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Cal Poly Beach Volleyball No. 7 in Latest AVCA Poll

Cal Poly Beach Volleyball No. 7 in Latest AVCA Poll

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — After finishing the first week of the 2019 season with a 3-3 record while playing five of its six matches against teams inside the top 20, the Cal Poly beach volleyball team is ranked No. 7 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll.

The ranking is one spot lower than where the Mustangs ranked in the AVCA Preseason Poll. UCLA still holds the No. 1 spot while USC, Pepperdine, LSU, Florida State and Hawai'i round out 2-6.

Cal Poly picked up wins over No. 9 South Carolina, No. 18 Tulane, and the University of Tampa; all at the Hilton-Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational hosted by Florida State. The Mustangs also faced No. 1 UCLA, No. 7 LSU, and the No. 3 Seminoles during the week.

Cal Poly is currently riding a three-match winning streak. The pairing of junior Heather Pembroke and sophomore Sjea Anderson hold the best record on the team at 3-1, all at the No. 5 position.

The Mustangs are off this week. They next host a pairs tournament March 9 at Pismo Beach with CSUN and CSU Bakersfield.