Tuesday, 21 March 2023

NCAA Beach Volleyball

No. 11 Cal Picks Up Seventh-Straight Win

No. 11 Cal Picks Up Seventh-Straight Win

Bears Tops Nebraska and No. 14 Washington to Open Queen’s Cup

HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The win streak continued for the No. 11 California beach volleyball team Friday afternoon as it opened up Hawai’i’s Queen’s Cup with a pair of wins over Nebraska and No. 14 Washington.
No. 11 Cal 5, Nebraska 0
All five Golden Bear pairs found wins in the first match of the season, including four that were won in straight sets. Senior Lexi McKeown and sophomore Alex Young-Gomez got off first with a 21-14, 21-10 win on court three to put Cal on the board. Junior Maya Gessner and sophomore Ella Dreibholz gave the Bears a 2-0 advantage with a 21-13, 21-14 win on court one and junior duo of Natalie Martin and Ava Mann sealed the victory on court five 21-13, 21-12.
1. Maya Gessner/Ella Dreibholz (CAL) def. Bekka Allick/Lexi Rodriguez (NEB) 21-13, 21-14
2. Liz Waters-Leiga/Ainsley Radell (CAL) def. Harper Murray/Merritt Beason (NEB) 22-20, 21-16
3. Lexi McKeown/Alex Young-Gomez (CAL) def. Ally Batenhorst/Bergen Reilly (NEB) 21-14, 21-10
4. Sierra Caffo/Brooke Buchner (CAL) def. Laney Choboy/Lindsay Krause (NEB) 16-21, 21-7, 15-9
5. Natalie Martin/Ava Mann (CAL) def. Andi Jackson/Masie Boesiger (NEB) 21-13, 21-12
Order of finish: 3,1,5,2,4
No. 11 Cal 4, No. 14 Washington 1
The first team off the courts in the battle with Washington was the transfer pair of Liz Waters-Leiga and Sierra Caffo who secured 21-12, 21-11 win on court three to put the Bears on the board. The captain duo of Ainsley Radell and Ashley Delgado picked up a quick win on court two 21-14, 21-11 to make it a 2-0 match but the Huskies responded with a win on court one to stay alive. The decider would come on court four as Young-Gomez and McKeown got the job done once again and delivered the seventh-straight win of the season for the Bears,
1. Natalie Robinson/Chloe Loreen (UW) def. Maya Gessner/Ella Dreibholz (CAL) 22-20, 21-16
2. Ashley Delgado/Ainsley Radell (CAL) def. Piper Monk-Heidrich/Kendall Mather (UW) 21-14, 21-11
3. Liz Waters-Leiga/Sierra Caffo (CAL) def. Teagan DeFalco/Shannon Gormally (UW) 21-12, 21-11
4. Alex Young-Gomez/Lexi McKeowin (CAL) def. Paloma Bowman/Scarlett Dahl (UW) 21-19, 21-9
5. Brooke Buchner/Natalie Martin (CAL) def. Hannah Yerex/Mary Sinclair (UW) 13-21, 21-15, 15-8
Order of finish: 3,2,1,4,5
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