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Sand Cats go undefeated in Arizona Invitational


Ninth-ranked Arizona sand volleyball swept LMU, 5-0, as they closed out the Arizona Invitational earlier today. UA goes undefeated this weekend with

victories over TCU, Cal and LMU. The sand cats improved to 4-0 to open their season.

“It was a good opening weekend,” said head coach Steve Walker. “It was nice to come out and play well in front of a good turnout because we always want to do well for the home crowd. I think this was a really good measuring stick of where we are and what we need to improve upon moving forward. We had some good competition, but it’s always going to get harder as you move down the schedule.”

Arizona’s No. 1 tandem of Madison and Mckenna Witt got an easy win against against LMU’s No. 1 team of Avery Brown and Sascha Dominique (21-9, 21-15). 

Meanwhile on court two, Wildcats’ No.2 team of Jianna Bonomi and Katarina Schulz dominated against Veronica Nederend and Lindsay Carr after a close second set, (21-14, 22-20). The Sand Cat’s No. 3 duo of Olivia Macdonald and Samantha Manley beat the Lions in straight sets against Jamie Leu and Erin Williams (21-9, 21-13).

No. 4 team of Mia Mason and Sara Pantovic fought hard and earned a victory against LMU team of Nicky Kevorken and Kristen Castellanos (21-14, 21-

18). MacKenzie Kleespies and Hailey Devlin, UA’s No. 5 team snatched a win against the Lion’s No. 5 duo of Sara Kovac and Tatiana Schlange.

Arizona hits the road next weekend as they travel to the coast to meet Concordia University on March 11 and UCLA on March 12.

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