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Wildcats Fall to ASU, Finish Pac-12 Tournament 1-2

Wildcats Fall to ASU, Finish Pac-12 Tournament 1-2

TEMPE, Ariz.- The Arizona Beach Volleyball lost a close match against in-state rival No. 6-seeded ASU, ending their run at the Pac-12 Tournament.

The Sand Cats dropped to the Sun Devils in a 0-3 loss at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, with matches at No. 2 and No. 4 going unfinished after ASU clinched the winning point.ย 

Arizona’s Abby Russell/Olivia McElroy fell just short against ASU’s pair in the afternoon. The pair went 1-2 at the tournament and are 18-15 (.545) on the season.

Grace Cook/Kylee Fitzsimmons battled at No. 3 against ASU’s pair but ultimately dropped two close sets to the Sun Devils’ pair. Cook and Fitzsimmons went 0-1 at the tournament and are 12-9 (.571) as a pair this season.ย 

Arizona’s Miranda Erro/Ashlyn Zilliken put up a great fight against the Sun Devils at No. 4, ultimately falling short in two close sets. The pair went 1-1 at the tournament, putting their season record at 16-13 (.552)


The Wildcats remain in the running for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Selection Show is Sunday, April 28 at 8:00 a.m.

#7 Arizona โ€“0ย  , #6 ASU โ€“ 3

Court 1: Ava Williamson and Daniella Kensinger (ASU) def. Abby Russell and Olivia McElroy (ARIZ) 21-17, 21-14

Court 2: Annie Kost and Hope Shannon (ARIZ) Anya Pemberton and Arden Besecker (ASU) unfinsihed

Court 3:ย  Lexi Sweeney and Taryn Ames (ASU) def. Kylee Fitzsimmons and Grace Cook (ARIZ) 21-14, 21-18

Court 4: Jess Horwath and Kate Phillips (ARIZ) Kate Fitzgerald and Ava Kirunchyk (ASU) unfinished

Court 5: Ava Haughy and Adri Nieves Papaleo (ASU) def. Ashlyn Zilliken and Miranda Erro (ARIZ) 21-12, 21-18

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