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A winning weekend: Trojans claim conference titles in 4 sports

USC won conference championships in women’s beach volleyball and men’s tennis on Saturday, and women’s lacrosse and water polo on Sunday.

Women’s beach volleyball: Pac-12 2019 champions

It was a good weekend to be a Trojan, as USC athletes added conference championships in multiple sports.

Women’s beach volleyball

The second-seeded USC beach volleyball team (28-4) put a 3-2 win over top-seeded UCLA (31-3) into the books Saturday at Merle Norman Stadium on the USC University Park Campus to cement the program’s third Pac-12 championship. The Women of Troy also won league titles in 2016 and 2017 and ran their winning streak to 12 straight duals with their third straight victory over the Bruins.

Men’s tennis

Men’s tennis: Pac-12 2019 champions

The men’s tennis team claimed the Pac-12 championship on Saturday. (Photo/Courtesy of USC Athletics)

Meanwhile, in Ojai, the No. 8 USC men’s tennis team cleaned up a 4-0 sweep of No. 33 California to claim the Trojans’ fourth Pac-12 tournament title. While three three-setters raged in singles play, USC saw freshman Jake Sands coolly claim a straight-set clincher to follow wins from Daniel Cukierman and Laurens Verboven. The championship win improves USC to 20-7 overall — the Trojans’ third consecutive 20-win season — and secures an automatic berth into what will be USC’s 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

Women’s lacrosse

On Sunday, the top-seeded USC lacrosse team (16-3) completed a 12-3 win over second-seeded Colorado (10-7) to claim the 2019 Pac-12 tournament championship. The program’s first Pac-12 title (third league tourney championship all-time) grants the Women of Troy an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

Women’s water polo

Later on Sunday, the No. 2 USC women’s water polo team shrugged off a two-goal deficit in the fourth period and forced overtime, where the Trojans would eventually net the golden goal to beat Stanford and win the MPSF Tournament championship. It was USC’s second straight conference crown won in OT over Stanford.

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