Beach Volleyball Ends the Season Strong at Pac-12 Championships
LOS ANGELES- The Utah beach volleyball team had a strong showing in the PAC-12 Championships, but eventually fell to Oregon and Washington to finish the season. Utah started off in the morning against Oregon, losing in a close 3-2 match and went on to take on Washington, losing 3-0.
The Utes put up a fight against Oregon, winning both matches on the first two courts. Marissa Koch and Grace Andrews led on the first court and beat out the competition in a final set of 15-12 after winning the first set 21-15.
Sage Patchell and Olivia Teerlink also came out on top, winning the firs t set 21-12 and the second 21-18. Camille Lee and Keana Smalls took the game to three sets, but lost the match in a close 16-14 final match.
The Pac-12 tournament is a double elimination tournament, meaning Utah went and faced Washington in the afternoon after the close match up against Oregon. Mia Kowalczyk and Joana Saucedo Mondragon had a close second match, but eventually fell 21-18.
With the two losses today, Utah ends the 2021 season.
Oregon 3, Utah 2
1. Marissa Koch/Grace Andrews (UTAH) def. Carly Wallace/Madelyn LaFollette (ORE) 21-15, 18-21, 15-12
2. Sage Patchell/Olivia Teerlink (UTAH) def. Josie Cole/Anastasia Lima (ORE) 21-12, 21-18
3. Vivian Donovan/Zoe Almanza (ORE) def. Camille Lee/Keana Smalls (UTAH) 21-11, 17-21, 16-14
4. Bea Wetton/Ashley Schroeder (ORE) def. Mia Kowalczyk/Joana S. Mondragon (UTAH) 21-14, 21-14
5. Savannah Siegrist/Delaney Hopin (ORE) def. Macy Rideout/Hannah Stahle (UTAH) 21-11, 21-12
Washington 3, Utah 0
1. Shayne McPherson/Chloe Loreen (UW) def. Marissa Koch/Grace Andrews (UTAH) 21-9, 21-8
2. Natalie Robinson/Avie Niece (UW) def. Sage Patchell/Olivia Teerlink (UTAH) 21-18, 21-9
3. Scarlett Dahl/Kyra Peterson (UW) vs. Camille Lee/Keana Smalls (UTAH) 21-15, 1-1, unfinished
4. Ashley Shook/Hannah Yerex (UW) def. Mia Kowalczyk/Joana S. Mondragon (UTAH) 21-6, 21-18
5. Callie Weber/Cassidy Schilling (UW) vs. Macy Rideout/Hannah Stahle (UTAH) 21-5, 13-8, unfinished