MORAGA, Calif. – The Saint Mary’s sand volleyball team went up against No. 3 USC and challenged the Trojans in every match, but dropped a 5-0 decision on Wednesday afternoon at Moraga Commons.
"I'm very proud of our players today,” said head coach Brent Crouch. “Weather conditions were tough, and our opponent more experienced... But, each of our teams played well and threatened to win each match. I think we walk away from today's competition knowing more clearly the areas we need to improve, and renewed confidence in our abilities to do so, and do so quickly."
Exhibition Match: Reininger/Gillcrist defeat Muller/Irvin 23-25, 21-18, 15-6
Flight 5: Hirschman/Seau defeat Cormier/Popovic 23-21, 19-21, 15-11
Flight 4: Fournier/Starish defeat Gillcrist/Graven 13-21, 21-12, 15-7
Flight 3: Ettinger/Russ defeat Reams/Loos 21-18, 21-18
Flight 2: Sarry/Fuller defeat Mendivil/Tinsely 23-21, 21-16
Flight 1: Burnham/Robinson defeat Dodd/Shaw 21-19, 21-15
Saint Mary’s is back in action on Sunday, April 7th when it takes on Stanford and Sacramento State in Sacramento.