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Norton and Reeves Go 2-0 on Day One of AVCA Nationals
By: UCLA Athletics

May 3, 2013

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GULF SHORES, Ala. - Juniors Meg Norton and Kelly Reeves went 2-0 in pool play on day one of the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, defeating pairs squads from Pacific and UAB. Sophomore Zoë Nightingale and freshman Becca Strehlow dropped both of their matches on Friday.

Norton and Reeves opened the morning with a 21-11, 21-9 victory over Pacific's Hannah Clancy and Katarina Schulz. After a break, the Bruins' top pair posted another straight-set victory, this time over UAB's Bethanie Thomas and Kiriana Hirini, 21-12, 21-11.

Norton and Reeves are one of two 2-0 squads in their five-team pool, along with FIU's Jessica Mendoza and Maryna Samoday, as those two teams square off on Saturday at 8 a.m. PT. The UCLA junior pair will also play Georgia State's Lane Carico and Katie Madewell at 11 a.m. PT.

The top two pairs teams in each pool automatically qualify for Sunday's 16-team championship bracket, while the third-place pair has another chance to qualify for the championship round.

Nightingale and Strehlow dropped a pair of straight-set decisions, falling to FIU's Kate Stepanova and Ksenia Sukhareva, 21-15, 21-18, and Loyola Marymount's Felicia Arriola and Litara Keil, 21-13, 21-19.

The #2 UCLA tandem plays twice on Saturday, facing Jacksonville's Sammie Strausbaugh and Taylor Nyquist at 7 a.m. PT and Saint Mary's Dalas Dodd and Jordan Shaw at 8 a.m.

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Saturday, Mar 05 - 10:30 AM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Hawai'i
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 9:15 AM PST
vs. USC
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 11:45 AM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Thursday, Mar 10 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. CSUN
Santa Monica, CA
Thursday, Mar 10 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Florida State
Santa Monica, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 23 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Tulane
Boca Raton, FL
Wednesday, Mar 23 - 11:00 AM PST
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
Friday, Mar 25 - 6:00 AM PST
vs. Florida ...
DeLand, FL
Friday, Mar 25 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
DeLand, FL
Saturday, Mar 26 - 7:30 AM PST
vs. Florida Atlantic
DeLand, FL
Saturday, Mar 26 - 10:30 AM PST
at Stetson
DeLand, FL
Wednesday, Mar 30 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Apr 09 - All Day PST
vs. USAV Hermosa Beach ...
Hermosa Beach, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - 2:30 PM PST
Northridge, CA
Thursday, Apr 28 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Beach ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Pairs Semifinal #1 ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Pairs Finals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Winners Bracket ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Losers Bracket ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Losers Bracket ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Championship Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Gulf Shores, AL