March 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Freshmen Rachel Inouye and Maddy Klineman posted the first-ever match victory for the UCLA sand volleyball program and that got the ball rolling, as the sixth-ranked Bruins won four straight and defeated Loyola Marymount 4-1 on Saturday at Merle Norman Court. UCLA also fell to #3 USC 5-0.
Inouye and Klineman came back from one set down to LMU's #5 doubles team to take the second in extra points 23-21 before running away with the third 15-10. The Bruins and the Lions were tied through one flight of action, but UCLA swept all three courts in the second session to take the match 4-1.
The #1 doubles team of juniors Meg Norton and Kelly Reeves posted a 21-10, 21-14 victory, #2 doubles of sophomore Zoë Nightingale and freshman Becca Strehlow won by matching 21-15 scores and #3 doubles of senior Bojana Todorovic and sophomore Megan Moenoa recorded a 21-13, 23-21 triumph.
In the Bruins' second contest of the afternoon, they lost to the host Trojans, with all five matches going straight sets.
The Bruins take part in a bracket-style tournament at Merle Norman Court on Sunday. The single-elimination tournament will begin at 9 a.m., with the UCLA #1 team taking on the LMU #5 squad and the UCLA #2 facing the LMU #3. At 10 a.m., the UCLA #3 plays the LMU #4 and the UCLA #5 takes on the USC #2. Rounding out the first round of play will be the UCLA #4 against the USC #3 at 11 a.m.
The tournament continues with flights at 11 a.m., semifinal matchups at 12 and 1 p.m. and a championship final at 2 p.m.
UCLA 4, Loyola Marymount 1
1.) Meg Norton-Kelly Reeves (UCLA) def. Felicia Arriola-Kenna Crouse (LMU) 21-10, 21-14
2.) Zoë Nightingale-Becca Strehlow (UCLA) def. Ashley Maxfeldt-Rachelle Suaava (LMU) 21-15, 21-15
3.) Megan Moenoa-Bojana Todorovic (UCLA) def. Taylor Scioscia-Anne Marie Taylor (LMU) 21-13, 23-21
4.) Avery Bush-Litara Keil (LMU) def. Karly Drolson-Karsta Lowe (UCLA) 21-19, 21-11
5.) Rachel Inouye-Maddy Klineman (UCLA) def. Amber Mirabello-Hannah Tedrow (LMU) 14-21, 23-21, 15-10
USC 5, UCLA 0
1.) Kirby Burnham-Stevi Robinson (USC) def. Meg Norton-Kelly Reeves (UCLA) 21-18, 21-15
2.) Katie Fuller-Cinnamon Sary (USC) def. Zoë Nightingale-Becca Strehlow (UCLA) 21-13, 21-14
3.) Eve Ettinger-Bria Russ (USC) def. Megan Moenoa-Bojana Todorovic (UCLA) 21-17, 21-13
4.) Brooke Fournier-Natasa Siljkovic (USC) def. Karly Drolson-Karsta Lowe (UCLA) 21-13, 21-15
5.) Sydney Seau-Alexa Stonish (USC) def. Rachel Inouye-Maddy Klineman (UCLA) 21-12, 21-15