USAV Collegiate Beach Championships
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.
Florida State’s Leigh Andrew and Brooke Kuhlman secured the top spot in Pool D with a nail-biting three-set win over LSU’s Olivia Powers and Katie Lindelow 22-24, 21-19, 15-11. Andrew/Kuhlman earned the top qualifying spot out of the group on points radio, winning 152 points to 143 lost (1,063). Long Beach State’s Rachel Nieto and Kobi Pevich managed a 1,116 point ratio (144 won to 129 lost) after falling in three sets to USC’s Terese Cannon and Nicolette Martin in the pool finale. Cannon/Martin won the match 15-21, 21-15, 15-11.
Andrew/Kuhlman and Nieto/Pevich advanced to the tournament’s Round of 16.
Nieto was 25-11 at the No. 1 position alongside Nele Barber, while Pekich went 22-13 at No. 2 with Sasha Karelov. Andrew and Kuhlman went 18-11, including 17-11 as FSU’s No. 1 pair. Lindelow and Powers were 24-3, including 22-3 at No. 3 for LSU, while Cannon/Martin played No. 2 and No. 3 for USC, posting a 33-6 record, including a 24-5 mark at No. 3.
Pool D Results, May 11
Terese Cannon/ Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Rachel Nieto/Kobi Pekich (LBSU) 16-21, 21-15, 15-11
Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (Florida State) def. Olivia Powers /Katie Lindelow (LSU) 22-24, 21-19, 15-11
Final Pool D Results
Andrew/Kuhlman 2-1 (5-3 in sets)
Nieto/Pekich 2-1 (5-3 in sets)
Cannon/Martin 2-1 (4-4 in sets)
Powers/Lindelow 0-3 (2-6 in sets)