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Sand Devils Fall In Ranked Duals

Mar 12, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Despite some close battles, Sun Devil Beach Volleyball fell in both duals to ranked teams No. 6 Loyola Marymount and No. 11 Cal Poly to end the tournament on Saturday.

Game One: No. 6 Loyola Marymount 5, Arizona State 0
The win streak for Arizona State (7-5, 2-0 Pac-12) was snapped against the Lions, who are 11-1 so far this season. LMU swept all five courts, but a couple sets went into extra points. The No. 1 and No. 3 courts played Loyola Marymount close in the second set.

Results (Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2*, 1, 3)

  1. Orsi Toth/Rice (LMU) def. Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) 21-14, 24-22
  2. Kinna/Poppinga (LMU) def. Rylie Kael/Anya Pemberton (ASU) 21-17, 21-14
  3. Marolf/Thorup (LMU) def. Lila Bordis/Sarah Waters (ASU) 21-13, 22-20
  4. Gordon/Prihti (LMU) def. Taryn Ames/Kate Fitzgerald (ASU) 21-16, 21-9
  5. Ramirez/Reffel (LMU) def. Maddy Salazar/Kylie Wickley (ASU) 21-11, 21-14

Game Two: No. 11 Cal Poly 5, Arizona State 0
The Sand Devils battled the Mustangs (5-7) close, but ultimately came up short. Three of the duals went to a third set: courts one, two and five. Despite the close battles, including a 31-29 second-set win for Salazar and Wickley, Cal Poly took all five courts.

Results (Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1*, 2, 5)

  1. Connor/Miriic (CPO) def. Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) 15-21, 21-15, 15-10
  2. Lombard/Ferch (CPO) def. Rylie Kael/Anya Pemberton (ASU) 21-18, 16-21, 15-11
  3. Dueck/Hermstad (CPO) def. Lila Bordis/Sarah Waters (ASU) 21-14, 21-15
  4. Ulriich/Roscoe (CPO) def. Taryn Ames/Kate Fitzgerald (ASU) 21-15, 21-18
  5. Johansen/Strah (CPO) def. Maddy Salazar/Kylie Wickley (ASU) 21-13, 29-31, 15-9

Up Next
The Sand Devils will battle in the Fight in the Fort at TCU next weekend, playing four duals total. ASU will face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and TCU on Friday before ending the weekend on Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe and New Orleans