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Gamecocks Wrap Roadtrip With Two Saturday Wins – University of South Carolina Athletics

Gamecocks Wrap Roadtrip With Two Saturday Wins – University of South Carolina Athletics

YOUNGSVILLE, LA. – South Carolina beach volleyball picked up its ninth and tenth wins of the spring on Saturday, taking down Boise State (13-7) and the weekend hosts, Southeastern Louisiana (6-6), at the Sugar Beach Bash. The Gamecocks won both duals by a 4-1 score and move to 10-6 for the season.

The team faced a stiff challenge to start the day, drawing a Boise State team that fell just four votes shy of making the latest AVCA coaches top-20 poll. The Gamecocks got the fast start they needed in the opening wave, sweeping courts four and five for the 2-0 lead. Chase Teal and VB Trost started the morning with a 21-15, 21-15 sweep of the fives, followed by Jolie Cranford and McKenzie Nichols toughing out a close 22-20, 22-20 win at four.

Boise State scored its lone point with a win on court one, but South Carolina clinched the team win with a 21-18, 21-17 sweep from Skylar Allen and Allison Coens on court two. The dual ended with a 21-16, 21-14 sweep for Julia Waugh and Peyton Yamagata in the threes to finish the 4-1 team score.

Wrapping up the weekend against the host Lions, the Gamecocks shifted their lineup but still found similar success. It started with sweeps in the first two matches of the afternoon, with Morgan Downs and Sophie Bengoechea in the fifth flight and Trost and Teal moving up to win in the fourth. South Carolina was quick to clinch, wrapping up its third win on court three behind a 21-13, 21-13 sweep for Julia Waugh and Jolie Cranford. The Lions took their lone point on court one, Skylar Allen and Peyton Yamagata wrapped up the dual with a 22-20, 21-15 win on court two.

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The Gamecocks go back out on the road next weekend, traveling to Tallahassee for the CCSA midseason tournament. The two days will feature duals against nationally ranked conference rivals Grand Canyon, LSU and Florida State, as well as Jacksonville.

For continued updates on the team, follow @GamecockBeachVB on Twitter and Instagram.

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