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Carly Wopat and Brittany Howard played in the top spot for the Cardinal. (Photo: Bob Drebin)
Stanford Falls at Home
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/29/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – On a rainy Saturday, the Stanford sand volleyball team fell to No. 3 Hawaii (5-0), No. 6 UCLA (5-0) and Santa Clara (3-2) at the ACSR Sand Courts in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal drops to 0-6 on the season.

Hawaii went 3-0 on the afternoon, sweeping all of its matches. Former Cardinal indoor player Karissa Cook is a member of the SandBows top pair, which defeated Stanford’s Brittany Howard and Carly Wopat, 21-16, 21-10.

Stanford sophomores Grace Kennedy and Dana Ritchie, who were playing in exhibition matches, went 2-1 on the afternoon. The pair defeated UCLA’s Cosani/Miller, 20-22, 21-19, 18-16 and Santa Clara’s Chloe Lott and Chloe Sliger, 21-15, 21-11.

After being swept in its first two duals, the Cardinal won two of the five matches against the Broncos. Howard and Wopat, playing in the top spot, came back to defeat Nikki Hess and Taylor Milton, 21-23, 22-20, 15-13. Stanford’s No. 2 team of Lauren Birks and Jordan Burgess also posted a win against Santa Clara, defeating Sabrina Clayton and Danielle Rottman, 21-17, 13-21, 15-9.

UCLA finished the day 2-1, while Santa Clara was 1-2. All four teams will be back in action on Sunday, March 30. Bracket play begins at 8 a.m. PT on the Stanford campus.

No. 3 Hawaii 5, Stanford 0
1) Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def. Brittany Howard/Carly Wopat (STAN), 21-16, 21-10
2) Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Lauren Birks/Jordan Burgess (STAN), 21-12, 21-14
3) Ginger Long/Ali Longo (UH) def. Madi Bugg/Kyle Gilbert (STAN), 21-10, 21-9
4) Karlee Riggs/Hannah Rooks (UH) def. Inky Ajanaku/Kelsey Humphreys (STAN), 21-16, 21-11
5) London Chow/Tayler Higgins (UH) def. Morgan Boukather/Megan McGehee (STAN), 21-12, 21-10
Exh: Sydney Shinn/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Grace Kennedy/Dana Ritchie (STAN), 21-9, 23-21

No. 6 UCLA 5, Stanford 0
1) Jessyka Ngauamo/Kamila Tan (UCLA) def. Brittany Howard/Carly Wopat (STAN), 21-17, 18-21, 15-8
2) Zoe Nightingale/Madie Smith (UCLA) def. Lauren Birks/Jordan Burgess (STAN), 22-20, 21-16
3) Taylor Formico/Karsta Lowe (UCLA) def. Madi Bugg/Kelsey Humphreys (STAN), 21-18, 21-7
4) Skylar Dykstra/Jennie Frager (UCLA) def. Inky Ajanaku/Kyle Gilbert (STAN), 21-16, 21-14
5) Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA) def. Morgan Boukather/Megan McGehee (STAN), 21-8, 21-16
Exh: Grace Kennedy/Dana Ritchie (STAN) def. Cosani/Miller (UCLA), 20-22, 21-19, 18-16

Santa Clara 3, Stanford 2
1) Brittany Howard/Carly Wopat (STAN) def. Nikki Hess/Taylor Milton (SCU), 21-23, 22-20, 15-13
2) Lauren Birks/Jordan Burgess (STAN) def. Sabrina Clayton/Danielle Rottman (SCU), 21-17, 13-21, 15-9
3) GiGi Cresto/Taylor Dayton (SCU) def. Madi Bugg/Kelsey Humphreys (STAN), 21-19, 21-9
4) Madison Dutra/Sarah Vaccaro (SCU) def. Inky Ajanaku/Kyle Gilbert (STAN), 21-18, 21-14
5) Lacey Maas/Katy Schatzman (SCU) def. Morgan Boukather/Megan McGehee (STAN), 15-21, 22-20, 15-11
Exh: Grace Kennedy/Dana Ritchie (STAN) def. Chloe Lott/Chloe Sliger (SCU), 21-15, 21-11


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