Youngs and Branagh Upset World's Top Team for Third AVP Tour Win This Year

Aug. 19, 2007

BOSTON, Mass. - Former Bruin Elaine Youngs, with partner Nicole Branagh, pulled off the biggest upset on the AVP Tour this season, coming back from a game down to win in three (15-21, 21-19, 16-14) against the world's top team in Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh at the Bob's Stores Boston Open on Sunday.

On the team's second championship point at 15-14, Youngs served an ace, her fourth of the match, down the right side and fell to the sand in celebration as EY and Branagh clinched their third Tour title of the season and Youngs' 38th career title. Along with the victory, Youngs and Branagh gave May-Treanor and Walsh their first loss in 22 title matches, the team's first championship setback since July 2006, along with snapping the duo's 10-tournament win streak in AVP events.

Youngs and Branagh's other wins this season came at the year-opening Miami Open, at which they defeated May-Treanor and Walsh in the semifinals, and the Seaside Heights Open in New Jersey.

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Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)