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Utah Beach Volleyball Earns A Split To End Weekend In Colorado

Mar 12, 2022

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Utah Beach Volleyball wrapped up the weekend's action with another 5-0 victory over Salt Lake Community College, while falling in a tight 3-2 battle against Colorado Mesa. After the full weekend of play, Utah moved to 4-4 overall. 

Utah rolled in its first match of the day against Salt Lake Community College where the Utes did not drop a single set across all courts. Sommer Daniel and Lauren Sayre took a 21-8, 21-11 win on court four, which then led to a 21-9, 21-11 win on court two from Sage Patchell and Amaya Messier. The No.3 and No. 1 duos closed out the match with straight set wins to finish the 5-0 victory as Marissa Koch/Samantha Leight won 21-10, 21-12 on court three and Grace Andrews/Bella Vezzani won 21-11, 21-9.

Looking to bounceback over Colorado Mesa from the loss on Friday, Utah fell behind early after the Mavericks picked up the win on court two, however, Daniel and Sayre evened the team score 1-1 with a hard-fought win after dropping their first set. The duo took the next two sets 21-16, 15-9 on court four.

Colorado Mesa pushed out to another lead thanks to a win on court five and the No. 1 pair would go on to pick up the match-clinching point after Vezzani and Andrews fell 21-19, 23-21 for the Utes. Koch and Leight closed out the day strong and put another point on the board although the match had been sealed, winning 21-12, 22-24, 15-9 to end the day.

Utah Beach Volleyball heads to Phoenix on Friday, March 25, to take on Grand Canyon. Then, Utah will play in the Pac-12 South Event with matches against UCLA and USC on Saturday, March 26, and Stanford and Oregon on Sunday, March 27. All Pac-12 matches will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

Utah 5, Salt Lake CC 0
1. Grace Andrews/Bella Vezzani (UTAH) def. Samantha Perry/Teilana Sekona (SLCC) 21-11, 21-9
2. Sage Patchell/Amaya Messier (UTAH) def. Sunny Brown/Anastasia Tuifua (SLCC) 21-9, 21-11
3. Marissa Koch/Samantha Leight (UTAH) def. Annie Michaelis/Kennady Charlton (SLCC) 21-10, 21-12
4. Sommer Daniel/Lauren Sayre (UTAH) def. Kanon Miyaki/Sandora Sasaki (SLCC) 21-8, 21-11
5. Sonja Wessel/Keira Sheehan (UTAH) def. No player/No player (SLCC), by default
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,2,3,1)

Colorado Mesa 3, Utah 2
1. Hahni Johnson/Savannah Spitzer (CMU-BVB) def. Bella Vezzani/Grace Andrews (UTAH) 21-19, 23-21
2. Holly Schmidt/Macie Lachemann (CMU-BVB) def. Sage Patchell/Amaya Messier (UTAH) 22-20, 21-17
3. Marissa Koch/Samantha Leight (UTAH) def. Jessa Megenhardt/Jada Hall (CMU-BVB) 21-12, 22-24, 15-9
4. Lauren Sayre/Sommer Daniel (UTAH) def. Ara Norwood/Sierra Hunt (CMU-BVB) 15-21, 21-16, 15-9
5. Tye Wedhorn/Sabrina VanDeList (CMU-BVB) def. Sonja Wessel/Keira Sheehan (UTAH) 21-15, 21-14
Ext. Paige Gwaltney/Rianne Brown (CMU-BVB) def. Sydney Jacinto/Kylie Pitzak (UTAH) 14-21, 21-14, 17-15
Order of finish: Doubles (2,4,5,1,3);