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No.1 USC Beach Volleyball Sweeps No. 9 LMU in NCAA Quarterfinal

No.1 USC Beach Volleyball Sweeps No. 9 LMU in NCAA Quarterfinal


Women’s Beach Volleyball | May 04, 2024

GULF SHORES, Ala. โ€“ The top-seeded USC beach volleyball team (35-5) swept eighth-seeded No. 9 Loyola Marymount (28-14) in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal at Gulf Beach Place on Saturday, May 4.
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In their eighth NCAA appearance, the Trojans advance to the NCAA semifinal dual for the eighth time. USC is now 153-18 when ranked No. 1 in the AVCA coaches’ poll and 29-4 in NCAA tournament duals. The Women of Troy improve to 36-8 in Alabama and remain undefeated against the Lions (31-0).
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On court one, All-American seniors Delaynie Maple and Megan Kraft took down Vilhelmiina Prihti and Michelle Shaffer (21-10, 21-9) to notch USC’s first point on the board. Kraft and Maple improve to 34-4 on the season and to 62-7 all-time.
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At the No. 5 position, freshman Madison Goellner and sophomore Mabyn Thomas held off Madi Firnett and Abbey Thorup in straight sets (21-15, 21-16) to put another point on the board for the Trojans. Goellner and Thomas improved to 7-3 when playing together this season.
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The third and final point on the board was scored by graduate Maddi Kriz and sophomore Madison White as they defeated Isabelle Reffel and Alisha Stevens in straight sets (21-17, 21-12). Kriz and White are now 9-3 on the sand together.
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At the No. 4 position, graduate Grace Seits and freshman Ashley Pater won their first set, 21-16, and were tied, 17-17, in the second with Cassie Chinn and Chloe Hooker. On court three, graduates Audrey Nourse and Nicole Nourse lost their first set 18-21. Neither match was completed.
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The Trojans will continue play in the NCAA tournament semifinal on Saturday, May 4, against fifth-seeded No. 6 Cal Poly (31-6). The Trojans are set for first serve at 1 p.m. CT (11 a.m. PT) against the Mustangs.
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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. [8] No. 9 Loyola Marymount, 3-0
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
Gulf Beach Place ยท Gulf Shores, Ala.
Saturday, May 4, 2024
RECORDS: USC (35-5), Loyola Marymount (28-14)
1. Megan KRAFT/Delaynie MAPLE (USC) def. Vilhelmiina PRIHTI/Michelle SHAFFER (LMU); 21-10, 21-9
2. Maddi KRIZ/Madison WHITE (USC) def. Isabelle…

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