ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team improved its winning streak to 15 with a pair of 5-0 victories at the Battle on the Bay on Saturday. The Owls (16-2) arguably enjoyed their most convincing day of the season, as they did not drop a set on any of the 10 courts played.
Match 1 vs. Huntingdon College
Nicole Grant and Nicole Navarro blitzed their opponents, winning on court no. 5 21-6, 21-4. Sam Gott and Jazmine Barker (no. 4, 21-8, 21-8) and Maja Ristic and Brittany Pellitteri (no. 3, 21-10, 21-8) kept the foot on the gas for the Owls. Candace Lacour and Gabrielle Dischler garnered a straight set victory on no. 2. Jessalyn Kinlaw and Megan Rice had the closest win of the match, winning in straight sets, 21-11, 21-16 on court one.
Florida Atlantic 5, Huntingdon College 0
- Kinlaw,Jessalyn/Rice,Megan (FAU) def. Shelby Young/Audrianna Hargett (HC) 21-11, 21-16
- Lacour,Candace/Dischler,Gabrielle (FAU) def. Bria Rochelle/Alexis Creasman (HC) 21-10, 21-8
- Ristic,Maja/Pellitteri,Brittany (FAU) def. Alex Hillman/Lexie DeVuyst (HC) 21-10, 21-4
- Gott,Sam/Barker,Jazmine (FAU) def. Gabby Hughes/Devyn Stringer (HC) 21-8, 21-8
- Grant,Nicole/Navarro,Nicole (FAU) def. Samm Mamon/Kaitlyn Carter (HC) 21-6, 21-4
Match 2 vs. Morehead State
Ashlan Cunningham and Carly Scarborough won 21-14 and 21-15 on court 5. Grant and Navarro dismantled their second opponent of the day, winning 21-10, 21-8 at no. 4. On court 3, Pellitteri and Gott took a pair of matching 21-13 decisions. Lacour and Dischler earned a 21-10, 21-11 triumph on court 2. Rice and Kinlaw romped to a 21-6, 21-8 victory at no. 1.
FAU 5, Morehead State 0
- Rice,Megan/Kinlaw,Jessalyn (FAU) def. Hope Rillema/Sydney Schuler (MSU) 21-6, 21-8
- Lacour,Candace/Dischler,Gabrielle (FAU) def. Bailey Nichol/Jessie Wachtman (MSU) 21-10, 21-11
- Pellitteri,Brittany/Gott,Sam (FAU) def. Liz Allen/Chandler Clark (MSU) 21-13, 21-13
- Grant,Nicole/Navarro,Nicole (FAU) def. Alyssa Cecil/Karlee Reynolds (MSU) 21-10, 21-8
- Cunningham,Ashlan/Scarborough,Carly (FAU) def. Morgan Walters/Danielle McCarson (MSU) 21-14, 21-15
The Owls will host Florida Gulf Coast on Monday, March 27 at 4 p.m. It will be Senior Day and the Owls will recognize their four seniors prior to the game.