Junior Beach Teams Compete in Galveston

May 10, 2009, 7:12 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone:  719-228-6800 
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 10, 2009) – Seventy-seven teams converged on Galveston, Texas on May 9 for the Texas Open, part of USA Volleyball’s Beach Junior Tour.

In the girls’ 18-and-under division, Kelsey Odom (Grapevine, Texas) and partner Taylor Nyquis (Colleyville, Texas) defeated Malorie Pardo (League City, Texas) and partner Shelbee Berringer (Dickinson, Texas), 25-13 in the gold medal match. Lexi Erwin (Spring, Texas) and Bethany Yeager (Brenham, Texas) placed third.

In the girls’ 16-and-under grouping, Tanna Aljoe (Colleyville, Texas) and Caitlin Nolan (Southlake, Texas) beat Shannon Dulaney (Colleyville, Texas) and Monica Shockley (Carrollton, Texas), 25-17 in the gold medal match. Sydney and Kiersten Braasch (Colleyville, Texas) placed third.

The girls’ 14-and-under division was won by Haley Morton (Pearland, Texas) and Katarina Morton (Pearland, Texas), who defeated Kylie Goble (Fort Worth, Texas) and Mary Kate Nawalaniec (Southlake, Texas), 25-9 in the gold medal match. Catherine McCoy (Southlake, Texas) and Allison Bond (Southlake, Texas) placed third.

Hannah Hejl (College Station, Texas) and Meghan Bauman (College Station, Texas) won the girls’ 12-and-under division, beating Karsen Ross (McDade, Texas) and Keaton Schrank (College Station, Texas), 25-21 in the final. Sarah Hancock (College Station, Texas) and Madison Smith (Caldwell, Texas) finished third.

Austin Reid (Galveston, Texas) and Zack Davis (Houston, Texas) were the lone boys’ team to compete.

The next event on the 2009 USA Junior Beach Tour is the Great Lakes Open on June 6 in Muskegon, Mich. For more information or to register, visit www.usabeach.org/eventDetail.asp?event=34.

Complete results are available on the USA Beach Junior Tour page at www.usavolleyball.org/event/event/1346.