EMERSON, Ga. - The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team split its two matches at the CCSA Tournament on Friday. The Owls lost to LSU 5-0 before earning a thrilling 3-2 victory over Georgia State in their second match. FAU is now 19-10 on the year.
Match 1 vs. LSU
LSU 5, Florida Atlantic 0
- Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss (LSU) def. Megan Rice/Jessalyn Kinlaw (FAU) 21-19, 16-21, 15-10
- Emmy Allen/Maddie Ligon (LSU) def. Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-18, 22-20
- Olivia Powers/Katie Lindelow (LSU) def. Gabby Dischler/Candace Lacour (FAU) 13-21, 21-16, 15-13
- Cati Leak/Callan Molle (LSU) def. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) 21-18, 21-18
- Riley Young/Megan Davenport (LSU) def. Carly Scarbrough/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) 21-17, 21-19
Match 2 vs. Georgia State
Ashlan Cunningham and Carly Scarborough lost in straight sets at no. 5 to give GSU a 1-0 lead. Lacour and Dischler evened the match with a 21-16, 21-19 win at no. 3. Kinlaw and Rice put the Owls ahead, 21-19, 21-17 on no. 1. The Panthers’ 21-18, 23-21 victory on court 2 meant the entire match came down to court 4. Nicole Navarro and Nicole Grant overcame a first set loss to win the second set 21-18 to force a third set. In that third set, GSU took a 9-6 lead prompting an Owl timeout. After the break, Grant and Navarro won the next five points to take an 11-6 advantage. The Panthers rallied to tie the match 14-14, before the Owls eventually completed the comeback 18-16 and sealing the win for FAU.
FAU 3, Georgia State 2
- Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice (FAU) def. Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) 21-19, 21-17
- Jessica Fourspring/Haley Pa'akaula (GSU) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Jazmine Barker (FAU) 21-18, 23-21
- Candace Lacour/Gabby Dischler (FAU) def. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) 21-16, 21-19
- Nicole Navarro/Nicole Grant (FAU) def. Amie Held/Kate Novack (GSU) 15-21, 21-18, 18-16
- Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson (GSU) def. Ashlan Cunningham/Carly Scarbrough (FAU) 21-11, 21-16
The Owls continue play at the CCSA Tournament on Saturday when they play UAB at 10:30 a.m. and College of Charleston at 1:30 p.m.