Tuesday, 21 March 2023

NCAA Beach Volleyball

No. 12 Golden Bears Sweep Oregon, No. 17 Arizona

No. 12 Golden Bears Sweep Oregon, No. 17 Arizona

Cal Closes Out the Pac-12 South Invite With Three Straight Sweeps

LOS ANGELES- The No. 12 California beach volleyball team won all 10 of its matches on Sunday sweeping Oregon and No. 17 Arizona to close out the Pac-12 South Invitational.
No. 12 Cal 5, Oregon 0
The Golden Bears swept Oregon to start the day with four pairs winning in straight sets. Senior Ainsley Radell and fifth-year senior Ashley Delgado got Cal on the board with a 21-11, 21-17 win on court two. The fourth straight win for the two captains.
Junior Brooke Buchner and junior Natalie Martin were next off with a 21-15, 21-17 win on court four. On court three sophomore Sierra Caffo and junior Liz Waters-Leiga sealed the dual match with a 21-18, 2-11 win.
1. Ella Dreibholz/Maya Gessner (Cal) def. Zoe Almanza/Chloe brown (Ore); 21-17, 21-15
2. Ashley Delgado/Ainsley Radell (Cal) def. Ella Tyus/Bea Wetton (Ore); 21-11, 21-17
3. Sierra Caffo/Liz Waters-Leiga (Cal) def. Abby Plevin/Batia Rotshtein (Ore); 21-8, 21-11
4. Brooke Buchner/Natalie Martin (Cal) def. Natasha George/Ashley Schroeder (Ore); 21-15, 21-17
5. Ava Mann/Marilu Pally (Cal) def. Presley McCaskill/Valerie Peterson (Ore); 21-13, 21-9
Order of finish: 2, 4, 3*, 5, 1
No. 12 Cal 5, No. 17 Arizona 0
Once again Radell and Delgado struck first with a 21-14, 21-15 court two win and Buchner and Martin followed on court four winning their matchup 21-17, 21-17. The order of finish mirrored the previous match as Caffo and Waters-Leiga clinched the dual again with a 21-17, 21-13 win on court three. They are now a perfect 5-0 this season.
Junior Maya Gessner and sophomore Ella Dreibholz earned their third straight court one victory in a three-set battle 21-14, 22-24, 15-12.
1. Ella Dreibholz/Maya Gessner (Cal) def. Sarah Blacker/Alex Parkhurst (Ariz); 21-14, 22-24, 15-12
2. Ashley Delgado/Ainsley Radell (Cal) def. Grace Cook/Alana Rennie (Ariz); 21-14, 21-15
3. Lexi Mckeown/Alex Young-Gomez (Cal) def. Abby Russell/Hope Shannon (Ariz); 21-15, 21-13
4. Sierra Caffo/Liz Waters-Leiga (Cal) def. Kylee Fitzsimmons/Caroline White (Ariz); 21-17, 21-13
5. Brooke Buchner/Natalie Martin (Cal) def. Miranda Erro/Annie Kost (Ariz); 21-17, 21-17
Order of finish: 2, 4, 3*, 5, 1
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