Sand 'Bows Set To Host Tournament
Big West Beach Volleyball Weekly Release - Week 4
AROUND THE BIG WEST
SACRAMENTO STATE’S BUSY WEEK AHEAD
This weekend Sacramento State welcomes a trio of schools to Livermore Park in Folsom, Calif. The Hornets kick things off with a pair of matches against San Francisco and San Jose State on Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. The following day Sacramento State, who opened the home portion of its schedule last week, battles No. 19 Saint Mary’s and San Jose State. This will mark the third time the Hornets and Spartans face off in the month of March.
BIG WEST IN THE NATIONAL POLL
For the fourth-straight week, three programs represent the Big West Conference in the national poll. Hawai‘i paces the Big West with a ranking of No. 6 while Cal Poly comes in at No. 7 and Long Beach State slipped to the ninth spot. All three programs will be in action this weekend.
HAWAI’I HOSTS TOURNAMENT
The sixth-ranked Sand ‘Bows are slated to host the Heineken Hawai’i Invitational at Queen’s Beach March 16-17. Round robin play takes place on Saturday and Sunday will showcase the semifinals and championship matches. Joining Hawai’i at the two-day event are Boise State, No. 11 California and Nebraska.
CAL POLY WINS PAIRS TOURNAMENT
Last week Cal Poly hosted a pairs tournament with CSUN and CSU Bakersfield in Pismo Beach, Calif., and Mustangs Tiadora Miric and Crissy Jones took the top prize. The duo won three matches on their way to the gold championship. They began by beating a pair from CSUN before taking down two Cal Poly pairs on their way to victory.
BIG WEST EXPANDS TO SEVEN
With UC Davis’ addition of beach volleyball, the Big West Conference expands to seven teams for the 2019 season.
2019 CONFERENCE POSTSEASON
A seven-team, double-elimination conference tournament will take place at Zuma Beach in Malibu, Calif. on April 26 through April 27. All seven teams advance to the double-elimination tournament on Friday and Saturday with the No. 1 seed receiving a first round bye. Seeding of the event will be determined by the conference office based on criteria that includes head-to-head results, common opponents, AVCA national poll and overall records.