The Javelina beach volleyball team took a trip up to Houston for the Third Coast Classic, in which they took on University of New Orleans (5-7), University of Louisiana-Monroe (8-5), and Houston Baptist University (8-6). The Hogs would end up losing all three matches.
Day one featured a matchup against the University of New Orleans privateers. Haley Hutchinson and Maelee Sowa were first up in the number five showdown with Lauren Levy and Rhyan Rand, losing the first set 21-16, but swiping the next two 21-17 and 15-11. Morgan Broussard and Madison Brabham dropped two ofthree in the number four matchup against Madison Miller and Brianna Vega, as did Kat Evans and Kadi Shipman in the number three match against Samantha Uline and Brook Frank.
Gabby Atchley and Kelby Sprinkles were swept by Veronica Corcoran and Rachel Kuhn 21-12 and 21-13. Finally in the number one match, Lexi Wick and Kyra Henderson swept in two sets, 21-19 and 21-16.
Broussard and Brabham secured the only win the following day versus the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks winning two of three sets in the number four matchup.
Atchley and Sprinkles stepped in the pit on Saturday, falling in a narrow first flight loss 25-23 followed by a 21-14 defeat in the second flight. In the number one match, Wick and Henderson took it to three sets, but ultimately fell.
The third and final matchup came against the Houston Baptist University Huskies. Brabham and Broussard moved up to the number three spot and earned their second win of the weekend with 22-20 and 21-17 flight wins against Bailey Banks and Melissa Fuchs.
Hutchinson and Sowa kept it close against the Huskies, but dropped the first two flights 21-17 and 22-20 in the number five match.
Finally Evans and Shipman took HBU to three sets, losing the first flight 21-17, winning the second 23-21, and dropping a close final flight 15-12.
After starting their inaugural season with a 4-0 sweep, this is the Javelina’s eighth straight loss, a slide dating back to March 8 versus Grand Canyon, giving them a 4-8 overall record.
The Javelinas return home to square off with the Royals of Warner University and the Lewis and Clark College Pioneers this weekend Mar. 31 and Apr. 1. Day one competition begins at 3 p.m. versus Warner followed by an early 9 a.m. start versus Lewis and Clark.