NCAA Beach Championships
After an unpredictable day on the beach Friday, four more matches are on tap for Saturday’s NCAA Beach Championships action with all airing live on ESPN2 and individual court video streaming on ESPN3.com.
The day will begin with a pair of elimination matches. Up first, two-time defending national champions USC will take on 2017 runner-up Pepperdine at 2 p.m. ET with the loser going home.
Court 1: Live Video
Court 2: Live Video
Court 3: Live Video
Court 4: Live Video
Court 5: Live Video
At 3 p.m. ET, No. 7 seed LSU takes on No. 1 UCLA in a win or go home match.
Friday’s big winners face off at 4 p.m. as No. 4 Florida State, the CCSA champion, battles No. 3 Hawaii, the Big West champion. The Seminoles knocked off the top-seeded Bruins 3-1 to pull off the biggest upset by seed in NCAA Beach Championships history. The Sandbows went the distance with West Coast Conference champion Pepperdine, winning 3-2 with a 21-19, 18-21, 15-13 victory on Court 5 by Hannah Zalopany/Paige Dreeuws.
Another elimination match will take place at 5 p.m. featuring the winners of the USC/Pepperdine and LSU/UCLA matches. That winner will then play the loser of the Hawaii/FSU match on Sunday morning to set up the championship match.
South Carolina and FIU were eliminated with a pair of losses on Friday.