#6 Bruins Drop Hard-Fought Match to #2 LBSU, Fall to #1 Waves

April 10, 2013

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MALIBU, Calif. - The sixth-ranked Bruins saw senior Bojana Todorovic and sophomore Karsta Lowe win their match against #2 Long Beach State, and two other pairs force a third set, but ultimately UCLA fell 4-1 to the 49ers. The Bruins also dropped a 5-0 decision to Pepperdine at windy Zuma Beach.

Lowe and Todorovic swept their #3 doubles counterparts, Libby Fontanilla and Delainey Aigner-Swesey, 21-18, 21-19, to give the Bruins a point, however, Long Beach State won at #1 and #5 doubles to go up 2-1 for the overall match.

At #4 doubles, freshmen Karly Drolson and Rachel Inouye won the first set 21-17, but the 49ers' Jocelyn Neely and Lauren Minkel tied it up with a 21-11 win in the second. In a back-and-forth, deciding third set, the Bruin duo had a couple of match points, but the 49ers were able to hold on to a 20-18 win to complete an amazing contest.

With the overall score already in hand, sophomore Zoë Nightingale and freshman Becca Strehlow took Chelsea Cabrajac and Bre Mackie to a third set, with UCLA taking the first and Long Beach the second by identical 21-18 scores. But the 49ers once again prevailed in the third, 15-11.

Playing back-to-back matches, the Bruins lost all five to the host and defending national champion Waves, with Lowe and Todorovic producing the closest margin of defeat, falling 21-18, 22-20.

Next up for the Bruins is the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach. The dual competition will take place on Saturday, April 20, followed by the pairs competition on Sunday, April 21.

#2 Long Beach State 4, #6 UCLA 1 - April 10, 2013 - Malibu, Calif.
No. 1 Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) def. Meg Norton/Kelly Reeves (UCLA) 21-15, 21-19
No. 2 Chelsea Cabrajac/Bre Mackie (LBSU) def. Zoë Nightingale/Becca Strehlow (UCLA) 18-21, 21-18, 15-11
No. 3 Karsta Lowe/Bojana Todorovic (UCLA) def. Libby Fontanilla/Delainey Aigner-Swesey (LBSU) 21-18, 21-19
No. 4 Jocelyn Neely/Lauren Minkel (LBSU) def. Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA) 17-21, 21-11, 20-18
No. 5 Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU) def. Maddy Klineman/Megan Moenoa (UCLA) 21-6, 21-5


#1 Pepperdine 5, #6 UCLA 0 - April 10, 2013 - Malibu, Calif.
No. 1 Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill (PEP) def. Meg Norton/Kelly Reeves (UCLA) 21-14, 21-10
No. 2 Lara Dykstra/Caitlin Racich (PEP) def. Zoë Nightingale/Becca Strehlow (UCLA) 21-8, 21-16
No. 3 Kelley Larsen/Kellie Woolever (PEP) def. Karsta Lowe/Bojana Todorovic (UCLA) 21-18, 22-20
No. 4 Victoria Adelhelm/Taylor Racich (PEP) def. Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA) 21-12, 21-13
No. 5 Emily Cook/Jazmine Orozco (PEP) def. Maddy Klineman/Megan Moenoa (UCLA 21-7, 21-12


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Mar 05 - 10:30 AM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Hawai'i
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 9:15 AM PST
vs. USC
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 11:45 AM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Thursday, Mar 10 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. CSUN
Santa Monica, CA
Thursday, Mar 10 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Florida State
Santa Monica, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 23 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Tulane
Boca Raton, FL
Wednesday, Mar 23 - 11:00 AM PST
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
Friday, Mar 25 - 6:00 AM PST
vs. Florida ...
DeLand, FL
Friday, Mar 25 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
DeLand, FL
Saturday, Mar 26 - 7:30 AM PST
vs. Florida Atlantic
DeLand, FL
Saturday, Mar 26 - 10:30 AM PST
at Stetson
DeLand, FL
Wednesday, Mar 30 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Apr 09 - All Day PST
vs. USAV Hermosa Beach ...
Hermosa Beach, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - 2:30 PM PST
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
Thursday, Apr 28 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Beach ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Pairs Semifinal #1 ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Pairs Finals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Winners Bracket ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Losers Bracket ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Losers Bracket ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Championship Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Gulf Shores, AL
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