Sand Volleyball Suffers 3-2 Defeat at UAB
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Mercer sand volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to Alabama Birmingham on Sunday afternoon at the UAB Sand Volleyball Courts.
Mercer completed the regular season with a 1-6 record while UAB improved to 5-3 on the year.
Sunday's afternoon marked the second matchup between the teams this season, and for the second straight time Mercer's No. 1 pairing gave the Bears an early lead. This time, Monica Sanchez and Jennifer Katona scored a pair of 21-19 victories to lift Mercer to a 1-0 advantage.
Both of the next two flights went three sets, but UAB was able to edge out 15-11 and 15-13 victories in both of the deciding frames to go on top, 2-1.
Mercer returns to action at the Atlantic Sun tournament, scheduled for April 20 at Jacksonville University.