Lions Upset #6 UCLA
The LMU sand volleyball team upset #6 UCLA on Thursday at USC.
April 3, 2014
The LMU sand volleyball team (5-7) upset #6 UCLA, 4-1, at Merle Norman Stadium on the campus of USC on Thursday afternoon. With the match airing live on the Pac-12 Network, LMU's pairs on the first four courts each recorded victories over the Bruins.
Litara Keil and Betsi Metter won a close match against UCLA on the top court, winning 21-17, 24-22. Avery Bush and Kathleen Luft teamed to take down Zoe Nightingale and Madie Smith in convincing fashion, 21-14, 21-12, on court two, while Taylor Akana and Rachelle Suaava beat UCLA's Formico-Lowe by scores of 21-16, 23-21.
In another lopsided affair, LMU's duo of Caitlin DeWitt and Hannah Tedrow took down Skylar Dykstra and Jennie Frager, 21-10, 21-12. LMU's only loss in the match came on the fifth court as Karly Drolson and Rachel Inouye defeated LMU's Ashley Maxfeldt and Taylor Scioscia, 21-10, 21-13.
In other action on Thursday, LMU dropped a match to #2 USC, 5-0.
LMU vs. #2 USC - USC 5, LMU 0
Court 1: Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Litara Keil/Betsi Metter (LMU); 21-18, 21-13
Court 2: Kelly Claes/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Avery Bush/Kathleen Luft (LMU); 21-14, 21-16
Court 3: Sam Hirschmann/Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Taylor Akana/Rachelle Suaava (LMU); 21-18, 21-19
Court 4: Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC) def. Caitlin DeWitt/Hannah Tedrow (LMU); 21-13, 21-11
Court 5: Paige Hines/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Ashley Maxfeldt/Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) 21-12, 21-19
LMU vs. #6 UCLA - LMU 4, UCLA 1
Court 1: Litara Keil/Betsi Metter (LMU) def. Jessyka Ngauamo/Kamila Tan (UCLA); 21-17, 24-22
Court 2: Avery Bush/Kathleen Luft (LMU) def. Zoe Nightingale/Madie Smith (UCLA); 21-14, 21-12
Court 3: Taylor Akana/Rachelle Suaava (LMU) def. Taylor Formico/Karsta Lowe (UCLA); 21-16, 23-21
Court 4: Caitlin DeWitt/Hannah Tedrow (LMU) def. Skylar Dykstra/Jennie Frager (UCLA); 21-10, 21-12
Court 5: Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA) def. Ashley Maxfeldt/Taylor Scioscia (LMU); 21-10, 21-13
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