#6 Cal Poly Edges #5 LBSU; 49ers Rebound in Big West Challenge Split

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 01st, 2018 | Big West, College - Beach, News

The final day of the Big West Challenge in Sacramento, California, brought mixed results for No. 5 Long Beach State.

No. 6 Cal Poly pulled a slight upset with a 3-2 win over the 49ers, winning on courts 1, 2 and 3. Emily Sonny/Samantha Manley had the match of the day on Court 2, besting LBSU’s Anete Brinke/Sasha Karelov in three sets, including a 24-22 Set 3 score to move to 20-1 on the year. Two other matches went the distance, with Long Beach State winning on Courts 4 and 5.

LBSU had to change up its lineup against Cal Poly due to the absence of sophomore Hailey Harward, who played in the tournament opener, but was held out in the next two matches on Saturday.

Harward’s partner Kristyna Adamcikova won despite the change, winning at No. 4 in three sets alongside Nicci Reinking against Cal Poly. Adamcikova then played on Court 3 in the tournament finale, pairing with Claire Newlander for a straight-set win.

In the second match of the day, Long Beach State made quick work of Sacramento State, besting the Mustangs in five straight-set affairs. 

The 49ers wrapped the tournament with a 3-2 record and moves to 18-4. Cal Poly finished its stay in Sacramento with a 4-1 mark, moving to 19-3 on the season. Sacramento State dropped its fourth straight match of the tournament and fell to 1-12.


#6 Cal Poly 3, #5 Long Beach State 2

Cal Poly Recap / Long Beach State Recap

  • 1) Torrey Van Winden/Tia Miric (Cal Poly) def. Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto (LBSU) 21-10, 21-9
  • 2) Emily Sonny/Samantha Manley (Cal Poly) def. Anete Brinke/Sasha Karelov (LBSU) 21-13, 17-21, 24-22
  • 3) Adlee Van Winden/Taylor Nelson (Cal Poly) def. Zoi Konstantopoulou/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) 21-16, 22-20
  • 4) Kristyna Adamcikova/Nicci Reinking (LBSU) def. Rae Greisen/Mary Gordon (Cal Poly) 21-12, 19-21, 15-11
  • 5) Hannah Matt/Marisa Ramsey (LBSU) def. Heather Pembroke/Hannah Hubbard (Cal Poly) 21-9, 19-21, 15-13


#5 Long Beach State 5, Sacramento State 0

LBSU Recap / Sacramento State Recap

  • 1) Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto (LBSU) def. Sarah Davis/Mikaela Nocetti (Sac State) 21-13, 21-7
  • 2) Anete Brinke/Sasha Karelov (LBSU) def. Kennedy Kurtz/Lana Brown (Sac State) 21-16, 21-16
  • 3) Kristyna Adamcikova/Claire Newlander (LBSU) def. Hannah Meadows/Ashton Olin (Sac State) 21-11, 21-15
  • 4) Zoi Konstantopoulou/Nicci Reinking (LBSU) def. Skyler Takeda/Mary Hayden (Sac State) 21-10, 21-14
  • 5) Hannah Matt/Marisa Ramsey (LBSU) def. Brigitte Murdock/Paige Swinney (Sac State) 21-16, 28-26


Big West Challenge (Sacramento, Calif.)
Winning Team Losing Team Score Winning Team Recap Losing Team Recap
3-30-18. #3 Hawaii Cal State Bakersfield 5-0. Link Link
#3 Hawaii Cal State Northridge 5-0. Link Link
#6 Cal Poly Cal State Northridge 5-0. Link Link
#6 Cal Poly Sacramento State 5-0. Link Link
#5 Long Beach State Cal State Northridge 5-0. Link Link
#3 Hawaii #6 Cal Poly 4-1. Link Link
#5 Long Beach State Cal State Bakersfield 5-0. Link Link
#3 Hawaii Sacramento State 5-0. Link Link
#6 Cal Poly Cal State Bakersfield 5-0. Link Link
#3 Hawaii #5 Long Beach State 5-0. Link Link
#6 Cal Poly #5 Long Beach State 3-2. Link Link
#5 Long Beach State Sacramento State 5-0. Link

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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