Beach Volleyball Drops Conference Tilt against Saint Mary’s

Laura Willems teamed up with Callie Jones for a 14-21, 21-13, 15-13 victory on Tuesday.
Laura Willems teamed up with Callie Jones for a 14-21, 21-13, 15-13 victory on Tuesday.

MORAGA, Calif. — Santa Clara beach volleyball dropped a 5-0 decision to Saint Mary's Tuesday afternoon at Moraga Commons. The Broncos (0-9, 0-3 WCC) and Gaels (14-4, 4-0 WCC) met for the second time this season; Saint Mary's defeated Santa Clara 4-1 in the first match of the year on March 4.

Nikki Hess/Allison Kantor (No. 1) and Taylor Laugero/Hailey Lindberg (No. 3) each made it to the 18-point mark in one of their sets on Tuesday. The Broncos picked up an exhibition victory in comeback fashion, as Callie Jones/Laura Willems took down Dominique Dodd/Alex O'Sullivan in three frames.


No. 1 - Lindsey Knudsen/Payton Rund (SMC) def. Nikki Hess/Allison Kantor (SCU); 21-11, 21-18

No. 2 - Emily Bible/Sarah Chase (SMC) def. Kirsten Mead/Jensen Cunningham (SCU); 21-12, 21-14

No. 3 - Mary Hernandez/Alexis Salmons (SMC) def. Taylor Laugero/Hailey Lindberg (SCU); 21-18, 21-7

No. 4 - Lindsey Calvin/Alexsa Parker (SMC) def. Tatiana San Juan/Michelle Gajdka (SCU); 21-14, 21-17

No. 5 - Madi Wilkerson/Sienna Young (SMC) def. Ngozi Nwabuzoh/Erin Reineking (SCU); 21-16, 21-14

Ex. - Laura Willems/Callie Jones (SCU) def. Dominique Dodd/Alex O'Sullivan (SMC); 14-21, 21-13, 15-13

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


Santa Clara closes out regular season play with consecutive home matches at Los Gatos High School. The Broncos host San Francisco on Wednesday, April 12 and San José State on Thursday April 13. First serve for both contests is at 3 p.m. 


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