With one week left before the NCAA Championship selections are made, there were no changes to the Top 11 spots in the AVCA Top 20 Beach poll.
The Pepperdine Waves won their third-straight WCC beach volleyball conference title on Saturday, as the #2 team in the country…
Top-seeded No. 2 Pepperdine, second-seeded No. 15 Loyola Marymount, third-seeded No. 20 Saint Mary’s and Pacific all secured final day championship berths on Friday.
Pepperdine will be chasing its third-straight WCC title this weekend, and will enter the tournament as heavy favorites.
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. 16 Loyola Marymount was the lone Top 20 team in action Thursday, and the Lions posted two wins over Cal State Bakersfield (5-0) and Cal State Northridge (4-1).
A week layoff did not dull the skills of the No. 2 Pepperdine beach volleyball team, which won its fourth straight match and second in a row over No. 4 USC on Monday.
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.
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 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.