No. 1 USC Cruises Past Cal Poly in 5-0 Sweep

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    April 22, 2017

    LOS ANGELES -- The top-ranked USC beach volleyball team (29-0) claimed a 5-0 sweep of Cal Poly (12-21) at Merle Norman Stadium on Saturday, April 22, to extend its home winning streak to 15 consecutive matches. The win pushed the Trojans' overall winning streak to 59 consecutive dual victories.

    USC scored the first dual point with a win at court four. There, sophomore Abril Bustamante and freshman Joy Dennis took a 21-16, 21-14 win over Anna Gorman and Savannah Niemen for their ninth straight win. The Trojans went up, 2-0, in the dual with a 21-15, 21-17 win by juniors Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer over Dora Beilin and Brayden Gruenewald at court five.

    The clinching point came from court three where the Trojans' pair of junior Terese Cannon and senior Nicolette Martin posted a 21-12, 21-13 win over Anna Gorman and Raeann Greisen. It was the fifth straight victory for the USC duo. At the top court, seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes took down Hannah Hubbard and Emily Sonny, 21-16, 21-9, to add a fourth point. The final point of the sweep came from court two as seniors Sophie Bukovec and Allie Wheeler took down Taylor Nelson and Adlee Van Winden, 21-15, 21-17.

    Up next, the Women of Troy conclude the regular season with a dual against No. 2 crosstown rival UCLA (26-2) at Merle Norman Stadium.

    For more information on the two-time national champion USC beach volleyball team and a complete schedule, please visit and follow @USCBeach on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram, and Snapchat.

    No. 1 USC def. Cal Poly, 5-0
    Merle Norman Stadium | Los Angeles, Calif.
    Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Records: USC (29-0), Cal Poly (12-21)
    1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Hannah Hubbard/Emily Sonny (CP); 21-16, 21-9
    2. Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Taylor Nelson/Adlee Van Winden (CP); 21-15, 21-17
    3. Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Holland Boege/Raeann Greisen (CP); 21-12, 21-13
    4. Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC) def. Anna Gorman/Savannah Niemen (CP); 21-16, 21-14
    5. Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) def. Dora Beilin/Brayden Gruenewald (CP); 21-15, 21-17
    Exh: Becca Dunn/Katrina Kernochan (USC) vs. Taylor Gruenewald/Heather Pembroke (CP); 21-18, 14-14 DNF
    Order of finish: 4, 5, 3*, 1, 2