Spartans Get Hard-Fought Win Over Saint Mary's Sunday

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Jaida Ward and Jada Hall clinched the dual-winning point against Saint Mary’s as the San José State beach volleyball team went 1-1 on Sunday in regular-season matches at the Inaugural Sand Jose Invitational at Spartan Beach.

  • The dual against the Gaels was tied 2-2 as Ward and Hall began play at the No. 1 position.
  • The pair won 21-9, 21-18, to give SJSU the win.
  • Shirley Morrison and Anna Salmon fought hard and came-from-behind to get the first San José State point of the dual, 10-21, 22-20, 15-8.
  • Siena Brewster and Meredith Scott put SJSU up 2-1 with a 23-21, 21-17 win.
  • San José State then fell to Utah, 5-0, as two of the matches went three sets.
  • Ward and Hall won the first set, 21-11, before falling 21-19, 15-9.
  • Teila Allen and Cheyenne Rice forced a third set, falling 21-16 in set one, rallying 23-21 to win set two but fell 15-7 in the third set.
  • The Spartans also swept Sierra College, 5-0, in an exhibition dual to end the tournament

UP NEXT – The Spartans travel to New Orleans for the Southland Midseason Tournament March 22-24. SJSU will play six conference duals over the three days.

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Mar 17, 2024 at San Jose, CA (Spartan Beach)

San Jose State 3, Saint Mary's 2

1. Jaida Ward/Jada Hall (SJSU) def. Sedona Sherman/Sadie Shipman (SMC) 21-9, 21-18

2. Siena Brewster/Meredith Scott (SJSU) def. Allie Cataldo/Angie Bour (SMC) 23-21, 21-17

3. Hawley Harrer/Hannah Couch (SMC) def. Teila Allen/Cheyenne Rice (SJSU) 21-16, 21-17

4. Karmin Brown/AJ Slojkowski (SMC) def. Alexandra Dale/Jaena Bell (SJSU) 21-9, 21-11

5. Shirley Morrison/Anna Salmon (SJSU) def. Nya Crump/Paola Peralta (SMC) 10-21, 22-20, 15-8

Records: Saint Mary's 8-7; San Jose State 6-6

Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,2,3,1)


Utah 5, San Jose State 0

1. Langley Griffin/Katie McAlister (UU) def. Jaida Ward/Jada Hall (SJSU) 11-21, 21-19, 15-9

2. Rylee Johnson/Bella Vezzani (UU) def. Teila Allen/Cheyenne Rice (SJSU) 21-16, 21-23, 15-7

3. Chloe Narancich/Lauren Sayre (UU) def. Siena Brewster/Meredith Scott (SJSU) 21-14, 21-13

4. Kylie Pitzak/Marissa Koch (UU) def. Alexandra Dale/Jaena Bell (SJSU) 21-13, 21-14

5. Sonja Wessel/Milan Ray (UU) def. Shirley Morrison/Anna Salmon (SJSU) 21-8, 21-14

Records: Utah 9-7; San Jose State 6-7

Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,3,2,1);


San Jose State 5, Sierra College 0 (Exhibition)

1. Jaida Ward/Jada Hall (SJSU) def. Alexis Adebodun/Paige Skinner (SC) 21-7, 21-18

2. Teila Allen/Cheyenne Rice (SJSU) def. Grace Rodriquez/Taylor Stolz (SC) 21-10, 21-11

3. Siena Brewster/Meredith Scott (SJSU) def. Alexis Boccia/Jordyn Deter (SC) 21-11, 21-7

4. Alexandra Dale/Jaena Bell (SJSU) def. Kaitlyn Shilling/Sofia Guerrero (SC) 21-11, 21-15

5. Shirley Morrison/Anna Salmon (SJSU) def. Molly Fowler/Wyievee Binda (SC) 21-12, 21-13

Order of finish: Doubles (2,4,3,1,5);