Thursday, 18 April 2024

NCAA Beach Volleyball

Bears Take 3 Of 4 At Manhattan Beach

Bears Take 3 Of 4 At Manhattan Beach

No. 6 Cal Tops No. 15 GSU, Comes Back To Beat No. 13 UH

LOS ANGELES – The No. 6 California beach volleyball team ended the East Meets West Invitational on Saturday with its third straight win over a top-15 team, coming back to defeat No. 13 Hawaii 3-2 several hours after picking up a 4-1 win over No. 15 Georgia State.

Cal 4, Georgia State 1

The Golden Bears (12-4) began the day with a quick 4-1 win over the Panthers (9-8), a dual which saw all five matchups decided in two sets.

Jenna Colligan and Lara Boos got things started with a 21-10, 21-13 win on court four. Emma Donley and Alexandria Young-Gomez finished out the opening wave by pulling out a pair of close sets, 21-19, 23-21.

Gia Fisher and Marilu Pally clinched the Bears’ victory with a 21-15, 21-12 win on court three. Portia Sherman and Ella Dreibholz sealed Cal’s second straight 4-1 win with a 21-17, 21-16 victory on court five.

1 – Angel Ferary/Bella Ferary (GSU) def. Sierra Caffo/Kendall Peters (CAL) 21-18, 21-17

2 – Emma Donley/Alex Young-Gomez (CAL) def. Lila Bordis/Aree Keller (GSU) 21-19, 23-21

3 – Gia Fisher/Marilu Pally (CAL) def. Elise Saga/Ayla Johnson (GSU) 21-15, 21-12

4 – Jenna Colligan/Lara Boos (CAL) def. Savannah Ebarb/Destiny White (GSU) 21-10, 21-13

5 – Portia Sherman/Ella Dreibholz (CAL) def. Michaela Jefferson/Aliisa Vuorinen (GSU) 21-17, 21-16

Order of finish: 4, 2, 3, 1, 5

Cal 3, Hawaii 2

The Bears needed a perfect finish after falling behind 2-0 to the Rainbow Wahine (9-8), but their final three pairs would answer the call.

Sherman and Dreibholz capped off an undefeated weekend with a dominant 21-9, 21-16 victory on court five. The pair improved to a team-best 14-2 record on the season.

The dual would go down to the wire as the final two matchups went to three sets. Fisher and Pally won theirs 21-18, 18-21, 15-13 on court three. In the match-deciding battle on court one, Caffo and Peters bounced back from a tough opening-set defeat to pull out a 16-21, 21-19, 16-14 victory and seal Cal’s third straight win.

The Bears are now 4-1 in their last five duals against ranked teams.

1 – Sierra Caffo/Kendall Peters (CAL) def. Jaime Santer/Alana Embry (UH) 16-21, 21-19, 16-14

2 – Julia Thelle/Kaylee/Glagau (UH) def. Emma Donley/Alex Young-Gomez (CAL) 21-15, 21-19

3 – Marilu Pally/Gia Fisher (CAL) def. Julia Lawrenz/Pani Napoleon (UH) 21-18, 18-21, 15-13

4 – Riley Wagoner/Sydney…

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