Pacific Knocks Off Beach Volleyball on Tuesday

Pacific Knocks Off Beach Volleyball on Tuesday

STOCKTON, Calif. – Santa Clara beach volleyball was unable to build off its strong play from the weekend in Tuesday's West Coast Conference match against Pacific.

Despite pushing two matches to a third set, the Broncos were swept 5-0 by the Tigers (7-10, 4-2 WCC) who won in straight sets on courts two, three and five at the Raney Sand Volleyball Courts.

In the top pairing, Kirsten Mead and Hailey Lindberg of Santa Clara (1-10, 0-6 WCC) took the opening set before Andie Shelton and Skylar Wine rallied for a 19-21, 21-8, 15-9 win.

At the No. 4 position, the Bronco duo of Ngozi Nwabuzoh and Tatiana San Juan had a chance to claim the first two sets, but eventually fell to Emily Baptista and Hanne De Scrijver 23-21, 18-21, 15-5.

The Broncos played their first-ever matches on the Santa Clara campus on Saturday. In the morning session, San José State defeated Santa Clara, 3-2, before San Francisco won by the same score later in the afternoon.

The Broncos face No. 20 Saint Mary's at home on Wednesday in the regular-season finale. The match is set for 3 p.m. The WCC Championship begins Friday, April 20, in Santa Monica, California.

No. 1 - Andie Shelton/Skylar Wine def. Kirsten Mead/Hailey Lindberg (19-21, 21-8, 15-9)
No. 2 - Roni Long/Kaitlyn Lines def. Anna McCreadie/Gretchen Reinert (21-8, 21-11)
No. 3 - Katrin Gotterba/Alex Holt def. Taylor Odom/Tessie Powers (21-19, 21-7)
No. 4 - Emily Baptista/Hanne De Schrijver def. Ngozi Nwabuzoh/Tatiana San Juan (23-21, 18-21, 15-5)
No. 5 - Taylor Poncetta/Ashlyn Fleming def. Erin Reineking/Michelle Gajdka (21-11, 21-8)

Exhibition - Alex Holt/Olivia Petnicki def. Brittany Gillingham/Tessie Powers (10-21, 21-10, 15-7)


Saint Mary's (13-9, 6-3 WCC) boasts a strong pair of top teams with Morgan Hughes/Payton Rund (15-7) and Emily Bible/Lindsey Knudsen (13-9). The Gaels defeated the 13 th-ranked Cardinal at the Stanford West Coast Classic in their last match on Sunday. They are 2-0 against the Broncos this season, winning consecutive matches over Santa Clara on March 3 (4-1) and March 13 (5-0).


Admission to beach volleyball matches at Santa Clara is free. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs. See the map below for court location (outlined in green on left).


On Wednesday, parking on campus is subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located on Palm Drive. Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions. See the map below for parking in the Leavey Center lot (outlined in green on right).


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