Washington State dropped the series rubber game with No. 16 UCLA, 16-7, at Bailey-Brayton Field Sunday afternoon.
Sammy Slater dropped in a service ace to clinch the deciding match for USC and seal its 3-1 win over UCLA in the beach volleyball duals national championship on Sunday. USC (30-4) won its third NCAA beach volleyball title in its fourth championship appearance. The Trojans lost back-to-back duals against UCLA (32-5) in the Pac-12 Tournament — the first of which snapped USC's 12-match win streak — on May 1.
With the match’s conclusion after just over 40 minutes, No. seed UCLA (28-3, 10-0 Pac-12) breezed past No. seed TCU (26-9, 17-4 CCSA) 3-0 on Friday morning to advance to the second round of the NCAA championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.