#8 Arizona Slides By Arizona State 3-2 In First Road Match

  0 volleymob | March 12th, 2017 | College - Beach, News, Pac-12

No. 8 Arizona took down rivals, Arizona State, (3-2) in its first match of the teams’ road contest earlier this evening. This was the second time the Arizona teams have met this season. Arizona now holds a (2-2) record.

The Beach Cats got off to a strong start as the No. 5 duo of Brooke Burling and Halli Amaro took the first victory against ASU’s pair, Sydney Palmer and Bethany Wedepohl, (21-19, 21-18).

UA would then go on to pick up another win as their No. 5 tandem of Hailey Devlin and Sam Manley defeated the Sun Devils, Kwyn Johnson and Frances Giedraitis in consecutive sets, (21-19, 21-19).

At the No. 2 position, Mia Mason and Kendra Dahlke fell to Madison Berridge and Oluoma Okro, (21-10, 21-14).

To clinch the win against the Sun Devils, No. 3 UA pair of Olivia Macdonald and Olivia Hallaran defeated Cassidy Pickrell and Katelyn Carballo  in a hard fought battle, (22-20, 21-17).

The Wildcats No. 1 twin duo of Madison and McKenna Witt took the match to three sets, but fell in the third set to Bianca Arellano and Whitney Follette, (17-21, 21-15, 16-18).

Tomorrow, UA will begin morning play against Texas A&M Kingsville at 9 a.m. MST. To conclude the two-day tournament, Arizona will take on New Mexico at 2 p.m. MST.

The match will be held at PERA Club on 1 E Continental Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281.

Arizona State vs. Arizona (7:00 p.m. MST)…
1. Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette (ASU) Def. McKenna Witt/Madison Witt: 21-17, 15-21, 18-16
2. Madison Berridge/Oluoma Okaro (ASU) Def. Mia Mason/Kendra Dahlke: 21-10, 21-14
3. Olivia Macdonald/Olivia Hallaran (UA) Def. Cassidy Pickrell/Katelyn Carballo (ASU): 22-20, 21-17
4. Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley (UA) Def. Kwyn Johnson/Frances Giedraitis (ASU): 21-19, 21-19
5. Brooke Burling/Halli Amaro (UA) Def. Sydney Palmer/Bethany Wedepohl (ASU): 21-19, 21-18

Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2, 3*, 1
*Clinched win

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News courtesy of Arizona Athletics.

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