2018 Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship

April 26-28 | Stanford, CA | Free Entry

Top seeds hold on first day of Pac-12 beach volleyball championship

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STANFORD, Calif. - The top four seeds of the third-annual Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship advanced on the first day of the event held at Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium in Stanford, Calif., including top-ranked and top-seeded UCLA, which swept its opponent, 5-0, to move on to the second day.

All six duals of the day held according to seeds, UCLA winning all five matches versus eighth-seeded Utah. Second-seeded USC cruised to a 4-1 win over seventh-seeded ARIZONA STATE. Third-seeded CALIFORNIA’s No. 1 pair Mima Mirkovic and Jessica Gaffney defeated sixth-seeded WASHINGTON’s top pair of Jordan Anderson and Kimmy Gardiner, 24-22, 23-21, to give the Golden Bears the deciding point and eventual 4-1 victory.

Kate Formico and Catherine Raquel claimed the third set, 15-7, at the No. 3 spot to give host and fourth-seeded Stanford the 4-1 win over fifth-seeded ARIZONA. Before being knocked down to the contender’s bracket by the Bruins, the Utes opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over ninth-seeded OREGON. The pair of Adora Anae and Dani Barton came back from being down a set to win the final two to give Utah the clinching point and the dual win, 4-1.

ASU closed out the day by staving off elimination in decisive fashion, defeating the Ducks, 5-0, in the first knockout dual of the championship.

The action continues on Friday with the Wildcats and Utes battling in the second elimination dual of the championship and first of the day at 8 a.m. PT, followed by the Huskies and Sun Devils at 9:45 a.m. PT. In the quarterfinal of the winners bracket, USC faces Cal at 11:30 a.m. PT, followed by the Bruins and Stanford at 1:15 p.m. PT. The day closes out with two more elimination duals at 3 p.m. PT and 4:45 p.m. PT. The championship concludes on Saturday with matches beginning at 9 a.m. PT and the title match is slated for 3 p.m. PT.

The Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship will be televised on Pac-12 Network and/or Pac-12 Network Bay Area through Saturday’s championship matchup. Every dual can also be seen on the Pac-12 Now app. For updated scores and bracket throughout the championship, visit http://pac-12.com/beach-volleyball/championship.

2018 PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium, Stanford, California
Thursday’s Results

MATCH 1: #8 UTAH def. #9 OREGON, 4-1
1. Adora Anae/Dani Barton (UTAH) def. Lindsey Vander Weide/August Raskie (ORE), 19-21, 21-12, 15-3
2. Bailey Choy/Tawnee Luafalemana (UTAH) def. Taylor Agost/Josie Cole (ORE), 21-15, 21-8
3. Melissa Powell/Kenzie Koerber (UTAH) def. Lauren Page/Willow Johnson (ORE), 21-15, 23-21
4. Berkeley Oblad/Laura Gauta (UTAH) def. Maggie Scott/Ronika Stone (ORE), 18-21, 21-11, 18-16
5. Kya Hanawahine/Marine Hall-Poirer (ORE) def. Brianna Doehrmann/Lauren Sproule (UTAH), 21-14, 15-21, 15-10
Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 1*, 3

MATCH 2: #2 USC def. #7 ARIZONA STATE, 4-1
1. Tina Graudina/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Kwyn Johnson/Mia Rivera (ASU), 21-15, 21-13
2. Terese Cannon/Sammy Slater (USC) def. Frances Giedraitis/Natalie Braun (ASU), 21-12, 21-7
3. Ellyson Lundberg/Katelyn Carballo (ASU) def. Joy Dennis/Cammie Dorn (USC), 21-16, 21-19
4. Jenna Belton/Maja Kaiser (USC) def. Katie Cross/Cierra Flood (ASU), 21-18, 21-11
5. Alexandra Poletto/Haley Hallgren (USC) def. Samantha Plaster/Kate Baldwin (ASU), 21-16, 21-16
Order of finish: 4, 5, 2*, 1, 3

MATCH 3: #3 CALIFORNIA def. #6 WASHINGTON, 4-1
1. Mima Mirkovic/Jessica Gaffney (CAL) def. Jordan Anderson/Kimmy Gardiner (WASH), 24-22, 23-21
2. Iya Lindahl/Alexia Inman (CAL) def. Courtney Schwan/Destiny Julye (WASH), 12-21, 21-16, 15-10
3. Bryce Bark/Madison Dueck (CAL) def. Carly Dehoog/Shayne McPherson (WASH), 21-18, 21-18
4. Anna Crabtree/Kara Bajema (WASH) def. Mia Merino/Caroline Schafer (CAL), 21-10, 21-13
5. Maddie Micheletti/Grace Campbell (CAL) def. Natalie Robinson/Sam Drechsel (WASH), 21-13, 21-7
Order of finish: 5, 4, 3, 1*, 2

MATCH 4: #4 STANFORD def. #5 ARIZONA, 4-1
1. Courtney Brown/Sunny Villapando (STAN) def. Natalie Anselmo/Olivia Macdonald (ARIZ), 18-21, 21-13, 15-11
2. Morgan Hentz/Amelia Smith (STAN) def. Kacey Nady/Olivia Hallaran (ARIZ), 21-18, 21-19
3. Kate Formico/Catherine Raquel (STAN) def. Hailey Devlin/Stephany Purdue (ARIZ), 21-18, 16-21, 15-7
4. Caitlin Keefe/Payton Chang (STAN) def. Brooke Burling/Jonny Baham (ARIZ), 22-20, 21-16
5. Caroline Cordes/Makenna Martin (ARIZ) def. Shannon Anderson/Blake Sharp (STAN), 21-15, 21-17
Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 3*, 1

MATCH 5: #1 UCLA def. #8 UTAH, 5-0
1. Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara (UCLA) def. Adora Anae/Dani Burton (UTAH), 21-12, 21-13
2. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) def. Bailey Choy/Tawnee Luafalemana (UTAH), 21-11, 21-7
3. Savvy Simo/Madi Yeomans (UCLA) vs. Melissa Powell/Kenzie Koerber (UTAH), 21-14, 24-22
4. Elise Zappia/Mac May (UCLA) def. Berkeley Oblad/Lauga Gauta (UTAH), 21-13, 21-15
5. Izzy Carey/Megan Muret (UCLA) def. Brianna Doehrmann/Lauren Sproule (UTAH), 21-15, 21-12
Order of finish: 4, 5, 1*, 2, 3

MATCH 6: #7 ARIZONA STATE def. #9 OREGON, 5-0
1. Kwyn Johnson/Mia Rivera (ASU) def. Lindsey Vander Weide/August Raskie (ORE), 21-13, 21-13
2. Frances Giedraitis/Natalie Braun (ASU) def. Taylor Agost/Josie Cole (ORE), 21-14, 21-13
3. Ellyson Lundberg/Katelyn Carballo (ASU) def. Lauren Page/Willow Johnson (ORE), 21-16, 21-7
4. Katie Cross/Cierra Flood (ASU) def. Maggie Scott/Ronika Stone (ORE), 21-13, 21-17
5. Samantha Plaster/Kate Baldwin (ASU) def. Kya Hanawahine/Marine Hall-Poirer (ORE), 21-16, 21-10
Order of finish: 4, 5, 3*, 1, 2

 

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