Sand Volleyball
    USC Women's Sand Volleyball Wins 2 of 3 Duals Matches
    Brooke Fournier
    Brooke Fournier
    
    

    March 16, 2013

    LOS ANGELES - The No. 3-ranked USC women's sand volleyball team won 2 of 3 team dual matches on Saturday (March 16) at USC's new on-campus Merle Norman Stadium, beating No. 6 UCLA, 5-0, and Loyola Marymount, 4-1, but falling to No. 2 Long Beach State, 3-2.

    In the day's other team match, first-year program UCLA won its first-ever dual when it beat Loyola Marymount, 4-1.

    USC improved to 5-2 overall, Long Beach State moved to 4-0, UCLA is 1-2 and Loyola Marymount fell to 0-5.

    In the day's opening competition, USC won 4 of the 5 pairs matches, all by 2-0 sweeps. The Women of Troy won at No. 1 (Kirby Burnham-Bria Russ over Felicia Arriola-Kenna Crouse, 21-12, 21-8), No. 2 (Katie Fuller-Stevi Robinson over Ashley Maxfeldt-Rachelle Suaava, 21-10, 21-4), No. 3 (Eve Ettinger-Cinnamon Sary over Taylor Scioscia-Anne Marie Taylor, 21-10, 21-14) and No. 5 (Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish over Amber Mirabello-Hannah Tedrow, 21-15, 21-19). The Lions' only victory came as Avery Bush-Litara Keil beat Sam Hirschmann-Natasa Siljkovic, 21-12, 21-16, at No. 4.

    In USC's sweep over the Bruins that concluded the day's play, the Women of Troy got 2-set victories at every spot: No. 1 Burnham-Robinson over Meg Norton-Kelly Reeves, 21-18, 21-15; No. 2 Fuller-Sary over Zoe Nightingale-Becca Strehlow, 21-13, 21-14; No. 3 Ettinger-Russ over Moenoa-Bojana Todorovic, 21-17, 21-13; No. 4 Brooke Fournier-Siljkovic over Karly Drolson-Karsta Lowe, 21-13, 21-15; and No. 5 Seau-Stonish over Rachel Inouye-Maddy Klineman, 21-12, 21-15.

    USC barely lost to Long Beach State, falling in the only 3-setter of that match as Lauren Minkel-Jocelyn Neely outlasted Fournier-Siljkovic, 21-18, 20-22, 15-12, at No. 4. The Women of Troy posted wins at No. 2 (Fuller-Robinson over Chelsea Cabrajac-Bre Mackie, 21-13, 21-10) and No. 3 (Ettinger-Sary over Delainey Aigner-Swesey-Libby Fontanilla, 21-19, 21-18), but fell at No. 1 (Caitlin Ledoux-Tara Roenicke over Burnham-Russ, 21-14, 21-16) and No. 5 (Tyler Jackson-Janisa Johnson over Seau-Stonish, 21-18, 21-15).

    In UCLA's victory over Loyola Marymount, the Bruins got wins at No. 1 (Norton-Reeves over Arriola-Crouse, 21-10, 21-14), No. 2 (Nightingale-Strehlow over Maxfeldt-Suaava, 21-15, 21-15), No. 3 (Moenoa-Todorovic over Scioscia-Taylor, 21-13, 23-21) and No. 5 (Inouye-Klineman over Mirabello-Tedrow, 14-21, 23-21, 15-10). The Lions' sole win came at the No. 4 spot, as Bush-Keil beat Drolson-Lowe, 21-19, 21-11.

    Play continues on Sunday (March 17) beginning at 9 a.m. as 15 pairs teams from USC, UCLA and Loyola Marymount will participate in a single elimination bracket tournament that will crown a pairs champion (the final is scheduled for 2 p.m.).

    USC 4, Loyola Marymount 1
    1.) Kirby Burnham-Bria Russ (USC) def. Felicia Arriola- Kenna Crouse (LMU) 21-12, 21-8
    2.) Katie Fuller-Stevi Robinson (USC) def. Ashley Maxfeldt-Rachelle Suaava (LMU) 21-10, 21-4
    3.) Eve Ettinger-Cinnamon Sary (USC) def. Taylor Scioscia-Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) 21-10, 21-14
    4.) Avery Bush-Litara Keil (LMU) def. Sam Hirschmann-Natasa Siljkovic (USC) 21-12, 21-16
    5.) Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish (USC) def. Amber Mirabello-Hannah Tedrow (LMU) 21-15, 21-19
    Order of finish: 4, 5, 1, 2, 3

    Long Beach State 3, USC 2
    1.) Caitlin Ledoux-Tara Roenicke (LBSU) def. Kirby Burnham-Brian Russ (USC) 21-14, 21-16
    2.) Katie Fuller-Stevi Robinson (USC) def. Chelsea Cabrajac-Bre Mackie (LBSU) 21-13, 21-10
    3.) Eve Ettinger-Cinnamon Sary (USC) def. Delainey Aigner-Swesey-Libby Fontanilla (LBSU) 21-19, 21-18
    4.) Lauren Minkel-Jocelyn Neely (LBSU) def. Brooke Fournier-Natasa Siljkovic (USC) 21-18, 20-22, 15-12
    5.) Tyler Jackson-Janisa Johnson (LBSU) def. Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish (USC) 21-18, 21-15
    Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 1, 3

    UCLA 4, Loyola Marymount 1
    1.) Meg Norton-Kelly Reeves (UCLA) def. Felicia Arriola-Kenna Crouse (LMU) 21-10, 21-14
    2.) Zoe Nightingale-Becca Strehlow (UCLA) def. Ashley Maxfeldt-Rachelle Suaava (LMU) 21-15, 21-15
    3.) Megan Moenoa-Bojana Todorovic (UCLA) def. Taylor Scioscia-Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) 21-13, 23-21
    4.) Avery Bush-Litara Keil (LMU) def. Karly Drolson-Karsta Lowe (UCLA) 21-19, 21-11
    5.) Rachel Inouye-Maddy Klineman (UCLA) def. Amber Mirabello-Hannah Tedrow (LMU) 14-21, 23-21, 15-10
    Order of finish: 4, 5, 1, 2, 3

    USC 5, UCLA 0
    1.) Kirby Burnham-Stevi Robinson (USC) def. Meg Norton-Kelly Reeves (UCLA) 21-18, 21-15
    2.) Katie Fuller-Cinnamon Sary (USC) def. Zoe Nightingale-Becca Strehlow (UCLA) 21-13, 21-14
    3.) Eve Ettinger-Bria Russ (USC) def. Megan Moenoa-Bojana Todorovic (UCLA) 21-17, 21-13
    4.) Brooke Fournier-Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Karly Drolson-Karsta Lowe (UCLA) 21-13, 21-15
    5.) Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish (USC) def. Rachel Inouye-Maddy Klineman (UCLA) 21-12, 21-15
    Order of finish: 4, 5, 2, 1, 3

    Non-Scoring Exhibition:
    6.) Kati Duddridge-Erica Kaupp (USC) def. Christine Irvin-Erica Muller (USC) 21-18, 21-10
    6.) Kati Duddridge-Sam Hirschmann (USC) def. Erin Juley-Alex Reid (LBSU) 21-12, 21-9
    6.) Christine Irvin-Erica Muller (USC) def. Mariana Aquino-Phelix Fincher (UCLA) 21-19, 21-12
    6.) Kati Duddridge-Sam Hirschmann (USC) def. Mariana Aquino-Phelix Fincher (UCLA) 22-20, 21-10