Saturday, 25 March 2023

NCAA Beach Volleyball

No. 18 Arizona Wins Thriller at No. 17 Pepperdine

No. 18 Arizona Wins Thriller at No. 17 Pepperdine

MALIBU – The 18th-ranked Arizona Beach Volleyball team battled the steady rain and No. 17 Pepperdine on Friday afternoon and came out with a 3-2 victory over the Waves.
It was Pepperdine (3-2) that jumped out to the quick 2-0 lead with wins on courts two and four. But the No. 5 pair for the Wildcats of Miranda Erro and Annie Kost captured a two set win to cut the UA deficit to 2-1.
The attention shifted to court 1 where Arizona’s senior duo of Sarah Blacker and Alex Parkhurst were in a battle with Pepperdine’s McKenna Thomas and Alexus McLeod. Arizona (6-2) took the first set, 21-16, but then dropped the second set, 17-21, before rallying to win the back and forth final set, 16-14.
With the match tied a 2-2, all eyes went to court three where Grace Cook and Alana Rennie dropped the opening set, 21-19. They rebounded to take set two and then finished off the match and the dual in Arizona’s favor with a 15-11 victory in the final set.
The Wildcats will be back in action at Pepperdine on Saturday to take on the University of San Francisco at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time. Live scoring will be available at
#18 Arizona def. #17 Pepperdine, 3-2

Court 1Sarah Blacker/Alex Parkhurst (UA) def. McKenna Thomas/Alexus McLeod (PEPP) – 21-16, 17-21, 16-14

Court 2. Savannah Standage/Kate Clermont (PEPP) def. Hope Shannon/Abby Russell (UA) – 21-15, 21-17

Court 3. Grace Cook/Alana Rennie (UA) def. Jasmin Suarez/Gracie Pedersen (PEPP) – 19-21, 21-15, 15-11

Court 4. Gracey Campbell/Gabriella Perez (PEPP) def. Caroline White/Kylee Fitzsimmons (UA) – 21-16, 19-21, 15-11

Court 5Miranda Erro/Annie Kost (UA) def. Jordan Benoit/Juju Quintero (PEPP) – 21-18, 21-11

Order of Finish: 2, 4, 5, 1, 3*



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