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#9 Arizona Tops Utah, Boise State To Begin Weekend

Apr 16, 2021

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.
 
Match Results
 
#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