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No. 2 USC Beach Volleyball Tops No. 15 Florida Atlantic

No. 2 USC Beach Volleyball Tops No. 15 Florida Atlantic

Women’s Beach Volleyball | March 17, 2023

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The second-ranked USC beach volleyball team (11-1) took down No. 15 Florida Atlantic (8-6) by a 3-2 count in its second match at the Surf & Turf Invitational on South Beach on Friday, March 17.
The Trojans scored the first point of the dual with a win at the No. 5 position where freshman Delaney Karl and graduate Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope took down Kate McLaughlin and Alivia Orvieto, 21-19, 23-21.
Narrowly, FAU evened the dual with a win by its No. 3 pair of Jillienne Cangelosi and Emma Grace Robertson. They defeated USC’s tandem of junior Delaynie Maple and freshman Gabby Walker, 21-19, 25-23. 
USC went ahead once more with a three-set win by twin seniors Audrey Nourse and Nicole Nourse, 15-21, 21-16, 15-9, over Ashleigh Adams and Julie Honzovicova. At the top court, graduate Madison Shields and freshman Madison White delivered the clinching point with an 18-21, 21-17, 15-9 win over Ellie Austin and Christine Jarman. 
In a hard-fought three-setter, FAU’s Logan Mignerey and Courtney Moon defeated the Trojans’ duo of graduate Jenna Johnson and freshman Mabyn Thomas. 13-21, 22-20. 19-17. Johnson played in her first duals as a Trojan.

The Trojans are back in action for two duals on Saturday (March 18) on South Beach. USC takes on 14th-ranked Florida International at 11:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. PT) and then concludes the Surf & Turf Invitational with a meeting against North Florida at 4:30 p.m. ET. 
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No. 2 USC def. No. 15 Florida Atlantic, 3-2

Surf & Turf Invitational
South Beach · Miami Beach, Fla.
Friday, March 17, 2023
RECORDS: USC (11-1), Florida Atlantic (8-6)
1. Madison SHIELDS/Madison WHITE (USC) def. Ellie AUSTIN/Christine JARMAN (FAU); 18-21, 21-17, 15-9
2. Audrey NOURSE/Nicole NOURSE (USC) def. Ashleigh ADAMS/Julie HONZOVICOVA (FAU); 15-21, 21-16, 15-9
3. Jillienne CANGELOSI/Emma Grace ROBERTSON (FAU) def. Delaynie MAPLE/Gabby WALKER (USC); 21-19, 25-23
4. Logan MIGNEREY/Courtney MOON (FAU) def. Jenna JOHNSON/Mabyn THOMAS (USC); 13-21, 22-20, 19-17
5. Delaney KARL/Ashlyn RASNICK-POPE…

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