LMU Goes 2-0 in AVCA Top 20 Action Thursday

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 13th, 2018 | College - Beach, News, West Coast Conference

No. 16 Loyola Marymount was the lone Top 20 team in action Thursday, and the Lions posted two wins over Cal State Bakersfield (5-0) and Cal State Northridge (4-1).

LMU moved to 18-11 with the victories in Northridge.

McKayla Ferris and Savannah Slattery had a day full of excitement, earning three-set wins on Court 1 in both matches. The duo started the day by rallying from a first set loss against Cal State Bakersfield’s Sydney Haynes/Emily Hansen. The pair then held on for a 21-12, 18-21, 15-12 win over CSUN’s Katie Sato/Aeryn Owens.

Next up, LMU will head to Long Beach for a pair of Sunday matches against Utah and the host sixth-ranked 49ers.

Bakersfield also dropped a 3-2 decision to Northridge, despite boasting a 2-1 advantage after the first flight of matches.

Northridge’s Lauren McMurray and Autumn Russell won both of their matches, posting two straight set victories on Court 3 to bump their season win total to 12.

The Roadrunners are set for a Saturday triple header in Long Beach, facing Long Beach City College, Utah and LBSU. The Matadors wrap their home campaign with a Thursday April 19 match against Cal State Los Angeles.


No. 16 Loyola Marymount def. Cal State Bakersfield 5-0

1. Savannah Slattery/McKayla Ferris (LMU) def. Sydney Haynes/Emily Hansen (CSUB) 17-21, 21-17, 15-5
2. Sara Kovac/Jessie Prichard (LMU) def. Desiree Sukhov/Sarah Garrow (CSUB) 21-18, 21-18
3. Bozena Culo/Maddie Leiphardt (LMU) def. Aleksandra Djordjevi/Briannah Mariner (CSUB) 21-18, 21-17
4. Chloe Reinig/Emma Doud (LMU) def. Emily Lopes/Mattison Degarmo (CSUB) 24-22, 21-18
5. Cierra Simpson/Kristen Castellanos (LMU) def. Krista Hernandez/Ally Barber (CSUB) 21-10, 21-17
Ext. Kekai Whitford/Paige Panter (LMU) def. Tasha Skabelund/Hannah Manzanares (CSUB) 21-15, 21-13

Order of Finish: 2,4,5,3,1


No. 16 Loyola Marymount def. Cal State Northridge 4-1

1. Savannah Slattery/McKayla Ferris (LMU) def. Katie Sato/Aeryn Owens (CSUN) 21-12, 18-21, 15-12
2. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Kristy Markle/Nickeisha Williams (CSUN) 21-9, 21-13
3. Lauren McMurray/Autumn Russell (CSUN) def. Maddie Leiphardt/Bozena Culo (LMU) 21-16, 21-16
4. Emma Doud/Chloe Reinig (LMU) def. Erin Indermilll/Daniella Molinari (CSUN) 21-17, 17-21, 15-12
5. Kristen Castellanos/Cierra Simpson (LMU) def. Nicolette Pinkney/Lauren Conati (CSUN) 23-21, 21-17
Ext. Kekai Whitford/Paige Panter (LMU) def. Shawnee De Oliveiria/Cassidy Rosso (CSUN) 21-15, 21-14

Order of Finish: 2,4,3,5,1


Cal State Northridge def. Cal State Bakersfield 3-2

1. Katie Sato/Aeryn Owens (CSUN) def. Sydney Haynes/Emily Hansen (CSUB) 21-18, 21-14
2. Desiree Sukhov/Sarah Garrow (CSUB) def. Kristy Markle/Nickeisha Williams (CSUN) 21-17, 21-19
3. Lauren McMurray/Autumn Russell (CSUN) def. Aleksandra Djordjevi/Briannah Mariner (CSUB) 21-17, 22-20
4. Emily Lopes/Mattison DeGarmo (CSUB) def. Erin Indermilll/Daniella Molinari (CSUN) 23-21, 21-10
5. Nicolette Pinkney/Lauren Conati (CSUN) def. Krista Hernandez/Ally Barber (CSUB) 20-22, 21-16, 15-8
Ext. Shawnee De Oliveiria/Cassidy Rosso (CSUN) def. Sidney Wicks/Brooke Boiseau (CSUB) 21-15, 21-7

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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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