Emily Lunt teamed up with Caroline Olson at the No. 5 spot.

Bears Drop Match To Stanford

Gombar/Kerr Register Win At No. 3 Spot
By Cal Athletics on Fri, April 04, 2014

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PALO ALTO – The No. 3 team of sophomore Nikki Gombar and freshman Maddy Kerr registered a victory on Friday but Cal’s sand volleyball team fell to Stanford 4-1 at the ASCR Sand Courts.

Gombar and Kerr defeated Stanford’s Madi Bugg and Kelsey Humphreys in straight sets, 22-20, 21-15.

The Bears’ No. 2 team of sophomores Lara Vukasovic and Sarah Cole suffered its first defeat of the season, falling in three sets to the Cardinal’s Lauren Birks and Jordan Burgess in three sets, 21-19, 10-21, 15-12.

Cal’s No. 1 team of seniors Adrienne Gehan and Joan Caloiaro lost two hard-fought sets to Stanford’s Brittany Howard and Carly Wopat, 22-20, 21-19. Howard and Wopat were forced to come back from deficits in each set.

At No. 4, sophomore Katarina Milosavljevic and freshman Sabrina Blackwell fell to Inky Ajanaku and Kyle Gilbert, 21-12, 21-14. The Bears’ No. 5 team of Emily Lunt and Caroline Olson lost 21-18, 21-14 to Stanford’s Morgan Boukather and Megan McGehee.

The Bears (1-3) are back in action Saturday at the Sacramento State Invitational, in which they will take on host Sac State and No. 9 Saint Mary’s.



1. Brittany Howard/Carly Wopat (Stan) def. Joan Caloiaro/Adrienne Gehan, 22-20, 21-19

2. Lauren Birks/Jordan Burgess (Stan) def. Sarah Cole/Lara Vukasovic, 21-19, 10-21, 15-12

3. Nikki Gombar/Maddy Kerr (Cal) def. Madi Bugg/Kelsey Humphreys, 22-20, 21-15

4. Inky Ajanaku/Kyle Gilbert (Stan) def. Sabrina Blackwell/Katarina Milosavljevic, 21-12, 21-14

5. Morgan Boukather/Megan McGehee (Stan) def. Emily Lunt/Caroline Olson, 21-18, 21-14



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