Beach Volleyball Splits at Opener

Beach Volleyball Splits at Opener

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -The Stevenson University women's volleyball team split on the first day of the Principia Invitational at Empowered Sports Club.  The Mustangs fell to Division I Morehead State 4-1 before edging Carson-Newman 3-2 in the nightcap.

Against the Eagles, Trang Christensen and Katie Leftridge picked up a 21-11,21-17 win at No. 1.  Darian Hileman and Piper Connors were 21-14, 21-14 winners at No. 2, while at No. 5 Mackenzie Blevins and Emily Pellini prevailed 21-18, 21-19.

The two Mustang losses were both in three sets.  At No. 3 Caroline Dangel and Emily Castro dropped a 21-17, 19-21, 15-9 decision, while at No. 4, Grace Chaffee and Lizi Cudal fell 12-21, 21-17, 16-14.

Victoria Prokic and Julie Nightwine prevailed 21-6, 21-13 in the exhibition match.

In the opener, freshmen Blevins and Pellini captured their collegiate debut, winning 21-16, 21-17.

Hileman and Connors took the No. 2 match to three sets before falling 19-21, 21-13, 15-6.  Dangel and Castro also went three, with Morehead State winning 21-7, 17-21, 15-11.

Stevenson is back in action Saturday, facing Principia at 11:30 am and Tusculum at 4 pm.