USC beach volleyball tops FSU, wins second straight NCAA title

Delaynie Maple (23) of the USC Trojans celebrates after defeating the Florida State Seminoles during the Division I Womens Beach Volleyball Championship. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The University of Southern California defeated Florida State to win the NCAA beach volleyball national championship Sunday.

With the win, the Trojans secured back-to-back titles and their fourth ever national championship in beach volleyball.

The top-ranked Trojans split the first two matches with the Seminoles before dominating the final three to take home the win.

After a sweep by Hailey Harward and Tina Graudina to give the Trojans a 2-1 lead, USC’s Julia Scoles and Delaynie Maple swept FSU duo Anna Long and Kate Privett 25-23, 21-12 to secure the national title.

USC is now 18-5 all-time against Florida State, having won five straight. They also now hold a 23-4 all-time duals record at the NCAA championship.