#1 USC Extends Winning Streak To 36 With 2 Wins On Thursday (3/16/17)

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 17th, 2017 | ASUN Conference, Big West, College - Beach, Independents, News, Pac-12

#1 USC remains dominate with two victories over #4 Florida State (3-2) and Nebraska (5-0), extending their overall winning streak to 36 and marking a 6-0 record in 2017.

Clinching the 3-2 win over Florida State was USC’s #1 senior duo of Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes, who earned their 79th consecutive win. The pair took down the Seminoles with ease, posting scores of 21-14 and 21-15. The #4 and #5 pairs were also successful for the Women of Troy, with Abril Bustamente and Joy Dennis winning in straight sets 21-18, 24-22, while Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer had a tougher go-around with a three set match, 21-13, 15-21, 16-14.

The Women of Troy also collected their with 5-0 sweep over a team against Nebraska, not dropping a single set in the overall sweep.

#2 Pepperdine was able to take two victories on Thursday, as well, taking down #6 Long Beach State (3-2) and Loyola Marymount (5-0). The #2, #3 and #4 pairs for the Wave were the leading factors in the 3-2 win, while every pair was able to help take down Loyola.

Cal Poly split their Thursday matches, losing to TCU (3-2) and sweeping Benedictine (5-0), who also dropped a match to TCU (5-0), struggling against the Division I matchup.

3/16/17 Winning Team Losing Team Score Winning Team Recap Losing Team Recap
TCU Benedictine University 5-0 Link Link
TCU Cal Poly 3-2 Link Link
#2 Pepperdine #6 Long Beach St. 3-2 Link Link
#2 Pepperdine Loyola Marymount 5-0 Link Link
Louisiana-Monroe New Orleans 5-0 Link Link
#1 USC #4 Florida State 3-2 Link Link
#1 USC Nebraska 5-0 Link Link
Cal Poly Benedictine University 5-0 Link Link
#6 Long Beach State Loyola Marymount 5-0 Link Link

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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