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USC wins Pac-12 Title on U of A Soil; Cats Get Eliminated By Washington

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?After a morning of Pac-12 action, No. 3 seed of Arizona concludes team play as they drop to UW, (1-4). The Wildcats garnered a (17-10) overall team record this season. UA's No.1 and 2 duo then went on to compete in the pair play later in the day.


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Halli Amaro and Natalie Anselmo of the No. 5 duo picked up the first win of the day for Arizona, dominating against Anna Crabtree and Lindsay Chalmers in consecutive sets, (21-10, 21-14). UW's pair of Crissy Jones and Tia Scambray of the No. 1 tandem would then go on to gain a victory for the Huskies as they defeated Madison and McKenna Witt, (19-21, 15-21). 
In a close hard fought two set battle, Arizona's No. 3 Hailey Devlin and Sam Manley dropped to Cassie Strickland and Carly Dehoog, (19-21, 18-21). Olivia Hallaran and Olivia Macdonald came close in the second set with a rally, but fell to UW's No. 2 duo of Courtney Shwan and Destiny Julye, (17-21, 23-25). To conclude the match, Mia Mason and Brooke Burling fellin a close competition to Melanie Wade and Shayne McPherson, (16-21, 19-21).
With USC being deemed, Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Champion, pair competition began later in the day.
To open up pair play, No. 5 seeded, Madison and McKenna Witt took on UW's No. 12 seed of Cassie Strickland and Courtney Schwan in round one and pulled away with a victory in straight sets, (21-12, 21-14).
Olivia Hallaran and Olivia Macdonald, the No. 10 seeded pair hit the sand against Kathryn Plummer and Jenna Gray who hold the No. 7 seed position for Stanford and dropped to the Cardinal, leading to their elimination in the Pairs Championship, (16-21, 14-21).
For the final day of the Pac-12 Championships, Madison and McKenna Witt will go on to the second round of pair competition. Witts will take on UW's No. 4 seed of Tia Scambray and Crissy Jones at 9 a.m. MST.
Team Results
UW 4, Arizona 1
Doubles competition
1. Crissy Jones/Tia Scambray (WASH) def. McKenna Witt/Madison Witt (ARIZ) 21-19, 21-15
2. Courtney Shwan/Destiny Julye (WASH) def. Olivia Macdonald/Olivia Hallaran (ARIZ) 21-17, 25-23
3. Cassie Strickland/Carly Dehoog (WASH) def. Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley (ARIZ) 21-19, 21-18
4. Melanie Wade/Shayne McPherson (WASH) def. Brooke Burling/Mia Mason (ARIZ) 21-16, 21-19
5. Natalie Anselmo/Halli Amaro (ARIZ) def. Anna Crabtree/Lindsay Chalmers (WASH) 21-10, 21-14
Order of finish: Doubles (5,1,3,2,4);
Pair Results
#7 Seed: Kathryn Plummer/Jenna Gray (STANFORD) def. #10 Seed: Olivia Macdonald/Olivia Hallaran (ARIZ) 16-21, 14-21
#5 Seed: Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (ARIZ) def. #12 Seed: Cassie Strickland/Courtney Schwan (UW) 21-12, 21-14
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