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Beach Volleyball Defeats Saint Mary’s from Inaugural San Jose Invitational

Beach Volleyball Defeats Saint Mary’s from Inaugural San Jose Invitational


SAN JOSE, Calif. – Utah Beach Volleyball got back in the win column with a split in their first day of action from the inaugural San Jose Invitational. Dropping the opener to Texas A&M Corpus-Christi, 0-5. With their second match, Utah bounced back to capture victory over Saint Mary’s, 3-2.
 
In the first match of the day, the third court pairing of Chloe Narancich and Lauren Sayre pushed their opponents to a three-set match. Narancich and Sayre took the first set 21-18, falling in the last two sets 8-21 and 6-15 down the stretch. On the fourth court, Kylie Pitzak and Marissa Koch took their match to a three-set contest, after taking the first set 22-20, the Utah pairing fell in the final two 18-21 and 13-15.
 
In the second match of the day, Utah secured three wins coming on the first, second and fifth courts. The Ute pairing of Langley Griffin and Katie McAlister battled in a three-set match on the first court, dropping the first set 19-21 and taking the final two sets, 21-15, 15-12. On the second court, Rylee Johnson and Bella Vezzani were in a back-and-forth contest, taking the first set 21-16, before dropping the second 17-21. The Utah duo rallied in the third set to take the match, 15-13. Utah sealed the match with a win on the fifth court coming from Sonja Wessel and Milan Ray, 21-16, 21-18.  
 

Utah 0, Texas A&M Corpus-Christi 5
1. Kristin Bobay/Madison Morrow (TAMC) def. Langley Griffin/Katie McAlister (UU) 21-13, 21-14
2. Stephanie Young/Hannah Doyle (TAMC) def. Rylee Johnson/Bella Vezzani (UU) 21-15, 21-11
3. Cassie Dodd/Chloe Tome (TAMC) def. Chloe Narancich/Lauren Sayre (UU) 18-21, 21-8, 15-6
4. Raven Jordan/Kela Moreno (TAMC) def. Kylie Pitzak/Marissa Koch (UU) 20-22, 21-18, 15-13
5. Elizabeth Cortez/Tori Johnson (TAMC) def. Sonja Wessel/Milan Ray (UU) 21-17, 21-12
 
Utah 3, Saint Mary’s 2
1. Langley Griffin/Katie McAlister (UU) def. Sedona Sherman/Sadie Shipman (SMC) 19-21, 21-15, 15-12
2. Rylee Johnson/Bella Vezzani (UU) def. Hawley Harrer/Hannah Couch (SMC) 21-16, 17-21, 15-13
3. Allie Catldo/Angie Bour (SMC) def. Chloe Narancich/Lauren Sayre (UU) 21-12, 21-19
4. Karmin Brown/AJ Slojkowski (SMC)…

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