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Season comes to an end for No. 7 Cal


Bears defeated by No. 2 UCLA in NCAA Quarterfinals

GOLF PILLOW, Ala. – The No. 7 California beach volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by No. 2 UCLA in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship on Saturday morning.

The 2024 season came to an end for the Golden Bears (22-14), who finished in the top eight for the second straight year. The program now has a 2-3 record in NCAA Championship games.

The Bruins (34-6) won the top three courts and won eight of 10 completed sets to advance to the semifinals, where they will face No. 11 LSU.

Sophomore Portia Sherman And Jenna Colligan won the first set on court four in a match that was not completed. Sherman led the pair with 15 kills and Colligan added 14 kills with a pair of blocks.

Sherman finishes the year with 27 wins, which ranks fifth in a single season in program history. She finished a perfect 7-0 on court four and went 20-6 on court five.

After dropping the first set on court five, graduate student Lara Boos and junior Ella Dreibholz bounced back to win the second and final set of the season for the Bears. Dreibholz posted a double-double with 16 kills and 14 digs.

Freshman Emma Donley tied two Bruins for the most kills in the dual with 17 and tallied two aces.
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#2UCLA 3, #Cal 0

1 Maggie Boyd/Lexy Denaburg (UCLA) def. Sierra Caffo/Alexandria Young Gomez 21-19 21-18
2 Peri Brennan/Devon Newberry (UCLA) def. Emma Donley/Kendal Peters 21-17 21-15
3 Jessie Smith/Kenzie Brower (UCLA) def. Gia Visser/Marilu Pally 21-13 21-17
4 Jaden Whitmarsh/Tessa Van Winkle (UCLA) vs. Portia Sherman/Jenna Colligan 16-21 21-18 5-3 (uf.)
5 Natalie Myszkowski/Ensley Alden (UCLA) vs. Ella Dreibholz/Lara Boos (CAL) 21-17 10-21 3-2 (uf.)
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1