Sand Volleyball Tops Tulane, Falls to LSU

Alison Woods and Sam Serley earned a win against Tulane Saturday.

April 19, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. – The UAB sand volleyball team split dual-match action on Saturday with a win over Tulane, but fell to LSU.

UAB (4-8) fell to LSU in the first match of the day, 4-1, but bounced back to defeat Tulane, 3-2, in the second match.

Against the Green Wave, the Blazers earned wins at the No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 positions. Alison Woods and Sam Serley earned a 21-19, 21-19 win over Annie Shurtz and Grace Weaver at the No. 2 spot to tie the match up at 1-1.

Tulane took a 2-1 lead with a win at the No. 3 position, but UAB won the last two matches of the day. Becca Howard and Gabby Deshotel defeated Olivia Utt and Courtney Liddle, 21-15, 22-20. Then, Amber Treace and Ally Slaughter fought hard in a three-set win over Sarah Strasner and Miah Dirrell, 21-15, 14-21, 15-12, to seal the win.

In the first match, Sara Rishell and Rachel Fairbanks earned UAB’s only win after topping Victoria Boraski and Khourtni Fears, 21-19, 21-19 at the No. 3 position.

UAB will return home to close out the regular season. The Blazers will play Georgia State at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 26 and will then host Tulane and Louisiana-Monroe on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. CT.

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LSU 4, UAB 1

1. Meghan Mannari/Katie Lindelow (LSU) def. Kiri Hirini/Bethanie Thomas (UAB) 20-22, 21-17, 15-11

2. Helen Boyle/Kaitlin Hatcher (LSU) def. Alison Woods/Sam Serley (UAB) 21-13, 21-11

3. Sara Rishel/Rachel Fairbanks (UAB) def. Victoria Boraski/Khourtni Fears (LSU) 21-19, 21-19

4. Briana Holman/Mimi Eugene (LSU) def. Becca Howard/Gabby Deshotel (UAB) 16-21, 21-18, 16-14

5. Malorie Pardo/Laura Whalen (LSU) def. Amber Treace/Ally Slaughter (UAB) 21-18, 21-8


UAB 3, Tulane 2

1. Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner (Tulane) def. Kiri Hirini/Bethanie Thomas (UAB) 21-19, 21-17

2. Alison Woods/Sam Serley (UAB) def. Annie Shurtz/Grace Weaver (Tulane) 21-19, 21-19

3. Anna Wruck/Hannah Holmes (Tulane) def. Sara Rishel/Rachel Fairbanks (UAB) 23-21, 21-19

4. Becca Howard/Gabby Deshotel (UAB) def. Olivia Utt/Courtney Liddle (Tulane) 21-15, 22-20

5. Amber Treace/Ally Slaughter (UAB) def. Sarah Strasner/Miah Dirrell (Tulane) 21-15, 14-21, 15-12