Utah Beach Volleyball Closes Out Home Weekend
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Beach Volleyball wrapped up its home tournament on Saturday as the program honored seniors Stef Jankiewicz and Sage Patchell in their final home matches. Utah dropped the day's matches 5-0 to Boise State and No. 13 Cal Poly.
Utah began the day against Boise State and saw two courts go to a third set despite seeing the Broncos pick up wins across the board. Utah's No. 2 pair dropped the first dual point, while Lauren Sayre and Sommer Daniel on the court over won a nail-biting 24-22 first set. The 4s for the Utes couldn't sustain the momentum and fell 21-16 in the second before dropping a heartbreaking third set 16-14.
Leading 2-0, Boise State sealed the win from a straight set victory on court five, while shortly after taking the match at the third position as well. Utah's top pair of Patchell and Amaya Messier stormed out to a 21-17 win in the first set, but went on to drop the next 21-10 and head to a third. The Bronco pair ultimately took the win 15-11 to close out the match.
In Utah's senior day match, the team fell behind early after wins from Cal Poly were picked up on courts two and four. Sayre and Daniel played a tight first set (21-19), but couldn't get enough going at the end of the set to close it out. The next wave saw straight set wins from the Mustangs as well to wrap up the day.
Utah Beach Volleyball will be back in action next week at the Pac-12 Championships at Bear Down Beach in Tucson, Ariz. The Utes will compete at the three-day conference event beginning Wednesday, April 27. The bracket for the event, including match times, will be announced at the beginning of the week. All matches will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
Utah 0, Boise State 5
1. Erin Martin/Yasmin Tan (BSU) def. Sage Patchell/Amaya Messier (UU) 17-21, 21-10, 15-11
2. Rori Chartier/Sierra Land (BSU) def. Grace Andrews/Bella Vezzani (UU) 21-16, 21-15
3. Dani Boss/Madi Nichols (BSU) def. Marissa Koch/Samantha Leight (UU) 21-13, 21-11
4. Sharli O'Neil/Kaylee Mejia (BSU) def. Lauren Sayre/Sommer Daniel (UU) 22-24, 21-16, 16-14
5. Joey Benson/Emilia Guerra-Acuna (BSU) def. Kylie Pitzak/Sydney Jacinto (UU) 21-16, 21-17
Exh. Alli O'Harra/Katie Martin (BSU) def. Keira Sheehan/Sonja Wessel (UU) 21-18, 21-18
Order of finish:
Utah 0, #13 Cal Poly 5
1. Ella Connor/Tia Miric (CP) def. Sage Patchell/Amaya Messier (UU) 21-9, 21-13
2. Piper Ferch/Jayelin Lombard (CP) def. Grace Andrews/Bella Vezzani (UU) 21-12, 21-15
3. Addie Hermstad/Mariah Whalen (CP) def. Marissa Koch/Samantha Leight (UU) 21-17, 21-9
4. Piper Naess/Eleonore Johansen (CP) def. Lauren Sayre/Sommer Daniel (UU) 21-19, 21-15
5. Vanessa Roscoe/Erica Foreman (CP) def. Kylie Pitzak/Sydney Jacinto (UU) 21-12, 21-15
Exh. Kalee Graff/Delaney Peranich (CP) def. Keira Sheehan/Sonja Wessel (UU) 21-12, 21-13
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