Sand Volleyball
    No. 1 USC Claims Pac-12 Invitational Crown
    USC senior Kirby Burnham
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    2014 Pac-12 Invitational
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20 

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    April 20, 2014

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The top-ranked USC women's sand volleyball team (20-1) won its 19th straight dual match with a trio of 5-0 wins on Saturday, April 19, at the first-ever Pac-12 Invitational. Hosted by the Women of Troy at the Annenberg Community Beach House, USC took out Bakersfield in the quarterfinals before they notched a win over Arizona State in the semifinals. In the year's fourth meeting with Loyola Marymount, the Trojans knocked off the Lions in convincing fashion in the invitational championship match.

    The three 5-0 sweeps runs USC's total of shutout victories to 15 this season. The Trojans' top pair of senior Kirby Burnham and freshman Sara Hughes became the first tandem in program history to reach the 30-win plateau as they extended their winning streak to 22 straight matches. On court two, USC's pair of sophomore Alexa Strange and freshman Kelly Claes put together their 15th consecutive win and improved to 27-4 overall this season.

    The Trojans' Nos. 3 and 4 pairs each reached the 20-win mark. Seniors Sam Hirschmann and Natasa Siljkovic improved to 20-8 with a trio of victories today while juniors Eve Ettinger and Bria Russ crossed the 20-win plateau and are now 22-5 on the year. At court five, freshmen Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler teamed up to get three wins and improved to 18-4 overall this season.

    USC returns to action on Sunday, April 20, for the pairs bracket championship of the Pac-12 Invitational at Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, Calif. The 20-team single-elimination tournament begins at 9 a.m. PT with a championship match set for 2 p.m. The Trojans will face pairs from Arizona, Arizona State, and Bakersfield. For more information, please visit USCTrojans.com.

    MATCH #1 | Bakersfield 4, Arizona State 1
    Pac-12 Invitational | First Round
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: Bakersfield (7-8), Arizona State (3-4)
    1. Debora Araujo/Molly O’Hagan (CSUB) def. Bianca Arellano/Bethany Jorgensen (ASU); 21-16, 22-20
    2. Mariah Alvidrez/Shayna Guitare (CSUB) def. Whitney Follette/Macey Gardner (ASU); 21-17, 22-20
    3. Jordy Checkal/McKenzie Willey (ASU) def. Lisa Bartsch/Julia Bowen (CSUB); 21-18, 21-11
    4. Sydney Haynes/Danika Youngblood (CSUB) def. BreElle Bailey/Genevieve Pirotte (ASU); 21-10, 23-21
    5. Sara Little/Hazel Perrens (CSUB) def. Andi Lowrance/Nora Tuioti-Mariner (ASU); 27-25, 21-17
    Order of finish: 3, 4, 2, 1*, 5

    MATCH #2 | Arizona 3, Cal Poly 2
    Pac-12 Invitational | First Round
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: Arizona (7-8), Cal Poly (2-10)
    1. Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (ARIZ) def. Katie Conroy/Jennifer Keddy (CP); 21-17, 21-17
    2. Megan Groess/Nicole Kessler (CP) def. Madi Kingdon/Ronni Lewis (ARIZ); 21-19, 19-21, 15-12
    3. Rachel Rhoades/Sarah Seiber (ARIZ) def. Hannah Schleis/Kate Walters (CP); 21-16, 21-13
    4. Taylor Arizobal/Allie Cook (ARIZ) def. Shannon Fouts/Taylor Gruenewald (CP); 21-12, 21-10
    5. Anna Gorman/Lexi Reddick (CP) def. Jazmine Campas/Emily Kiser (ARIZ); 21-12, 21-8
    Order of finish: 5, 4, 3, 1*, 2

    MATCH #3 | USC 5, Bakersfield 0
    Pac-12 Invitational | Quarterfinal
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: USC (18-1), Bakersfield (7-9)
    1. Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Debora Araujo/Molly O’Hagan (CSUB); 21-12, 21-13
    2. Kelly Claes/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Mariah Alvidrez/Shayna Guitare (CSUB); 21-12, 21-18
    3. Sam Hirschmann/Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Lisa Bartsch/Julia Bowen (CSUB); 21-10, 21-14
    4. Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC) def. Sydney Haynes/Danika Youngblood (CSUB); 21-17, 21-7
    5. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Sara Little/Hazel Perrens (CSUB); 21-13, 21-14
    Order of finish: 1, 4, 3*, 5, 2

    MATCH #4 | Loyola Marymount 3, Arizona 2
    Pac-12 Invitational | Quarterfinal
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: Loyola Marymount (9-8), Arizona (7-9)
    1. Litara Keil/Betsi Metter (LMU) def. Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (ARIZ); 21-9, 21-17
    2. Madi Kingdon/Ronni Lewis (ARIZ) def. Avery Bush/Kathleen Luft (LMU); 21-19, 21-17
    3. Taylor Akana/Rachelle Suaava (LMU) def. Rachel Rhoades/Sarah Seiber (ARIZ); 21-15, 16-21, 15-12
    4. Allie Cook/Taylor Arizobal (ARIZ) def. Caitlin DeWitt/Hannah Tedrow (LMU); 21-16, 21-17
    5. Ashley Maxfeldt/Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) def. Jazmine Campas/Emily Kiser (ARIZ); 21-8, 21-12
    Order of finish: 5, 1, 2, 4, 3*

