The Trojans scored five goals in the opening quarter, and the Bruins were never able to recover from the deficit despite a strong second half.
“The game got away there in the first half, but in the second half we locked it in and we played a great second half,” said coach Adam Wright.
Micah Ma’a sprinted past the antenna to the other side of the court to chase down a ball shanked by senior opposite Christian Hessenauer and fell just short, giving USC the point it needed to win the match.
The Bruins headed into Wednesday’s match after a 12-day break from competition – their longest amount of time without a game this season.
“It was a long two weeks off after we’d played two or three games a week, so it was just kind of odd to come back,” said junior setter Micah Ma’a.
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