#8 Arizona Beats Cal in 3-2 Nailbiter to Move to 14-8 (4/21 Scoreboard)

  0 Braden Keith | April 22nd, 2017 | College - Beach, News, Pac-12

The 8th-ranked Arizona Wildcats kept their NCAA tournament dreams alive with a 3-2 win over conference rivals Stanford on Friday. That moves the team to 14-8 on the season, with their #1 line (the Witt twins) and #3 line (Hailey Devlin and Sam Manley) holding matching 16-6 recordss to lead the team individually.

The heroes of the day were Olivia Macdonald and Olivia Hallaran at the 2 line. The teams split the 4 and 5 spots to open the match, then the Witt twins beat Stanford freshmen Kathryn Plummer/Jenna Gray (21-11, 21-18) to put the Wildcats ahead.

Stanford’s 3-line of Morgan Hentz and Caitlin Keefe evened the day up at 2 wins each, leaving the Olivia’s at the 2 line against Ivana Vanjak/Payton Chang of Stanford to finish the day.

Vanjak/Chang started by winning the first set 21-18, but then Arizona’s pair won 21-19, 21-19 in the last two sets, the slimmest allowable margins, to take the day for the Wildcats.

Arizona plays Cal on Saturday in their senior match as the senior class’ last home game of their careers. Cal went 0-2 on Friday, including an upset at the hands of New Mexico

Full Friday April 21 Scoreboard, Excluding Conference Championship Tournaments

#5 Long Beach State CSU-Bakersfield 5-0 Link Link
Winning Team Losing Team Score Winning Team Recap Losing Team Recap
#8 Arizona Stanford 3-2 Link Link
New Mexico Cal 3-2 Link Link
Arizona State Cal 3-2 Link Link
Arizona State New Mexico 4-1 Link Link
ULM UT Martin 5-0 Link Link
ULM Houston Baptist 3-2 Link Link
Central Arkansas Houston Baptist 3-2 Link Link
Central Arkansas UT Martin 5-0 Link Link

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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