USAV Collegiate Beach Championships
May 11-13, 2017 / Hermosa Beach, California
Day 2 of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships saw pool play wrap up for each of the six women’s pools, A through F. Of the 24 women’s teams, 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 Anika Wilson and Deahna Kraft ran the table on Pool B with a 21-14, 24-22 win over Florida Atlantic’s Megan Rice and Jessalyn Kinlaw on Friday morning.
Loyola Marymount’s Sarah Sponcil and Savannah Slattery def. TCU’s Amy Neal and Jaelyn Green 21-12, 21-15 to round out the group.
Both Wilson/Kraft and Sponcil Slattery moved through to the Round of 16, while Neal/Greene advanced to the Play-In match.
Wilson and Kraft were Pepperdine’s No. 4 duo and posted a 22-5 mark in 2017, including a 3-0 record in the West Coast Conference Championships. Sponcil and Slattery were the West Coast Conference’s Player and Freshman of the Year respectively and went 20-9 as a duo in 2017. Greene and Neal went 21-5 in 2017 and finished the season with 12 wins in their last 13 matches. Rice/Kinlaw were FAU’s top pair, going 22-7 this year.
Pool B Results, May 12
Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Amy Neal/Jaelyn Greene (TCU) 21-12, 21-15
Anika Wilson/Deahna Kraft (Pepperdine) def. Megan Rice/Jessalyn Kinlaw (FAU) 21-14, 24-22
Final Pool B Standings
Wilson/Kraft 3-0 (6-2 in sets)
Sponcil/Slattery 2-1 (5-2 in sets)
Neal/Green 1-2 (3-5 in sets)
Rice/Kinlaw 0-3 (1-6 in sets)