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2019 Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship

Event: April 25-27 | Los Angeles, CA

Top-three seeds at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship advance

Apr 26, 2019
John McGillen/Pac-12 Conference

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LOS ANGELES - After seven duals on day two and 14 altogether, the top-three seeds remain at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship held at Norman Merle Stadium on the campus of USC. Second-seeded and second-ranked USC secured a spot in tomorrow’s championship final for the fourth year in a row, while top-ranked and top-seeded UCLA and 10th-ranked and third-seeded CALIFORNIA will play for a spot in the championship.

The final day of the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship airs live across Pac-12 Networks and on the Pac-12 Now app with the contender’s final scheduled for 11 a.m. PT. The championship tilt follows at approximately 1:30 p.m PT. It is the fourth year of the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship. The Trojans, who are hosting the event for the second time, won the championship the first two years in 2016 and 2017, with the Bruins claiming their first-ever crown last year.

UCLA and USC both opened their days with 3-0 wins, the Trojans handing the Sun Devils their first loss of the tournament and the defending champion Bruins giving fourth-seeded ARIZONA its first setback this week to set up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 match in the afternoon. The dual came down to the third set in the No. 1’s matchup between UCLA’s Megan and Nicole McNamara and USC’s Abril Bustamante and Tina Graudina. With the team score tied at 2-2, and the court one match tied at 1-1, Bustamante and Graudina were able to jump ahead for a 15-10 third-set win to give USC a guaranteed spot in the championship final on Saturday. It was the sixth meeting between the teams. In the four years of the championship, the Bruins and Trojans have been either the No. 1 or No. 2 seeds with five of the six meetings resulting in 3-2 decisions.

The Bears closed out today’s action avenging yesterday’s opening-round loss to sixth-seeded ARIZONA STATE in final dual of the day, 3-1. The Golden Bears were on the losing end of a hard-fought 3-2 decision on Thursday afternoon where a three-point, third-set decision gave ASU its first-ever win in the winner’s bracket. In the seventh and final dual of today (and 14th of the championship), Cierra Flood and Ellyson Lundberg held off Cal’s Madison Dueck and Abby Waldburger, 21-18 and 21-12, to give ASU a 1-0 lead. The Sun Devils threatened to take a 2-0 lead after Kate Baldwin and Samantha Plaster fought back to even the match. But Alexia Inman and Mia Merino won the third set, 15-8, to even the score at 1-1. Cal then posted dominating wins at No. 2 and No. 3 courts to win the dual and advance to tomorrow.

ASU closed out the championship with its best-ever showing in the event, posting a pair of wins, in addition to advancing in the winner’s bracket for the first time in the four-year history of the event. After upsetting Cal yesterday and dropping its matchup with the Trojans this morning, Arizona State upset fifth-seeded STANFORD, 3-1, to get to the evening’s dual against Cal.

To follow the action at the championship, visit http://pac-12.com/beach-volleyball/championship for up-to-date brackets and scores. Also follow on the Conference’s official Twitter account @pac12 and on Facebook and Instagram (Pac-12 Conference).

2019 PAC-12 BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Merle Norman Stadium, Los Angeles, California (USC)
* all Duals played to decision.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS • DAY 2
MATCH 8: #3 CALIFORNIA def. #7 WASHINGTON, 3-1
1. Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Schafer (CAL) def. Kristen Gengenbacher/Destiny Julye (WASH), 21-7, 21-18
2. Maddie Micheletti/Jordan Polo (CAL) vs. Kara Bajema/Shayne McPherson (WASH), 20-22, 20-18, suspended
3. Grace Campbell/Iya Lindahl (CAL) def. Cat McCoy/Avie Niece (WASH), 21-14, 21-7
4. Alexia Inman/Mia Merino (CAL) def. Emma Calle/Samantha Drechsel (WASH), 21-17, 21-16
5. Chloe Newton/Callie Weber (WASH) def. Madison Dueck/Abby Waldburger (CAL), 21-18, 11-21, 15-12
Order of finish: 4, 5, 3, 1*

MATCH 9: #2 USC def. #6 ARIZONA STATE, 3-0
1. Abril Bustamante/Tina Graudina (USC) def.Oluoma Okaro/Ashley Wenz (ASU), 21-17, 21-12
2. Terese Cannon/Sammy Slater (USC) vs. Katelyn Carballo/Katie Cross (ASU), 21-13, 18-17, suspended
3. Haley Hallgren/Alexandra Poletto (USC) vs. Emily Anderson/Lauren Weintraub (ASU), 21-17, 14-7, suspended
4. Joy Dennis/Maja Kaiser (USC) def. Kate Baldwin/Samantha Plaster (ASU), 21-17, 21-17
5. Cammie Dorn/Mollie Ebertin (USC) def. Cierra Flood/Ellyson Lundberg (ASU), 22-20, 21-17
Order of finish: 4, 5, 1*

