Pepperdine’s Wilson/Kraft Run the Table on Pairs Pool B

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 12th, 2017 | News

USAV Collegiate Beach Championships

May 11-13, 2017 / Hermosa Beach, California


Participating Teams

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)

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Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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