Saturday, 25 March 2023

NCAA Beach Volleyball

No. 3 UCLA Beats Three Ranked Teams on Day One of March to May

No. 3 UCLA Beats Three Ranked Teams on Day One of March to May

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GULF SHORES, Ala. — No. 3 UCLA (16-1) posted three wins on Friday at the March to May event. The Bruins took down three ranked teams, defeating No. 20 South Carolina (8-6), 3-0, No. 6 LSU (12-3), 3-0, and No. 4 Florida State (13-2), 3-2.

In the first dual against the Gamecocks, the Bruins played to decision due to inclement weather. UCLA was able to post three straight wins on courts two, four, and three with Tessa Van Winkle and Jessie Smith clinching the Bruins’ win, defeating SC’s Kaeli Crews and Kennedy Westendorff, 21-15, 21-15, on court three.

In the second dual against the Tigers, the Bruins again had to play to decision. UCLA posted wins on courts one, two, and five with former Tiger Kelli Greene-Agnew and Natalie Myszkowski clinched the Bruins’ win on court five with a 21-16, 22-20 win over LSU’s Melia Lindner and Amber Haynes.

In the third dual of the day against the Seminoles, the Bruins were able to play to completion, and they got their money’s worth, winning in a third set with the dual tied at 2-2. FSU led 2-1, but UCLA posted a hardfought win on court five and then clinched on court two where Peri Brennan and Abby Van Winkle rallied to defeat FSU’s Anna Long and Jordan Polo, 26-28, 21-16, 15-12.

The Bruins return to action tomorrow when they take on Georgia State at 9:00 a.m. PT and the hosts, UAB, at Noon.

No. 3 UCLA def. No. 20 South Carolina, 3-0

Gulf Place Beach • Gulf Shores, Ala.

Friday, Mar. 17, 2023 • 7:30 AM PT

Records: UCLA (141), SC (8-6)

1. Maggie Boyd/Lexy Denaburg (UCLA) vs. Skylar Allen/Simone Priebe (SC) 21-16, 17-20, truncated

2. Peri Brennan/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) def. Allison Coens/Hannah Mackenhausen (SC) 21-11, 21-17

3. Tessa Van Winkle/Jessie Smith (UCLA) def. Kaeli Crews/Kennedy Westendorff (SC) 21-15, 21-15

4. Rileigh Powers/Haley Hallgren (UCLA) def. Jolie Cranford/Lauren Wilcock (SC) 21-14, 21-9

5. Marlie Monserez/Jaden Whitmarsh (UCLA) vs. Sadie Nelson/Sammy Ansel (SC) 21-15, 16-12, truncated

Order of finish: 2, 4, 3*

No. 3 UCLA def. No. 6 LSU, 3-0

Gulf Place Beach • Gulf Shores, Ala.

Friday, Mar. 17, 2023 • 11:00 AM PT

Records: UCLA (151), LSU (12-3)

1. Maggie Boyd/Lexy Denaburg (UCLA) def. Kylie DeBerg/Ellie Shank (LSU) 21-16, 21-19

2. Peri…

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