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No. 3 UCLA Falls to No. 6 LMU, 3-2

Apr 15, 2022
Natalie Myszkowski (9) and her partner Sophie Moore scored the final point of the dual against LMU with a win on court four.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- No. 3 UCLA (26-3) dropped a close dual to No. 6 LMU (23-5), 3-2, at the Center of Effort Beach Volleyball Challenge at the Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex on Friday night. UCLA fell to 15-4 all-time against Loyola Marymount.

Megan Rice and Reka Orsi Toth put LMU on the board first with a straight-set win on court one over Lexy Denaburg and Abby Van Winkle, 21-17, 21-17.

The Bruins' pair of Marlie Monserez and Rileigh Powers remained undefeated (5-0 overall, 4-0 on court five), tying the score at 1-1 with a 21-15, 21-16 win over Jacinda Ramirez and Isabelle Reffer.

LMU would take a 2-1 lead after Vilhelmiina Prihti and Macy Gordon defeated Lea Monkhouse and Jessie Smith in two tight sets, 21-18, 22-20, on court three.

Avery Poppinga and Marine Kinna clinched the dual win for LMU on court three with a tight two-set win over Devon Newberry and Jaden Whitmarsh, 21-19, 24-22.

UCLA's Natalie Myszkowski and Sophie Moore scored the final point of the dual on court four, holding off Abbey Thorup and Selina Marolf in three sets, 21-19, 19-21, 15-11.

The Bruins return to action tomorrow when they take on No. 13 Cal Poly at 1:45 p.m. PT in both teams' third dual of the Center of Effort Challenge.

No. 6 LMU def. No. 3 UCLA, 3-2
Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex • San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Friday, Apr. 15, 2022 • 5:00 PM PT
Records: UCLA (26-3), LMU (23-5)
1. Megan Rice/Reka Orsi Toth (LMU) def. Lexy Denaburg/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) 21-17, 21-17
2. Avery Poppinga/Marine Kinna (LMU) def. Jaden Whitmarsh/Devon Newberry (UCLA) 21-19, 24-22
3. Vilhelmiina Prihti/Macy Gordon (LMU) def. Lea Monkhouse/Jessie Smith (UCLA) 21-18, 22-20
4. Natalie Myszkowski/Sophie Moore (UCLA) def. Abbey Thorup/Selina Marolf (LMU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-11
5. Marlie Monserez/Rileigh Powers (UCLA) def. Jacinda Ramirez/Isabelle Reffer (LMU) 21-15, 21-16
Order of finish: 1, 5, 3, 2*, 4