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Utah Beach Volleyball Completes Weekend Sweep With Two More Wins

Utah Beach Volleyball Completes Weekend Sweep With Two More Wins


Nacogdoches, Tex. – Utah Beach Volleyball established a new program win record on Saturday, defeating Stephen F. Austin and McNeese State, for the second day. The Utes would takedown Stephen F. Austin 3-2 in their first contest of the day, before locking up their second win of the day and fourth win of the weekend, defeating McNeese 4-1.
 
The pairing of Sonja Wessel and Milan Ray picked up the first win of the day on the fourth court, with a 21-18, 21-17 decision. Kylie Pitzak and Marissa Koch were the first to finish, falling in their match on the fourth court, 21-18, 21-17. The Utah team on court three consisting of Chloe Narancich and Lauren Sayre put the Utes ahead 2-1, as the pairing took their match from Stephen F. Austin 23-21, 21-15. Langley Griffin and Katie McAlister were in a three-set battle on the first court, eventually falling to the home team 14-21, 21-18, 15-11. Rylee Johnson and Bella Vezzani would clinch the deciding match for the Utes on the second court, sealing the decision with a 22-20, 21-13 win.
 
The duo of Griffin and McAlister would find themselves in their second five-set battle of the day, coming up with the win over McNeese 21-15, 16-21, 15-13. Wessel and Ray secured the first win of the second match of the day for Utah, with a 21-11, 22-20 victory. Kylie Pitzak and Marissa Koch put Utah up 2-0 in the match, after the pair took the decision on the fourth court, 21-15, 21-10. Rylee Johnson and Bella Vezzani improved to 2-0 on the day, defeating their opponents from McNeese 21-12, 21-7.
 
Utah will start Pac-12 action next weekend, Mar. 8-9, from Tempe, Arizona, where they will take on Washington, Arizona, California and Southern California.
 
 
Utah 3, Stephen F. Austin 2
1. Madison Hall/Katherine Hansen (SFA) def. Langley Griffin/Katie McAlister (UU): 14-21, 21-18, 15-11
2. Rylee Johnson/Bella Vezzani (UU) def. Abigail Elder/Elaina Amador (SFA): 22-20, 21-13
3. Chloe Narancich/Lauren Sayre (UU) def. Brynn Dowd/Victoria Simmang (SFA): 23-21, 21-15
4. Ariana Pagan/Sophie Myers (SFA) def. Kylie Pitzak/Marissa Koch (UU) 21-18, 21-17
5. Sonja Wessel/Milan Ray (UU) def. Meagan Ledbetter/Ansley Gulledge (SFA) 21-18, 22-20
Order of Finish: 4,5,3,1,2
 
Utah 4, McNeese 1
1. Langley Griffin/Katie McAlister (UU) def. Carissa Chainey/Gracey Janes (MN): 21-15, 16-21, 15-13
2. Rylee Johnson/Bella…

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