What you need to know:

* Georgia State fell to Cal Poly and Long Beach State Saturday in UCLA’s East vs. West Tournament. The Panthers (6-2, 2-0) lost to the Mustangs 4-1 before falling to LBSU 5-0.

* In the first match, LeeAnn Starr and Haley Pa’akaula defeat Cal Poly’s Raeann Greisen and Heather Pembroke in three sets. GSU fought hard with six of the 10 matches going the distance.

* Georgia State looks to bounce back on the sand Sunday afternoon. The Panthers meet UCLA and Pepperdine at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET respectively.


MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – No. 7 Georgia State fell to Cal Poly and Long Beach State Saturday in the first two matches of UCLA’s East vs. West Tournament.  

The Panthers (6-2, 2-0 CCSA) battled all day long with six of the 10 duals going the full distance of three sets.

In the first match, LeeAnn Starr and Haley Pa’akaula outlasted Cal Poly’s Raeann Greisen and Heather Pembroke 22-20, 14-21, 15-13. Starr and Pa’akaula lead all GSU pairs with seven total wins.

Three of the five dual matches versus Long Beach State lasted three sets. Georgia State had never matched up against Cal Poly or Long Beach State prior to today’s matches.

GSU will have an opportunity to bounce back tomorrow with matches against host UCLA and Pepperdine. Both teams are ranked inside the top five. UCLA defeated No. 10 LSU 3-2 earlier Saturday.

 

Cal Poly 4, No. 7 Georgia State 1 – East Meets West Invitational – Manhattan Beach, CA – Saturday, March 11, 2017

#1: Emily Sonny/Hannah Hubbard (CP) def. Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) – 11-21, 21-18, 15-13

#2: Adlee Van Winden/Taylor Nelson (CP) def. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) – 18-21, 22-20, 15-10

#3: LeaAnn Starr/Haley Pa’akaula (GSU) def. Raeann Greisen/Heather Pembroke (CP) – 22-20, 14-21, 15-13

#4: Savannah Niemen/Anna Gorman (CP) def. Jessica Fourspring/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) – 20-22, 21-19, 15-10

#5: Taylor Gruenwald/Brayden Gruenwald (CP) def. Amie Held/Allie Elson (GSU) – 21-13, 21-15

Order of finish: 5, 1, 2*, 3, 4

 

No. 6 Long Beach State 5, No. 7 Georgia State 0 – East Meets West Invitational – Manhattan Beach, CA – Saturday, March 11, 2017

#1: Rachel Nieto/Nele Barber (LBSU) def. Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) – 19-21, 21-14, 15-9

#2: Kobi Pekich/Sasha Karelov (LBSU) def. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) – 21-12, 21-17

#3: Anete Brinke/Hailey Harward (LBSU), def. LeeAnn Starr/Haley Pa’akaula (GSU) – 22-20, 18-21, 15-13

#4: Morea Wagner/Heather Weiss (LBSU) def. Georgia Johnson/Sarah Agnew (GSU) – 19-21, 21-14, 15-6

#5: Jenelle Hudson/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) def. Jessica Fourspring/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) – 26-24, 21-14

Order of finish: 2, 5, 1*, 4, 3

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