Archive for April, 2012

SC gets the at-large in NCAA men’s tourney

April 29th, 2012
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UC Irvine the top seed, will face Penn State of the EIVA

USC the second seed, will take on Lewis of the MIVA

National semifinals Thursday not on TV, on NCAA.com, starting at 3 p.m. HST

championship match Satruday live on ESPNU. 4 pm. HST

Sand pairs lose in first round

April 29th, 2012
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off of twit pic, little blurry but think these are the correct scores. regardless, the Wahine teams didn’t make it to the quarters.

Stoltzman-Hartong lost to Long Beach State 22-20, 21-15

Croson-Lee lost to USC 16-21, 21-19, 15-11

Croson earns sand All-America honors

April 28th, 2012
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Pepperdine def. Long Beach State for team title

this From UH:

University of Hawaii  freshman Jane Croson earning a spot on the team inaugural AVCA sand volleyball All-America team . Croson was one of just 10 players and among three freshman selected to inaugural team.

The All-America team was selected by coaches in attendance at the AVCA National Championship and announced following Saturday’s championship of the team competition, won by Pepperdine.  The Waves placed four players on the squad, while Florida State had three players selected. National runner-up Long Beach State placed two players.

Croson has tallied more than 20 wins this season with the majority of her matches at the No. 1 flight with partner Ashley Lee. The pair went 17-5 in the regular-season and earlier this year captured the gold division of the North Florida Tournament, emerging from a total of 35 pairs.

Croson and Lee, along with the duo Emily Hartong and Elizabeth Stoltzman will continue play in the pairs competition of the AVCA National Championship on Sunday. Croson-Lee garnered the  No. 7 seed and will face No. 10 seed Sara Shaw and Geena Urango of USC in the round of 16 of Sunday’s single-elimination tournament. Stotlzman-Hartong earned the No. 8 seed for will take on No. 9 Haleigh Hampton and Chelsea Cabrajac of Long Beach State.

Sunday’s action starts at  3 a.m. HST with quarterfinals scheduled for 4 a.m.  Both semifinals and the championship match will be held on center court, beginning at 5 a.m.

2012 Sand Volleyball All-Americans
Jane Croson, Hawai`i
Lilla Frederick, Pepperdine
Kim Hill, Pepperdine
Caitlin Ledoux, Long Beach State
Aurora Newgard, Florida State
Caitlin Racich, Pepperdine
Tara Roenicke, Long Beach State
Summer Ross, Pepperdine
Jekaterina Stepanova, Florida State
Brittany Tiegs, Florida State


Anteaters win MPSF championship

April 28th, 2012
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UCI def. Stanford in 5, 20-25, 25-27, 25-21, 25-21, 15-12.

I’m guessing that USC gets the at-large

Both Lawson and Shoji make the all-MPSF tourney team.

for Stanford, Lawson match high 23 kills 23-6-54, 1 ace, 2 SE, no blocks, 11 digs, 32-0 on serve receive.

Shoji 2 assists, 12 digs, aced once in 21 serve-receive.

Sand volleyball pool play FINAL

April 27th, 2012
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Thanks to Tiffers for the help, and Pepperdine tweets

Wahine finish 2nd in both of their pools. Not sure how that will translate to their seedings for Sunday’s single elimination. they are both Top 8, somewhere between 5-8.

Pool 1

1. FSU Newgard-Tiegs, 3-0-6-2. 2. UH Croson Lee 1-2, 4-4, LBS 1-2, 3-5, CC, 1-2, 2-4

Jane Croson-Ashley Lee finished second in sets won on the tiebreaker. both losses in 3

L to overerall top-seeded Aurora Newgard-Brittany Tiegs (Florida State), 21-18, 28-30, 16-14

L to  Haleigh Hampton-Libby Fontanilla (Long Beach State) score NA. L 1-2

def. Emily Shelton-Kelly Kolich (College of Charleston), 21-12, 21-17

Pool 4

Elizabeth Stolzman-Emily Hartong (1-2, 4-4) both losses in 3

1. FSU 3-0, 6-1. 2. UH 1-2, 4-4. 3. USC 1-2, 2-4. UNF 1-2, 2-5.

finish second on the tiebreaker on sets won.

lost to Jace Pardon-Jekaterina Stepanova (Florida State), 19-21, 21-15, 15-13, FSU rallying from 13-11 to score last four points

def. Sara Shaw-Geena Urango (USC), 21-16, 21-15

lost to Dagnija Medina-Emily Strack (North Florida), 17-21, 21-18, 15-11