No. 1 USC Gets 4-1 Win Over No. 7 Arizona in Hawai'i

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    March 18, 2017

    HONOLULU -- The No. 1-ranked USC beach volleyball team (9-0) pushed its streak of victories to 39 straight and remained undefeated with a 4-1 win over No. 7 Arizona (5-4) on Queen's Beach sand in the 2017 Outrigger Hawai'i Invitational on Saturday, March 18.

    The Trojans got going with a win at court three where junior Terese Cannon and senior Nicolette Martin put together a 21-13, 21-15 win over Kendra Dahlke and Mia Mason. At the top court, seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes finished moments later with a 21-14, 21-17 win over Madison and McKenna Witt. The win was the 101st for the senior duo and their 82nd in a row.

    USC's other senior pairing of Sophie Bukovec and Allie Wheeler put the dual win in the books on a 21-16, 21-11 result over Olivia Hallaran and Olivia Macdonald at court two. The Wildcats scored their only point at court four on a 21-17, 21-18 win by Hailey Devlin and Sam Manley. The Arizona duo defeated sophomore Abril Bustamante and freshman Joy Dennis.

    With the dual decided, USC put up the final point on a win by juniors Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer at court five. The two Trojans defeated Halli Amaro and Brooke Burling, 21-15, 21-15.

    Next up, USC will meet No. 4 Florida State for the second time in three days at 11:45 a.m. HT (2:45 p.m. PT) and then concludes the tournament with a match against No. 5-ranked host Hawai'i at 4:45 p.m. HT (7:45 p.m. PT). Live scores for all matches can be found at on the beach volleyball schedule page.

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    No. 1 USC def. No. 7 Arizona, 4-1
    2017 Outrigger Hawai'i Invitational
    Queen's Beach | Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Saturday, March 18, 2017
    Records: USC (9-0), Arizona (5-4)
    1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (ARIZ); 21-14, 21-17
    2. Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Olivia Hallaran/Olivia Macdonald (ARIZ); 21-16, 21-11
    3. Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Kendra Dahlke/Mia Mason (ARIZ); 21-13, 21-15
    4. Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley (ARIZ) def. Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC); 21-17, 21-18
    5. Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) def. Halli Amaro/Brooke Burling (ARIZ); 21-15, 21-15
    Order of finish: 3, 1, 2*, 4, 5