LONG BEACH, Calif. - Playing two of the top teams in the game, the CSU Bakersfield sand volleyball team fell to No. 2 Long Beach State 5-0 and then was edged by Loyola Marymount 3-2 on Tuesday at Long Beach State.
Against the Lions, CSUB got wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 matches. Redshirt sophomore Mariah Alvidrez (Bakersfield, Calif., Liberty HS) and junior Shayna Guitare (Torrance, Calif., Pierce College) teammed up to beat Kenna Crouse and Taylor Scoisicia 2-0 (21-14, 21-18). In the No. 3 showdown, junior Lisa Bartsch (Wuppertal, Germany, Augusta State) and sophomore Molly O'Hagan (Tonganoxie, Kan., Tonganoxie HS) topped Hannah Tedrow and Amber Mirabello 2-0 (21-16, 21-12).
The 'Runners are now 3-4 in their inaugural season. In exhibition play, CSUB freshman Tamar Fowler (Woodland, Calif., Taft HS) and junior Fernanda Gonçalves (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Western Nebraska CC) took on United States Olympic Gold medalist Misty May-Treanor.
CSUB will return to action this weekend with more matches at Grand Canyon on Friday and Saturday.
Long Beach State 5, Cal State Bakersfield 0
1) Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke, LBSU def. Debora Araujo/Yuan Fu, CSUB 21-16, 21-17
2) Chelsea Cabrajac/Bre Mackie, LBSU def. Shayna Guitare/Mariah Alvidrez, CSUB 21-16, 21-14
3) Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Libby Fontanilla, LBSU def. Molly O'Hagan /Lisa Bartsch, CSUB 21-14, 21-10
4) Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely, LBSU def. Julia Bowen/Danika Youngblood, CSUB 21-14, 21-8
5) Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson, LBSU def. Kelsee Sawyer/Star Tucker-Campbell, CSUB 21-8, 21-10
Loyola Marymount 3, Cal State Bakersfield 2
1) Felicia Arriola/Litara Keil, LMU def. Debora Araujo/Yuan Fu, CSUB 21-15, 21-19
2) Shayna Guitare/Mariah Alvidrez, CSUB def. Kenna Crouse/Taylor Scoiscia, LMU 21-14, 21-18
3) Molly O'Hagan/Lisa Bartsch, CSUB def. Hannah Tedrow/Amber Mirabello, LMU 21-16, 21-12
4) Avery Bush/Rochelle Suaava, LMU def. Julia Bowen/Danika Youngblood, CSUB 18-21, 21-16, 15-7
5) Ashley Maxfeldt/Annemarie Taylor, LMU def. Tamar Fowler/Fernanda Gonçalves , CSUB 22-20, 21-14