Pairs Competition Begins at Collegiate Challenge

March 15, 2013, 10:30 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 15, 2013) – Pepperdine, Florida State and Bakersfield all won team dual contests on Friday while pairs from Pepperdine, Florida State and Nebraska advanced in the gold bracket on the second day of the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista, Calif.

In the team competition, Pepperdine improved its record to 3-0 with a 5-0 victory over Grand Canyon University. Florida State is now 2-1 after sweeping CSU Bakersfield, 5-0. CSU Bakersfield took a 4-1 win over Grand Canyon.

The opening rounds of the Gold Bracket and the Silver Bracket for the pairs competition were also played Friday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Pepperdine’s No. 1 pair of Lilla Frederick and Kim Hill advanced to the third round of the Gold Bracket along with their No. 2 teammates Lara Dykstra and Caitlin Racich. Fredrick and Hill will play Nebraska’s No. 1 team of Kelsey Robinson and Alexa Strange in the third round while Dykstra and Racich will face Florida State’s No. 2 team of Jace Pardon and Marija Milosavljevic.

The pairs champions in both brackets will be determined on Saturday.

To view a schedule for the weekend, click here.

Results from team dual meets on March 15
CSU Bakersfield defeats Grand Canyon University, 4-1
No. 1 GCU Kristen Johannsen/Mackenzie Phelps def.  CSUB Debora Araujo-Yuan Fu, 17-21, 21-18, 15-12
No. 2 CSUB Mariah Alvidrez/Shayna Guitare def. GCU Sara Bowden-Shannon Dugan, 21-14, 21-18
No. 3 CSUB Lisa Bartsch/Molly O’Hagan def. GCU Kaitlynn Ausmus/Caelen Hiller, 21-18, 22-20
No. 4 CSUB Julia Bowen/Danika Youngblood def. GCU Megan Davis/Chloe Jenkins, 21-18, 21-16
No. 5 CSUB Kelsee Sawyer/Star Tucker-Campbell def. GCU Jessica Posse/Courtney Spackman, 19-21, 21-13, 15-6

Florida State defeats CSU Bakersfield, 5-0
No. 1 FSU Melanie Pavels/Katherine Plessy def. CSUB Debora Araujo-Yuan Fu, 21-18, 21-14
No. 2 FSU Sarah Wickstrom/Mallory Kiley def. CSUB Mariah Alvidrez/Shayna Guitare, 21-15, 21-12
No. 3 FSU Julie Brown/Jace Pardon def. CSUB Lisa Bartsch/Molly O’Hagan, 21-12, 21-15
No. 4 FSU Stephanie Pelleteri/Kristina Pelleteri def. CSUB Julia Bowen/Danika Youngblood, 21-13, 21-15
No. 5 FSU Jeassica McGregor/Olivera Medic def. Kelsee Sawyer/Star Tucker-Campbell, 21-13, 21-14

Pepperdine defeats Grand Canyon University, 5-0
No. 1 PEP Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill def. GCU Kristen Johannsen/Mackenzie Phelps, 21-12, 21-13
No. 2 PEP Lara Dykstra/Kelley Larsen def. GCU Sara Bowden-Shannon Dugan, 21-13, 21-14
No. 3 PEP Kellie Woolever/Katie Messing def. GCU Kaitlynn Ausmus/Caelen Hiller, 21-11, 21-13
No. 4 PEP Taylor Racich/Emily Cook  def. GCU Megan Davis/Chloe Jenkins, 21-11, 21-13
No. 5 PEP Victoria Adelheim/Jazmine Orosco def. Jessica Posse/Courtney Spackman, 21-8, 21-7

Results from the pairs  competition on March 15, 2013
Gold Bracket winners round 1
Guitare/Alvidrez (CSUB2) def Thramer/Rolfzen (NEB2), 21-15,16-21, 16-14
Milosavljevic/Pardon (FSU2) def Bowden/Dugan (GCU2), 21-13, 21-15

Gold winners Round 2
Hill/Frederick (PEP1) def Guitare/Alvidrez (CSUB2), 21-10, 23-21
Robinson/Strange (NEB1) def Johannsen/Phelps (GCU1), 21-14, 21-9
Racich/Dykstra (PEP2) def Araujo/Fu (CSUB1), 21-14, 13-21, 15-5
Milosavljevic/Pardon (FSU2) def Davis/Yildrim (FSU1), 24-22, 21-12

Gold consolation round 1
Thramer/Rolfzen (NEB2) def Araujo/Fu (CSUB1), 21-12, 21-14
Johannsen/Phelps (GCU1) def Bowden/Dugan( GCU2), 21-12, 21-15

Silver Bracket winners round 1
Woolever/Larsen (PEP3) BYE
Haggerty/Zarda (NEB4) def Bowen/Youngblood (CSUB4), 21-17, 21-15
Pelliteri/Pelliteri (FSU5) def Ausmus/Hiller (GCU3), 21-13, 21-10
Broekhuis/Rolfzen (NEB3) def Sawyer/Tucker (CSUB5), 21-11, 21-12
Fien/Ostrander (NEB5) def Bartsch/O'Hagan (CSUB3), 21-11, 22-20
Adelheim/Orozco (PEP5) def Cook/T. Racich (PEP4), 21-19, 21-18
Kiley/Wickstrom (FSU4) def Jenkins/Posse (GCU4), 21-8, 21-13
Pavels/Plessy (FSU3) def Spackman/Spackman (GCU5), 21-9, 21-7

Saturday Schedule
Gold Bracket winners 10 a.m.

Gold contender 10 a.m.

Silver winners 11 a.m.

Silver consolation
10 a.m. GCU3 v CSUB5
11 a.m. CSUB3 v PEP4
11 a.m. GCU4 v GCU5