April 28, 2012
The duo began pool play Friday morning with a loss to Caitlin Racich and Summer Ross of Pepperdine in straight sets (21-15, 21-15). In their second match of the day, the Owls to Kirby Burnham and Kelly Irvin of USC 21-14, 21-17 despite 17 kills from Alessia Pizzoccheri. UAB was the opponent in the third and final match of the session. Marras Tate had 17 kills and five digs in the 21-13, 21-17 win.
Marras Tate and Pizzoccheri were seeded 11th for the elimination stage of the tournament and will face Burnham and Irvin in a rematch from pool play and the winners will advance to the quarterfinals.
The match will be begin at 9 a.m. eastern and assistant coach Ben Sheu will provide updates via the team's official Facebook page.
Match results will also be available at www.fausports.com.