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No. 3 UCLA Splits a Pair of Saturday Duals

Apr 16, 2022
UCLA will host LMU on Senior Day on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at 4:00 p.m. PT.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- No. 3 UCLA (27-4) split a pair of duals to conclude play in the Center of Effort Challenge, sweeping No. 13 Cal Poly (17-15), 5-0, before falling to No. 1 USC, 4-1 (27-1) at the Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex on Saturday. UCLA improved to 10-0 all-time against Cal Poly and fell to 17-14 all-time against USC.

UCLA would score the first point of the dual on court three where Lea Monkhouse and Jessie Smith cruised to a 21-11, 21-19 win over Addison Hermstad and Mariah Whalen.

Devon Newberry and Jaden Whitmarsh put the Bruins up 2-0 after a 21-16, 21-12 win on court two over Jayelin Lombard and Piper Ferch.

UCLA's Natalie Myszkowski and Sophie Moore clinched the dual on court four, defeating Julia Soeller and Eleonore Johansen, 21-16, 21-18.

Lexy Denaburg and Abby Van Winkle then took down Tia Miric and Ella Connor on court one, 21-15, 27-25, to make it 4-0.

The Bruins' pair of Marlie Monserez and Rileigh Powers remained undefeated (6-0 overall, 5-0 on court five), completing the 5-0 sweep with a 21-9, 17-21, 15-13 win over Piper Naess and Delaney Peranich.

In the dual with the Trojans, USC took a 1-0 lead after Tina Graudina and Hailey Harward defeated Denaburg and Van Winkle, 21-12, 21-13.

Julia Scoles and Delaynie Maple put USC up 2-0 with a 21-14, 21-11 win over Monkhouse and Smith on court three.

Audrey and Nicole Nourse sealed the dual win for USC with a 21-16, 21-14 win over Myszkowski and Moore on court four.

UCLA's duo of Monserez and Powers took down Mollie Ebertin and Shannon Scully on court five, 21-19, 21-14, to avoid the shutout.

Sammy Slater and Megan Kraft rallied for a 17-21, 21-19, 15-7 win on court two over Newberry and Whitmarsh to provide the 4-1 final.

The Bruins return to action on Wednesday, Apr. 20 when they host on No. 6 LMU on "Senior Day" at 4:00 p.m. PT.

No. 3 UCLA def. No. 13 Cal Poly, 5-0
Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex • San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2022 • 1:45 PM PT
Records: UCLA (27-3), CP (17-15)
1. Lexy Denaburg/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) def. Tia Miric/Ella Connor (CP) 21-15, 27-25
2. Jaden Whitmarsh/Devon Newberry (UCLA) def. Jayelin Lombard/Piper Ferch (CP) 21-16, 21-12
3. Lea Monkhouse/Jessie Smith (UCLA) def. Addison Hermstad/Mariah Whalen (CP) 21-11, 21-19
4. Natalie Myszkowski/Sophie Moore (UCLA) def. Julia Soeller/Eleonore Johansen (CP) 21-16, 21-18
5. Marlie Monserez/Rileigh Powers (UCLA) def. Piper Naess/Delaney Peranich (CP) 21-9, 17-21, 15-13
Order of finish: 3, 2, 4*, 1, 5

No. 1 USC def. No. 3 UCLA, 4-1
Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex • San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Saturday, Apr. 16, 2022 • 5:30 PM PT
Records: UCLA (27-4), USC (27-1)
1. Hailey Harward/Tina Graudina (USC) def. Lexy Denaburg/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) 21-12, 21-13
2. Sammy Slater/Megan Kraft (USC) def. Jaden Whitmarsh/Devon Newberry (UCLA) 17-21, 21-19, 15-7
3. Julia Scoles/Delaynie Maple (USC) def. Lea Monkhouse/Jessie Smith (UCLA) 21-14, 21-11
4. Audrey Nourse/Nicole Nourse (USC) def. Natalie Myszkowski/Sophie Moore (UCLA) 21-16, 21-14
5. Marlie Monserez/Rileigh Powers (UCLA) def. Mollie Ebertin/Shannon Scully (USC) 21-19, 21-14
Order of finish: 1, 3, 4*, 5, 2