NCAA beach volleyball: Hawaii eliminated by USC, SandBows finish fourth

Amy Ozee celebrated a point during Friday's NCAA tournament action. / Photo by Wally Nell, Special to the Star-Advertiser

After Hawaii knocked off Stetson, USC defeated the SandBows 3-0 in the NCAA tournament losers bracket at Gulf Shores, Ala., on Saturday.

The SandBows (28-11) finished fourth when losing to the Women of Troy for a second straight time this season.

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1. Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee vs Abril Bustamante-Tina Graudina, 22-24, 9-12 unfinished
2. Julia Scoles-Ari Homayun vs. Sammy Slater-Terese Cannon, 20-22, 7-15 unfinished
3. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon lose to Alexandra Poletto-Haley Hallgren 21-14, 22-20
4. Kylin Loker-Hi’ilawe Huddleston lose to Joy Dennis-Maja Kaiser, 21-14, 21-15
5. Sofia Russo-Norene Iosia lose to Cammie Dorn-Mollie Ebertin,21-14, 21-16

UCLA advances to Sunday’s championship final with 3-0 win over LSU
LSU into Sunday’s losers bracket final against winner of Hawaii-USC
That final winner plays UCLA, winner take all
Hawaii def. Stetson 3-0
1. Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee tied Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Carly Perales, 21-17, 13-21 unfinished
2. Julia Scoles-Ari Homayun tied Sammee Thomas-Darby Dunn, 21-13, 19-21, unfinished
3. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon def. Ana Costa-Rachel Nobel, 21-15, 21-18
4. Kylin Loker-Hi’ilawe Huddleston def. Samantha Harris-Julie Varga, 21-14, 21-15
5. Sofia Russo-Norene Iosia def. Quinci Birker-Rebecca Ingram, 21-14, 22-20
SandBows win Set 1 at all five courts Flight 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Hawaii vs. Stetson at 5 p.m.
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Today’s schedule
1. USC eliminates 3. Florida State, 3-1. Playing for the ‘Noles is Avery Poppinga, the daughter of Brian Poppinga and Karrie Trieschman.
USC plays the winner of Hawaii-Stetson, 7 a.m. HST
That winner moves on to Sunday’s match against today’s loser between ucla and LSU. That winner to play the winner of LSU-UCLA.
UCLA vs. LSU, 6 a.m. HST
Winner moves on to championship match.
It was double elimination until this point. Sunday’s final 7 a.n. winner take all


  1. Andrew May 4, 2019 6:21 am

    Quite impressed with their play since losing to Cal Poly in the conference final. USC has already lost to Stetson, so they are vulnerable.

  2. Cindy Luis May 4, 2019 7:13 am

    all about the match-ups

  3. Robin May 4, 2019 8:02 am

    Sandbows repped well in Gulf Shores. Took UCLA to the brink (2-3), lose Set 3 in extra. Then bolo Cal Poly and Cinderella Stetson. I predict an all LA final. Respectable 4th place.

  4. Cindy Luis May 4, 2019 10:54 am

    Would not be surprised if it’s UCLA-SC tomorrow. Although LSU has been looking pretty good.

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