Women’s Soccer | November 01, 2023
THIS WEEK – The No. 22 USC women’s soccer team travels across town for a matchup at No. 2 UCLA on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm.
HOW TO FOLLOW – Friday’s contest with UCLA will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Los Angeles. Links for the broadcasts and live stats can be found on the women’s soccer schedule page at USCTrojans.com. In-game updates will also be available on Twitter by following @USC_Wsoccer.
SOCIAL MEDIA – Keep up with everything USC women’s soccer this year by following the Trojans on all of their social media platforms. You can follow @USCWsoccer on Instagram and @USC_Wsoccer on Twitter, and like USC Women’s Soccer on Facebook.
SERIES VS. UCLA – USC owns a 5-16-2 all-time record against UCLA. The Trojans won the previous meeting 2-0 on Nov. 4, 2022 at McAlister Field. The victory was USC’s first in the series since 2015, denying UCLA the 2022 Pac-12 title. It was also the Trojans’ first victory over a No. 1-ranked team since 2019. The Bruins won the prior matchup in Westwood, 3-1 in a de-facto Pac-12 title match on Nov. 5, 2021. The sides have played to a dead even 1-1-2 mark — with each side scoring 7 goals — over the last four meetings in the rivalry series.
FINAL HOMESTAND – The Trojans opened their final homestand of the season with a 0-0 draw with No. 4 Stanford last Thursday. It was the first time Stanford had been shutout all season, and the result extended USC’s unbeaten streak against the Cardinal to four. On Sunday, the Trojans snapped their four-match winless streak with a 2-0 win over Cal. Maribel Flores got the first goal in the 14th minute, and Izzy Kimberly headed home the second in the 52nd off a cross from Zoe Burns.
PLAYER QUICK HITS:
– Junior Kayla Colbert has scored a team-leading 6 goals in 2023, good for 10th in the Pac-12. Her 18 points are the most of any Trojan and 6th-most in the Pac-12.
– Freshman Maribel Flores has made 11 starts for the Trojans this season, scoring a team-leading 6 goals to lead all Pac-12 freshman. Her 16 points are good for 2nd on the team.
– Junior Helena Sampaio has scored a career-high 5 goals this season, tied for 2nd-most on the team. Her 13 points are 3rd-most by a Trojan in 2023, one of only four USC players in double digits.
– Grad transfer Kayla Duran, senior Zoe Burns and juniors