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Beach Volleyball Drops Last Two Matches At Green Wave Invitational

Feb 27, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The University of Utah Beach Volleyball program dropped its final two matches of the Green Wave Invitational, losing to host Tulane 5-0 and New Orleans 4-1. The Utes are 1-3 overall this season.

The Utes got the day started against Tulane, but were unable to win a set, falling 5-0. In the second match of the day against New Orleans, the Utes put together some stronger sets but were unable to come away with the win.

Keana Smalls and Sage Patchell had close first sets in both matches, falling to Tulane 21-18 and New Orleans, 21-19 while Olivia Teerlink and Camille Lee tried to rally in the second match against New Orleans on court three, lsing 21-19.

Mia Kowalczyk and Joana Saucedo Mondragon won their first set against New Orleans, 21-15, but would go on to fall in the last two, 21-13 and 15-8. The Utes point against New Orleans came from default on court five with New Orleans unable to provide an opponent for Utah.

The Utes will return to action on March 6 when they play a double-header against Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo.

Tulane 5, Utah 0
Court 1: Eva Torruella and Tarin Mergener (TU) def. Grace Andrews and Marissa Koch (Utah) 21-12, 21-14
Court 2: Allison Olsonoski and Kendall Peters (TU) def. Keana Smalls and Sage Patchell (Utah) 21-18, 21-13
Court 3: Addie Hermstad and Samantha Mehlman (TU) def. Olivia Teerlink and Camille Lee (Utah) 21-12, 21-13
Court 4: Avery Arellano and Lara Torruella (TU) def. Mia Kowalczyk and Joana Saucedo Mondragon (Utah) 21-15, 21-7
Court 5: Rio Frohoff and Gabriella Becerra (TU) def. Macy Rideout and Hannah Stahle (Utah) 21-4, 21-4

UNO 4, Utah 1
Court 1: Veronica Corcoran and Victoria Corcoran (UNO) def. Grace Andrews and Marissa Koch (Utah) 21-15, 21-12
Court 2: Ally Carr and Maxine Walsh (UNO) def. Keana Smalls and Sage Patchell (Utah) 21-19, 21-16
Court 3: Brianna Vega and Alexa Spartz (UNO) def. Olivia Teerlink and Camille Lee (Utah) 21-11, 21-19
Court 4: Madeline Drake and Liz Gialanella (UNO) and Mia Kowalczyk and Joana Saucedo Mondragon (Utah) 15-21, 21-13, 15-8
Court 5: Macy Rideout and Hannah Stahle (Utah) win be default, 21-0, 21-0