LMU Defeats Cal Poly, Narrowly Falls to #5 Long Beach State

April 13, 2017

Box Score

Hosting #5 Long Beach State and Cal Poly on Wednesday from Manhattan Beach, #16 LMU beach volleyball (10-12) posted a 4-1 victory over Cal Poly before narrowly falling to Long Beach, 3-2.

LMU's top pair of Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery won a pair of matches on Wednesday, as did LMU's #4 pair of Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend. Doud/Nederend have now won four straight matches, while Slattery/Sponcil have won three straight to move to 14-8 overall this year.

LMU will return to action on April 18 when it travels to Irvine, Calif. to play Concordia and Cal State LA. Those matches will be the final two before the WCC Championships from April 21-22.

Cal Poly vs LMU (Apr 12, 2017)
#16 LMU 4, Cal Poly 1
Apr 12, 2017 at Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Manhattan Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Hannah Hubbard/Emily Sonny (CP) 21-19, 21-11
2. Adlee Van Winden/Taylor Nelson (CP) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 21-13, 21-15
3. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Brayden Gruenwald/Raeann Greisen (CP) 21-16, 15-21, 15-8
4. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Holland Boege/Savannah Niemen (CP) 16-21, 22-20, 15-8
5. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) def. Heather Pembroke/Jacqui Martin (CP) 21-17, 21-18

Match Notes
Cal Poly 10-18
LMU 10-11; National ranking #16

Long Beach State vs LMU (Apr 12, 2017)
#5 Long Beach State 3, #16 LMU 2
Apr 12, 2017 at Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Manhattan Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto (LBSU) 21-18, 21-16
2. Anete Brinke/Hailey Harward (LBSU) def. Brittnay Estes/Kekai Whitford (LMU) 21-13, 21-11
3. Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich (LBSU) def. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) 21-11, 21-16
4. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Janelle Hudson/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) 18-21, 21-17, 15-10
5. Ariana Garner/Ciana Wagner (LBSU) def. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) 21-16, 21-14

 

 

Match Notes
Long Beach State 23-5; National ranking #5
LMU 10-12; National ranking #16

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