GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Southern California beat Florida State 3-1 to win it’s second consecutive NCAA women’s beach volleyball championship. USC (37-1) made its fifth appearance in the NCAA championship and extended its winning streak to 36 —the second longest streak in program history. The Women of Troy won their fifth national title and back-to-back NCAA crowns for the second time (2016-17). USC’s Hailey Harward and Tina Graudina beat Brook Bauer and Maddie Anderson 21-17 and 21-15 to take a 2-1 lead and, shortly thereafter, Julia Scoles and Delaynie Maple closed out Florida State’s Anna Long and Kate Privett 25-23, 21-12 to give Southern California the 3-1 win. Florida State (33-11) has lost four straight against USC and is 5-17 all-time against the Women of Troy.