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BVB | Gaels Sweep Day Two Of Bay Area Kickoff

Sienna Young teamed with Madi Wilkerson Saturday to go 2-0 at the No. 4 pairs spot.
Sienna Young teamed with Madi Wilkerson Saturday to go 2-0 at the No. 4 pairs spot.
March 3, 2018

STANFORD, Calif. - Saint Mary's swept through its matches on day two of the Stanford Bay Area Kickoff on Saturday, sweeping West Coast Conference rivals San Francisco, 5-0, and Santa Clara, 4-1, at the Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium.

The Gaels' (5-1) No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 pairs all went undefeated on the day. SMC's top two pairs of Morgan Hughes and Payton Rund, and Emily Bible and Lindsey Knudsen, each earned victories at both the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. The team of Sarah Chase and Mary Hernandez went 2-0 at No. 3 pairs, and Madi Wilkerson and Sienna Young teamed to go unbeaten at No. 4 pairs.

Hughes and Rund had the most dominant day of all, holding their opponents to single-digit points in three of four sets played. They beat USF's (1-3) top pair of Haley Howell and Carly Lowry, 21-13 and 21-9. Later they dominated Santa Clara's (1-4) No. 2 pair of Hailey Lindberg and Gretchen Reinert, 21-7 and 21-5.

The Gaels will play their first home match of the season at 3 p.m. on March 13 versus Santa Clara at Moraga Commons.

No. 19/NR Saint Mary's 5, San Francisco 0
Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium - Stanford, Calif.
March 3, 2018

1. Morgan Hughes/Payton Rund (SMC) def. Haley Howell/Carly Lowry (USF), 21-13, 21-9
2. Emily Bible/Lindsey Knudsen (SMC) def. Anna Dalla Vecchia/Julia Topor (USF), 12-21, 22-20, 15-11
3. Sarah Chase/Mary Hernandez (SMC) def. Camille Araujo/Nora Buvarp Lavik (USF), 21-14, 21-11
4. Madi Wilkerson/Sienna Young (SMC) def. Sabrina Blackwell/Laura Leap (USF), 21-11, 21-10
5. Kelsey Knudsen/Jennifer "Boo" Laird (SMC) def. Pi'ikea Clemens/Shannon Levinson (USF), 21-11, 21-13
Exh. Madison Baumann/Morgan Kendrick (SMC) def. Trish Koutsoukos/Emily Zinger (USF), 21-17, 21-18

No. 19/NR Saint Mary's 4, Santa Clara 0
Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium - Stanford, Calif.
March 3, 2018

1. Bible/L. Knudsen (SMC) def. Kirsten Mead/Taylor Odom (SCU), 21-14, 21-9
2. Hughes/Rund (SMC) def. Hailey Lindberg/Gretchen Reinert (SCU), 21-7, 21-5
3. Chase/Hernandez (SMC) def. Allison Kantor/Tatiana San Juan (SCU), 21-12, 21-12
4. Wilkerson/Young (SMC) def. Ngozi Nwabuzoh/Tessie Powers (SCU), 21-19, 15-21, 15-11
5. Michelle Gajdka/Erin Reineking (SCU) def. Kendrick/Laird (SMC), 18-21, 21-18, 15-11
Exh. K. Knudsen/O'Sullivan (SMC) def. Brittany Gillingham/Anna McCreadie (SCU), 21-11, 21-13

 

 

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