The weekend closed without any really big showdowns on the beach, as there were no games between ranked opponents (after a big day of marquee matchups on Saturday).
#6 Long Beach State finished the weekend undefeated at the Big West Challenge, going 4-0 after wins over CSUN and Cal Poly (ARV) on Sunday. The Beach now sit atop the conference rankings, separated from #5 Hawaii by way of LBSU’s win on Saturday.
Nele Barber and Rachel Nieto won two more games at the 1 line for Long Beach State, moving them to 19-1 on the year, all of which came in the top flight. The results broke two school records for them: they now hold the school records both for career wins at the 1-line, and single-season wins at the 1-line. They pass All-Americans Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenick in the former category and Delainey Aigner-Swesey and Chelsea Cabrajac in the latter.
Nieto now has 50 career wins in collegiate beach volleyball.
Full Sunday, April 2nd Scoreboard Below:
|Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Winning Team Recap||Losing Team Recap|
|#1 USC||San Jose State||5-0||Link||Link|
|#5 Hawaii||Sacramento St.||5-0||Link||Link|
|#6 Long Beach State||CSUN||5-0||Link||Link|
|#6 Long Beach State||Cal Poly||3-2||Link||Link|
|#10 Georgia State||Jacksonville St.||5-0||Link||Link|
|#10 Georgia State||UAB||4-1||Link||Link|
|#11 South Carolina||Charleston||5-0||Link||Link|
|#11 South Carolina||UNCW||5-0||Link||Link|
|Cal Poly||Sacramento St.||5-0||Link||Link|
|St. Mary’s||San Jose State||3-2||Link||Link|
|Lincoln Memoerial||Jacksonville St.||5-0||Link||Link|
|Lincoln Memorial||Austin Peay||4-1||Link||Link|