#9 Arizona Tops Utah, Boise State To Begin Weekend
BOISE, Idaho – The Arizona beach volleyball team opened its 4-match road trip this weekend with a pair of convincing victories over Utah and Boise State on the campus of Boise State University on Friday. The No. 9 Wildcats swept Utah, 5-0, and then bucked the Broncos, 4-1.
In the opening match of the day against Utah, the Utes were unable to field a fifth pair, so Arizona (18-4) started with a 1-0 lead thanks to the forfeit. The other four pairs for UA would go on to win their matches in straight sets for the 5-0 sweep. It's the Wildcats seventh 5-0 dual sweep of the season.
In match two, Sarah Blacker and Brooke Burling won handily, 21-13, 21-10, as did Mady Noble and Dana Parker, 21-10, 21-15. Hope Shannon partnered with Oliva Hallaran at No. 5 pair to come away with a 21-14, 21-10 win.
Natalie Anselmo and Carly Lowry went to a deciding third set and came out on top in that set, 15-12, to earn the fourth point for the Wildcats.
Arizona is back in action on Sunday at the University of Washington, where they will take on UW and No. 15 Hawaii.
#9 Arizona 5, Utah 0
#1: Alex Parkhurst/Alana Rennie (ARIZ) def. Sage Patchell/Marissa Koch (UTAH) – 21-14, 21-11
#2: Natalie Anselmo/Carly Lowry (ARIZ) def. Keana Smalls/Olivia Teerlink (UTAH) – 21-12, 21-17
#3: Mady Noble/Dana Parker (ARIZ) def. Hannah Stahle/Macy Rideout (UTAH) – 21-7, 21-9
#4: Hope Shannon/Abby Russell (ARIZ) def. Mia Kowalczyk/Joana Saucedo Mondra (UTAH) – 21-13, 21-15
#5: Olivia Hallaran/Jonny Baham (ARIZ) won via forfeit
#9 Arizona 4, Boise State 1
#1: Erin Martin/Evi Wilson (BSU) def. Alex Parkhurst/Alana Rennie (ARIZ) – 21-15, 7-21, 17-15
#2: Sarah Blacker/Brooke Burling (ARIZ) def. Joey Benson/Sedona Hansen (BSU) – 21-13, 21-10
#3: Natalie Anselmo/Carly Lowry (ARIZ) def. Kaylee Mejia/Rori Chartier (BSU) – 21-16, 18-21, 15-12
#4: Mady Noble/Dana Parker (ARIZ) def. Katie Martin/Sierra Land (BSU) – 21-10, 21-15
#5: Hope Shannon/Olivia Hallaran (ARIZ) def. Kylee Johnson/Ellie McDonald (BSU) – 21-14, 21-10