MORAGA, Calif. —Saint Mary’s beach volleyball players Lindsey Knudsen and Payton Rund have been named Muscle Milk Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of March 20-26 after going undefeated in four games and taking down #11/14 California’s No. 1 pair.
After suffering their first loss of the season to #3/3 UCLA on March 18, Knudsen and Rund bounced back last week to sweep the No. 1 tandems from both Pacific and San Francisco. On Saturday, the Gaels No. 1 pair started the day by taking down San Jose State in three sets and then led Saint Mary’s to beat #11/14 California 3-2 and hand them their first loss of the season.
Knudsen and Rund were named to the All-West Coast Conference Preseason Team and have gone 12-1 during the season. They have taken down the No. 1 pairs from #19/NR Stanford twice and now #11/14 California twice as well.
However, the Gaels will face their biggest test of the season on Saturday against the defending champs #1/1 USC. Knudsen and Rund will be up against USC’s No. 1 pair who is undefeated at 11-0.
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