Arizona beach volleyball saw a beacon of hope for its season on Saturday morning 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.
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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.
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.
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, California, and lost to both schools.
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 match up 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.
The Sandcats experienced a little bit of déjà vu this weekend as they opened their four-game road trip against Texas Christian. Similar to last year, they defeated the Horned Frogs by a score of 4-1. However, this year, they played on neutral courts in San Luis Obispo, Calif. in the Cal Poly Tri-Match.
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.
Arizona beach volleyball sophomore Brooke Burling has been an important piece of the puzzle for the Sand Cats’ success over the past two years.
Arizona beach volleyball hit the road for first time this season and faced Long Beach State and Irvine Valley College in Irvine, Calif. Arizona split the two-game road trip after a nip and tuck loss against Long Beach State, 2-3, and sweep against Irvine Valley College.
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.
The University of Arizona will be on spring break from March 5–11, but that does not mean Arizona sports will be on break for an entire week. When visiting the UA for the Tucson Festival of Books, there will be a myriad of games to choose from and attend when you’re tired from the festival.
Day two of the Arizona Invitational was very promising for the Wildcats as they swept both Abilene Christian and San Jose State, 5-0. The 'Cats were able to shut out San Jose State due to a decisive victory from senior Olivia MacDonald and sophomore Natalie Anselmo.
If you’ve ever gone out to watch our Sand Cats compete, then you have probably noticed the beautiful sandy courts on which they compete. But what’s the history behind it?