UCLA duo claims first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor

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Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week: Lily Justine & Sarah Sponcil, UCLA
• The duo of junior Lily Justine (Chico, Calif./physiological science) and senior Sarah Sponcil (Phoenix, Ariz./sociology) helped defending NCAA and Pac-12 Champion UCLA equal its best start to a season in program history (2015) at 5-0 with four sweeps and four wins over ranked teams in the opening weekend of beach volleyball competition.
• 5-0 wins came against No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 5 Hawai'i, No. 11 Stanford and Saint Mary's, then closing out the weekend with a 4-1 win over fourth-ranked Pepperdine.
• The pair went 3-0 in three-set matches, keeping UCLA perfect at 9-0 on the year in three-set matches across all five courts. It also claimed a pair of straight-set victories.
• It is the second-career pair of the week honor for the duo that secured the clinching point (3-1) to win the NCAA Championship over Florida State last season. It is the ninth all-time weekly nod for the Bruins.

ALSO NOMINATED: Katie Cross & Ellyson Lundberg, ARIZONA STATE; Mima Mirkovic & Jordan Polo, CALIFORNIA; Courtney Bowen & Tori Ashkinos, STANFORD.


 Week of Pair
Feb. 26 Lily Justine & Sarah Sponcil, UCLA
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