Monday, 27 March 2023

NCAA Beach Volleyball


Tampa, Fla, – The number two ranked Florida State Seminoles started the Tampa Invitational with a 2-0 record defeating No. 6 GCU 4-1, and No. 11 Stetson 5-0.

FSU 4, No. 6 GCU 1

The Seminoles carried their momentum from an undefeated opening weekend at home into their first match of the day against No. 6 Grand Canyon.

Jordan Polo and Morgan Chacon dominated on court four in the duo’s first pairing of the season. Polo and Chacon quickly took care of business in the first set winning 21-15. The second set was no different as the duo once again took a 21-15 win, giving the Noles’ their first dual point.

On court five, Makenna Wolfe and Carra Sassack won the first set easily 21-13. In the second set, GCU fought back and took a close 19-21 win. In the third set, Sassack and Wolfe fought hard and pulled out a 15-13 win.

Maddie Anderson and Paige Kalkhoff took care of business on court 1. The duo won a close first set 22-20. Anderson and Kalkhoff took over in set two however, winning a quick 21-15 and giving the Noles’ their third dual point of the day.

Alexis Durish and Caitlin Moon played well in their first pairing of the season winning 21-18 in the first set. A good defensive showing helped the pair win the second set 21-19, giving the Noles’ their fourth dual point.

On court two Raelyn White and Anna Long were paired together for the first time this season. The pair dropped a back and forth first set 17-21. Another close set from Long and White but GCU managed to hold and win 19-21, giving GCU their first and only dual point.

FSU 5, No. 11 Stetson 0

After a brief break, the Seminoles returned to the court to dominate No. 11, Stetson. Caitlin Moon and Alexis Durish started off strong with a 21-17 win in set one on court four. In the second set Moon and Durish hit another groove and went to another 21-17 set win, giving the Seminoles their first dual point.

On court five, Alex Hilton and Makenna Wolfe had a close set go into extra points, but pulled out a 24-22 win. A strong surge by the pair pulled them to a quick 21-16 win in the second set, giving the Noles’ their second dual point of the match.

On court one Maddie Anderson and Paige Kalkhoff were electric. The pair never trailed as they earned a 21-10 win in the first set. This momentum continued into the second set as Anderson and Kalkhoff easily won 21-17.

Courts two and three finished in similar fashion with Jordan Polo and Morgan Chacon winning 21-14 in the first set…

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