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Huskies Split Day One In Los Angeles

Huskies Split Day One In Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES The University of Washington Beach Volleyball team split the first two duals of the “Battle 4 LA tournament” on Friday. The Beach Dawgs took down No. 14 Grand Canyon University 3-2 and fought hard against No. 5 Loyola Marymount, falling 4-1.

 

In the morning, the Huskies lost to No. 5 LMU. Kendall Mather and Brooke Balue came back, winning their match in the third set 16-14. Freshman Sarah Wilcock became the eighth player this season to make her Husky regular season debut.

 

The Huskies bounced back in the afternoon dual as they got the best of No. 14 GCU, giving the UW its first ranked win of the season. Lauren Wilcock and Zoey Henson opened the second dual with a three-set victory. Piper Monk-Heidrich and Maggy Rabitsch took down the No. 1 pair from GCU in two sets. Senior Scarlett Dahl and Cal Poly transfer Josie Ulrich brought home the win in a decisive third-set victory 15-11.

 

Up Next: The Huskies take on No. 1 UCLA at 10:00 a.m. and No. 9 Long Beach State at 2:00 p.m. at Mapes Beach.

 

Results

FINAL: LMU 4, UW 1

1. Michelle Shaffer / Vilhelmiina Prihti def. Piper Monk-Heidrich / Maggy Rabitsch: 24-22, 21-11

2. Abbey Thorup / Isabelle Reffel def. Zoey Henson / Lauren Willock: 22-20, 17-21, 15-6

3. Jacinda Ramirez / Anna Pelloia def. Josie Ulrich / Scarlett Dahl: 21-9, 13-21, 16-14

4. Kendall Maher / Brooke Balue def. Chloe Hooker / Alisha Stevens: 21-15, 14-21, 16-14

5. Madi Firnett / Cassie Chinn def. Sarah Wilcock / Audra Wilmes: 21-10, 21-9

Exhibition: Kierstyn Barton / Natalie Martin def. Jaeya Brach / Alison Stanfill: 21-17, 19-21, 15-11

Order of Finish: 2, 6, 4, 5, 1, 3

 

FINAL: GCU 3, UW 2

1. Piper Monk-Heidrich / Maggy Rabitsch def. Noelle Weintraub / Karynn Garrow: 21-9, 21-10

2. Zoey Henson / Lauren Wilcock def. Krista Rowan / Sophia Hladyniuk: 15-21, 21-12, 15-11

3. Scarlett Dahl / Josie Ulrich def. Madison Bogle / Adriana Serrano Ferro: 21-8, 23-21, 15-11

4. Jessica Drake / Sarah Dickson def. Kendall Maher / Brook Balue: 21-18, 13-21, 16-14

5. MacKenzie Harris / Katy Keefe def. Natalie Martin / Kierstyn Barton: 21-14, 12-21, 19-17

Exhibition: Sarah Wilcox / Audra Wilmes def. Hailey Hutchings / Kamilah Cheroni: 25-23, 21-16

 Order of Finish: 6, 2, 4, 1, 5, 3

 

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