The Women of Troy ended the regular season with a trip to the Midwest to play fifth-ranked Northwestern. .
Junior setter and co-captain Micah Christenson made the All-American first team.
Third-ranked USC will face off against No. 6 Arizona State in today’s quarterfinals.
The Women of Troy faced the USA Junior National Team in an exhibition at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center.
USC finishes the 2014 season with a 16-11 record, including a 14-10 mark in MPSF play.
No. 3 USC defeated the No. 2 Bruins for the UCI Invitational championship earlier this year.
USC took Pepperdine to five sets, but couldn’t overcome the Waves’ 16.5 team blocks.
The Women of Troy rebounded from a loss to Massachusetts with a 13-9 win over the Aztecs.
Another championship would break the all-time collegiate record for consecutive titles.
No. 2 USC finishes its regular season on Thursday at No. 3 UCLA in the rubber match of the season series between the two rivals.