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No. 3 USC Beach Volleyball Hangs 5-0 Sweep on Huskies

Mar 27, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – The No. 3-ranked USC beach volleyball team (15-1) walloped Washington (4-8) for a 5-0 sweep without dropping a set to conclude the Trojans' three matches at the Pac-12 South Invitational on Bear Down Beach, Sunday, March 27.
 
The Trojans' 14-dual winning streak now stands alone as the program's fourth-longest winning streak as the Women of Troy improve to 28-1 all-time in the state of Arizona (14-1 in Tucson) and to 7-0 all-time against the Huskies.
 
USC scored the first point of the dual with a win from the No. 5 position where Audrey Nourse and Nicole Nourse collected their 45th win as a pair, 21-12, 21-7, over Olivia Mikkelsen and Ashley Shook to improve to 9-1 on the season.
 
At court two, Delaynie Maple and Julia Scoles racked up their 16th straight win to remain undefeated (16-0) by beating Scarlett Dahl and Kyra Petersen, 21-12, 21-11. The USC duo's streak is one win away from matching the sixth-longest streak held by four different Trojan pairs. Maple-Scoles' win also gives the tandem their 43rd consecutive set victory. 
 
Hailey Harward and Megan Kraft locked up the clinching point from the top court with their 21-14, 21-14 win over Chloe Loreen and Natalie Robinson. Harward-Kraft moves to 8-1 all-time (3-0 this season).
 
The fourth point came from the No. 3 position when Caroline Schafer and Sammy Slater delivered a 21-9, 21-17 decision over Maeve Griffin and Audra Wilmes. Slater improves to 101-28 in her career and is now 12-0 this season.
 
Mollie Ebertin and Sunny Villapando put the final point on the board for the sweep with a 21-15, 21-13 win over Emma Calle and Hannah Yerex at court four. Ebertin-Villapando won its ninth straight match and improves to 11-1 on the season.
 
USC finishes the Pac-12 South Invitational with a 3-0 mark and now sets its sights on the UCLA Invitational set for next weekend (April 2-3) at the Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The Trojans will take on LSU and Hawai'i in duals on Saturday and then meet TCU and Florida International on Sunday.
 
For more information on the USC beach volleyball team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com/beach. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCBeach.
 
No. 3 USC def. Washington, 5-0
Pac-12 South Invitational
Bear Down Beach · Tucson, Ariz.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
RECORDS: USC (15-1), Washington (4-8)
1. Hailey HARWARD/Megan KRAFT (USC) def. Chloe LOREEN/Natalie ROBINSON (WASH); 21-14, 21-14
2. Delaynie MAPLE/Julia SCOLES (USC) def. Scarlett DAHL/Kyra PETERSEN (WASH); 21-12, 21-11
3. Caroline SCHAFER/Sammy SLATER (USC) def. Maeve GRIFFIN/Audra WILMES (WASH); 21-9, 21-17
4. Mollie EBERTIN/Sunny VILLAPANDO (USC) def. Emma CALLE/Hannah YEREX (WASH); 21-15, 21-13
5. Audrey NOURSE/Nicole NOURSE (USC) def. Olivia MIKKELSEN/Ashley SHOOK (WASH); 21-12, 21-7
Order of finish: 5, 2, 1*, 3, 4