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No. 3 UCLA Falls to No. 1 USC, 3-0

Apr 29, 2022
Lexy Denaburg (25) and Abby Van Winkle (21) took the first set on court one, the only set the Bruins claimed against USC.

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 3 UCLA (31-7) fell to No. 1 USC (32-1) in the title game of the 2022 Pac-12 Championship, 3-0, on Friday afternoon at Arizona's Bear Down Beach. UCLA fell to 14-20 all-time against the Trojans.

USC's Audrey and Nicole Nourse put the Trojans up 1-0 with a 21-19, 21-17 win on court four over UCLA's Marlie Monserez and Rileigh Powers (10-2).

The Trojans' Megan Kraft and Sammy Slater held off UCLA's Devon Newberry and Jaden Whitmarsh (26-6) on court two to put USC up 2-0 with a 23-21, 21-18 hard-fought win.

Delaynie Maple and Julia Scoles opened up the second flight with a 21-15, 21-17 win over UCLA's Lea Monkhouse and Jessie Smith (10-4) to seal the dual victory for USC.

On court one, UCLA's Lexy Denaburg and Abby Van Winkle (23-8) took the first set off Tina Graudina and Hailey Harward, 21-18, and trailed just 14-13 when time was called.

UCLA's Natalie Myszkowski and Sophie Moore (28-5) didn't get to complete their match on court five where Mollie Ebertin and Sunny Villapando led 21-12, 20-15, when the dual was decided.

The Bruins now await their seeding for the 2022 NCAA Women's Beach Volleyball Championship in tomorrow's NCAA Selection Show to be streamed live on at 6:00 p.m. PT.

No. 1 USC def. No. 3 UCLA, 3-0
Bear Down Beach • Tucson, Ariz.
Friday, Apr. 29, 2022 • 2:00 PM PT
Records: UCLA (31-7), USC (32-1)
1. Lexy Denaburg/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) vs. Tina Graudina/Hailey Harward (USC) 21-18, 13-14 DNF
2. Megan Kraft/Sammy Slater (USC) def. Jaden Whitmarsh/Devon Newberry (UCLA) 23-21, 21-18
3. Delaynie Maple/Julia Scoles (USC) def. Lea Monkhouse/Jessie Smith (UCLA) 21-15, 21-17
4. Audrey Nourse/Nicole Nourse (USC) def. Marlie Monserez/Rileigh Powers (UCLA) 21-19, 21-17
5. Natalie Myszkowski/Sophie Moore (UCLA) vs. Sunny Villapando/Mollie Ebertin (USC) 12-21, 15-20 DNF
Order of finish: 4, 2, 3*