Harvard, UCLA pair eliminated in second round of Beach World Championships

The championship hopes will end short of the medal podium for the U.S. pair of Harvard outside attacker Branden Clemens and UCLA outside attacker Jackson Bantle.

Clemens and Bantle lost to the Norway’s Christian Sandlie Sorum and Hendrik Nikolai Mol H 21-13, 21-15 in the second round of the FIVB Beach U-21 World Championships on Saturday in Larnaka, Cyprus, to be eliminated from the international tournament.
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U.S. releases pairs for upcoming Beach Volleyball World Championships

Four current college men’s volleyball players will represented the United States at the biggest international junior beach volleyball tournament of the year.

USA Volleyball announced Tuesday that the two beach volleyball pairs of UCLA outside attacker Jackson Bantle and Harvard outside attacker attacker Branden Clemens along with UCLA setter Hagen Smith and USC outside attacker Christopher Orenic will compete at the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships.
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FIVB World League championship match to follow: United States vs. Brazil

When John Speraw was first introduced as the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach one year ago he said in his opening news conference the team would get younger and he would use the FIVB World League to experiment with his roster.

The youth movement and all the roster experiments have now paid off to the United States being one win away from a FIVB World League gold medal.

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UCLA, Cal Baptist recruits lead club team to USA Volleyball national title

An UCLA incoming freshman recruit not only ended his club career with a national championship but with the top individual award at a national tournament.

Outside attacker and setter J.T. Hatch was named the tournament’s most valuable player as his club team Spiral defeat Ultimate 21-25, 25-22, 17-15 on Tuesday in Houston to win the USA Volleyball Boys’ U-18 Open national title.
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Video: UCSB beat UCLA in epic fifth-game to advance to MPSF semifinals

The first postseason home match for UC Santa Barbara in seven years lived up to the hype.

The No. 4 seed UC Santa Barbara playing in front of a sold-out 2,000 person crowd rallied to beat the No. 5 seed UCLA 23-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 15-12 on Saturday in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals.

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