Arizona Beach Volleyball Goes 1-1 on Day One of Pac-12 South Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats (8-2) went 1-1 in day one of the Pac-12 South Invitational. They fell in their first match to Stanford 3-2 but quickly came back to sweep the Oregon Ducks 5-0.
Against Stanford the Cats put up a valiant fight, forcing the Cardinal to a 3-2 final. Hope Shannon and Olivia Hallaran made quick work gaining Arizona's first point in two sets going 21-16, 21-19. Arizona's second victory came from court No. 3 from Natalie Anselmo and Carly Lowry where they advanced to 7-1 on the season. In a three set match that went 18-21, 21-17, 16-14, the Cats were able to finish them in the third. Mady Noble and Dana Parker fought hard to a third set on court No. 4 where they eventually fell 21-19, 19-21, 15-11.
The Wildcats came back to sweep the Oregon Ducks 5-0. All five pairs clinched the Arizona victory in only two sets. First time pair Makenna Martin and Carly Lowry had a quick two set run against the Ducks going 21-14, 21-7. Dana Parker and Mady Noble advanced to 5-0 on court No. 4 with a final score of 21-15, 21-14. The Cats pulled every set in four points or more in all but one set.
The Cats will be back at Bear Down Beach tomorrow at 2 p.m. MST to take on Utah and 4:30 p.m. MST to take on in-state rival ASU.
Arizona 2 Stanford 3
1. Charlie Ekstrom/Sunny Villapando (STAN) def. Alana Rennie/Alex Parkhurst (ARIZ) 21-16, 21-18
2. Xolani Hodel/Kate Reilly (STAN) def. Brooke Burling/Sarah Blacker (ARIZ) 21-14, 24-22
3. Natalie Anselmo/Carly Lowry (ARIZ) def. Maddi Kriz/Maya Harvey (STAN) 18-21, 21-17, 16-14
4. Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN) def. Dana Parker/Mady Noble (ARIZ) 21-19, 19-21, 15-11
5. Olivia Hallaran/Hope Shannon (ARIZ) def. Emmy Sharp/Ellie Gamberdella (STAN) 21-16, 21-19
Order of finish: Doubles (1,5,2,3,4);
Arizona 5 Oregon 0
1. Alana Rennie/Alex Parkhurst (ARIZ) def. Carly Wallace/Anastasia Lima (ORE) 21-16, 21-14
2. Brooke Burling/Sarah Blacker (ARIZ) def. Madelyn LaFollette/Vivian Donovan (ORE) 21-17, 21-16
3. Makenna Martin/Carly Lowry (ARIZ) def. Josie Cole/Zoe Almanza (ORE) 21-14, 21-7
4. Dana Parker/Mady Noble (ARIZ) def. Bea Wetton/Ashley Schroeder (ORE) 21-15, 21-14
5. Jonny Baham/Abby Russell (ARIZ) def. Savannah Siegrist/Delaney Hopen (ORE) 22-20, 21-15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,4,1,2,5);