Lions Reach Semifinals at WCC Championships

Lindsay Carr teamed with Veronica Nederend to post a victory at #4 against Saint Mary's.
April 24, 2016

Box Score

Playing at the inaugural West Coast Conference Beach Volleyball Championship this weekend, LMU (7-18) was one of the final three teams left playing, ultimately dropping matches to WCC Champion Pepperdine and Saint Mary’s on Saturday.

LMU advanced into the winner’s bracket by way of two wins on Friday, earning a morning match against Pepperdine on Saturday. There, LMU was blanked by the Waves, but did manage to play to three sets at court two where Sascha Dominique and Kekai Whitford won the opener before falling, 16-21, 21-16, 15-11. With the win, Pepperdine earned another point in the Wells Fargo PCH Cup standings.

Playing with one loss in a double-elimination format, LMU dropped into the loser’s bracket to face Saint Mary’s. The Gaels and Lions played a close match, with LMU eventually falling, 3-2. The Lions recorded victories on the final two courts, as Lindsay Carr and Veronica Nederend topped Madi Wilkerson/Linsdey Calvin, 19-21, 21-16, 15-9. Sara Kovac and Kristen Castellanos cruised to victory on court five, defeating Hannah Liserra/Alex O’Sullivan, 21-7, 21-9. LMU’s top two pairs also made a match of it against SMC, taking the Gaels to three sets, but ultimately dropping the third frame, 15-10.

LMU finishes the 2016 campaign 7-18.

LMU vs Pepperdine (Apr 23, 2016)
Pepperdine 5, LMU 0
Apr 23, 2016 at Santa Monica, Calif. (Ocean Park Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Heidi Dyer/Taylor Racich (PEPP) def. Rachelle Suaava/Avery Bush (LMU) 21-10, 21-12
2. Kaity Bailey/Delaney Knudsen (PEPP) def. Sascha Dominique/Kekai Whitford (LMU) 16-21, 21-16, 15-11
3. Corinne Quiggle/Skylar Caputo (PEPP) def. Jamie Lea/Tatiana Schlange (LMU) 21-17, 21-11
4. Anika Wilson/Madalyn Roh (PEPP) def. Lindsay Carr/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-14, 21-9
5. Samantha Cash/Sarah Seiber (PEPP) def. Sara Kovac/Kristen Castellanos (LMU) 21-12, 28-26



Match Notes
LMU 7-17
Pepperdine 18-3

LMU vs Saint Mary's (Apr 23, 2016)
Saint Mary's 3, LMU 2
Apr 23, 2016 at Santa Monica, Calif. (Ocean Park Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Dalas Dodd/Lindsey Knudsen (SMC) def. Rachelle Suaava/Avery Bush (LMU) 21-12, 15-21, 15-10
2. Mary Hernandez/Payton Rund (SMC) def. Sascha Dominique/Kekai Whitford (LMU) 21-9, 24-26, 15-10
3. Alexis Salmons/Emily Bible (SMC) def. Jamie Lea/Tatiana Schlange (LMU) 20-22, 21-18, 15-12
4. Lindsay Carr/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Madi Wilkerson/Lindsey Calvin (SMC) 19-21, 21-16, 15-9
5. Sara Kovac/Kristen Castellanos (LMU) def. Hannah Liserra/Alex O'Sullivan (SMC) 21-7, 21-9

Match Notes
LMU 7-18
Saint Mary's 17-5


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