest
#1 Sophomore Adonia Faumuina
#7 Freshman Leah Ford
Senior Kalyah Williams
Sophomore Skylar Fields

Next are some Friends Poses.

Evan Wang and Megan Verbiest
Evan Wang, Lindsey Miller, and Katelyn Smith
Gala Trubint and Dani Thomas-Nathan
Skylar Fields and Kalyah Williams

Tim Seno sent me the following two pictures taken by his friend Evan Wang.

Megan Verbiest and Tim Seno
Megan Verbiest and Tim Seno
Tim Seno and Lindsey Miller
Tim Seno and Lindsey Miller

What an exciting day for Women of Troy Volleyball!

Saturday, September 9, 2023---USC vs Stanford Football Game

Yesterday evening, Trojan Candy arrived barely in time for the Heritage Hall Football Rally before the Stanford football game, because the rally actually started 15 minutes early.

I spotted the honored USC football player. Here is #2 Brenden Rice as he spoke to the crowd.
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When the Spirit of Troy started playing “Conquest,” Brenden climbed the ladder and held up the sword!

Now, about the football game on Saturday....

My entire USC vs Stanford Football Game blog will be comprised of Coliseum Big Screen Videos. ENJOY!

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Before the game started, DJ Mal-Ski spoke with USC Men’s Basketball Alumnus Jordan McLaughlin (5/26/2015).
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The next video featured USC Football Alumnus Amon-Ra St. Brown (12/12/2018). He led the team out of the tunnel.
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USC won the toss and decided to receive the ball. Trojan Candy always records our first drive, because there is a good chance that we will score. I took these two videos of our first drive. We did score!
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The El Segundo Little League World Series Champions were introduced next. The Coliseum erupted with applause! Congratulations, El Segundo!
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Our three time in a row NCAA Champion Women of Troy Beach Volleyball Team was honored.
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Here is a spoof of some of our football players.
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The big screen congratulated our Caleb Williams next.
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Now it was halftime and our team was winning 49-3. The Spirit of Troy took the field and played with a drone show beyond the peristyle.
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During halftime, a comparison of the two quarterbacks was shown.

In the second half, Miller Moss came in as the quarterback and would play the rest of the game. Every one of our players would play in the game.

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Then, our Three Time Champion Beach Volleyball Team was honored again.
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Miller Moss scored our last touchdown of the day in the fourth quarter.

The final score of the game was USC 56 – Stanford 10!

What a FANtasic game!