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Beach volleyball closes regular season with 4-1 losses

Stanford beach volleyball (5-10, 1-2 Pac-12) dropped its final two matches of the regular season when it hosted San Jose State (8-11) and Santa Clara (9-2) for a Thursday doubleheader.

(KAREN AMBROSE HICKEY/The Stanford Daily)

Sophomore Catherine Raquel (above) and partner Ivana Vanjak — the No. 2 pair — were the only Cardinal team to pull off a victory against the San Jose State Spartans on Thursday. (KAREN AMBROSE HICKEY/The Stanford Daily)

Only Stanford’s No. 2 pair – junior Ivana Vanjak and sophomore Catherine Raquel – pulled off a win against the Spartans, with a 21-18, 21-15 victory.
In the matchup with Santa Clara, the Cardinal also fell in a 4-1 decision. No. 3 junior Merete Lutz and freshman Halland McKenna came from behind to take Stanford’s only point, winning 12-21, 21-16, 17-15. The No. 1 pair of freshmen Hayley Hodson and Payton Chang took the first set but dropped the next two for a final line of 21-15, 18-21, 13-15.
Up next, the Cardinal will travel to Los Angeles to compete in the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships at USC. The matches will kick off on Thursday, April 28.
Contact Olivia Hummer at ohummer@stanford.edu.

About Olivia Hummer

Olivia Hummer '17 is a managing editor of The Daily's sports section and writes about volleyball, football and baseball. When she's not filling in as an emergency copy editor, she can be found curled up in a ball bemoaning the misfortunes of her beloved Seattle Mariners or cursing the misuse of the Stanford Athletics logo. Olivia is a senior majoring in history from Covina, California, and can be reached at ohummer 'at' stanford.edu.