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