    MATCH #5 | Arizona State 3, Arizona 2
    Pac-12 Invitational | Quarterfinal
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: Arizona (7-10), Arizona State (4-4)
    1. Bianca Arellano/Bethany Jorgensen (ASU) def. Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (ARIZ); 27-25, 25-27, 15-11
    2. Whitney Follette/Macey Gardner (ASU) def. Madi Kingdon/Ronni Lewis (ARIZ); 21-18, 23-25, 15-9
    3. Rachel Rhoades/Sarah Seiber (ARIZ) def. Jordy Checkal/McKenzie Willey (ASU); 21-17, 21-15
    4. Taylor Arizobal/Allie Cook (ARIZ) def. BreElle Bailey/Genevieve Pirotte (ASU); 21-15, 21-12
    5. Andi Lowrance/Nora Tuioti-Mariner (ASU) def. Jazmine Campas/Emily Kiser (ARIZ); 21-6, 21-9
    Order of finish: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1*

    MATCH #6 | Bakersfield 4, Cal Poly 1
    Pac-12 Invitational | Quarterfinal
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: Bakersfield (8-9), Cal Poly (2-11)
    1. Debora Araujo/Molly O’Hagan (CSUB) def. Katie Conroy/Jennifer Keddy (CP); 21-19, 21-14
    2. Mariah Alvidrez/Shayna Guitare (CSUB) def. Megan Groess/Nicole Kessler (CP); 21-10, 21-11
    3. Hannah Schleis/Kate Walters (CP) def. Lisa Bartsch/Julia Bowen (CSUB); 18-21, 22-20, 15-8
    4. Sydney Haynes/Danika Youngblood (CSUB) def. Shannon Fouts/Taylor Gruenewald (CP); 21-8, 22-20
    5. Sara Little/Hazel Perrens (CSUB) def. Anna Gorman/Lexi Reddick (CP); 21-10, 21-16
    Order of finish: 2, 4, 5*, 1, 3

    MATCH #7 | USC 5, Arizona State 0
    Pac-12 Invitational | Semifinal
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: USC (19-1), Arizona State (4-5)
    1. Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Bianca Arellano/Bethany Jorgensen (ASU); 21-10, 21-9
    2. Kelly Claes/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Whitney Follette/Macey Gardner (ASU); 21-16, 21-10
    3. Sam Hirschmann/Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Jordy Checkal/McKenzie Willey (ASU); 21-15, 21-16
    4. Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC) def. BreElle Bailey/Genevieve Pirotte (ASU); 21-14, 21-10
    5. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Andi Lowrance/Nora Tuioti-Mariner (ASU); 21-15, 23-21
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 4*, 5, 3

    MATCH #8 | Loyola Marymount 3, Bakersfield 2
    Pac-12 Invitational | Semifinal
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: Loyola Marymount (10-8), Bakersfield (8-10)
    1. Litara Keil/Betsi Metter (LMU) def. Debora Araujo/Molly O’Hagan (CSUB); 21-12, 21-18
    2. Mariah Alvidrez/Shayna Guitare (CSUB) def. Avery Bush/Kathleen Luft (LMU); 21-19, 22-20
    3. Lisa Bartsch/Julia Bowen (CSUB) def. Taylor Akana/Rachelle Suaava (LMU); 21-18, 21-19
    4. Caitlin DeWitt/Hannah Tedrow (LMU) def. Sydney Haynes/Danika Youngblood (CSUB); 22-24, 21-14, 15-11
    5. Ashley Maxfeldt/Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) def. Sara Little/Hazel Perrens (CSUB); 22-20, 21-10
    Order of finish: 1, 5, 2, 3, 4*

    MATCH #9 | USC 5, Loyola Marymount 0
    Pac-12 Invitational | Championship
    Hosted by the University of Southern California
    Annenberg Community Beach House | Santa Monica, Calif.
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Records: USC (20-1), Loyola Marymount (10-9)
    1. Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Litara Keil/Betsi Metter (LMU); 21-17, 21-18
    2. Kelly Claes/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Avery Bush/Kathleen Luft (LMU); 21-18, 21-17
    3. Sam Hirschmann/Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Taylor Akana/Rachelle Suaava (LMU); 19-21, 21-17, 15-11
    4. Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC) def. Taylor Scioscia/Hannah Tedrow (LMU); 21-15, 21-12
    5. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Ashley Maxfeldt/Anne Marie Taylor (LMU); 21-13, 21-14
    Order of finish: 5, 4, 2*, 1, 3