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No. 1 USC Beach Volleyball Grounds Ospreys in NCAA First Round Dual

No. 1 USC Beach Volleyball Grounds Ospreys in NCAA First Round Dual


Women’s Beach Volleyball | May 03, 2024

GULF SHORES, Ala. โ€“ The top-seeded USC beach volleyball team (34-5) swept 16th-seeded North Florida (25-12) in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 at Gulf Beach Place on Friday, May 3.
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In their eighth NCAA appearance, the Women of Troy rose to 3-0 all-time against the Ospreys. USC also improved to 35-8 in Alabama and 28-4 in NCAA tournament duals. The Trojans are 88-32 across all courts in the NCAA tournament.
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On court three, graduates Audrey Nourse and Nicole Nourse held off Katie Camp and Iris Fletcher (21-14, 21-16) to gain USC’s first point of the dual. This win extends the Nourses’ streak to seven to go 30-7 on the season. In Gulf Shores, the twins are now 10-1 and notch their eighth in a row with this match victory.
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At the No. 4 position, freshman Ashley Pater and graduate Grace Seits defeated Cameron Humphries and Hayden Wooldridge in straight sets (21-14, 21-8) to put another point on the board for USC. Pater and Seits improve to 10-1 as a pair and extend their win streak three.
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The third and final point on the board was scored by graduate Maddi Kriz and sophomore Madison White as they took down Madison Espy and Presley Murray 21-17, 21-18. Kriz and White rise to 8-3 when playing together this season.
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At the No. 1 position, All-American seniors Megan Kraft and Delaynie Maple won their first set, 21-17. On court five, freshman Madison Goellner and sophomore Mabyn Thomas also won their first set, 21-15. Neither match was completed.
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The Trojans will continue play in the NCAA tournament quarterfinal on Saturday, May 4, against eighth-seeded No. 9 LMU (28-13). The Trojans are set for first serve at 9 a.m. CT (7 a.m. PT) against the Lions.
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For more information on the USC beach volleyball team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com/beach. Fans of the
Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on X @USCBeach.
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[1] No. 1 USC def. [16] No. 16 UNF, 3-0
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
Gulf Beach Place ยท Gulf Shores, Ala.
Friday, May 3, 2024
RECORDS: USC (34-5), North Florida (25-12)
1. Megan KRAFT/Delaynie MAPLE (USC) vs. Taylor PIERCE/Michaela REZENTES; 21-17, DNF
2. Maddi KRIZ/Madison WHITE (USC) def. Madison ESPY/Presley MURRAY; 21-17, 21-18
3. Audrey NOURSE/Nicole NOURSE (USC) def. Kaite CAMP/Iris…

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