Tigers Battle with Portland to Open Santa Cruz Tournament

Tigers Battle with Portland to Open Santa Cruz Tournament

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific women's beach volleyball team put forth a stellar effort against Portland to open the WCC Mid-Season Invitational on Friday afternoon in Santa Cruz, Calif., but fell to the Pilots, 3-2.

In their second match of the day, the Tigers fell to No. 13 Loyola Marymount, 5-0.

Alex Holt and Gabby Leo, playing as the Tigers' top flight, proved to be a successful pairing, defeating Portland's Shayla Hoeft and Morgan Robinson by scores of 21-18 and 21-12. Also claiming a victory in Pacific's first match of the day were Lauren Cline and Allison Dennemann, who won in three-sets (21-19 18-21, 15-11) against the Pilots' Reghan Pukis and Emma Scanlan. 

The Tigers were outmatched in the nightcap, with all five pairing surrendering to the Lions of Loyola Marymount in straight sets.

Saturday play will include a playoff bracket:

First Round
9:00 a.m. – Portland vs. San Francisco
10:00 a.m. – Santa Clara vs. Pacific

2nd Round
11:00 a.m. – Winner of Portland/San Francisco vs. Saint Mary's
12:00 p.m. – Winner of Santa Clara/Pacific vs. Loyola Marymount

Fifth Place Match
1:00 p.m. – Loser of Portland/San Francisco vs. Loser of Santa Clara/Pacific - 1 p.m.

Bronze Medal Match
2:00 p.m. – TBD vs TBD

Gold Medal Match
3:00 p.m. – TBD vs TBD



Portland 3, Pacific 2
Main Beach — Santa Cruz, Calif.

1. Alex Holt/Gabby Leo (PAC) def. Shayla Hoeft/Morgan Robinson (POR), 21-18, 21-12
2. Katie Barker/Carey Williams (POR) def. Lucy Carpenter/Riley Patterson (PAC), 21-18, 21-13
3. Lauren Cline/Allison Dennemann (PAC) def. Reghan Pukis/Emma Scanlan (POR), 21-19, 18-21, 15-11
4. Jessie Brigham/Sarah Strong (POR) def. Kennedy Kaminsky/Jadyn Tubbs (PAC), 21-16, 21-17
5. Lauren Naatz/Kassidy Naone (POR) def. Alyna Abeleda-Mostajo/Sarah Bethea (PAC), 21-9, 21-8

#13 Loyola Marymount 5, Pacific 0
Main Beach — Santa Cruz, Calif.

1. Bo Culo/Megan Nash (LMU) def. Alex Holt/Gabby Leo (PAC), 21-13, 21-14
2. Reka Orsi Toth/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Lauren Cline/Allison Dennemann (PAC), 21-13, 21-10
3. Sara Kovac/Jessie Prichard (LMU) def. Lucy Carpenter/Riley Patterson (PAC), 21-10, 21-17
4. Erin Martin/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Kennedy Kaminsky/Jadyn Tubbs (PAC), 21-9, 21-13
5. Ella Boehle/Emma Doud (LMU) def. Alyna Abeleda-Mostajo/Sarah Bethea (PAC), 21-6, 21-4