MATCH 10: #1 UCLA def. #4 ARIZONA, 3-0
1. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) def. Olivia Hallaran/Mia Mason (ARIZ) 21-13, 21-14
2. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) vs. Jonny Baham/Brooke Burling (ARIZ) 21-12, 16-17, suspended
3. Zana Muno/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) vs. Natalie Anselmo/Madison Rigdon (ARIZ) 21-18, 18-12, suspended
4. Lea Monkhouse/Savvy Simo (UCLA) def. Sarah Blacker/Jasmine Safar (ARIZ) 21-19, 21-11
5. Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks (UCLA) def. Ainise Havili/Dana Parker (ARIZ) 28-26, 21-18
Order of finish: 4, 5, 1*

MATCH 11: #6 ARIZONA STATE def. #5 STANFORD, 3-1
1. Oluoma Okaro/Ashley Wenz (ASU) def. Tori Ashkinos/Charlie Ekstrom (STAN), 21-14, 21-17
2. Morgan Hentz/Sunny Villapando (STAN) def. Katelyn Carballo/Katie Cross (ASU), 21-16, 21-17
3. Blake Sharp/Amelia Smith (STAN) vs. Emily Anderson/Lauren Weintraub (ASU), 21-15, 20-18, suspended
4. Kate Baldwin/Samantha Plaster (ASU) def. Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN), 21-10, 21-12
5. Cierra Flood/Ellyson Lundberg (ASU) def. Kat Anderson/Chelsea Mohl (STAN) 17-21, 21-14, 15-13
Order of finish: 4, 5, 2, 1*

MATCH 12: #3 CALIFORNIA def. #4 ARIZONA, 3-1
1. Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Schafer (CAL) def. Olivia Hallaran/Mia Mason (ARIZ), 22-20, 21-15
2. Maddie Micheletti/Jordan Polo (CAL) def. Jonny Baham/Brooke Burling (ARIZ), 21-16, 21-18
3. Grace Campbell/Iya Lindahl (CAL) def. Natalie Anselmo/Madison Rigdon (ARIZ), 21-18, 18-21, 1-0, suspended
4. Alexia Inman/Mia Merino (CAL) def. Sarah Blacker/Jasmine Safar (ARIZ), 21-8, 21-18
5. Ainise Havili/Dana Parker (ARIZ) def. Madison Dueck/Abby Waldburger (CAL), 21-18, 21-14
Order of finish: 4, 5, 2, 1*

MATCH 13: #2 USC def. #1 UCLA, 3-2
1. Abril Bustamante/Tina Graudina (USC) def. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA), 21-13, 18-21, 15-10
2. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) def. Terese Cannon/Sammy Slater (USC), 21-19, 21-17
3. Haley Hallgren/Alexandra Poletto (USC) def. Zana Muno/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA), 21-18, 21-19
4. Joy Dennis/Maja Kaiser (USC) def. Lea Monkhouse/Savvy Simo (UCLA), 21-16, 21-15
5. Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks (UCLA) def. Cammie Dorn/Mollie Ebertin (USC), 21-15, 21-10
Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 3, 1*

MATCH 14: #3 CALIFORNIA def. #6 ARIZONA STATE, 3-1
1. Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Schafer (CAL) vs. Oluoma Okaro/Ashley Wenz (ASU), 16-21, 16-17, suspended
2. Maddie Micheletti/Jordan Polo (CAL) def. Katelyn Carballo/Katie Cross (ASU), 21-17, 21-13
3. Grace Campbell/Iya Lindahl (CAL) def. Emily Anderson/Lauren Weintraub (ASU), 21-11, 21-14
4. Alexia Inman/Mia Merino (CAL) def. Kate Baldwin/Samantha Plaster (ASU) 21-13, 17-21, 15-8
5. Cierra Flood/Ellyson Lundberg (ASU) def. Madison Dueck/Abby Waldburger (CAL), 21-18, 21-12
Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 3*

 

