Tuesday, 21 March 2023

NCAA Beach Volleyball


Tampa, Fla, – The second day of the Tampa Invitational Beach Volleyball Tournament kicked off with the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles taking on No. 3 TCU, Florida Gulf Coast and finishing the Invitational off against host Tampa.

FSU 1, No. 3 TCU 4

The Seminoles had their biggest test of the season so far facing off against No. 3 TCU and the two teams came to play.

On court four the Horned frogs took their first dual point of the match, beating Alexis Durish and Caitlin Moon in two close sets. The first set finished 21-18 and the second set finished 21-16.

On court five, Alex Hilton and Makenna Wolfe had a three-set battle. The pair dropped the first set 21-16, then fought back from behind to take the second set 21-17. The third set was back and forth with an incredible effort from Hilton and Wolfe but ultimately ended in favor of TCU, with the Horned Frogs getting the 15-13 win.

Court one finished with Maddie Anderson and Paige Kalkhoff fighting hard but dropping both sets 21-15 for TCU’s third dual point of the match.

Jordan Polo and Morgan Chacon had a tough three-set fight against the Horned Frogs. Polo and Chacon won the first set 21-15 and then dropped the second set 21-14. A back-and-forth third set went to extra points with TCU getting a 25-23 win.

On court two, Raelyn White and Anna Long also had a three-set battle. The duo dropped the first set 21-15 but battled back in the second set for a close 21-19 win, and the momentum carried White and Long to a 15-12 victory in the third set for the Seminoles’ first point of the match.


After a brief break, the Seminoles returned to the sand to face Florida Gulf Coast. On court five Chloe Charles and Carra Sassack started hot winning the first set 21-15 and the two took a close second set 22-20  giving the Noles their first dual point.

Court four started with Maddie Trusty and Audrey Rothman winning the first set 21-16. The two battled in the second set taking it to extra points before ultimately dropping the set 22-20.   TCU took a close third set 15-12.

On court one Maddie Anderson and Paige Kalkhoff were dominant in the first set winning a quick 21-13 victory. The pair continued their stellar effort with a 21-10 win in the second set, giving the Noles their third dual point of the match.

Court two sent the Seminoles into another third set. Caitlin Godwin and Anna Long won the first set 21-11. The duo then dropped the second set 21-15. In a hard-fought third set…

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