April 20, 2013
Hermosa Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State went 3-0 in its first three matches at the USAV Invitational, winning Pool B against USC, CSU Bakersfield, and Loyola Marymount to earn a chance to play No. 1 Pepperdine in the finals, matching the winners of both pools in the first day of team dual action of the USAV Invitational.
Long Beach State started the day with a 4-1 win over No. 4 USC. Three-set wins at No. 2 by Delainey Aigner-Swesey and Chelsea Cabrajac and at No. 3 by Bre Mackie and Libby Fontanilla helped carry the 49ers to their first win of the day. Mackie and Fontanilla rallied from a disastrous first set to win in a very exciting match, a third-set that went all the way to 25-23 before the 49ers were able to become the first team to lead by two points after 15.
After winning 5-0 over both CSU Bakersfield and Loyola Marymount, the second-ranked 49ers won their pool and advanced to face the other pool winner after round-robin play, No. 1 Pepperdine. However, for the second time this season the 49ers were just barely turned back, winning two matches and losing a third in three sets before falling to the unbeaten Waves 3-2.
Day two of the USAV Invitational continues on Sunday at Hermosa Beach, with pairs play beginning at 9 a.m. in the morning. The top two pairs of each team will participate in the "Gold" tournament, while the "Silver" tournament features the No. 3 and No. 4 teams and the No. 5 teams for all eight teams will play in the "Bronze" tournament.
No. 2 Long Beach State 4, No. 4 USC 1
1) Kirby Burnham/Stevi Robinson, USC def. Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke, LBSU 18-21, 22-20, 15-10
2) Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Chelsea Cabrajac, LBSU def. Katie Fuller/Cinnammon Sary, USC 20-22, 21-19, 15-9
3) Libby Fontanilla/Bre Mackie, LBSU def. Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ, USC 8-21, 21-19, 25-23
4) Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely, LBSU def. Katie Duddridge/Brooke Fournier, USC 21-13, 21-14
5) Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson, LBSU def. Sam Hirschmann/Natasha Siljkovic, USC 21-16, 21-15.
No. 2 Long Beach State 5, Loyola Marymount 0
1) Caitlin Ledoux/Alex Reid, LBSU def. Felicia Arriola/Litara Keil, LMU 20-22, 21-12, 19-17
2) Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Chelsea Cabrajac, LBSU def. Kenna Crouse/Taylor Scioscia, LMU 21-11, 21-10
3) Libby Fontanilla/Bre Mackie, LBSU def. Amber Mirabello/Hannah Tedrow, LMU 21-9, 21-11
4) Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely, LBSU def. Avery Bush/Rachelle Suuava, LMU 21-7, 21-15
5) Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson, LBSU def. Anne Marie Taylor/Ashley Maxfeldt, LMU 21-10, 21-9
No. 2 Long Beach State 5, CSU Bakersfield 0
1) Caitlin Ledoux/Alex Reid, LBSU def. Shayna Guitare/Mariah Alvidrez, CSUB 21-15, 21-17
2) Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Chelsea Cabrajac, LBSU def. Deb Araujo/Yuan Fu, CSUB 21-8, 21-19
3) Libby Fontanilla/Bre Mackie, LBSU def. Molly O'Hagan/Lisa Bartsch, CSUB 21-12, 21-15
4) Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely, LBSU def. Sara Little/Danika Youngblood, CSUB 21-8, 21-7
5) Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson, LBSU def. Kelsee Sawyer/Star Tucker, CSUB 21-7, 21-11
No. 1 Pepperdine 3, No. 2 Long Beach State 2
1) Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill, PEP def. Caitlin Ledoux/Alex Reid, LBSU 21-15, 21-17
2) Lara Dykstra/Caitlin Racich, PEP def. Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Chelsea Cabrajac, LBSU 22-24, 21-9, 15-13
3) Kelley Larsen/Kellie Woolever, PEP def. Bre Mackie/Libby Fontanilla, LBSU, 21-12, 21-11
4) Lauen Minkel/Jocelyn Neely, LBSU def. Victoria Adelhelm/Taylor Racich, PEP 21-17, 21-18
5) Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson, LBSU def. Emily Cook/Katie Messing, PEP 21-14, 21-16
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