THURSDAY’S RESULTS • DAY 1
MATCH 1: #9 OREGON def. #8 UTAH, 3-1
1. Brooke Nuneviller/Lindsey Vander Weide (ORE) def. Dani Drews/Tawnee Luafalemana (UTAH), 21-17, 15-21, 15-10
2. Megan Yett/Kenzie Koerber (UTAH) def. Maddy Silberger-Franek (ORE), 21-13, 21-16
3. Lauren Sproule/Jessica Villela (UTAH) vs. Emily Mattoon/Lauren Page (ORE), 26-24, 14-21, suspended
4. Josie Cole/Ally Haden (ORE) def. Phoebe Grade/Olivia Teerlink (UTAH), 22-20, 21-10
5. Elise Ferreira/Carly Wallace (ORE) def. Keana Smalls/Kinga Windisch (UTAH), 19-21, 21-15, 15-12
Order of finish: 4, 5, 2, 1*

MATCH 2: #4 ARIZONA def. #5 STANFORD, 3-0
1. Olivia Hallaran/Mia Mason (ARIZ) vs. Tori Ashkinos/Charlie Ekstrom (STAN), 21-17, 18-21, 8-5, suspended
2. Jonny Baham/Brooke Burling (ARIZ) vs. Morgan Hentz/Sunny Villapando (STAN), 8-21, 21-15, 7-13, suspended
3. Natalie Anselmo/Madison Rigdon (ARIZ) def. Blake Sharp/Amelia Smith (STAN), 21-17, 16-21, 15-7
4. Sarah Blacker/Jasmine Safar (ARIZ) def. Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN), 21-14, 21-13
5. Ainise Havili/Dana Parker (ARIZ) def. Kat Anderson/Chelsea Mohl (STAN), 21-15, 18-21, 15-7
Order of finish: 4, 5, 3*

MATCH 3: #1 UCLA def. #9 Oregon, 3-0
1. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) Brooke Nuneviller/Lindsey Vander Weide (ORE), 21-13, 21-17
2. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) August Raskie/Maddy Silberger-Frankek (ORE), 21-13, 19-13, suspended
3. Zana Muno/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) Emily Mattoon/Lauren Page (ORE), 21-13, 23-22, suspended
4. Lea Monkhouse/Savvy Simo (UCLA) Josie Cole/Ally Haden (ORE), 21-13, 21-10
5. Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks (UCLA) Elise Ferreira/Carly Wallace (ORE), 21-12, 21-8
Order of finish: 5, 4, 1*

MATCH 4: #6 ARIZONA STATE def. #3 CALIFORNIA, 3-2
1. Oluoma Okaro/Ashley Wenz (ASU) def. Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Schafer (CAL), 21-19, 21-18
2. Katelyn Carballo/Katie Cross (ASU) def. Maddie Micheletti/Jordan Polo (CAL), 21-14, 17-21, 15-12
3. Grace Campbell/Iya Lindahl (CAL) def. Emily Anderson/Lauren Weintraub (ASU), 21-17, 21-13
4. Kate Baldwin/Samantha Plaster (ASU) def. Alexia Inman/Mia Merino (CAL), 21-14, 21-17
5. Madison Dueck/Abby Waldburger (CAL) def. Cierra Flood/Ellyson Lundberg (ASU), 21-16, 21-19
Order of finish: 4, 5, 3, 1, 2*

MATCH 5: #2 USC def. #7 WASHINGTON, 3-0
1. Abril Bustamante/Tina Graudina (USC) vs. Kristen Gengenbacher/Destiny Julye (WASH), 21-12, 21-12
2. Terese Cannon/Sammy Slater (USC) vs. Kara Bajema/Shayne McPherson (WASH), 21-15, 15-16, suspended
3. Haley Hallgren/Alexandra Poletto (USC) vs. Cat McCoy/Avie Niece (WASH), 21-19, 14-12, suspended
4. Joy Dennis/Maja Kaiser (USC) def. Emma Calle/Samantha Drechsel (WASH), 19-11, 21-11, 15-13
5. Cammie Dorn/Mollie Ebertin (USC) def. Chloe Newton/Callie Weber (WASH), 21-19, 21-18
Order of finish: 5, 4, 1*

MATCH 6: #7 WASHINGTON def. #8 UTAH, 3-2
1. Dani Drews/Tawnee Luafalemana (UTAH) def. Kristen Gengenbacher/Destiny Julye (WASH), 21-14, 21-13
2. Kara Bajema/Shayne McPherson (WASH) Kenzie Koerber/Megan Yett (UTAH), 21-17, 21-14
3. Cat McCoy/Avie Niece (WASH) def. Lauren Sproule/Jessica Villela (UTAH), 21-18, 18-21, 16-14
4. Emma Calle/Samantha Drechsel (WASH) def. Phoebe Grace/Olivia Teerlink (UTAH), 21-7, 21-13
5. Keana Smalls/Kinga Windisch (UTAH) def. Chloe Newton/Callie Weber (WASH), 18-21, 21-18, 15-13
Order of finish: 4, 5, 2, 1, 3*