Volleyball Places Fifth at Collegiate Nationals

Diane Nordstrom


The University of Wisconsin volleyball team finished fifth at the Collegiate Nationals Beach Championship on Sunday in San Diego.

Texas won the team title with 14 points, downing San Diego, which finished second with 11 points. Defending champion Nebraska placed third with eight points while Southern California edged the Badgers by one point for fourth place.

“All of our teams had a great day,” said UW assistant coach Colleen Bayer, who traveled with the team. “Everyone had a really great time and loved their experience. It made the whole spring worth it for the team.”

Three of the UW teams won their pools. The team of Nikki Klingsporn and Brittney Dolgner won Flight B with a 2-1 win over Geena Urango and Mychaela Miller from Southern California and a 2-0 win over Leslie Mansfield and Jeannette Abbott from Clemson.

In Flight C, the team of Katherine Dykstra, Caity Dupont and Faye McCormack combined to go 2-0 in pool play with two straight-set wins. Dykstra and McCormack downed Alli Hillgren and Lauren Williams from Southern California and while McCormack and Dupont downed Lisa Proctor and Meghan Hinemeyer from Clemson.

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