The #4 UCLA Beach Volleyball team is heading into the last day of the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship with hope of playing for the 2016 championship.
The UCLA Beach Volleyball team needs two wins to capture the 2016 National Championship. If they do that, the claim UCLA’s 114th Championship, increasing their lead in the NCAA.
A few things have to happen first.
The Bruins improved their position in the playoffs as they defeated #5 Hawai’i, 3-0 on Saturday. This was a revenge victory for UCLA after a rough start to the Beach Volleyball Championship.
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The Rainbow Wahine had defeated the Bruins in the first round of the playoff, sending the Bruins down to the elimination bracket early on.
Since then, UCLA defeated Stetson and Pepperdine, before meeting up with Hawai’i again. The Bruins had won the first three matches in the five pairings, eliminating Hawai’i right off the bat. Jessyka Ngauamo and Zana Muno had won the first match in two straight sets. With Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia and Kamila Tan/Ivey Schmitt, UCLA locked up the win.
With that second team victory, the Bruins move into the final round of the elimination bracket.
Florida State had lost to USC on Saturday, sending them down to meet UCLA. The winner of this game faces USC in the Championship game and an opportunity to win the National Championship.
UCLA has faced the Seminoles twice this season, and unfortunately lost both. The exact same thing happened with USC as the Bruins are 0-2 against the Trojans this season.
The match will be broadcast on TruTV at 8:30 a.m. PT.