Lions Split Pair of Matches
LMU fell to #1 USC before defeating San Francisco.
The LMU sand volleyball team (3-9) split a pair of matches at USC's Merle Norman Stadium on Thursday, falling 4-1 to #1 USC before defeating San Francisco, 4-1.
The Lions rebounded nicely against the Dons, winning four of the five courts, including victories on the top four courts. Three of the four victories came in straight sets, while the one loss was a three-set setback on the fifth court.
LMU will now compete at the USAV Invitational in Hermosa Beach, Calif. this weekend.
LMU vs USC (Apr 09, 2015)
#1 USC 4, LMU 1
Apr 09, 2015 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Merle Norman Stadium)
1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Betsi Metter/Sarah Sponcil (LMU) 21-16, 18-21, 15-8
2. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Taylor Akana/Litara Keil (LMU) 21-17, 27-25
3. Eve Ettinger/Meg Norton (USC) def. Avery Bush/Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) 21-15, 21-9
4. Rachelle Suaava/Hannah Tedrow (LMU) def. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) 21-18, 16-21, 15-12
5. Jenna Belton/Bria Russ (USC) def. Kristen Castellanos/Taylor Scioscia (LMU) 21-11, 21-11
Ext. Marielle Bagnard/Lorna Brandt (USC) def. Lindsay Carr/Nicky Kevorken (LMU) 21-11, 21-11
USC 16-0; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,3,2,1);
San Francisco vs LMU (Apr 09, 2015)
LMU 4, San Francisco 1
Apr 09, 2015 at Merle Norman Stadium
1. Betsi Metter/Sarah Sponcil (LMU) def. Courtney Sabahi/Valentina Zaloznik (USF) 21-15, 21-5
2. Taylor Akana/Litara Keil (LMU) def. Jessica Gaffney/Sara Staengle (USF) 21-15, 21-17
3. Avery Bush/Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) def. Kiara McKibben/Oluoma Okaro (USF) 17-21, 21-15, 15-13
4. Rachelle Suaava/Hannah Tedrow (LMU) def. Katarina Pilepic/Emily Reed (USF) 21-18, 21-14
5. Jessica Keenan/Anja Segota (USF) def. Kristen Castellanos/Taylor Scioscia (LMU) 16-21, 21-16, 15-10
San Francisco 8-7
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,1,2,3);
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