A whole lot of beach volleyball was played, October 28th & 29th in Huntington Beach, CA. The Surf City Collegiate Challenge, aka Relentless 2023 was literal wall to wall volleyball. The courts were set up to where some courts were right on top of others. Going both directions, it made for a very crazy opening day for sure, and I wasn’t playing. Here are some photos from the first day, October 28th, 2023. (you can also read more about the Relentless tournament in our Fall Ball update:)
Relentless: Surf City Collegiate Challenge day 1 ::
Featured Matches in this first gallery include:
- USC vs. Arizona State
- Cal Poly vs. Saint Mary’s
- Long Beach State (Kate Stoughton/ Annie Riley) vs. Vanguard (Madison Arnold /Madi Nash )
also, UC Davis (Morgan Coolbaugh /Sam Lazenby ) vs. Long Beach State (Christine Deroos /Haley Carrington), USC vs. Boise State, and Concordia vs. Boise State – with ‘quick work’ from Cassie Chinn of LMU to close this first gallery from day 1 out. Several top players in the nation, and top programs were here in So Cal. Stay tuned for more from this weekend.
Several pairs would go on to compete in Huntsville, Alabama for the AVCA pairs championships. Check back soon for more – as the 2023 season has ended, we’ll be getting posting more often. If you’d like to support our beach volleyball coverage, click here. To inquire about advertising, or if you’re one of the athletes in this gallery and want us to link to your social media contact us here.