By Cindy Luis
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HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – The University of Hawaii sand volleyball team completed the second day of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge with five UH tandems competing in three separate divisions. Each of the five squads went 1-1 on the day.
UH's top pair of Natasha Bell and Tai Manu-Olevao competed in the 16-team gold division, advancing to the quarterfinals with a three-set victory over Katy Fuller and Cinnamon Sary of USC, before falling to UCLA's Kelly Reeves and Meg Norton. No. 2Ginger Long and Katie Spieler were swept by top-seeded Lila Frederick and Kim Hill of Pepperdine, but bounced back with a consolation win over Becca Strehlow and Zoe Nitingale of UCLA.
In the silver division, No. 3 Emily Mount and Ashley Kastl rolled over Danica Youngblood and Sarah Little of Cal State Bakersfield in the round of 16 before a tough three-set loss to UCLA's Karsta Lowe and Bojana Todorovich. No. 4 Ali Longo and Olivia Urban lost to Lowe and Todorovich in the opening round and defeated Youngblood and Little in a consolation match.
UH's No. 5 tandem of Ku`ulei Zalopany and Nikki Miyashita competed in the eight-team bronze division. The pair picked up a quarterfinal win over Phelix Fincher and Maddy Klineman of UCLA, before succumbing to Pepperdine's Emily Cook and Katie Messing.