Two teams are one step closer to a berth in the 2018 World University Championships as pool play for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships wrapped up on Thursday.
No. 1-ranked and top-seeded UCLA defeated USC to claim the Bruins’ first-ever Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship crown on Saturday afternoon at the Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium. The Bruins did not drop a dual in the three-day event, extending their program-record win streak to 30 in a row.
Four teams remain at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship, including top-seeded and top-ranked UCLA, No. 2-seed USC and No. 3-seed Cal. No. 6 Washington played spoiler, recording an upset over host-and No. 4-seed Stanford to advance to the final day and get a chance to compete for the Pac-12 title.
The Cal beach volleyball team takes a three-match winning streak into the Stanford Tournament, where the Golden Bears will have a busy weekend with four duals during a span of about 30 hours.
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