STOCKTON, Calif. — The Saint Mary’s beach volleyball team made it a sweep this time over West Coast Conference foe Pacific, as the Gaels took down the Tigers 5-0 Tuesday at the Raney Volleyball Courts.
The contest was a rematch from eight days earlier, when the Gaels (7-3) beat Pacific (3-8) 4-1 in SMC’s first home match of the season on March 13. On Tuesday, Saint Mary’s won the top four pairs in straight sets. Madi Wilkerson and Sienna Young had another exciting match against Pacific’s Ashlyn Fleming and Skylar Wine. After falling in the first set, they won set two, 21-16, then pushed the tiebreaker past the maximum points before clinching, 17-15.
Lindsey Knudsen and Payton Rund rebounded from their first defeat of the year on Saturday by sweeping Pacific’s No. 1 pair of Lexi Elman and Andie Shelton, 21-13, 21-18. Emily Bible and Sarah Chase also won again, moving to 5-3 on the year as a team at No. 2 pairs. They downed the Tigers’ Katrin Gotterba and Maycie LaBass, 21-15, 21-14.
Mary Hernandez and Alexis Salmons played their third match in a row together at No. 3, beating Pacific’s Janie Feldsher and Taylor Poncetta, 21-17, 21-10. Lindsey Calvin and Alexsa Parker also paired up for the third time in a row at No. 4. They beat Emily Baptista and Alex Holt, 21-17, 21-13.
The Gaels’ busy week continues back home at 3 p.m. Thursday when they host Bay Area rival San Francisco. Friday, SMC heads to East Bay neighbor No. 11/14 California to play the host Bears and San Jose State.
RV/RV Saint Mary’s 5, Pacific 0
Raney Volleyball Courts
March 21, 2017
1. Lindsey Knudsen/Payton Rund (SMC) def. Lexi Elman/Andie Shelton (PAC) 21-13, 21-18
2. Emily Bible/Sarah Chase (SMC) def. Katrin Gotterba/Maycie LaBass (PAC) 21-15, 21-14
3. Mary Hernandez/Alexis Salmons (SMC) def. Janie Feldsher/Taylor Poncetta (PAC) 21-17, 21-10
4. Lindsey Calvin/Alexsa Parker (SMC) def. Emily Baptista/Alex Holt (PAC) 21-17, 21-13
5. Madi Wilkerson/Sienna Young (SMC) def. Ashlyn Fleming/Skylar Wine (PAC) 16-21, 21-16, 17-15
Exh. Dominique Dodd/Alex O'Sullivan (SMC) def. Olivia Petnicki/Ashlyn Fleming (PAC) 21-12, 21-18
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