Spartans Go 1-1 On First Day of Southland Conference Championship

HOUSTON, TexasSiena Brewster and Meredith Scott clinched the winning point for the San José State beach volleyball team for a 3-1 win over New Orleans before the Spartans fell to top-seed Texas A&M Corpus Christi 3-0 on the first day of the Southland Conference Championship in Houston.

San José State 3, New Orleans 1

  • The fourth-seeded Spartans started the day by defeating the fifth-seed New Orleans 3-1.
  • Cheyenne Rice and Teila Allen recorded the first Spartan point with a 21-18, 21-15 win.
  • Anna Salmon and Shirley Morrison won 22-20, 21-8 to give SJSU a 2-1 lead.
  • Brewster and Scott won in straight sets 21-15 and 21-15 to help San José State advance in the winner’s bracket.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi 3, San José State 0

  • The Spartans then faced top-seeded Texas A&M Corpus Christi after the Islanders won 3-0 over Nicholls.
  • Tessa Rogers and Alexandra Dale won the first set 22-20, falling in the second set 22-20 and forcing a set three. The pair lost 15-7 in set three.
  • Rice and Allen lost the first set 21-12, but rebounded to win 21-18 to force a third set before falling 15-11.

UP NEXT – The Spartans will face the winner of the McNeese-Southeastern match to be played Saturday morning. San José State will face that winner at 12 p.m. CT/10 a.m. PT.


Southland Conference Championship

Houston, Texas (Third Coast VBC)

San Jose State 3, New Orleans 1

1. Jaida Ward/Jada Hall (SJSU) vs. Maria Ozaeta/Bria Garmon (UNO) 21-23, 21-14, 1-1, unfinished

2. Cheyenne Rice/Teila Allen (SJSU) def. Nikelle Lander/Valerie Vujnovich (UNO) 21-18, 21-15

3. Siena Brewster/Meredith Scott (SJSU) def. Hannah Volpi/I. de Carvalho Peixe (UNO) 21-15, 21-15

4. Anne Marie Hardouin/Serena Baumgart (UNO) def. Tessa Rogers/Alexandra Dale (SJSU) 21-10, 21-15

5. Anna Salmon/Shirley Morrison (SJSU) def. Rita Zecchin/Ola Filip (UNO) 22-20, 21-8

Records: New Orleans 11-21; San Jose State 13-10

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

Southland Championship - First Round

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 3, San Jose State 0

1. Cassie Dodd/Chloe Tome (TAMC) vs. Jaida Ward/Jada Hall (SJSU) 21-12, 15-18, unfinished

2. Madison Morrow/Kristin Bobay (TAMC) def. Cheyenne Rice/Teila Allen (SJSU) 21-12, 18-21, 15-11

3. Stephanie Young/Millie Olsson (TAMC) def. Siena Brewster/Meredith Scott (SJSU) 21-14, 21-7

4. Elizabeth Cortez/Kela Moreno (TAMC) def. Tessa Rogers/Alexandra Dale (SJSU) 20-22, 22-20, 15-7

5. Jade Bennett/Tori Johnson (TAMC) vs. Anna Salmon/Shirley Morrison (SJSU) 21-9, 19-15, unfinished

Records: San Jose State 13-11; Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 26-8

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

Southland Championship - Round 2