March 14, 2013
MONROE, La. – For the second-straight time this season, the UAB sand volleyball team battled to the wire in a 3-2 loss to ULM on Thursday.
With the loss, UAB falls to 1-2 overall on the season and has dropped its second consecutive contest. The Warhawks improve to 2-3 and snap a two-match skid.
The Blazers jumped out on ULM early in the contest, taking the first two points. UAB’s fourth pair of Ally Slaughter and Sara Rishell ousted Kylie Parks and Katie Harrington, 21-8, 24-22, while Lindsay Simmons and Emma Schroer took a 21-17, 21-9 triumph in a battle of the fifth pairs on the third court.
Up 2-0, UAB faced a strong comeback from the Warhawks at the top three positions, as ULM swept the next three courts. Tetiana Sukach and Zuzana Markova battled to a 21-11, 21-18 win over UAB’s Kiriana Hirini and Bethanie Thomas at the top court, while Amy Grabiac and Michelle McNamee took a 21-14, 21-16 win over the Blazers’ No. 2 pair of Sam Serley and Alison Woods.
Rachel Fairbanks and Kirsten Gallagher once again found themselves in a three-set match for the second-time this season as the pair fell, 16-21, 21-14, 15-12 at the No. 2 court.
The Blazers now travel to New Orleans for the Tulane Tournament this weekend.
ULM 3, UAB 2
March 14, 2013
ULM Sand Volleyball Courts
1. Tetiana Sukach/Zuzana Markova (ULM) def. Kiriana Hirini/Bethanie Thomas (UAB), 21-11, 21-18
2. Amy Grabiec/Michelle McNamee (ULM) def. Sam Serley/Alison Woods (UAB) 21-14, 21-16
3. Marcela Araya/Maria Garcia (ULM) def. Rachel Fairbanks/Kirsten Gallagher (UAB), 16-21, 21-14, 15-12
4. Ally Slaughter/Sara Rishell (UAB) def. Kylie Parks/Katie Harrington (ULM), 21-8, 24-22
5. Lindsay Simmons/Emma Schroer (UAB) def. Iren Marivoa/Alannah Cullum (ULM), 21-17, 21-9
6. (EX) Sarah Johnson/Danielle Lewis (ULM) def. Emma Schroer/Lindsey Simmons (UAB), 21-17, 21-15