Courtesy University of San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of San Diego women’s volleyball team finished in second place in the 2008 Collegiate Beach Nationals, falling just three points behind the University of Texas for first place. The Toreros did have two teams win their brackets in the second annual event at Mission Beach on Sunday afternoon.
The tandem of Jaimarie Sutherland and Jessica Nyrop won Flight B by first defeating Nebraska’s Lindsey Licht and Rachel Schwartz in two games, 15-7 and 15-13. In the quarterfinal round, Sutherland and Nyrop downed USC’s Geena Urango and Mychaela Miller 21-16 and 21-17. In the semifinal round, USD cruised past Wisconsin’s team of Nicole Klingsporn and Brittany Dolgner, 21-19 and 21-14. In the championship match, USD down the Texas tandem of Michelle Moriarty and Chelsey Klein in three games, 18-21, 21-16 and 15-6.
The Toreros’ team of Ali Troost and Kayleen Webster also took a championship in the Flight C pool. Webster and Troost first cruised their way to a 15-8, 15-7 win over Nebraska’s Kori Cooper and Amanda Gates. In the quarterfinal round, USC’s Alli Hillgren and Lauren Williams were no match for USD’s duo, as Troost and Webster claimed a 21-19, 21-9 win to advance on to the semifinals. In the semifinal round, Troost and Webster rung up a 21-12, 21-9 win over Wisconsin’s Caity Dupont and Katherine Dykstra. In the championship match, the San Diego duo then won a hard fought match over the Texas tandem of Jennifer Doris and Heather Kisner, 17-21, 21-18, 21-19.