TCU Posts Two Wins at Home

April 15, 2016

ULM Final Stats | New Mexico Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas - In only its second weekend at home this season, the TCU beach volleyball team scored two wins on the opening day of the Cowtown Classic with a 5-0 sweep of ULM and a 3-2 victory over New Mexico on Friday.

The Horned Frogs (16-5) opened the day by picking up their 10th sweep of the season when they recorded a 5-0 victory over the Warhawks (9-14). TCU then went to battle with the Lobos (16-5) and gutted out a 3-2 win in the final match of the day.

Three pairs went undefeated on the day starting with the top pair of Michelle McNamee and Sarita Mikals. The duo moved up to 15-6 on the season after defeating Hope Pawlik and Taylor Zaeske of ULM, 21-12, 21-17, before outlasting Cassie House and Ashley Kelsey of New Mexico, 31-29, 21-18.

The No. 3 pair of Jaelyn Greene and Jillian Bergeson and the No. 5 pair of Ariah Palter and Molly Scheel both moved up to 17-4 on the season with the two wins on Friday. Greene and Bergeson topped Kaitlyn Shearer and Delaney Driver of ULM, 21-16, 21-17, while Palter and Scheel downed Claire Crossfield and Tara Jenkings, 21-11, 21-9. Greene and Bergeson needed three sets to defeat Julia Warren and Hannah Johnson of New Mexico (21-19, 17-21, 15-12), while Palter and Scheel easily handled Carson Heilborn and Maddie Mayfield (21-8, 21-11).

Quotes from the Matches
Head Coach Erik Peterson
"Today was a hard fought day. There was no easy flight win out there for us. We had to work hard for every point. I think that is a good challenge that we want going into the last couple of weeks of our season to really put ourselves to the test. ULM is an established team and they have had a program the last couple of years. New Mexico has been doing great and has been getting votes in the poll. For us to go out and work hard and earn those wins today was a lot of fun and a real true testament to the team and the work they are putting in."

Match Results
Apr 15, 2016 at Fort Worth, Texas
(TCU Beach Volleyball Courts)
TCU 5, ULM 0

Doubles competition
1. Michelle McNamee/Sarita Mikals (TCU) def. Hope Pawlik/Taylor Zaeske (ULM) 21-12, 21-17
2. Shane Peters/Olivia Canales (TCU) def. Hadley Swartz/Kori Simpson (ULM) 18-21, 21-17, 15-13
3. Jaelyn Greene/Jillian Bergeson (TCU) def. Kaitlyn Shearer/Delaney Driver (ULM) 21-16, 21-17
4. Blaire Pickens/Jordan Terral (TCU) def. Bayleigh Hoffman/Catherine Griffith (ULM) 21-15, 21-17
5. Molly Scheel/Ariah Palter (TCU) def. Claire Crossfield/Tara Jenkins (ULM) 21-11, 21-9
Ext. Clare Ford/Sierra Kile (TCU) def. Rebecca Brown/Jennifer McClendon (ULM) 21-7, 21-12

Match Notes:
ULM 9-14
TCU 15-5
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,1,2,3)

Match Results
New Mexico vs TCU
Apr 15, 2016 at Fort Worth, Texas
(TCU Beach Volleyball Courts)
TCU 3, New Mexico 2

Doubles competition
1. Michelle McNamee/Sarita Mikals (TCU) def. Cassie House/Ashley Kelsey (UNM) 31-29, 21-18
2. Lise Rugland/Devanne Sours (UNM) def. Shane Peters/Olivia Canales (TCU) 17-21, 21-18, 15-11
3. Jaelyn Greene/Jillian Bergeson (TCU) def. Julia Warren/Hannah Johnson (UNM) 21-19, 17-21, 15-12
4. Eastyn Baleto/Marisa Doran (UNM) def. Blaire Pickens/Jordan Terral (TCU) 16-21, 21-18, 16-14
5. Molly Scheel/Ariah Palter (TCU) def. Carson Heilborn/Maddie Mayfield (UNM) 21-8, 21-11
Ext. Sami Reynolds/Jackie Baro (UNM) def. Clare Ford/Sierra Kile (TCU) 21-12, 21-16

Match Notes:
New Mexico 16-5
TCU 16-5
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,1,3,2);

Up Next
TCU will continue action at the Cowtown Classic by taking on No. 1 USC on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.



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