April 3, 2014
MONROE, La. - The UAB sand volleyball team fell to ULM, 3-2, on Thursday afternoon. The Blazers will prepare to play two dual matches in the Tulane Pelican Classic Friday.
UAB (2-6) earned wins at the No. 3 and No. 5 positions against ULM (3-9). The duo of Sara Rishell and Rachel Fairbanks topped Blanca Ocana and Hope Pawlik at the No. 3 court, 26-24, 21-14. It was the fifth-straight win for the pair.
No. 1 pair Kiriana Hirini and Bethanie Thomas dropped just their second match of the season to Zuzana Markova and Marcela Araya, 21-16, 21-17. Sam Serley and Alison Woods fell to Michelle McNamee and Hadley Swartz, 21-16, 21-16.
UAB will play its second of three-straight days of matches at the Tulane Pelican Classic. The Blazers are slated to play Tulane at 11 a.m. CT and Webber International at 4:30 p.m. CT.
No. 1 - Zuzana Markova/Marcela Araya (ULM) def. Kiriana Hirini/Bethanie Thomas (UAB) - 21-16, 21-17
No. 2 - Michelle McNamee/Hadley Swartz (ULM) def. Alison Woods/Sam Serley (UAB) - 21-16, 21-16
No. 3 - Sara Rishell/Rachel Fairbanks (UAB) def. Bianca Ocana/Hope Pawlik (ULM) - 26-24, 21-14
No. 4 - Alannah Cullum/Rachel Arnason (ULM) def. Becca Howard/Lindsay Simmons (UAB) - 21-12, 21-19
No. 5 - Amber Treace/Ally Slaughter (UAB) def. Celine Flores/Kaitlyn Shearer (ULM) - 21-18, 21-12