2019 Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship

Event: April 25-27 | Los Angeles, CA

USC Reclaims Pac-12 Beach Volleyball title

John McGillen/Pac-12 Conference

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LOS ANGELES - The USC Trojans upset top-seeded and top-ranked UCLA for the second time in two days, winning the championship dual, 3-2, on Saturday to reclaim the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship title at Norman Merle Stadium on its own campus. It marks the third time in the four-year history of the championship the Trojans have claimed the crown.

The second-ranked team in the country, the Trojans went 4-0 over the three days of the championship to claim the league trophy. USC also won the Pac-12 title in 2016 and 2017, winning on its home court in the first year of the event. It was the third-straight year USC and UCLA met in the championship dual for the crown. Six of the last seven meetings between the teams in the Pac-12 Championship, 3-2, with the Trojans taking a 4-3 lead in the championship series.

 

UCLA took a 2-0 lead after claiming points at the No. 4 and No. 5 courts. The Bruins’ No. 4 pair of Lea Monkhouse and Savvy Simo battled to the wire in both sets against USC’s Joy Dennis and Maja Kaiser, 23-21, 26-24. The Trojans responded with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 to even the dual score as the No. 2 pairs of Lily Justine and Sarah Sponcil of UCLA and Terese Cannon and Sammy Slater of USC were headed into the third set tied at 1-1. UCLA went up 10-7 in that final frame, but USC responded with an 8-2 run to win the set, match, dual and title, 15-12.

The day opened with the Bruins taking a decisive 3-0 decision over California in the contender’s bracket final to get into the championship final. With the matches being played to decision all week, Carey/Sparks at No. 4 and Monkhouse/Simo at No. 5 gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead. UCLA’s top pair of Megan and Nicole McNamara closed out with a commanding 21-9, 21-13 win to post the team’s third point and win.

At the conclusion of the championship, six pairs were named to the Pac-12 Championship All-Tournament team: Grace Campbell/Iya Lindahl, CAL; Samantha Plaster/Kate Baldwin, ASU; Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks, UCLA; Sarah Sponcil/Lily Justine, UCLA; Tina Graudina/Abril Bustamante, USC; Sammy Slater/Terese Cannon, USC.

Pac-12 teams wait for the NCAA selections which will be announced tomorrow, Sunday, April 28 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. PT on ncaa.com. The 2019 NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship will be held at Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 3-5.

The Pac-12 Championship bracket, scores and recaps can be found at http://pac-12.com/beach-volleyball/championship. Also follow on the Conference’s official Twitter account @pac12 and Pac-12 Networks’ account @pac12network, and on Facebook and Instagram (Pac-12 Conference) to get all the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball news.

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY (HOST)
2019 USC Los Angeles (USC)
2018 UCLA Stanford, Calif. (STAN)
2017 USC Tucson, Ariz. (ARIZ)
2016 USC Los Angeles (USC)

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

SATURDAY’S RESULTS • DAY 3
MATCH 15: #1 UCLA def. #3 CALIFORNIA, 3-0
1. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) def. Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Schafer (CAL), 21-9, 21-13
2. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) vs. Maddie Micheletti/Jordan Polo (CAL), 21-17, 20-12, suspended
3. Zana Muno/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) vs. Grace Campbell/Iya Lindahl (CAL), 21-17, 13-11, suspended
4. Lea Monkhouse/Savvy Simo (UCLA) def. Alexia Inman/Mia Merino (CAL), 21-14, 23-21
5. Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks (UCLA) def. Madison Dueck/Abby Waldburger (CAL), 21-14, 21-15
Order of finish: 5, 4, 1*

MATCH 16: #2 USC def. #1 UCLA, 3-2
CHAMPIONSHIP DUAL

1. Abril Bustamante/Tina Graudina (USC) def. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA), 21-18, 21-17
2. Terese Cannon/Sammy Slater (USC) def. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA), 18-21, 21-16, 15-12
3. Haley Hallgren/Alexandra Poletto (USC) def. Zana Muno/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA), 21-16, 21-18
4. Lea Monkhouse/Savvy Simo (UCLA) def. Joy Dennis/Maja Kaiser (USC) 23-21, 26-24
5. Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks (UCLA) def. Cammie Dorn/Mollie Ebertin (USC) 21-15, 21-18
Order of finish: 5, 4, 3, 1, 2*

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*

MATCH 7: #5 STANFORD def. #9 OREGON, 3-0
1. Tori Ashkinos/Charlie Ekstrom (STAN) Brooke Nuneviller/Lindsey Vander Weide (ORE), 21-15 14-20, suspended
2. Morgan Hentz/Sunny Villapando (STAN) August Raskie/Maddy Silberger-Franek (ORE), 21-16 21-12
3. Blake Sharp/Amelia Smith (STAN) Emily Mattoon/Lauren Page (ORE), 14-21 21-11 0-1, suspended
4. Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN) Josie Cole/Ally Haden (ORE), 24-22 21-18
5. Kat Anderson/Chelsea Mohl (STAN) Elise Ferreira/Carly Wallace (ORE), 21-10 21-17
Order of finish: 5, 4, 2*

 

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