BOCA RATON, Fla. - The 15th ranked Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team won both of its matches at the Burrow Beach Bash, defeating Webber International 4-1 in its first match and beating Houston Baptist 3-2 in its second match. Three pairs went undefeated on the day.
Match 1 vs. Webber International
Kaila Dorish and Amanda Silva dominated in their straight set victory on no. 4, 21-4, 21-6. Mackenzie Morris and Erica Brok swept on the no. 5 court, in equally impressive fashion, 21-6, 21-11. Gabrielle Dischler and Jessalyn Kinlaw clinched the match for the Owls with a 21-11, 21-7 win at no. 2. Nicole Grant and Nicole Navarro won 21-6, 21-11 to give FAU a 4-0. Carly Scarbrough nearly completed the sweep, but fell 15-12 in the third set.
#15 Florida Atlantic 4, Webber International 1
- Bowen, Emily/Baxter, Carlee (WIU) def. Carly Scarborough/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-19, 15-21, 15-12
- Gabrielle Dischler/Jessalyn Kinlaw (FAU) def. Lake, Amber/Tannone, Hannah (WIU) 21-11, 21-7
- Nicole Navarro/Nicole Grant (FAU) def. Embry, Laura/Rautiainen, Salla (WIU) 21-16, 21-15
- Kaila Dorish/Amanda Silva (FAU) def. Allston, Kobi/Fusarelli, Molly (WIU) 21-4, 21-6
- Mackenzie Morris/Erica Brok (FAU) def. Mills, Teryn/Terry, Jessica (WIU) 21-6, 21-11
Match 2 vs. Houston Baptist
Silva and Dorish swept court four 21-17, 21-7 to take a 1-0 lead on court one. Brok and Morris took court five 21-12, 21-16 to give FAU a 2-0 advantage. Houston Baptist cut the margin in half with a 21-18, 21-17 win at no. 3. Courts one and two both went to third sets, with the match hanging in the balance. Dischler and Kinlaw outlasted the HBU duo at no. 2 to clinch the win for FAU. On court three, Pellitteri and Scarbrough dropped a tough third set, 15-13, on court one.
#15 Florida Atlantic 3, Houston Baptist 2
- Jessica Wooten/Aeriel Horton (HBU) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Carly Scarborough (FAU) 25-27, 21-13, 15-13
- Gabrielle Dischler/Jessalyn Kinlaw (FAU) def. Tori Hinojosa/Kayla Armer (HBU) 21-14, 16-21, 21-19
- Katya Silviera/Bailey Banks (HBU) def. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) 21-18, 21-17
- Amanda Silva/Kaila Dorish (FAU) def. Daniellle Wheeler/Mikayla Vivens (HBU) 21-17, 21-7
- Erica Brok/Mackenzie Morris (FAU) def. Jordyn Miller/Meagan Carter (HBU) 21-13, 21-7
Ext. Julia Lewkowicz/Sam Gott (FAU) def. Kali Fluke/Brennan Miller (HBU) 21-12, 21-16
The Sandy Owls continue action at the Burrow Beach Bash on Saturday, March 10. Weather concerns have move the start of action up a half hour, and matches will have rolling starts to accommodate as many of the matches as possible.