#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
vs. Long Beach State
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Hawai'i
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. CSUN
Santa Monica, CA
W, 5 - 0
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. Florida State
Santa Monica, CA
L, 2 - 3
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. Tulane
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Mar 23
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida ...
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida State
DeLand, FL
L, 1 - 4
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Florida Atlantic
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Mar 26
at Stetson
DeLand, FL
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 30
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
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vs. Outrigger Beach ...
Honolulu, HI
-
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Arizona State
Honolulu, HI
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 02
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. San Francisco
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Long Beach State
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. USAV Beach ...
Hermosa Beach, CA
-
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Loyola Marymount
Northridge, CA
W, 4 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 20
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs First & Second ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs Semifinal #1 ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 01
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Friday, May 06
vs. Hawai'i
Gulf Shores, AL
L, 0 - 3
Friday, May 06
vs. Stetson
Gulf Shores, AL
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, May 07
vs. Pepperdine
Gulf Shores, AL
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, May 07
vs. Hawai'i
Gulf Shores, AL
W, 3 - 0
Sunday, May 08
vs. Florida State
Gulf Shores, AL
L, 1 - 3
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