Sand Volleyball
    USC Women's Sand Volleyball Goes 2-2 In Duals At USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge
    Kirby Burnham (left) and Kelly Irvin
    Kirby Burnham (left) and Kelly Irvin

    April 14, 2012

    The USC women's sand volleyball team posted a 2-2 dual match record on a windy first day of the 4-team USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach, Calif., on Saturday (April 14).

    The Women of Troy defeated Hawaii, 4-1, and Loyola Marymount, 5-0, but dropped matches to both Pepperdine and Long Beach State by 3-2 scores on a day when chilly winds reached up to 25 miles per hour.

    USC's No. 2 pairs team of Kirby Burnham-Kelly Irvin won all 4 of its matches, defeating Hawaii's Elizabeth Stoltzman-Emily Hartong, 17-21, 21-13, 19-17, Loyola Marymount's Felicia Arriola-Caitlin DeWitt, 21-18, 21-19, Pepperdine's Lilla Frederick-Kim Hill, 23-21, 14-21, 15-11 and Long Beach State's Haleigh Hampton-Libby Fontanilla, 21-11, 21-14. Burnham-Irvin were among just 4 of the tourney's 25 pairs teams that won all 4 of their matches on Saturday, along with Pepperdine's Kelley Larsen-Stevi Robinson and Victoria Adelhelm-Kellie Woolever and Long Beach State's Caitlin Ledoux-Tara Roenicke.

    USC's No. 3 (Katie Fuller-Natalie Hagglund) and No. 5 (Kati Duddridge-Megan Thornberry) teams both went 3-1 on the day, while its No. 4 team of Kendall Bateman-Eve Ettinger weas 2-2. USC's No. 1 pair of Sara Shaw-Geena Urango was 1-3, with 2 of the losses coming in 3 sets.

    Pepperdine went 4-0 on the day, while Long Beach State was 3-1, Hawaii was 1-3 and Loyola Marymount lost all 4 of its matches.

    Play at the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge concludes on Sunday (April 15) with a pairs tournament.

    USC MATCHES:

    USC 4, Hawaii 1

    1.) Crosson-Lee (UH) def. Shaw-Urango (USC)21-14, 16-21, 20-18

    2.) Burnham-Irvin (USC) def. Hartong-Stoltzman (UH) 17-21, 21-13, 19-17

    3.) Fuller-Hagglund (USC) def. Nordyke-Uiato (UH) 21-11, 21-9

    4.) Bateman-Ettinger (USC) def. Blake-Long (UH) 21-6, 21-15

     

     

    5.) Duddridge-Thornberry (USC) def. Lelapali-Stauber (UH) 16-21, 21-14, 18-16

    USC 5, Loyola Marymount 0

    1.) Shaw-Urango (USC) def. Kiel-Metter (LMU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-11

    2.) Burnham-Irvin (USC) def. Arriola-DeWitt (LMU) 21-18, 21-19

    3.) Fuller-Hagglund (USC) def. Crouse-Maxfeldt (LMU) 21-15, 21-12

    4.) Bateman-Ettinger (USC) def. Mirabello-Scioscia (LMU) 21-8, 21-11

    5.) Duddridge-Thornberry (USC) def. Hiramoto-Selleck (LMU) 21-7, 21-7

    Pepperdine 3, USC 2

    1.) Racich-Ross (PEP) def. Shaw-Urango (USC) 21-18, 19-21, 15-10

    2.) Burnham-Irvin (USC) def. Frederick-Hill (PEP) 23-21, 14-21, 15-11

    3.) Larsen-Robinson (PEP) def. Fuller-Hagglund (USC) 21-19, 21-16

    4.) Adelhelm-Woolver (PEP) def. Bateman-Ettinger (USC) 21-19, 19-21, 15-13

    5.) Duddridge-Thornberry (USC) def. Branning-Cook (PEP) 21-18, 21-18

    Long Beach State 3, USC 2

    1.) Ledoux-Roenicke (LBSU) def. Shaw-Urango (USC) 21-17, 21-13

    2.) Burnham-Irvin (USC) def. Fontanilla-Hampton (LBSU) 21-11, 21-14

    3.) Fuller-Hagglund (USC) def. Cabrajac-Serna (LBSU) 22-20, 21-16

    4.) Minkel-Neely (LBSU) def. Bateman-Ettinger (USC) 21-15, 21-13

    5.) Jackson-Johnson (LBSU) def. Duddridge-Thornberry (USC) 22-20, 21-12

    DUAL MATCH RESULTS: Pepperdine 4-0, Long Beach State 3-1, USC 2-2, Hawaii 1-3, Loyola Marymount 0-4

    Pepperdine def. Loyola Marymount 5-0

    USC def. Hawaii 4-1

    Pepperdine def. Long Beach State 4-1

    USC def. Loyola Marymount 5-0

    Long Beach State def. Hawaii 3-2

    Pepperdine def. USC 3-2

    Long Beach State def. Loyola Marymount 3-2

    Pepperdine def. Hawaii 5-0

    Long Beach State def. USC 3-2

    Hawaii def. Loyola Marymount 3-2