#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

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