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No. 13 FIU Beach Battles Against No. 2 USC, No. 4 UCLA on Saturday

The Basics
- The No. 13 FIU beach volleyball team will be hard pressed to find a more challenging weekend on its 2018 schedule than what it is facing this weekend in the East Meets West Challenge at the famous Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California. The Panthers opened up play of the two-day event, dropping both of its matches against three-time NCAA champion, and current, No. 2-ranked USC (4-1), and closed out the first day dropping a tough 3-2 decision to No. 4 UCLA. FIU drops to 6-3 on the year at the end of the day's matches.