Beach Volleyball
    USC Women's Sand Volleyball Sweeps Santa Barbara City College, Fullerton College

    Erica Muller

    April 13, 2013

    LOS ANGELES - The No. 4-ranked USC women's sand volleyball team swept every match against two opponents on Saturday (April 13) in Santa Barbara, posting 5-0 victories over Santa Barbara City College and Fullerton College.

    The Women of Troy upped their record to 12-5.

    In the day's opening team dual match against SBCC, Kirby Burnham-Cinnamon Sary beat Jenna Anderson-Madi Waddell, 21-8, 21-6, at the No. 1 pairs spot; Katie Fuller-Stevi Robinson defeated Rachel Bower-Jasmine Ward, 21-14, 21-9, at No. 2; Eve Ettinger-Bria Russ beat Lara Bangs-Ari Garner, 21-15, 21-6, at No. 3; Sam Hirschmann-Natasa Siljkovic beat Bianca Castro-Mackenzie Mexico, 21-9, 21-9, at No. 4; and Christine Irvin-Erica Muller defeated Kathleen Finnerty-Tessa Weller, 21-8, 21-6, at No. 5.

    The Women of Troy followed with a dual against Fullerton, as it was Burnham-Sary over Shawnna Chung-Lisa Grislam at No. 1, 21-8, 21-11; Fuller-Robinson over Jordyn Heebler-Crystal Lopez at No. 2, 21-17, 21-11; Ettinger-Russ over Laura Hartzheim-Celeste Snider at No. 3, 21-11, 21-8; Hirschmann-Siljkovic over Elena Mendrin-Kelsey Smith at No. 4, 21-7, 21-6; and Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish over Emilee Sorbom-Grace Rodriguez at No. 5, 21-12, 21-13.

    USC next plays in the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge on Saturday and Sunday (April 20-21), beginning at 9 a.m. both days. It will be team dual play on Saturday and a pairs championship on Sunday.

    USC 5, Santa Barbara City College 0
    1.) Kirby Burnham-Cinnamon Sary (USC) def. Jenna Anderson-Madi Waddell (SBCC) 21-8, 21-6
    2.) Katie Fuller-Stevi Robinson (USC) def. Rachel Bower-Jasmine Ward (SBCC) 21-14, 21-9
    3.) Eve Ettinger-Bria Russ (USC) def. Lara Bangs-Ari Garner (SBCC) 21-15, 21-6
    4.) Sam Hirschmann-Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Bianca Castro-Mackenzie Mexico (SBCC) 21-9, 21-9
    5.) Christine Irvin-Erica Muller (USC) def. Kathleen Finnerty-Tessa Weller (SBCC) 21-8, 21-6

    Non-Counting Exhibitions:
    6.) Kati Duddridge-Brooke Fournier (USC) def. Lea Michaels-Savannah Morton (SBCC) 21-8, 21-9
    6.) Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish (USC) def. Erin Kaupp-Christine Irvin (USC) 28-26

    USC 5, Fullerton College 0
    1.) Kirby Burnham-Cinnamon Sary (USC) def. Shawnna Chung-Lisa Grislam (FC) 21-8, 21-11
    2.) Katie Fuller-Stevi Robinson (USC) def. Jordyn Heebler-Crystal Lopez (FC) 21-17, 21-11
    3.) Eve Ettinger-Bria Russ (USC) def. Laura Hartzheim-Celeste Snider (FC) 21-11, 21-8
    4.) Sam Hirschmann-Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Elena Mendrin-Kelsey Smith (FC) 21-7, 21-6
    5.) Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish (USC) def. Emilee Sorbom-Grace Rodriguez (FC) 21-12, 21-13

    Non-Counting Exhibitions:
    6.) Christine Irvin-Erica Muller (USC) def. Laura Hartzheim-Celeste Snider (FC) 21-10, 21-16
    6.) Kati Duddrige-Brooke Fournier (USC) def. Jordyn Heebler-Crystal Lopez (FC) 21-7, 21-4