Sand Volleyball
    USC Women's Sand Volleyball Falls At Pepperdine, 4-1
    Natalie Hagglund sets Katie Fuller.
    Natalie Hagglund sets Katie Fuller.

    April 7, 2012

    The Pepperdine women's sand volleyball team posted a 4-1 home victory over USC on Saturday (April 7) in Malibu, while the Women of Troy pairs team of Katie Fuller-Natalie Hagglund finished as runnerup in the pairs championship.

    USC fell to 5-2 on the year, while the Waves improved to 6-0.

    In the morning's team competition, Fuller-Hagglund were the only USC team to post a victory, 25-23, 24-22 in the No. 3 spot over Pepperdine’s Stevi Robinson-Kelly Larsen.

    In the afternoon's pairs competition, Fuller-Hagglund beat Pepperdine's Lilla Frederick-Kim Hill in the quarterfinals, 15-21, 21-14, 15-10, and then USC's Sara Shaw-Geena Urango in the semifinals, 21-17, 21-19 in the semfinals before falling to the Waves’ Caitlin Racich-Summer Ross in the final, 21-15, 21-18.

    Shaw-Urango advanced to the semis by defeating Pepperdine's Kellie Woolever-Victoria Adelhelm in the quarterfinals, 21-18, 17-21, 15-12.

    USC next participates in the U.S.A.V. Beach Collegiate Challenge April 14-15 in Hermosa Beach, where it will compete against Pepperdine, Hawaii, Long Beach State and Loyola Marymount.

    Pepperdine 4, USC 1

    No. 1 Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross (PEP) def. Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) 21-16, 21-18

    No. 2 Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill (PEP) def. Kelly Irvin/Kirby Burnham (USC) 21-12, 21-11

    No. 3 Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund (USC) Stevi Robinson/Kelley Larsen (PEP), 25-23, 24-22

    No. 4 Kellie Woolever/Victoria Adelhelm (PEP) def. Kendall Bateman/Eve Ettinger (USC) 23-21, 21-19

    No. 5 Kelli Branning/Emily Cook (PEP) def. Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry (USC) 21-15, 21-18

    Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 1, 3

    Pairs Championship

    Play-in Matches

    Cook/Branning (PEP) def. Bateman/Ettinger (USC) 21-15, 21-18

    Woolever/Adelhelm (PEP) def. Duddridge/Thornberry (USC) 21-16, 21-11

    Quarterfinals

    Racich/Ross (PEP) def. Cook/Branning (PEP) 21-17, 21-8

    Robinson/Larsen (PEP) def. Irvin/Burnham (USC) 21-23, 23-21, 15-6

    Fuller/Hagglund (USC) def. Frederick/Hill (PEP) 15-21, 21-14, 15-10

     

     

    Shaw/Urango (USC) def. Woolever/Adelhelm (PEP) 21-18, 17-21, 15-12

    Semifinals

    Racich/Ross (PEP) def. Robinson/Larsen (PEP) 21-15, 19-21, 15-10

    Fuller/Hagglund (USC) def. Shaw/Urango (USC) 21-17, 21-19

    Final

    Racich/Ross (PEP) def. Fuller/Hagglund (USC) 21-15, 21-18