LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The No. 6 nationally ranked Arizona sand volleyball team downed Stanford, 4-1 in the Pac-12 BVB Championships Team Bracket play. The Sand Cats now hold a (16-3) record.
USC plates six runs in the fifth inning to break open a close game and earn a win to even the series at one game apiece.
Danielle O'Toole limited the nation's leading offense to two runs on four hits, engaging in a duel with back-to-back Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Cheridan Hawkins, but the fifth-ranked Ducks came out on top, 2-0 in game 1.
Sophomore Jordan Gumberg and redshirt sophomore Jake Kreuz end day one of the Pac-12 Championships in the top 20.
No. 6 Arizona's top pair and second-seeded Madison and McKenna Witt fell to USC's Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes in the finals of the Pairs Bracket at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships.
Cats win their sixth in a row thanks to timely hitting and clutch late-game pitching to get coach Jay Johnson his 100th career Division I victory.
Madison and McKenna Witt advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships after wins over Oregon and Washington.
Bobby Dalbec and Cody Ramer have been named to National Watch Lists. Dalbec was named to the Stopper of the Year Watch List while Ramer was named to the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Watch List
Arizona is part of a field that includes Butler, Vanderbilt, Santa Clara, Northern Colorado, Bucknell , Norfolk State and Sacred Heart.
The Cats earned coach Jay Johnson his 100th career Division I victory Thursday and will now aim to earn the series win over the Trojans on Friday night.
Senior Bonnie Brandon, pictured with her parents Dave and Teresa along with Greg Byrne, was honored as one of five finalists at the 2016 Wooden Citizenship Cup awards dinner on Wednesday night.
The sixth-ranked Arizona sand volleyball team head to the first-ever Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships this Thursday-Sunday, April 28-May 1 in Los Angeles, California at Merle Norman Stadium.