Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Drops Regular Season Finale to San José State

Kirsten Mead won for the second day in a row alongside Jensen Cunningham at No. 2 on Thursday afternoon.
Kirsten Mead won for the second day in a row alongside Jensen Cunningham at No. 2 on Thursday afternoon.

LOS GATOS, Calif. — Santa Clara beach volleyball dropped its 2017 regular season finale to San José State Thursday afternoon at Los Gatos High School. The Broncos picked up a victory from the No. 2 pairing of Kirsten Mead/Jensen Cunningham in a match that featured a trio of three-set duals.

Mead and Cunningham played a tight first two sets against Nandyala Gama/Julie Sam, dropping the first 21-19 before rallying to win the second by the same score. The junior tandem for the Broncos (1-10) ran away with the third set 15-7 to win for the second day in a row and third time in their last five tries overall.

Nikki Hess/Allison Kantor played three sets against Allison Meehan/Lyndi Scholl at No. 1 that were decided by three points or fewer. Meehan and Scholl came back from a 21-18 first-frame defeat to win the next two 21-19, 16-14. The Spartans (7-8) opened the day with a three set win by Julia Golbeck/Kaitlynn Zdorik at No. 5 over Ngozi Nwabuzoh/Erin Reineking.


No. 1 - Allison Meehan/Lyndi Scholl (SJSU) def. Nikki Hess/Allison Kantor (SCU); 18-21, 21-19, 16-14

No. 2 - Kirsten Mead/Jensen Cunningham (SCU) def. Nandyala Gama/Julie Sam (SJSU); 19-21, 21-19, 15-7

No. 3 - Luiza Andrade/Julia Gávio (SJSU) def. Hailey Lindberg/Taylor Laugero (SCU); 21-14, 21-10

No. 4 - Summer Avery/Jamie Hirai (SJSU) def. Tatiana San Juan/Michelle Gajdka (SCU); 21-18, 21-16

No. 5 - Julia Golbeck/Kaitlynn Zdorik (SJSU) def. Ngozi Nwabuzoh/Erin Reineking (SCU); 21-15, 12-21, 15-7

Order of Finish: 5, 3, 4*, 1, 2

* - Clinched Match


The Broncos head to Santa Monica, California for the two-day, double-elimination West Coast Conference Beach Volleyball Championship April 21-22 at Ocean Park Beach.


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