Wildcat Beach Volleyball Goes 0-2 During Opening Day Of AVCA Small College Beach Championships

Wildcat Beach Volleyball Goes 0-2 During Opening Day Of AVCA Small College Beach Championships
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics. Vacek (left) and Brandl (right).

TAVARES, FL – Two pool play matches are in the books for the Wayne State College beach volleyball team during the Division II AVCA Small College Beach Championships.

From Hickory Point Beach in Tavares, Florida, the Wildcats competed in an early Thursday morning match and then later in the evening.

Wayne State College suffered a 5-0 sweep falling to top-seeded Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL) Thursday morning and dropped a 4-1 match against Colorado Mesa University later in the day.

Wayne State College is now 11-5 on the season.


During the loss to PBA, the closest match for the Wildcats came in the #5 pairs where Rachel Walker and Maggie Brahmer went extra points before falling to Palm Beach Atlantic’s Gabriella Aziz and Emma Vann 21-12 and 25-23.

The #3 duo of Jessie Brandl and Isabelle Vacek battled with PBA’s Julia Golichowski and Karla Cantero before falling 21-19, 21-16. Wayne State’s #2 pairing of Kelsie Cada and Jordan McCormick fell by scores of 21-10, 21-18 while the #1 duo of Taya Beller and Lauren Jacobsen suffered a 21-9, 21-10 setback. The 4’s group of Ally Beresford and Brooke Peltz lost in straight sets 21-12, 21-11.

Palm Beach Atlantic 5, Wayne State 0
1. Jasmine Schmidt / Lunden Evans (PBA) def. Lauren Jacobsen / Taya Beller (WSC) 21-9, 21-10
2. Lyndzey Minter / Abigail DeVido (PBA) def. Kelsie Cada / Jordan McCormick (WSC) 21-10, 21-18
3. Julia Golichowski / Karla Cantero (PBA) def. Jesse Brandl / Isabelle Vacek (WSC) 21-19, 21-16
4. Olivia Finckel / Abigail Mason (PBA) def. Ally Beresford / Brooke Peltz (WSC) 21-12, 21-11
5. Gabriella Aziz / Emma Vann (PBA) def. Rachel Walker / Maggie Brahmer (WSC) 21-12, 25-23
In the 4-1 defeat to Colorado Mesa, Wayne State’s win came from Jessie Brandl and Isabelle Vacek in the #3 match with a 21-19, 21-18 win. Kelsie Cada and Jordan McCormick in the #2 pairing fell in three sets by scores of 21-14, 19-21, 8-15.

Colorado Mesa 4, Wayne State 1
1. Hahni Johnson/Savannah Spitzer (CMU) def. Taya Beller/Lauren Jacobsen (WSC) 21-14, 21-8
2. Holly Schmidt/Macie Lachemann (CMU) def. Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick (WSC) 14-21, 21-19, 15-8
3. Jessie Brandl/Isabelle Vacek (WSC) def. Jessa Megenhardt/Jada Hall (CMU) 21-19, 21-18
4. Ara Norwood/Sierra Hunt (CMU) def. Ally Beresford/Brooke Peltz (WSC) 21-11, 21-13
5. Sabrina VanDeList/Tye Wedhorn (CMU) def. Rachel Walker/Maggie Brahmer (WSC) 21-16, 21-13


The Wayne State College beach volleyball program will conclude pool play on Friday taking on Catawba College (NC) at 2 p.m.