Tulane, FIU, Grand Canyon Notch Beach Upsets on Saturday
In 29 matches involving AVCA Top 20 teams, there were three upsets on Saturday. Tulane edged past No. 12 Florida International 3-2. FIU rebounded with a 3-2 win over No. 9 Georgia State. No. 11 Grand Canyon also bested the ninth-ranked Panthers.
Four Upsets, Two by No. 12 FIU, Highlight Friday’s Beach Play
The AVCA Top 20 played 24 matches on Friday, with four upsets highlighting the slate. No. 12 Florida International topped No. 11 Grand Canyon and No. 8 South Carolina at the Surf & Turf Invitational in Miami, while No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Hawaii, No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 9 Georgia State and No. 10 LSU cruised through the day.
#16 LMU Goes 3-0, #19 Saint Mary’s Splits In Thursday Beach Matchups
Thursday night beach action saw #16 Loyola Marymount win their three final home matches while #19 Saint Mary’s split their matches.
#5 LBSU Handles Oregon, #19 Saint Mary’s, LMU Downs CSUN
#5 LBSU had no troubles running through their opponents during a mid-week matchup, sweeping both Oregon and #19 Saint Mary’s.
Morehead State To Open First NCAA D1 Beach Facility in Kentucky
Morehead State is set to play host to the first ever NCAA sanctioned Division I beach volleyball match in the state of Kentucky on April 2 in a newly minted three-court facility.
TCU Beach Geared Up For Surf N Turf Invitational
The TCU beach volleyball will make its first of two trips of the year to the state of Florida this week when it opens the Surf N Turf Invitational Friday in South Beach, hosted by Florida International University.
Schucht Becomes Hawaii’s All-Time Dual Match Win Leader
Amidst a 5-0 record last week, Hawaii senior Ka’iwi Schucht made history on the sand, becoming the school’s all-time leader in dual match wins against Nebraska on March 20.
#2 UCLA Downs #1 Pepperdine 4-1, Cal Poly/LBSU Sweep Double-Headers
Top teams from around the west coast took part in early week matches this week with #2 UCLA downing #1 Pepperdine while #6 Cal Poly and #5 LBSU swept their double-headers.
#14 Cal Beach Set To Host USF
The No. 14 Cal beach volleyball team returns home this week after a memorable weekend in Santa Monica in which it beat its highest-ranked opponent ever and narrowly missed a landmark win over No. 4 USC.
Hawaii Set For Big West Challenge
The No. 3 University of Hawai’i beach volleyball team puts its 13-match win streak on the line when it competes in the Big West Challenge hosted by Sacramento State, March 30-April 1.