USC wins the 2021 NCAA beach volleyball championship
The Trojans overtook the Bruins 3-1 to secure USC the national title.
The NCAA volleyball championship match is set.
No. 4 Texas will take on No. 2 Kentucky after sweeping previously-undefeated Wisconsin in three straight sets last night.
Texas ended Wisconsin’s glorious undefeated run, taking down the Badgers 26-24, 25-19, 25-23 for a chance at its fourth national title.
Asjia O’Neal had one of the biggest plays of the night in the second set as she helped put Texas up 18-12.
The final play of the match wasn’t without some drama, requiring a review of a touch on the block by Wisconsin led to Texas’ win.
Meanwhile, Kentucky won the first set but dropped the second against Washington before responding to win two straight sets and earn a spot in the title game. It’s Kentucky’s first-ever trip to the championship final.
The Wildcats defeated the Huskies 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17. Avery Skinner had the standout performance of the semifinals, recording a match-high 19 kills en route to the Wildcat’s victory.
Watch the highlights for Kentucky’s victory below:
The championship game will be broadcast live Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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