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Sand Volleyball Posts 3-2 Win Over Stetson In Pelican Classic Finale

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Junior Azarri Badawi (pictured) teamed with Jackie Wegner to post a straight-sets win in No. 4 action during Tulane's 3-2 win over Stetson.
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Junior Azarri Badawi (pictured) teamed with Jackie Wegner to post a straight-sets win in No. 4 action during Tulane's 3-2 win over Stetson.
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March 17, 2013

KENNER, La. - The Green Wave posted wins at No. 2, 4 and 5 action as the Tulane sand volleyball team closed out the inaugural Tulane Pelican Classic on a high note with a 3-2 win over Stetson on Sunday afternoon at Coconut Beach.

The win was the second in three matches over the weekend as the Green Wave bounced back from a 3-2 loss to ULM on Friday to post 3-2 wins over UAB on Saturday and the Hatters on Sunday. Tulane improved to 4-1 on the year while Stetson fell to 3-4.

For the third consecutive match, the Green Wave got solid production from the bottom of the line-up to take an early 2-0 lead. Junior Azarri Badawi and freshman Jackie Wegner scored Tulane's first point at No. 4 with a 21-16, 21-17 victory over Stetson's Alisha Hoffman and Catherine Coston while reshman Mackenzie Moore and sophomore Olivia Utt followed suit with a 21-17, 24-22 win over Claudia Kalin and Taylor Story on Court 5.

Stetson cut the deficit to 2-1 on Court 3 as Jordann Dierickx and Katie DiGirolamo teamed up to defeat senior Elysa Jackson and freshman Courtney Liddle - 21-17, 21-17, but the Green Wave's No. 2 tandem of sophomores Grace Weaver and Anna Wruck clinched the team decision with a 23-21, 21-15 win over Maren Rygh and Savannah Byl.

The Hatters' Kaley Melville and Julie Bassett accounted for the final score with a 23-21, 21-17 victory over freshman Sophie Asprey and Cori Martone at the top of the lineup.

 

 

The Green Wave return to action on Saturday, March 30, when it opens play in the FIU Surf & Turf Tournament in Miami, Fla., where the Wave will face Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Pepperdine and host FIU.

TULANE GREEN WAVE (4-1) DEFEATS STETSON HATTERS (3-4): 3-2
No. 1: Kaley Melville / Julie Bassett (SU) def. Sophie Asprey / Cori Martone (TLN) - 23-21, 21-17
No. 2: Grace Weaver / Anna Wruck (TLN) def. Maren Rygh / Savannah Byl (SU) - 23-21, 21-15
No. 3: Jordann Dierickx / Katie DiGirolamo (SU) def. Elysa Jackson / Courtney Liddle (TLN) - 21-18, 21-17
No. 4: Azarri Badawi / Jackie Wegner (TLN) def. Alisha Hoffman / Catherine Coston (SU) - 21-16, 21-17
No. 5: Mackenzie Moore / Olivia Utt (TLN) def. Claudia Kalin / Taylor Story (SU) - 21-17, 24-22