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NCAA Beach Volleyball

No. 16 Beach Dawgs Head to LA for the Pac-12 South Invitational

No. 16 Beach Dawgs Head to LA for the Pac-12 South Invitational

March 2, 2023

Pac-12 South Invitational, Los Angeles, California 

Saturday, Mar. 4

Washington vs Arizona 10 a.m. Pacific – Live stats | Live on Pac-12 Network
Washington vs Stanford,12 p.m. Pacific – Live Stats | Live on Pac-12 Network

Sunday, Mar. 5

Washington at USC, 10 a.m. Pacific – Live Stats | Live on Pac-12 Network

Washington vs Oregon 2 p.m. Pacific – Live Stats non-televised

SEATTLE – Washington Beach Volleyball moves up in the AVCA polls to No. 16 after a successful opening weekend at FSU. This weekend the Huskies head down to Los Angeles, Calif. for the Pac-12 South Invitational where they will face some of their conference opponents for the first time this season. The Pac-12 South Invitational takes place this Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 4-5, hosted by the 2022 National Champions USC and the 2019 National Champions UCLA. The Dawgs have a tough weekend ahead of them with four of the schools being in the top 20 rankings. The first three games will be played at USC’s Merle Normal Stadium and the last game will be at UCLA’s Mapes Beach. 

Washington will play twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday. On Saturday, the Huskies start with No. 17 Arizona at 10 a.m. Pacific time, then take on No. 7 Stanford at 12 p.m. Pacific. The next day the Huskies meet No. 4 USC at 10 a.m. Pacific and Oregon at 2 p.m. Pacific. 


First up for the Huskies are the Arizona Wildcats who finished up the 2022 season ranked No. 18 and are currently ranked No. 17.  The Wildcats started the 2023 season 4-0 after facing UTEP, Oregon, Colorado Mesa, and Boise State in their opening weekend. The Wildcat roster is a seasoned group with a total of 10 seniors listed and are returning their No. 1 pair Alex Parkhurst and Alana Rennie.  

The Huskies will then face Stanford who are currently ranked No. 7 in the AVCA polls. The Cardinal started off their season going 4-2, losing twice to No. 1 UCLA but also taking down No. 9 ranked Hawaii. Some returners for Stanford are Charlie Ekstrom and Kate Reilly who earned the sixth-place finish at the AVCA Fall National Championships. 

Next up are the reigning National Champions the USC Trojans. The Trojans are currently ranked No. 4 in the AVCA rankings after taking down No. 6 GCU and No. 14 Long Beach State in their opening weekend. While this group graduated some notable alumni, they still return with Megan Kraft and Nicole Nourse who were both part of the starting…

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