After two weekends on the road, USC women's volleyball returned home to the Galen Center for matches against Arizona State and Arizona.
The weekend started off with a 3-1 win against Arizona State on Friday, where the Trojans only lost the second set to the Sun Devils. Khalia Lanier led the team with 20 kills and 13 digs for the game.
On Sunday, the Trojans were back on the court against Arizona. USC took the first set, but dropped the next two. The Trojans regained their momentum to win the fourth and fifth sets and the match 3-2.
Khalia Lanier led the team offensively with 16 kills. Victoria Garrick led the defensive effort with 15 digs.
"It felt like the got the win but lost the match because they didn't play at the level the expected themselves to play at," head coach Mick Haley said after the Arizona match. "At this point in the season, you have to understand that you have to fight for everything. It never goes in the score book as a W-U: a win ugly."
While Haley wasn't thrilled with his team's performance in their win over Arizona, he said he's optimistic going into their next game against Utah this Thursday at the Galen Center.
The Trojans have improved to 10-4 in conference play and 18-7 overall.