Women’s Beach returns undefeated from St. Andrews tournament

    LAURINBURG, N.C. - Stevenson Women's Beach Volleyball continued their win streak at St. Andrews with a sweep over the hosts and a 4-1 effort against nearby University of Lynchburg.

    The first flight of Sima Kahoussi and Caleigh Bernota played two dominant sets, finishing the scores of 21-7 and 21-8. In the second flight's match, Maddie Clouser and Hannah Naja defeated St. Andrews' Pellitier/Venable in two sets, finishing 21-14 and 21-17. Stevenson's third pairing of Taylor Jones and Nicolette Fuglestad allowed only 18 points against as they won their sets 21-8 and 21-10.

    Sam Simmers and Olivia Simon took down Stark/Hinchliffe 21-15 and 21-9 while Miranda Mueck and Giulia Viglietta won 21-9 and 21-10 as the fifth pairing. In exhibition, Makala Thompson and Scarlett Dunn finished with 21-12 wins in both sets.

    The team's second match against Lynchburg proved to be tougher competition, but the Mustangs ultimately came out on top with a 4-1 win.

    Clouser and Naja kept their match to two close sets, winning 21-18 and 21-19. Jones and Fuglestad won 21-16 and 21-9 and Viglietta and Mueck won their fourth match together with scores of 21-19 and 21-8.

    Sam Simmers and Olivia Simon battled it out in three sets with Lynchburg's Burns/Williamson, winning the first set 21-9 before Lynchburg forced a third. Simon and Simmers took the third set by a score of 15-9. Bernota and Kahoussi also went to three sets after persevering for a 26-24 first-set victory, but Lynchburg's Palmer/Keough bounced back for two straight wins. Stevenson's sixth flight of Thompson and Dunn came from behind to win 21-13 in the second set and clinch the win with a 15-6 third set.

    The Mustangs are 4-0 after their first weekend and two of those wins were complete sweeps. Stevenson will next travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama where they will face Tusculum University, Hendrix College, Huntingdon College, Spring Hill College, and Berry College. Action begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 1st.

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