No. 1 seed Stetson cruised through three matches en route to the Atlantic Sun Championship, besting Jacksonville and then North Florida twice for their second straight title. The Hatters dropped just one of its 12 court pairings, a Court 4 loss to North Florida’s Madilyn McCarty/Nicole DeBolt in the championship match.
The ASUN Conference announced three new affiliate members for the sport of beach volleyball, expanding the league to ten members beginning with the 2019 season. Austin Peay, Jacksonville State and Morehead State will join the ASUN, after playing the past several seasons as independent programs in the NCAA.
Courtesy: Atlantic Sun Conference LakePoint, Ga. – Stetson and FGCU take home this year’s ASUN Conference Beach Volleyball Postseason Awards. Stetson’s…
Saturday’s beach action saw Washington upset No. 13 Cal, Stetson secure the ASUN title and included the first wins of the season for Utah.
No. 9 South Carolina and No. 17 Stetson each picked up a pair of wins in Friday’s Top 20 action. The Gamecocks bested No. 19 Tulane and Coastal Carolina at their own Palmetto Invitational, while the Hatters extended their current win streak to four matches with a pair of ASUN victories over Jacksonville and North Florida.
Hawaii’s Emily Maglio and Ka’iwi Schucht boosted their win streak to a record 17 matches as the Rainbow Wahine went 3-0, while Arizona’s Jonny Baham and Brooke Burling led the Wildcats to an upset win over No. 14 Cal and a 4-0 mark on the weekend.
No. 1 UCLA bested No. 4 USC and No. 6 Long Beach State at home, while No. 17 Stetson swept FGSU and No. 19 Tulane took two from Louisiana Monroe in Wednesday’s beach action.
This week of beach volleyball brought a number of top-20 match-up that included #2 UCLA taking down #1 Pepperdine in a 4-1 battle
The top-5 teams remain the same in this week’s AVCA Beach Rankings, with Pepperdine holding onto the #1 slot.
This weekend’s beach volleyball action saw no top-5 team drop a match while just one big upset took place as UAB took down #8 South Carolina 3-2.