Lions 2-0 on First Day of WCC Championships, #1 Pepperdine Next
LMU went 2-0 on the first day of competition from the 2017 WCC Championships.
Playing in the 2017 West Coast Conference Beach Volleyball Championship from Ocean Park Beach in Santa Monica, Calif. on Friday, third-seed LMU went 2-0 on day one, beating Santa Clara, 5-0, and second-seed Saint Mary's, 3-2, to advance to a Saturday match against top-seed Pepperdine at 9 a.m.
After sweeping the Broncos, LMU relied on its depth against Saint Mary's, winning on courts three through five to capture the team win.
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LMU vs. Santa Clara in Santa Monica - Apr 21, 2017
#16 LMU 5, Santa Clara 0
1. Savannah Slattery/Sarah Sponcil (LMU) def. Nikki Hess/Allison Kantor (SCU) 21-6, 21-18
2. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) def. Jensen Cunningham/Kirsten Mead (SCU) 21-12, 21-15
3. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Hailey Lindberg/Taylor Laugero (SCU) 21-7, 21-16
4. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Tatiana San Juan/Michelle Gajdka (SCU) 21-10, 21-16
5. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) def. Erin Reineking/Ngozi Nwabuzoh (SCU) 21-8, 21-16
#16 LMU vs. #15 Saint Mary's in Santa Monica - Apr 21, 2017
LMU 3, Saint Mary's 2
1. Payton Rund/Lindsey Knudsen (SMC) def. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) 21-16, 21-18
2. Sarah Chase/Emily Bible (SMC) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 21-16, 21-11
3. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Mary Hernandez/Alexis Salmons (SMC) 21-11, 21-19
4. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Alexsa Parker/Lindsey Calvin (SMC) 21-15, 21-9
5. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) def. Madi Wilkerson/Sienna Young (SMC) 21-8, 21-11
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