Lions Split Two Matches at USAV Collegiate Challenge

April 12, 2016

Box Score

LMU's beach volleyball team (5-14) split a pair of matches at the 2016 USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge last weekend. The Lions dropped a match, 5-0, to #2 USC, but rebounded nicely to top Concordia, 3-2.

In the victory over Concordia, Avery Bush and Rachelle Suaava posted a win on court one. The duo topped Rachel Flynn/Kaila Ames, 21-18, 21-16.

Kekai Whitford and Sascha Dominique also teamed in a win, defeating Kyra Auten/Tristan Self, 21-19, 21-14, on court three. Finally, Veronica Nederend and Lindsay Carr defeated Madeline Deters/Ellie Ladensack on court four, 21-17, 21-14, to capture the victory.

Playing in the pairs Tournament, Bush and Suaava recorded a first-round victory over USF's Oluoma Okaro/Sara Strangle, 25-23, 21-15, but ultimately fell to Long Beach State's Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto, 21-13, 21-19. Schlange and Nederend also played in the Gold Bracket, dropping an opening-round match to UCLA's Kamila Tan/Zana Muno, 21-8, 21-17. The duo fell into the consolation bracket, where it dropped a match, 21-14, 21-17, to Rachel Flynn/Kaila Ames of Concordia.

LMU will return to action on April 20 when it travels to Cal State Northridge for a pair of matches. The Lions will play the Matadors and UCLA in a neutral site match.

LMU vs USC (Apr 09, 2016)
#2 USC 5, LMU 0
Apr 09, 2016 at Hermosa Beach, Calif. (Hermosa Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes (USC) def. Rachelle Suaava/Avery Bush (LMU) 21-17, 21-12
2. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Jamie Lea/Tatiana Schlange (LMU) 21-11, 21-7
3. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Veronica Nederend/Lindsay Carr (LMU) 21-11, 21-5
4. Abril Bustamante/Jenna Belton (USC) def. Kekai Whitford/Sascha Dominique (LMU) 21-11, 21-19
5. Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale (USC) def. Sara Kovac/Kristen Castellanos (LMU) 21-15, 21-13



Match Notes
LMU 4-14
USC 18-2; National ranking #2

Concordia University vs LMU (Apr 09, 2016)
LMU 3, Concordia University 2
Apr 09, 2016 at Hermosa Beach, Calif. (Hermosa Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Avery Bush/Rachelle Suaava (LMU) def. Rachel Flynn/Kaila Ames (CU) 21-18, 21-16
2. Marissa Boyd/Amber Rose (CU) def. Jamie Lea/Tatiana Schlange (LMU) 21-19, 21-13
3. Kekai Whitford/Sascha Dominique (LMU) def. Kyra Auten/Tristan Self (CU) 21-19, 21-14
4. Veronica Nederend/Lindsay Carr (LMU) def. Madeline Deters/Ellie Ladensack (CU) 21-17, 21-14
5. Kailey Dudevoir/Logan Grove (CU) def. Sara Kovac/Kristen Castellanos (LMU) 21-16, 11-21, 15-9

Match Notes
Concordia University 1-7
LMU 5-14


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