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Utah Splits Season Openers, Beating SLU 3-1 In Last Match Of The Day

Feb 26, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Utah beach volleyball team finished the first day of the Green Wave Invitational, splitting matches against UAB and Southeastern Louisiana. Utah fell to UAB in the morning, but was able to come back and defeat SLU in the afternoon.

The Utes lost to a strong UAB team to start the day, 5-0. Despite the loss, the Utes played a couple of close sets with Olivia Teerlink and Camille Lee losing 21-16 in their second set against UAB and Macy Rideout and Hannah Stahle getting edged just 21-18 in their first.

The Utes turned their attention to SLU in the afternoon, beating them 3-1 after winning on the second, third and fourth courts.

Grace Andrews and Marissa Koch won a close match on court two after winning the first set and losing the second, coming back to win the third and final set 15-11.

On court four, after Mia Kowalczyk and Joana Saucedo Mondragon lost the first set, they won the last two to come out on top, solidifying the win for Utah. Olivia Teerlink and Camille Lee also won both sets on court two for the Utes.
Utah will continue the Green Wave Invitational tomorrow taking on Tulane at 10:30 MT and New Orleans at 2:30 MT.
UAB def. Utah, 5-0
New Orleans, Louisiana

  1. Rachel Tam/ Mikayla Heese (UAB) def. Keana Smalls/Sage Patchell (Utah) 21-14, 21-9
  2. Emma Andraka/ Adriana Pereiera (UAB) def. Grace Andrews/Marissa Koch (Utah) 21-7,21-12
  3. Dylynn Otte/ Jenna Gathright (UAB) def. Olivia Teerlink/ Camille Lee (Utah) 21-11, 21-16
  4. Annie Pringle/ Ella Alexander (UAB) def. Mia Kowalczyk/ Joana Saucedo Mondragon (Utah) 21-10, 21-12
  5. Sallianne Napolitano/ Arden Copping (UAB) def. Macy Rideout/Hannah Stahle (Utah) 21-18, 21-9

Utah def.  SLU, 3-1
New Orleans, Louisiana

  1. Mikayla Richard/ Megan Scuderi (SLu) def. Keana Smalls/ Sage Patchell (Utah) 21-17, 21-12
  2. Grace Andrews/ Marissa Koch (Utah) def. Hannah Barosh/ Michelle Mirarchi (SLU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-11
  3. Olivia Teerlink/ Camille Lee (Utah) def Marisa Calvaruso/ Linsey Sackett (SLU) 21-15, 21-17
  4. Mia Kowalczyk/ Joana Saucedo Mondragon (Utah) def. Nylissa Snagg/ Eryn Wilks (SLU) 15-21, 21-13, 15-7