MORAGA, Calif. – The Saint Mary’s sand volleyball team defeated San Francisco 5-0 on Tuesday, its final match of the year. With the win, the Gaels finish the year with an 8-2 record.
Saint Mary’s earned a No. 9 in the nation ranking earlier this year, after defeating nationally ranked Stanford. The AVCA supports a sand volleyball championship as the SMC pair of Dalas Dodd and Jordan Shaw have qualified for the event. Teams and pairs will compete at Gulf Shores in Alabama for the AVCA National Championships on May 3-5.
No. 1 – Dalas Dodd/Jordan Shaw (SMC) def. Sara Staengle/Valentina Zaloznik (USF) – 21-14, 21-16
No. 2 – Sam Tinsley/ Kristina Graven(SMC) def. Rebecca Kopilovitch/Jurja Vlasic (USF) – 21-13, 21-14
No. 3 – Danica Mendivil/Mileva Popovic def. Leanna Ludes/Anja Segota (USF) – 21-19, 21-14
No. 4 – Natalie Loos/Frannie Cormier def. Courtney Sabahi/Malina Terrell (USF) – 16-21, 21-13, 15-11
No. 5 – Rachel Gillcrist/Milena Popovic def. Mackenzie Murtagh/Inbar Vinarsky (USF) – 14-21, 21-13, 15-11