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Pac-12 hosts first conference beach volleyball championship

By Aubrey Yeo

May 1, 2016 10:59 p.m.

Senior Julie Consani goes for a hit against Arizona in the second round of the winner's bracket.

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Freshman Megan McNamara serves the ball in front of the spectators at the Merle Norman Stadium.

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Consani (right) and her partner junior Laurel Weaver (left) hug after a 2-0 sweep over their Arizona opponents.

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Consani's mother congratulates her daughter after Consani and Weaver picked up the win over their Wildcat opponents.

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Freshman Nicole McNamara sidesteps her opponent's serve as a it goes out of bounds.

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Sophomore Ivey Schmitt receives a serve from her Arizona opponent.

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Nicole McNamara (pictured) and her sister Megan registered a 2-0 win over their opponents McKenna and Madison Witt. Prior to Saturday's matchup, the McNamara twins were 0-2 against the Witt twins.

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USC's Abril Bustamante (pictured) passes to her partner Jenna Belton. Bustamante and Belton lost the matchup 2-1 to UCLA freshman Zana Muno and junior Jessyka Ngauamo.

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Weaver lunges forward for a dig. Consani and Weaver fell to their USC counterparts Zoë Nightingale and Jo Kremer.

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'SC's Sophie Bukovec contests with the referee after he ruled her serve out of bounds.

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Bukovec's partner Alexa Strange walks up to the net to get a closer look at the ball mark.

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Senior Kamila Tan talks to the referee about his decision to overturn his original ruling.

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Nicole McNamara reaches out in an attempt to return a ball hit by her opponent.

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Strange (pictured) makes a pass to Bukovec.

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Sophomore Elise Zappia (pictured) and her partner Freshman Izzy Carey beat the USC No. 3 pair in straight sets.

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Martin (left) and Bustamante (right) cheer on their teammates.

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Tan celebrates after winning a big point in the UCLA-USC No. 2 doubles matchup.

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Coach Stein Metzger (right) addresses Tan and Schmitt during a time out.

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Martin and her teammates yell to celebrate their teammate's point.

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The Trojans huddle around a jumping Bustamante as they sing their fight song to celebrate the 3-2 win over the Bruins in the winner's bracket semi-final.

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Sophomore Reily Buechler helps Tan apply sunblock ahead of UCLA's rematch with Arizona in the contender's bracket semi finals.

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Nicole McNamara (left) junior Jordan Anderson (middle) and Megan McNamara (right) cheer on their teammates from the sideline.

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The referee gets ready for the coin toss as the captains of UCLA and Arizona's No. 2 doubles teams look on.

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McKenna Witt goes for a poke shot over the net.

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Carey (pictured) sets the ball for her Zappia as they face the No. 3 Arizona duo for the second time in the tournament.

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Olivia Macdonald rushes to the court to hug McKenna Witt after she and her sister clinched the winning point against the Bruins. Arizona would move on to the finals of the Pac-12 championship against USC.

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Belton celebrates a won point. Belton and Bustamante won the No. 4 doubles matchup with Arizona in straight sets.

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USC's Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes and the Witt sisters jokingly point at one another when the referee asks who broke the net.

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Hughes (right) jousts with Madison Witt (left).

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McKenna Witt passes the ball to her sister.

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McKenna Witt checks on her sister after she goes down after an attempted dig. Arizona would eventually call an injury time out.

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USC beach volleyball rushes to congratulate Hughes and Claes after the duo secured the championship-winning point.

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Hughes (left) and Nightingale (middle) hold up the Pac-12 trophy after the Trojans won the first-ever Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship.

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Martin holds up a Pac-12 champion hat in celebration of the USC win.

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The Trojans, clad in championship apparel, pose with the Pac-12 trophy.

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