DELAND, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team opened its 2018 season at the Stetson Spring Fling on Friday. The Sandy Owls lost to no. 4 Florida State in their first match, but nipped Eckerd College 3-2 in their second match.
Match 1 vs. Florida State
The Seminoles won four of the five scoring courts in straight sets. On the no. 1 court, Jessalyn Kinlaw and Gabrielle Dischler won the second set 21-17 to force a third set, but dropped the decisive frame 15-6 to clinch the sweep. FSU also swept the exhibition court.
Florida State 5, Florida Atlantic 0
- Macy Jerger/Tory Paranagua (FSU) def. Jessalyn Kinlaw/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 21-12, 17-21, 15-6
- Brooke Kuhlman/Vanessa Freire (FSU) def. Carly Scarborough/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-16, 23-21
- Francesca Goncalves/Sara Putt (FSU) def. Nicole Navarro/Nicole Grant (FAU) 21-16, 21-19
- Hailey Luke/Katie Horton (FSU) def. Mackenzie Morris/Erica Brok (FAU) 21-14, 21-18
- Molly McBain/Eva Torruella (FSU) def. Kaila Dorish/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) 21-10, 21-17
Ext. Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick (FSU) def. Jazmine Barker/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 21-18, 21-19
Order of Finish: 4,5,3,2,1
Match 2 vs. Eckerd College
Dischler and Kinlaw won their match at no. 1 21-17, 21-15. On the no. 5 court, Ashlan Cunningham and Kaila Dorish were victorious in three sets to give FAU a 2-0 lead. Eckerd rallied, winning on both courts two and three to level the score at 2-2. The match then came down to court four, where Mackenzie Morris and Erica Brok scored a decisive 21-6, 21-10 decision to clinch the match for FAU.
FAU 3, Eckerd 2
- Gabrielle Dischler/Jessalyn Kinlaw (FAU) def. Savanna Cary/Mackenzie Redner (EC) 21-17, 21-15
- Madison Whiting/Arielle Erillo (EC) def. Carly Scarborough/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-16, 21-18
- Paula Hoffmann/Kaitlyn Sibson (EC) def. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) 21-13, 21-18
- Mackenzie Morris/Erica Brok (FAU) def. Rachel Cornatzer/Stephanie Bogda (EC) 21-6, 21-10
- Ashlan Cunningham/Kaila Dorish (FAU) def. Abbie O'Ferrell/Jordan Duffy (EC) 21-7, 14-21, 15-10
FAU Head Coach Capri Grotowski
“We’ve still got some work to do, but (today) was a good start to the season.
The Owls conclude action at the Stetson Spring Fling on Saturday against South Carolina and Georgia State. Live stats will be available at fausports.com.