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Oct. 15, 2016
MALIBU, Calif. -- The USC beach volleyball team opened up fall competition with a trio of dual victories at the Pepperdine Fall Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Women of Troy won 21 of 22 matches and defeated UCLA and Arizona is 5-0 sweeps. The Trojans also knocked off the host Waves, 4-1.
The three duals were staged as exhibition matches and will not count towards the teams' regular-season records. In addition, Trojan pairs played in seven exhibition matches that were not used in scoring the duals. Full results are below.
Last season, the top-ranked Women of Troy finished with a 34-2 overall record and secured the inaugural Pac-12 championship and the sport's first-ever NCAA crown. The Trojans completed a 30-match winning streak and defeated Florida State, 3-0, in the first NCAA title match to cement themselves as the first-ever back-to-back collegiate beach volleyball national champions. Head coach Anna Collier became the first collegiate head coach to reach the 100-win mark and is 108-17 in five seasons at Troy for an .864 winning percentage. Seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes went undefeated with a 48-0 record and dropped just one set all season. They were each named AVCA All-Americans and won the first-ever Pac-12 Pairs championship.
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2016 PEPPERDINE FALL TOURNAMENT
Zuma Beach | Malibu, Calif.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
USC 5, UCLA 0
1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA); 21-15, 21-15
2. Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Lily Justine/Elise Zappia (UCLA); 21-15, 21-17
3. Joy Dennis/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans (UCLA); 13-21, 21-17, 15-8
4. Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Izzy Carey/Remy Wilson (UCLA); 21-19, 21-11
5. Terese Cannon/Katrina Kernochan (USC) def. Ivey Schmitt/Hogan (UCLA); 21-5, 21-15
Order of finish: 5, 1, 2*, 4, 3
USC 5, Arizona 0
1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (ARIZ); 21-12, 21-17
2. Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Olivia McDonald/Mia Mason (ARIZ); 21-15, 21-9
3. Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC) def. Halli Amaro/Sam Manley (ARIZ); 21-15, 21-15
4. Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Natalie Anselmo/Hailey Devlin (ARIZ); 21-12, 21-14
5. Jenna Beton/Lainy Thomas (USC) def. Brooke Burling/Olivia Hallaran (ARIZ); 21-14, 21-11
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3*, 4, 5
USC 4, Pepperdine 1
1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Delaney Knudsen/Madalyn Roh (PEP); 21-15, 21-19
2. Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Brittany Howard/Anika Wilson (PEP); 21-14, 21-16
3. Skylar Caputo/Corinne Quiggle (PEP) def. Abril Bustamante/Terese Cannon (USC); 21-14, 21-18
4. Joy Dennis/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Deahna Kraft/Sarah Seiber (PEP); 21-17, 26-24
5. Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) def. Kaity Bailey/Gigi Hernandez (PEP); 20-22, 21-14, 15-8
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3, 5*, 4
Lorna Brandt/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Jordan Ferrari/Veronica Sams (PEP); 21-10, 21-13
Jo Kremer/Lainey Thomas (USC) def. Tiffany Morales/Katty Workman (PEP); 17-21, 21-18, 15-10
Cammie Dorn/Becca Dunn (USC) def. Evanne Jimenez/Leanna Schroeder (PEP); 21-16, 26-24
Becca Dunn/Jo Kremer (USC) def. Evanne Jimenez/Katty Workman (PEP); 21-9, 21-12
Lorna Brandt/Katrina Kernochan (USC) def. Tiffany Morales/Leanna Schroeder (PEP); 17-21, 21-11, 15-11
Becca Dunn/Lainy Thomas (USC) def. Jordan Ferrari/Veronica Sams (PEP); 21-10, 21-9
Cammie Dorn/Katrina Kernochan (USC) def. Leanna Schroeder/Katty Workman (PEP); 21-16, 21-15