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No. 1 USC Beach Volleyball Sweeps No. 9 Hawai’i 5-0 on Queen’s Beach

Feb 23, 2024

HONOLULU – The No. 1-ranked USC beach volleyball team (3-1) collected a 5-0 victory over No. 9 Hawai'i (0-4) and didn't drop a set against the Rainbow Wahine on Queen's Beach at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic on Friday, Feb. 23.
The Women of Troy improved to 16-3 in all-time meetings against Hawai'i and went to 26-3 all-time on the Hawaiian Islands. The Trojans also improved to 137-15 when they are ranked No. 1 in the AVCA poll.
USC put the sweep into the books on a straight-set win from graduates Maddi Kriz and Grace Seits at the No. 3 position where they defeated Sydney Amiatu and Riley Wagoner, 21-14, 21-12.
The Trojans' first dual point came from the No. 2 spot where twin graduates Audrey Nourse and Nicole Nourse took down Kaylee Glagau and Caprice Lorenzo, 21-10, 21-16, for their 94th-career victory as a duo. The Trojans went up, 2-0, with a 21-18, 21-18 win by sophomores Gabby Walker and Madison White over Anna Maidment and Sydney Miller at court four.
Senior Olivia Bakos and graduate Ainsley Radell claimed a 21-14, 21-15 win over Sarah Burton and Pani Napoleon to go to 2-0 on the day and posted the fourth point for the Trojans. The No. 1 pairs finished last with senior All-Americans Megan Kraft and Delaynie Maple taking a 21-19, 21-14 win over Alana Embry and Jaime Santer for their 32nd win as a pair; tied for 14th all-time in program history.
The Women of Troy will advance directly to one of two semifinal matches set for either 10:15 a.m. HT or 11:30 a.m. HT (12:15 p.m. PT or 1:30 p.m.). USC's opponent is still to be determined based on final records for each of the participating teams.
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No. 1 USC def. No. 9 Hawai'i, 5-0
Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic
Queen's Beach · Honolulu, Hawai'i
Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
RECORDS: USC (3-1), Hawai'i (0-4)
1. Megan KRAFT/Delaynie MAPLE (USC) def. Alana EMBRY/Jaime SANTER (UH); 21-19, 21-14
2. Audrey NOURSE/Nicole NOURSE (USC) def. Kaylee GLAGAU/Caprice LORENZO (UH); 21-10, 21-16
3. Maddi KRIZ/Grace SEITS (USC) def. Sydney AMIATU/RILEY WAGONER (UH); 21-14, 21-12
4. Gabby WALKER/Madison WHITE (USC) def. Anna MAIDMENT/Sydney MILLER (UH); 21-18, 21-18
5. Olivia BAKOS/Ainsley RADELL (USC) def. Sarah BURTON/Pani NAPOLEON (UH); 21-14, 21-15
Order of finish: 2, 4, 3*, 5, 1