USC Women’s Soccer opens spring exhibition schedule this weekend

Women’s football | March 03, 2022

LOS ANGELES- USC women’s soccer team to get first look at action under head coach Jane Alukonis when it opens its spring exhibition schedule this weekend at CSU Bakersfield.

The Trojans will play four collegiate shows this spring, with USC also traveling to UC Irvine (April 3), Cal State LA (April 9) and UCLA (April 10). See the full program below.

Alukonis became the fifth head coach in USC women’s soccer history when she was hired on Jan. 20 of this year. She replaced Keidane McAlpine, who left to take over as chief at Georgia. Alukonis was joined on staff by USC football legend Amy Rodriguezwho was hired as an assistant coach after a long professional career in the NWSL and with the USWNT.

Trojans return most of a roster of veterans from last season, including USC’s all-time leading scorer and two-time reigning Pac-12 Forward of the Year Penelope Hockingand Pac-12 Midfielder Defender of the Year Bethune Cross. Bethune was also a first-team All-American in 2021. The Trojans made their eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance last fall, falling in the second round to Penn State.

Spring 2022 Schedule

Sunday, March 6 (12 p.m.) at CSU Bakersfield
Sunday, April 3 (11 a.m.) at UC Irvine
Saturday, April 9 (12 p.m.) at Cal State LA
Sunday, April 10 (7 p.m.) at UCLA

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