The beaches were hopping in California on Thursday as six collegiate beach matches were played. San Jose State (7-8) topped Santa Clara (1-10) 4-1 on the road in Los Gatos, California, to headline Thursday’s action and to pick up their second straight win, following a 3-2 victory over California last week.
The Spartans won the No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 matches against Santa Clara, taking two in three sets. At No. 1 Allison Meehan/Lyndi Scholl rallied to Nikki Hess and Allison Kantor 18-21, 21-19, 16-14. At No. 5, Julie Golbeck/Kaitlynn Zdroik bounced back to down Ngozi Nwabuzoh/Erin Reineking 21-15, 12-21, 15-7. Giulia Gavio/Luiza Andrade won 21-14, 21-10 at the No. 3 position, while Summer Avery/Jamie Hirai picked up the 21-18, 21-16 win at No. 4. Santa Clara prevented the sweep with a three-set win at No. 2 as Kirsten Mead/Jensen CUnnington Ham won 19-21, 21-19, 15-7 over Nandyala Gama/Julie Sam.
The match finished 5, 3, 4, 1, 2.
A pair of Pac 10 teams downed Sacramento State (4-8) in a tri-dual in Folsom, California. Washington (3-4) won 5-0 over the Hornets, while Oregon (2-3) topped Sac State 3-2.
The Cal State Northridge Matadors (5-9) picked up a pair of home wins over Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State Los Angeles . CSUN topped Bakersfield 3-2 and downed Cal State LA 5-0. Cal State Bakersfield rebounded with a 5-0 win over Cal State LA.
“We had our most consistent day of the season today,” CSUB head coach Cesar Benatti said. “Even though we lost to CSUN, we competed with them in all of the matches. Against Cal State LA, we executed all of the things that we have been training over the last two months. I’m happy with the team’s evolution and look forward to getting even better next week as we prepare for the Big West Tournament.”
|Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Winning Team Recap||Losing Team Recap|
|San Jose State||Santa Clara||4-1||Link||Link|
|Cal State Northridge||Cal State Bakersfield||3-2||Link||Link|
|Cal State Northridge||Cal State LA||5-0||Link||Link|
|Cal State Bakersfield||Cal State LA||5-0||Link||Link|