LOS ANGELES—No. 22 USC women’s volleyball team claimed the 2015 Women of Troy Baden Invitational title on Saturday, August 29, at Galen Center after a 3-0 sweep (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) of No. 11 BYU (2-1).

The win was the third for the Trojans in just two days and the second over a higher ranked team already this season. USC beat No. 7 North Carolina in their first game of the season in four sets (25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 25-11) and swept Chicago State in three straight sets (25-17, 25-15, 25-19).

Senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after her second double-double of the season, the 43rd of her career. She finished the game with 25 kills, 11 digs, three blocks, and a service ace while hitting .400.

Bricio was joined by senior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms and sophomore opposite hitter Brittany Abercrombie on the all-tournament team. Ogoms led the Trojans with seven blocks, two kills and four digs.

Freshman setter Baylee Johnson had 22 assists and nine digs, while junior setter Alice Pizzasegola had 14 assists, two aces and three digs. Junior libero Taylor Whittingham led the team with 22 digs and freshman defender Victoria Garrick finished with 11 digs of her own and two aces.

A pair of USC blocks helped the Trojans go up 4-2 early in the first set, but the Cougars quickly followed with several blocks of their own and took control of the first set with a seven point lead at 15-8. A 12-5 Trojan run tied the score at 20-all and a block by Ogoms gave USC the win, 25-23.

USC ran away early in the second set with a 12-8 lead, but BYU clawed their way back into the game and eventually took the lead, 19-18. USC responded and went on to win 25-22 after a kill by Bricio.

The third set was tied at 22 apiece, but the Trojans quickly put up the remaining three points to take the set and match 25-22.

BYU finished the tournament with a 2-1 mark for second place. No. 7 North Carolina was 1-2 in third place and Chicago State was 0-3 for fourth place.