Saturday, February 24, 2018

HBU Huskies down ULM 4-1 in beach volleyball action

Photo by Darla S Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 24, 2018) The HBU Huskies kicked off the 2018 NCAA beach volleyball season at the Horned Frog Challenge on the beach volleyball courts adjacent to the University Recreation Center on the campus of TCU on Saturday, February 24, 2018. In their second match of the day, the Huskies downed the University of Louisiana Monroe by the score of 4-1.

The number 4 doubles team of Danielle Wheeler and Brennan Miller downed Bailey Smith and Allie Kemp 21-15, 21-17 to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. HBU made the score 2-0 when Megan Carter and Kali Fluke (number 5 doubles) beat Holland Ponithieux and McKenna Webster 17-21, 23-21, 15-10. The number 1 doubles duo of Jessica Wooten and Aeriel Horton made the score 3-0 with a 21-19, 21-11 win over Gabby Love and Maile Sellers.

ULM took the fourth match (number 3 doubles) when Catherine Griffith and Rebecca Brown downed HBU's Bailey Banks and Katya Silveria in a close match 21-19, 26-24, taking the score to HBU 3, ULM 1. In the final match, Kayla Armer and Tori Hinojosa downed Grace Convey and Kayla Gailant 21-19, 21-18. 

Earlier in the day, HBU fell to No. 13 TCU 4-1. The Huskies next match will be against the New Orleans Privateers in the New Orleans Invitational om March 3-4.

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