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Bears Fall To No. 8 Grand Canyon

Apr 24, 2021

STANFORD - No. 10 California beach volleyball opened the weekend at Stanford with a loss to No. 8 Grand Canyon on Saturday morning.

The Antelopes got out to an early lead on Court 4, as the duo of Alexia Inman and Ava Mann fell in two sets, 21-12, 21-18. Over on Court 2, Ainsley Radell and Jordan Polo took GCU to three sets before falling in the third, 21-19, 20-22, 15-6.

On Court 5, Maddie Micheletti and Maya Gessner picked up the Bears' first win of the day, winning in two sets, 21-15, 21-13. The dual was decided with a three-set GCU win on Court 2.

Mima Mirkovic and Caroline Schafer won in two sets on Court 1, 21-14, 21-15, to bring the final score to 3-2 in favor of the Antelopes.

The Bears return to action tomorrow, taking on Loyola Marymount at 11 a.m. and San Jose State at 3 p.m.

GRAND CANYON 3, CAL 2
#1 – Mima Mirkovic/Caroline Schafer (CAL) def. Bella Bauman/Anya Evans (GCU), 21-14, 21-15
#2 – Allison Hansen/Teagan Defalco (GCU) def. Ainsley Radell/Jordan Polo (CAL) - 21-19, 20-22, 15-6
#3 – Allanis Navas/Paula Hoffman (GCU) def. Grace Paulson/Katie Smoot (CAL), 21-14, 21-16
#4 – Madie Relaz/Taylor Jarzombek (GCU) def. Alexia Inman/Ava Mann (CAL) - 21-12, 21-18
#5 – Maddie Micheletti/Maya Gessner (CAL) def. Katie Sarber/Natalie Honzovicova (GCU) - 21-15, 21-13
Order of Finish — 4, 2, 5, 3, 1