Ducks Split Two Matches in Northridge
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – After losing a hotly contested opener to host CSUN, the Oregon beach volleyball team responded with a sweep of Master's to earn a split Saturday. With their latest results, the Ducks are 3-1 at the end of the team's season-opening weekend.
CSUN jumped out to a 2-0 match lead before the Ducks' top pair of Reagan Hope and Brooke Nuneviller got the team on the board with a three-set victory. The duo dropped the opening frame but rallied—16-21, 21-17, 15-13—for the win. At the time of the finish, Oregon had forced a third set on the remaining two courts.
However, CSUN picked up 15-12 and 15-13 wins on courts three and five to close out the match.
In exhibition action, the UO pair of Dahlia McAllister and Batia Rotshtein picked up a 21-10, 21-17 win over the Matadors' team of Darynne Bickers and Jadin Williams.
MATCH 1: CSUN 4, Oregon 1
1. Reagan Hope/Brooke Nuneviller (ORE) d. Darbi Honeycutt/Mikaela Maughan (CSUN) – 16-21, 21-17, 15-13
2. Lauren Eknoian/Emily Sparks (CSUN) d. Madelyn LaFollette/Daley McClellan (ORE) – 21-19, 21-17
3. Abbey Sweeting/Victoria Rogers (CSUN) d. Ashley Schroeder/Ella Tyus (ORE) – 21-19, 21-23, 15-12
4. Seyvion Waggoner/True McCullough (CSUN) d. Alex Laita/Bea Wetton (ORE) – 23-21, 22-20
5. Kailey Klein/Jadin Williams (CSUN) d. Ally Haden/Savannah Siegrist (ORE) – 21-16, 15-21, 15-13
EXH: Dahlia McAllister/Batia Rotshtein (ORE) d. Jadin Williams/Darynne Bickers (CSUN) – 21-10, 21-17
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1, 5*, 3
Alex Laita and Bea Wetton posted the first UO point against Master's with a 21-15, 21-10 victory at the No. 4 spot. The Ducks' No. 2 pair of Madelyn LaFollette and Daley McClellan followed with a three-set triumph to give Oregon the 2-0 advantage.
Hope and Nuneviller registered a 21-19, 21-14 win at the top spot to clinch the team victory. The duo finished the weekend with a 4-0 record. Oregon closed out the sweep of TMU with wins at No. 3 by Ashley Schroeder and Ella Tyus (21-9, 21-13) and No. 5 by Ally Haden and Savannah Siegrist (21-18, 21-17).
MATCH 2: Oregon 5, Master's 0
1. Reagan Hope/Brooke Nuneviller (ORE) d. Chloe Johnson/Kassidy Wilson (TMU) – 21-19, 21-14
2. Madelyn LaFollette/Daley McClellan (ORE) d. Kasie Spencer/Evie Yates (TMU) – 21-18, 21-23, 15-9
3. Ashley Schroeder/Ella Tyus (ORE) d. Tara Long/Kaylie Phleps (TMU) – 21-9, 21-13
4. Alex Laita/Bea Wetton (ORE) d. Annika Booker/Emily Grace Williams (TMU) – 21-15, 21-10
5. Ally Haden/Savannah Siegrist (ORE) d. CJ Catabona/Gwen Garate (TMU) – 21-18, 21-17
Up Next: The Ducks' next match is Tuesday, March 8, against Portland in Eugene. First serve is scheduled for 12 p.m.
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