Sand Volleyball Sweeps Grand Canyon, Opens Pairs Championship Play

Jazmine Orozco

March 15, 2013

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The #1 Pepperdine women’s sand volleyball team continued action at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge today at the Olympic Training Center and opened the day with a convincing 5-0 triumph over Grand Canyon. In the pairs championship, four of the Waves’ five team advanced.

Despite a few changes to the lineup, all five Pepperdine (4-0) doubles teams won in straight sets.

Katie Messing (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodland HS) made her way into the dual lineup for the first time and partnered with Kellie Woolever (Long Beach, Calif./Woodrow Wilson HS) for a 21-11, 21-13 win against Kaitlynn Ausmus and Caelen Hiller.

Kelley Larsen (Jamul, Calif./Christian HS), who routinely has paired with Woolever so far in 2013, moved up to the No. 2 spot in the lineup along with Lara Dykstra (Redondo Beach, Calif./Redondo Union HS/Nebraska). The pair dispatched Sara Bowden and Shannon Dugan 21-13, 21-14.

Lilla Frederick (Huntington Beach, Calif./Cornelia Connelly HS) and Kim Hill (Portland, Ore./Portland Christian HS) held down the top spot with a 21-12, 21-13 victory over Kristen Johannsen and Mackenzie Phelps.

The No. 4 duo of Emily Cook (Huntington Beach, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS) and Taylor Racich (Santa Barbara, Calif./Dos Pueblos HS), and well as Victoria Adelhelm (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Santa Fe Christian HS) and Jazmine Orozco (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood HS/Illinois) at No. 5, both won in straight sets. Adelhelm and Orozco were simply dominant, allowing just 15 total points in two sets.

In the pairs championship, the Waves went 3-1 with their only loss coming in a Pepperdine vs. Pepperdine match.

Frederick and Hill, as well as Caitlin Racich (Santa Barbara, Calif./Dos Pueblos HS) and Dykstra represented the Waves in the Gold Bracket. Both won to advance to tomorrow’s second round.

In the Silver bracket, Woolever and Larsen received a first-round bye.

Orozco and Adelhelm went up against teammates Taylor Racich and Cook in the opening round and won 21-19, 21-18.

Pairs championship play concludes tomorrow at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

Dual: #1 Pepperdine 5, Grand Canyon 0
March 15, 2013 | Chula Vista, Calif.

No. 1 Lilla Fredrick/Kim Hill (PEP) def. Kristen Johannsen/Mackenzie Phelps (GCU) 21-12, 21-13
No. 2 Lara Dykstra/Kelley Larsen (PEP) def. Sara Bowden/Shannon Dugan (GCU) 21-13, 21-14
No. 3 Katie Messing/Kellie Woolever (PEP) def.  Kaitlynn Ausmus/Caelen Hiller (GCU) 21-11, 21-13
No. 4 Emily Cook/Taylor Racich (PEP) def. Chloe Jenkins/Megan Davis (GCU) 21-11, 21-13
No. 5 Victoria Adelhelm/Jazmine Orozco (PEP) def. Courtney Spackman/Posse (GCU) 21-8, 21-7

Pairs Championship
Gold Bracket
Round 1

Guitare/Alvidrez (CSUB2) def. Thramer/Rolfsen (NEB2) 21-15,16-21, 16-14
Milosavljevic/Pardon (FSU2) def. Bowden/Dugan (GCU2) 21-13, 21-15

Round 2
Hill/Fredrick (PEP1) def. Guitare/Alvidrez (CSUB2) 21-10, 23-21

Robinson/Strange (NEB1) def. Johannsen/Phelps (GCU1) 21-14, 21-9
Racich/Dykstra (PEP2) def. Araujo/Fu (CSUB1) 21-14, 13-21, 15-5
Milosavljevic/Pardon FSU2 def. Davis/Yildrim FSU2 24-22, 21-12

Gold Consolation
Thramer/Rolfzen (NEB2) def. Araujo/Fu (CSUB1) 21-12, 21-14
Johannsen/Phelps (GCU1) def. Bowden/Dugan (GCU2) 21-12, 21-15

Silver Bracket
Round 1
Woolever/Larsen (PEP3) BYE

Haggerty/Zarda (NEB4) def. Bowen/Youngblood (CSUB4) 21-17, 21-15
Pelliteri/Pelliteri (FSU5) def. Ausmus/Hiller (GCU3) 21-13, 21-10
Broekhuis/Rolfzen (NEB3) def. Sawyer/Tucker (CSUB5) 21-11, 21-12
Fien/Ostrander (NEB5) def. Bartsch/O'Hagan 21-11, 22-20
Adelhelm/Orozco (PEP5) def. Cook/T. Racich (PEP4) 21-19, 21-18
Kiley/Wickstrom (FSU4) def. Jenkins/Posse (GCU4) 21-8, 21-13
Pavels/Plessy (FSU3) def. Spackman/Spackman (GCU5) 21-9, 21-7



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