Arizona beach volleyball completed its season sweep against its in-state rivals, Arizona State, this evening in its final road trip of the regular season, after defeating the Sun Devils by a score of 3-2 in Tempe, Arizona.
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This morning, Arizona beach volleyball saw their hot streak from their home tournament come to an end as they lost to both No. 2 Pepperdine (4-1) and No. 5 Cal Poly (4-1).
Senior blocker Olivia Macdonald has made quite the impact on Arizona beach volleyball during her past three years on the team.
Day two of the Wildcat Spring Challenge was a success for Arizona sand volleyball as it beat Colorado Mesa (4-1) and No. 14 Cal (3-2) to go undefeated in the third home tournament of the season at Bear Down Beach on April 7.
Arizona’s two straight wins to open the Wildcat Spring Challenge were spearheaded by the performance of the No. 5 pair, Makenna Martin and Caroline Cordes.
Jonny Baham knew she was born to be a college soccer star — that is, until she was introduced to court volleyball and then to sand volleyball, and things haven't been the same since for the beach volleyball star freshman.
Arizona beach volleyball returns to the desert again this weekend after being on the road for the past three weeks. They host their third home tournament of the season, the Wildcat Spring Challenge, against No. 17 Stetson, ASU, Colorado Mesa and No. 14 Cal.
What could possibly bring someone from a small city in southern Mississippi all the way to Arizona? For fifth-year senior Stephany Purdue, it was beach volleyball — but beach volleyball hasn't always been her sport of choice.
Arizona beach volleyball saw a beacon of hope for their season after day two of the LSU tournament. The ‘Cats went 2-0 on the day, defeating both Central Arkansas and Texas A&M – Corpus Christi by scores of 4-1.
Arizona beach volleyball bounced back from their weekend of four straight losses in California to split the first day of the LSU Tournament in Baton Rouge, La. The ‘Cats crushed Texas A&M – Kingsville by a score of 4-1 but fell short to No. 10 LSU by a close score of 2-3.
“This year, we really want to win those big games and we’re super excited to do so. I think that our team has some amazing talent that can perform under pressure. I know we can do it,” Burling said.
This weekend was everything that Arizona beach volleyball did not hope for. After losing back-to-back games on the first day of the Pac-12 South Invitational to UCLA and Stanford, the team was not able to recuperate in time for the second day against USC and Cal, dropping both games.
Arizona beach volleyball took to the courts again today against No. 2 UCLA and No. 14 Stanford in Santa Monica, Calif, and lost to both schools. After losing to both No. 2 UCLA and No. 14 Stanford today, No. 11 Arizona drops to 9-5 on the season.
This weekend is a true test of talent for Arizona beach volleyball. It is a chance for the Sand Cats to prove they belong in the conversation for one of the top beach volleyball programs on the West Coast. The ‘Cats are set to compete in the Pac-12 South Invitational in Santa Monica, Calif. and will matchup against four nationally-ranked Pac-12 schools.
Beach volleyball took to the courts again on March 19 for a doubleheader in Monterrey, Calif. and had impressive doubleheader wins over San Jose State and Santa Clara.
Thanks to the extremely dominant performance by the No. 1 tandem Olivia Macdonald and Natalie Anselmo, the ‘Cats picked up their first win of the trip. The pair played against TCU’s Jillian Bergeson and Jae Greene in the spotlight match and defeated them in two commanding sets (21-3 and 21-13).
The SandCats are squared away for a four-game road trip to California this weekend. To open their trip, the ‘Cats face off against Texas Christian University and Cal Poly in the Cal Poly Tri-Match in San Luis Obispo, California. After the first day of playing, the ‘Cats travel up north to Monterrey, California for another double-header against San Jose State University and Santa Clara.
The ‘Cats performance was led by the No. 1 pair Natalie Anselmo and Olivia MacDonald. The sophomore-senior pair defeated LBSU’s Rachel Nieto and Nele Barber in a two-set sweep. The pair won 21-19 in the first set and 21-16 in the second set.
This morning, the ‘Cats played their final match of the Arizona Invitational against LMU at Bear Down Beach and were not able to win the best three-out-of-five match against the Lions, giving the SandCats their first loss of the tournament and of the season.
This evening, the ‘Cats faced off against the Washington Huskies in the second game of the Arizona Invitational at Bear Down Beach and won a neck-to-neck competition by a score of 3-2 due to the clutch performance by the No. 3 team, Mia Mason and Brooke Burling.