Quiggle/Howard Survive Two Three-Setters in Pairs Pool E

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 11th, 2017 | CCSA, College - Beach, Pac-12, West Coast Conference

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. Only American citizens were eligible to play in the tournament resulting in mixed pairs from several schools.

Pepperdine’s No. 2 pair Corinne Quiggle and Brittany Howard (28-3) went 2-0 on the day in Pool E, edging the competition in a pair of three-set affairs, after dropping the first set of each contest. The duo started the day with a 15-21, 25-15, 15-10 win over South Carolina’s Adrianna Culbert and Katie Smith, and followed with an 18-21, 21-16, 21-19 nail-biter against Georgia State’s Chelsea Ross and Delaney Rohan.

Ross and Rohan went 1-1 on the day, topping USC’s Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer in the pool’s opening match. Culbert and Smith also topped Belton and Kremer in straight sets.

Friday’s matches pit Ross/Rohan against Culbert/Smith and Quiggle/Howard against Belton/Kremer.

Ross/Rohan were the CCSA Pair of the Year after going 21-9 at No. 1 for Georgia State. Culbert/Smith went 12-6 at No. 1 for South Carolina. Belton/Kremer went 35-6,  primarily at the No. 5 position.

Pool E Results, May 11

Chelsea Ross/Delaney Rohan (Georgia State) def. Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) 21-13, 21-13

Corinne Quiggle/Brittany Howard (Pepperdine) def. Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith (South Carolina) 15-21, 21-15, 15-10

Quiggle/Howard def. Ross/Rohan 18-21, 21-16, 21-19

Culbert/Smith def. Belton/Kremer 21-17, 21-15

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

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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