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Beach Collegiate Challenge Wrap Up

March 16, 2014, 11:35 p.m. (ET)

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The 2014 Chula Vista Beach Collegiate Challenge crowned Pepperdine’s Kelley Larsen and Kellie Woolever the tournament champions.

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After two rounds of play, Pepperdine advanced four teams, while Hawaii had three move on and Grand Canyon sported one team. The No. 1 and 2 teams for Pepperdine and Hawaii both advanced to the semifinals but it would be the No. 2 squads from each school squaring off in the championship.

Pepperdine captured the first set 21-18 and in the second both teams battled high winds and a small scoring margin of two points before Hawaii pulled ahead, 21-16.

The score remained close in the third, with the wind playing a factor in either teams gaining a lead before UH went up 8-6. Coming up with momentum for their second come-from-behind win of the day, Pepperdine closed out the championship run by taking the set 15-10.

1st Pepperdine, Kelley Larsen and Kellie Woolever
2nd Hawaii, Katie Spieler and Nikki Taylor
3rd-tie Pepperdine, Rebecca Strehlow and Lara Dykstra; Hawaii Karissa Cook and Karlee Riggs

The Beach Collegiate Challenge will host another tournament and dual April 12-13 in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Teams include: UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Arizona, LMU, Santa Clara, CSU Bakersfield and Hawaii.

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