Points Ratio Decides Top Two in Pairs Pool D After Three-Set Affairs

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 12th, 2017 | Coastal Collegiate Sports Association, College - Beach, News, Pac-12, West Coast Conference

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)

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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 Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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