With one half of the national title match bracket decided with No. 4 Florida State topping No. 3 Hawaii 3-2 Saturday to move on, the other half will have to wait until Sunday morning. The Sandbows will meet No. 1 seed UCLA in an elimination match at 11:30 a.m. ET with the winner earning the right to try to knock off the Seminoles and the loser going home.
Florida State is on the fast track to the championship, topping No. 3 seed Hawaii 3-2 and moving on to the championship match. The Sandbows and No. 1 UCLA will battle it out Sunday for a chance to face the Seminoles.
After an unpredictable day on the beach Friday, four more matches are on tap for Saturday’s NCAA Beach Championships action with all airing live on ESPN2 and individual court video streaming on ESPN3.com.
Only twice in NCAA beach volleyball championship history has there been an upset where the seed difference was more than 1. The other: last year, where #4 Florida State beat #2 UCLA in the semi-finals of the elimination bracket. The other small handful of upsets have all been 1-seed differences.
The top four seeds moved on in the winner’s bracket, dropping just one pairing of the 13 played to completion….
Hawai‘i dominated the 2018 women’s beach volleyball awards after claiming its third-straight Big West Tournament title at Queen’s Beach in Honolulu. The SandBows garnered all three of the top awards: senior Ka’iwi Schucht and junior Emily Maglio earned Pairs Team of the Year honors, Lea Monkhouse garnered Freshman of the Year accolades and Jeff Hall was tabbed Coach of the Year as the conference announced the all-conference teams today.
The 2018 NCAA beach volleyball championship is underway in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This year, for the first time, the television…
The beach at Gulf Shores currently has a red-flag warning, indicated an elevated level of risk for swimmers.
With such a tough field, and no obvious alignment to point to, this one is a lot about gut-feelings. UCLA should roll through the winners bracket untouched, but the question then becomes can anybody beat them twice?
Senior Madeline Mertz and sophomore Kaylie McHugh were named among 48 American Volleyball Coaches Association Top Flight Award winners, the organization announced Thursday.