Lions Reach WCC Championship Final

April 22, 2017

Box Score

Playing as the third seed in the 2017 WCC Beach Volleyball Championship Tournament, LMU (15-14) reached the Championship Final match on Saturday afternoon, ultimately dropping the championship to top-seeded Pepperdine.

The Lions won a pair of matches on Friday to advance to Saturday’s play, meeting the Waves in the first match of the day. There, LMU dropped a 4-1 decision to #3 Pepperdine. Sarah Sponcil and Savannah Slattery took down Delaney Knudsen/Madalyn Roh, 19-21, 24-22, 15-13, at the top spot, but the Lions dropped matches on the final four courts.

Now needing to win to force a rematch with Pepperdine in the Championship, LMU recorded a 4-1 win over Saint Mary’s. The Lions cruised to the win over the Gaels, taking victories on courts 1, 3, 4 and 5.

With LMU playing in its third match of the day, Pepperdine proved too much in the Championship Final. The Waves captured straight-set wins on each of the final four courts to secure their second consecutive WCC Championship. Sponcil and Slattery once again earned a victory over Knudsen/Roh, this time outlasting the Pepperdine pair, 21-17, 29-31, 15-8.

The duo of Sponcil/Slattery is now 20-9 on the season.

LMU vs. #3 Pepperdine in Santa Monica, Calif. - Apr 22, 2017
Pepperdine 4, LMU 1

1. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Delaney Knudsen/Madalyn Roh (PEP) 19-21, 24-22, 15-13
2. Corinne Quiggle/Brittany Howard (PEP) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 21-13, 21-7
3. Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer (PEP) def. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) 21-18, 21-12
4. Anika Wilson/Deahna Kraft (PEP) def. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-15, 21-15
5. Nikki Lyons/Sarah Seiber (PEP) def. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) 21-13, 21-19

LMU vs. #15 Saint Mary's in Santa Monica, Calif. - Apr 22, 2017
LMU 4, Saint Mary's 1

1. Savannah Slattery/Sarah Sponcil (LMU) def. Payton Rund/Lindsey Knudsen (SMC) 21-12, 21-16
2. Sarah Chase/Emily Bible (SMC) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 21-12, 21-14
3. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Mary Hernandez/Alexis Salmons (SMC) 21-11, 21-17
4. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Alexsa Parker/Lindsey Calvin (SMC) 21-14, 21-19
5. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) def. Madi Wilkerson/Sienna Young (SMC) 21-10, 21-14

 

 

LMU vs. #3 Pepperdine in Santa Monica, Calif. - Apr 22, 2017
Pepperdine 4, LMU 1

1. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Delaney Knudsen/Madalyn Roh (PEP) 21-17, 29-31, 15-8
2. Corinne Quiggle/Brittany Howard (PEP) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 21-12, 21-17
3. Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer (PEP) def. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) 21-18, 21-18
4. Anika Wilson/Deahna Kraft (PEP) def. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-13, 21-17
5. Nikki Lyons/Sarah Seiber (PEP) def. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) 21-11, 21-14

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