April 3, 2013
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The seventh-ranked UCLA sand volleyball team recorded the program's first-ever home victory on Wednesday at Annenberg Beach House, defeating Loyola Marymount 4-1.
Four of the five Bruin squads posted victories. The #1 doubles squad of juniors Meg Norton and Kelly Reeves knocked off Litara Keil and Felicia Arriola, 21-18, 21-17. The #2 team of sophomore Zoë Nightingale and freshman Becca Strehlow beat Kenna Crouse and Taylor Scioscia, 21-19, 19-21, 15-6.
After the first two teams, the Bruins (2-3) tried some new pairings, as the #3 of senior Bojana Todorovic and sophomore Karsta Lowe posted a 21-10, 21-19 win against Amber Mirabello and Hannah Tedrow.
LMU's lone scoring victory came at #5, as Anne Marie Taylor and Ashley Maxfeldt defeated sophomore Megan Moenoa and freshman Maddy Klineman, 21-18, 21-16. The Lions also won the non-scoring exhibition match, as Bush and Caitlin DeWitt beat junior Mariana Aquino and freshman Phelix Fincher, 17-21, 21-17, 15-9.
The Bruins play twice next Wednesday, April 10 in Malibu at Zuma Beach, taking on Pepperdine at 12 p.m. and Long Beach State at 1 p.m.
April 3, 2013 - Santa Monica, Calif. (Annenberg Beach House) - UCLA 4, Loyola Marymount 1
1. Meg Norton/Kelly Reeves (UCLA) d. Litara Keil/Felicia Arriola (LMU), 21-18, 21-17
2. Zoë Nightingale/Becca Strehlow (UCLA) d. Kenna Crouse/Taylor Scioscia (LMU), 21-19, 19-21, 15-6
3. Karsta Lowe/Bojana Todorovic (UCLA) d. Amber Mirabello/Hannah Tedrow (LMU), 21-10, 21-19
4. Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA) d. Avery Bush/Rachelle Suaava (LMU), 21-12, 21-15
5. Anne Marie Taylor/Ashley Maxfeldt (LMU) d. Maddy Klineman/Megan Moenoa (UCLA), 21-18, 21-16
6. Caitlin DeWitt/Avery Bush (LMU) d. Mariana Aquino/Phelix Fincher (UCLA), 17-21, 21-17, 15-9 (non-scoring)