LOS ANGELES -- Washington earned a trip to the national semifinals by defeating Pac-12 rival Southern California at the Galen Center. After USC took the first two sets, Washington rebounded to take the second twoto force a decisive fifth set.
Set scores were 26-28, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 17-15.
Washington's Krista Vansant picked up momentum throughout the match, leading all players with 38 kills. She also led the Huskies, hitting.346, earning 30 kills, and garnering 30 digs.
Ebony Nwanebu of Southern California balanced Vansant on the other side of the net, hitting .566 with 30 kills. Natalie Hagglund led the Huskies with 30 digs.
USC was unable to exact revenge after the Huskies handed USC its only home loss of the regular season on Oct. 27.
Washington advances to face Penn State on Thursday.