TCU goes 2-0 on Day 1 in Phoenix

March 4, 2017

PHOENIX -- The TCU beach volleyball team notched a pair of victories Friday to open the 2017 season at the Grand Canyon Beach Tournament with a 5-0 victory over Colorado Mesa and a 4-1 win over Loyola Marymount.

"I am happy with the level we played at all day, and I think they all showed that we were pretty consistent," TCU beach coach Hector Gutierrez said. "All five of our teams were competitive and that's what we need. We showed a good level of play, and I think we stepped up as a team."

The Horned Frogs (2-0) are back in action Saturday at 10 .m. CT when they meet No. 12 Grand Canyon before closing out first-week action at noon with the University of New Mexico.

"It's going to be tough. GCU had a good team, and it will be harder for us," Gutierrez said. "They are at home and they are ranked, so we have nothing to lose. UNM has a good team and they showed they can be competitive. It will be a good day for us to see where we are at."

The Horned Frogs are now 2-0 all-time against CMU, and 1-0 all-time against LMU. TCU and GCU will meet for the first time, while the Horned Frogs hold a 1-0 all-time advantage over New Mexico.

A recap of all the matches will be available on, following the completion of the competitions on each day. The matches can also be followed on Twitter @TCUBeachVB.

TCU 5, Colorado Mesa 0

Jaelyn Greene / Amy Neal (TCU) def. Abby Ney / Taylor Woods (CMU)
 21-12, 21-19

Molly Scheel / Haven Hill (TCU) def. Megan Gianinetti / Erin Perez (CMU) 
21-12, 21-11

Jillian Bergeson / Avery Arellano (TCU) def. Zie Edwards / Hattie Gianinetti (CMU) 
21-18, 21-11

Sarita Mikals / Ariah Palter (TCU) def. Hana Peterman / Katie Scherr (CMU)
 21-9, 21-14

Olivia Canales / Shane Peters (TCU) def. Racheal Moralez / Samantha Ritter (CMU)
 21-15, 21-10

TCU 4, LMU 1

Jaelyn Greene / Amy Neal (TCU) def. Tatiana Schlange / Savannah Slattery (LMU) 23-21, 21-19

Molly Scheel / Haven Hill (TCU) def. Brittnay Estes / Kekai Whitford (LMU) 21-19, 21-9

Jillian Bergeson / Avery Arellano (TCU) def. Emma Dodd / Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-17, 21-15

Sara Kovac / Jessie Prichard (LMU) def. Sarita Mikals / Ariah Palter (TCU) 21-19, 22-20

Olivia Canales / Shane Peters (TCU) def. Kristen Castellanos / Erin Williams (LMU) 21-13, 19-21, 15-13



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