Record Set, Milestone Achieved in Wednesday Beach Action

  0 Wendy Mayer | March 30th, 2017 | College - Beach, News

The Mercer beach volleyball team set a program record for wins (10) after sweeping their Atlantic Sun opening doubleheader with Coastal Carolina on Wednesday. The Bears won 3-2, taking courts two, three and five in Match 1, and winning all courts in the nightcap. Mercer has now won four straight matches, all at Bear Beach.

In other action, No. 2 Pepperdine won its ninth straight match, staving off No. 5 Hawai’i for a 3-2 win in Malibu.

No. 6 Long Beach State was a 5-0 winner at Cal State Bakersfield. An 18-21, 21-10, 15-9 win at the No. 1 position gave junior Rachel Nieto her 50th career victory as an individual, making her one of just five players in school history to achieve the feat. Nieto is paired with Nele Barber at the No. 1 spot this season.

Watch the second match between Mercer and Coastal Carolina here.



Winning Team

Losing Team


Winning Team Recap

Losing Team Recap

#2 Pepperdine #5 Hawaii 3-2 Link Link
#6 Long Beach State Cal State Bakersfield 5-0 Link Link
Mercer Coastal Carolina 3-2 Link Link
Mercer Coastal Carolina 5-0 Link Link


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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 after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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