Wildcat Beach Volleyball Suffers 4-1 Loss, 4-1 Victory

Wildcat Beach Volleyball Suffers 4-1 Loss, 4-1 Victory
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Wayne State College beach volleyball team concluded a spring break trip in Arizona with a Wednesday split.

WSC competed against both Ottawa and Arizona Christian from Scottsdale Ranch Park in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ottawa University of Arizona, the defending NAIA National Beach Volleyball Champion, topped the ‘Cats 4-1 before WSC capped off their Arizona Spring Break trip with their own 4-1 victory over Arizona Christian. Wayne State College is now 3-1 on the season.

Two of the five matches against Ottawa went all three sets.

Wayne State’s win came in the #3 match as sophomores Kelsie Cada and Jordan McCormick rallied for a 19-21, 21-18, 15-6 win.

The other three set result came in the #5 match as Ottawa’s Mia Lara and Claire Nenninger outlasted Lauren Jacobsen and Jaci Brahmer 13-21, 21-15 and 15-9.

In the #1 match, Ottawa defeated Hope Carter and Taya Beller 21-19, 21-16.  The #2 match saw Ottawa record a 21-18, 21-13 win over Alyssa Ballenger and Maddie Duffy while in the #4 match Ottawa scored a 21-19, 21-14 win over Elly Larson and Jacee Weber.


The opening match with Arizona Christian went three sets as Wayne State’s #1 team of Hope Carter and Taya Beller won 21-15, 23-25, 15-10.

The Wildcats also scored wins in the #2 and #3 matches for a 3-0 lead as the #2 team of Alyssa Ballenger and Maddie Duffy won 21-17, 21-12 and the duo of Kelsie Cada and Jordan McCormick won the #3 match 21-8, 21-11.

Arizona Christian picked up its lone win of the match at #4 outlasting Wayne State’s Elly Larson and Jacee Weber 21-18 and 22-20.

WSC closed the match with a sweep in the #5 match as Jessie Brandl and Isabelle Vacek won easily 21-8, 21-8.


Wayne State at Ottawa (Ariz.) Beach Volleyball Results 3/10/21

Ottawa (Ariz.) 4 Wayne State 1
#1 Katia Dizon/Abbey Willison (OTTAWA) def. Hope Carter/Taya Beller (WSC) 21-19, 21-16
#2 Viridiana Serrano/Brittany Western (OTTAWA) def. Alyssa Ballenger/Maddie Duffy (WSC) 21-18, 21-13
#3 Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick (WSC) def. Isabel Mason/Katelyn Viray (OTTAWA) 19-21, 21-18, 15-6
#4 Noel Chavarria/Andrea Edwards (OTTAWA) def. Elly Larson/Jacee Weber (WSC) 21-19, 21-14
#5 Mia Lara/Claire Nenninger (OTTAWA) def. Lauren Jacobsen/Jaci Brahmer (WSC) 13-21, 21-15, 15-9


Wayne State at Arizona Christian Beach Volleyball Results 3/10/21

Wayne State 4 Arizona Christian 1
#1 Hope Carter/Taya Beller (WSC) def. Addison Dolan/Madison Lapierre (ACU) 21-15, 23-25, 15-10
#2 Alyssa Ballenger/Maddie Duffy (WSC) def. Rachel Kluba/Aubrianna Green (ACU) 21-17, 21-12
#3 Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick (WSC) def. CeAirra Bowman/Rebecca Nowak (ACU) 21-8, 21-11
#4 Natalia Carruthers/Amaya Brown (ACU) def. Elly Larson/Jacee Weber (WSC) 21-18, 22-20
#5 Jessie Brandl/Isabelle Vacek (WSC) def. Delaney Gill/Akasha Roberts (ACU) 21-8, 21-8