Cal Poly Beach Volleyball faced No. 1 seed UCLA in an elimination match at the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 8 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Bruins defeated the Mustangs (0-3) to end Cal Poly’s season.
The No. 3 pair of redshirt juniors Tia Miric and Mariah Whalen fell in set one, 19-21, and were trailing 15-17 in set two when play stopped. They finish the season 16-8 and had an eight-match win streak.
Although the loss ends the Mustangs’ season, this was a historic season for Cal Poly Beach Volleyball. They won their first ever NCAA tournament duel on May 7 against Stanford.
Cal Poly ends its season with a 24-11 overall record, winning 20+ games for the third time in program history. The Mustangs also never fell outside the AVCA top-10 during the season.
This season was a huge milestone for the Cal Poly Beach Volleyball program and they will be back next season with a national championship on their minds.