ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team swept its two matches at the Battle on the Bay on Friday. The Owls (14-2) have now won 13 matches in a row. FAU only lost one set on the day, defeating Eckerd College and Jacksonville State both 5-0.
Match 1 vs. Eckerd College
Sam Gott and Maja Ristic had to fight off a pesky Eckerd duo at no. 4, but held on 21-18 in the second set to win their match. Over at no. 5, Nicole Navarro and Nicole Grant coasted to a 21-9, 21-12 win. FAU’s no. 1 duo, Jessalyn Kinlaw and Megan Rice overcame a 21-16 loss in the first set to force a third set, winning that frame 15-9. Gabrielle Dischler and Candace Lacour had to fight off a pesky Eckerd duo at no. 2, but won 21-16 in the second set to win their match. Brittany Pellitteri and Jazmine Barker cruised to a fairly comfortable easy victory at no. 3, winning 21-6, 21-11.
Florida Atlantic 5, Lincoln Memorial 0
- Kinlaw,Jessalyn/Rice,Megan (FAU) def. Kaitlyn Sibson/Madison Whiting (EC) 16-21, 21-14, 15-9
- Lacour,Candace/Dischler,Gabrielle (FAU) def. Arielle Erillo/Abigail O'Ferrell (EC) 21-18, 21-16
- Pellitteri,Brittany/Barker,Jazmine (FAU) def. Stephanie Bogda/Rachel Cornatzer (EC) 21-6, 21-11
- Gott,Sam/Ristic,Maja (FAU) def. Fernanda Reis/Katie Arnette (EC) 21-19, 21-18
- Navarro,Nicole/Grant,Nicole (FAU) def. Savanna Cary/Mackenzie Redner (EC) 21-9, 21-12
Match 2 vs. Jacksonville State
All of the matches were decided in straight sets. Pellitteri and Ristic had to play extra points in the first set at no. 4 before winning their match. Grant and Navarro had the easiest time in their match, winning 21-5, 21-9.
FAU 5, Jacksonville State
- Kinlaw,Jessalyn/McGrath,Megan (FAU) def. Jae-Lyn Visscher/Katie Will (JSU) 21-8, 21-8
- Lacour,Candace/Dischler,Gabrielle (FAU) def. Hannah Kirk/Charis Ludtke (JSU) 21-11, 21-15
- Gott,Sam/Barker,Jazmine (FAU) def. Hailey Hughes/Shayla Schmidt (JSU) 21-12, 21-9
- Pellitteri,Brittany/Ristic,Maja (FAU) def. Maddie Cloutier/Sadie Anderson (JSU) 29-27, 21-13
- Grant,Nicole/Navarro,Nicole (FAU) def. Ashley Clingan/Rachel Perucki (JSU) 21-5, 21-9
The Owls will finish the Battle on the Bay on Saturday, when they played Huntingdon and Morehead St.