USAV Collegiate Beach Championships
The USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships are underway. The 24 women’s teams have been divided into six pools, A through F. The top two teams in each pool advance as well as the highest four of the third-place pool finishers, based on their point ratios.
Pepperdine’s top duo Delaney Knudsen and Madalyn Roh registered a pair of straight-set wins over Pac-12 foes on the opening day of Pool C action. The pair, which went 20-12 this season, downed Crissy Jones and Tia Scambray of Washington and UCLA’s Madi Yeomans and Lily Justine.
Yeomans/ Justine and Jones/ Scambay finished the day 1-1 after defeating USC’s Abril Bustamante and Joy Dennis.
Friday’s action will pit Jones and Scambray (14-3 at No. 1) against Yeomans and Justine. Yeomans, who traditionally plays at No. 2, is playing with a new partner in the Beach Championships, in Justine, who is part of the Bruins’ No. 5 duo.
Knudsen and Roh will take on USC’s No. 4 pair Bustamante and Dennis in the pool finale.
Pool C Results, May 11
Delaney Knudsen/Madalyn Roh (Pepperdine) def. Crissy Jones/Tia Scambray (Washington) 22-20, 21-17
Madi Yeomans/Lily Justine (UCLA) def. Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC) 21-17, 21-16
Knedsen/Roh def. Yeomans/Justine 21-12, 21-12
Jones/Scambray def. Bustamante/Dennis 24-22, 21-15