Huskies Set To Host Alki Beach Tournament
THIS WEEK IN HUSKY BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Husky Invitational at Alki Beach
Featuring Washington, 8th-ranked Hawaii, Oregon, and Portland
Saturday, April 16
10 am, Washington vs. Portland
11:15 am, Hawaii vs. Oregon
12:45 pm, Washington vs. Oregon
2:00 pm, Hawaii vs. Portland
3:30 pm, Oregon vs. Portland
4:45 pm, Washington vs. Hawaii
Sunday, April 17
10 am, Semifinal (1 seed vs. 4 seed)
11:15 am, Semifinal (2 seed vs. 3 seed)
1:00 pm, Third-place match
2:00 pm, Senior Ceremony
2:30 pm, Championship match
SEATTLE -- Friends, family and fans can finally catch the Beach Dawgs in action this weekend as Washington heads over to Alki Beach in West Seattle to host the Husky Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. Six matches are set for Saturday and four matches will take place on Sunday, with the first match each day starting at 10 a.m. No admission is required.
Joining the Dawgs at Alki are a top-10 program in the nation, 8th-ranked Hawaii, as well as Pac-12 rival Oregon and the Portland Pilots. The format will be a round robin on Saturday, with all teams playing each other once, then based on those results, teams will be seeded one through four on Sunday. The one and four seeds will play on Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by the two and three seeds. Then based on those matches, a third-place match will go at 1 p.m. and the winners of the semis will play the championship at 2:30 p.m.
It's the one and only home appearance for the Huskies, who are currently in the receiving votes category of the AVCA coaches poll. Washington is currently 7-13 and after this weekend will make one more trip to Stanford before the Pac-12 Championships come up on Apr. 27-29. Leading the way for the Dawgs continues to be Chloe Loreen and Natalie Robinson, as the two are 14-5 at the No. 1 position, and will get tested several more times this week by the top pairs from the Wahine, Ducks, and Pilots.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., the Huskies will be honoring a group of seniors that includes Paloma Bowman, Emma Calle, Kyra Petersen, Natalie Robinson, Ashley Shook, and Hannah Yerex.
Hawaii Beach Volleyball has been regularly ranked in the top-10 this season, currently at No. 8, with a record of 18-13. Last week, the Rainbow Wahine split two matches with another top-10 team, No. 6 Loyola Marymount, and had two 2-3 losses to 7th-ranked Grand Canyon. Brooke Van Sickle and Kaylee Glagau have racked up a 23-7 record at No. 1.
The Huskies and Ducks have already faced off twice this year, with the teams splitting, Oregon winning the first match, 3-2, but then UW winning the second meeting, 4-1. The Ducks are 9-14 on the season but upset No. 17 Arizona last week at the Pac-12 North Invitational.
Portland and UW played two matches at the start of the season, with the Huskies winning both. The Pilots are now 6-9 overall.