Martin and Childers pick up set as LaGrange College falls 4-1 to Lynchburg, 5-0 to Huntingdon

Published 8:22 pm Sunday, February 26, 2023

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LAGRANGE, Ga. – Freshmen Morgan Martin (Chelsea, Ala.) and Alexis Childers (Adairsville, Ga.) got LaGrange (0-12) beach volleyball on the board as they fell 4-1 to Lynchburg (3-5) and dropped a 5-0 decisions to Huntingdon (9-2) in NCAA beach volleyball action on Saturday, February 25.


The Panthers’ No. 1 pairing of senior Bailey Moss (Jupiter, Fla.) and freshman Zentrina Choice (Sumter, S.C.) fell 21-13 and 21-12 to Kailey Keough and Jordan Palmer before Mady Shirey and SJ Yanz posted a 21-6, 21-10 victory over freshman Riley Morgan (Jackson, Ga.) and junior Carmen Hamilton (Alpharetta, Ga.).

Martin and Childers then came through at No. 3 as they delivered a 21-18, 21-17 decision over Amanda Trapp and Parker Lynch for the Panthers first set victory of the season. Senior Vianca Colon-Gonzalez (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) and freshman Rhaya Harwell (Austell, Ga.) then rounded things out as they fell 21-16, 21-11 to Mackenzie Ingrassia and Molly Ballew at the four spot.


It would be a different story against a very strong Hawks team, however, as Reece Rhodes and Ashlen Janowski downed Moss and Choice 21-10, 21-12 at No. 1 and Morgan and Hamilton dropped identical 21-10 decisions to Izzy Valldeperas and Veronica Tikhomirova at the second spot.

Martin and Childers pushed Ariel Helmick and Eva Ellenburg in Set 1 at No. 3 before falling 21-17 and surrendering a 21-8 decision while HC’s tandem of Bea Lindquist and Carolina Foote picked up a 21-6, 21-12 win over Colon-Gonzalez and Harwell to round out the 5-0 sweep.


The Panthers are back in action from March 3-4 when they head to Thibodaux, Louisiana for four matches, three against traditionally NCAA Division I programs. That stretch will begin with host Nicholls State and New Orleans at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 3 and cap off with Louisiana Monroe and Loyola New Orleans at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 4.


1. Kailey Keough/Jordan Palmer (LYN) def. Bailey Moss/Zentrina Choice (LC) 21-13, 21-12

2. Mady Shirey/SJ Yanz (LYN) def. Riley Morgan/Carmen Hamilton (LC) 21-6, 21-10

3. Morgan Martin/Alexis Childers (LC) def. Amanda Trapp/Parker Lynch (LYN) 21-18, 21-17

4. Mackenzie Ingrassia/Molly Ballew (LYN) def. V. Colon-Gonzalez/Rhaya Harwell (LC) 21-16, 21-11

5. No player/No player (LYN) def. No player/No player (LC), by forfeit



1. Reece Rhodes/Ashlen Janowski (HC) def. Bailey Moss/Zentrina Choice (LC) 21-10, 21-12

2. Izzy Valldeperas/Veronica Tikhomirova (HC) def. Riley Morgan/Carmen Hamilton (LC) 21-10, 21-10

3. Ariel Helmick/Eva Ellenburg (HC) def. Morgan Martin/Alexis Childers (LC) 21-17, 21-8

4. Bea Lindquist/Caroline Foote (HC) def. V. Colon-Gonzalez/Rhaya Harwell (LC) 21-6, 21-12

5. No player/No player (HC) def. No player/No player (LC), by forfeit