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Emily Bible and Sarah Chase won a tight tiebreaker to help beat SJSU Sunday.
Emily Bible and Sarah Chase won a tight tiebreaker to help beat SJSU Sunday.
BVB | Saint Mary's Splits At Second Monterey Invite
Release: Friday 04/02/2017 
by SMC Athletics

MONTEREY, Calif. — The No. 17/RV Saint Mary’s beach volleyball team split Sunday in the second edition of the Monterey Invitational, falling to No. 1-ranked USC 5-0 before defeating host San Jose State 3-2 at Window on the Bay Waterfront Park.

The Gaels (13-4) clinched their victory over the Spartans (7-7) with wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 pairs. All three of those wins came in three sets. Lindsey Knudsen and Payton Rund downed SJSU’s Allison Meehan and Lyndi Scholl, 21-19, 19-21, 15-11, at No. 1 pairs.

Emily Bible and Sarah Chase won a tight tiebreaker to beat Nandyala Gama and Julie Sam at No. 2. After winning the first set 21-12 and dropping the second, 21-19, they earned an 18-16 win in the tiebreaker. Alexsa Parker and Sienna Young teamed to beat Julia Golbeck and Kaitlynn Zdroik at No. 4 pairs, 21-13, 19-21, 15-8.

The Gaels host back-to-back home matches – their final ones of the year – on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday, Bay Area rival Santa Clara visits. Wednesday it’s East Bay neighbor California. Both matches will be held at Moraga Commons.

No. 1/1 USC 5, No. 17/RV Saint Mary’s 0
Window on the Bay Waterfront Park – Monterey, Calif.
April 2, 2017

1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Lindsey Knudsen/Payton Rund (SMC) 21-19, 21-13
2. Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Emily Bible/Sarah Chase (SMC) 21-17, 21-11
3. Joy Dennis/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Mary Hernandez/Alexis Salmons (SMC) 23-21, 21-17
4. Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) def. Alexsa Parker/Sienna Young (SMC) 21-15, 21-16
5. Katrina Kernochan/Lainy Thomas (USC) def. Dominique Dodd/Madi Wilkerson (SMC) 21-18, 21-12

No. 17/RV Saint Mary’s 3, San Jose State 2
Window on the Bay Waterfront Park – Monterey, Calif.
April 2, 2017

1. Lindsey Knudsen/Payton Rund (SMC) def. Allison Meehan/Lyndi Scholl (SJSU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-11
2. Emily Bible/Sarah Chase (SMC) def. Nandyala Gama/Julie Sam (SJSU) 21-12, 19-21, 18-16
3. Luiza Andrade/Giulia Gávio (SJSU) def. Mary Hernandez/Alexis Salmons (SMC) 21-18, 21-19
4. Alexsa Parker/Sienna Young (SMC) def. Julia Golbeck/Kaitlynn Zdroik (SJSU) 21-13, 19-21, 15-8
5. Summer Avery/Jamie Hirai (SJSU) def. Alex O’Sullivan/Madi Wilkerson (SMC) 21-12, 21-16
Exh. Ciara Reistad/Breann Robinson (SJSU) def. Dominique Dodd/Alex O’Sullivan (SMC), 15-21, 21-11, 15-12


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