Tuesday, 21 March 2023

NCAA Beach Volleyball



Gulf Shores, Ala. – The fourth-ranked Florida State Seminoles (13-2) won two matches against conference foes No. 6 LSU and No. 20 South Carolina. The Seminoles improved to 4-1 in CCSA play this weekend.


FSU 3, No. 6 LSU 2

The Seminoles faced No. 6 LSU for the first time this season and it was a thriller.

Court five got the action rolling for the Seminoles with Alexis Durish and Makenna Wolfe refusing to drop a set to LSU. The pair won the first set 21-19, and with great defensive play took the win in the second set 21-15

Shortly after, Caitlin Moon and Raelyn White gave the Noles their second dual point with a three-set bout. The duo dropped the first set by a close 21-17 score, then came out hot in the second set forcing extra points to get the 22-20 win. The third set went back and forth, but great play by Moon and White led to a 15-12 victory.

Maddie Anderson and Paige Kalkhoff kept both sets close on court one, dropping the first 21-17. The duo forced the second set into extra points but could not hold off the Tigers and lost 24-22, giving LSU their first dual point of the match.

Court three was similar to court four with Morgan Chacon and Carra Sassack taking their game to three sets as well. The duo lost the first  set 21-19 but caught fire in the second set with a stellar 21-12 win. The third set was forced into extra points with Chacon and Sassack eventually losing 16-14.

Court two was the deciding game for both teams, with the score tied 2-, Anna Long and Jordan Polo played great defense in the first set with a 21-13 win. LSU forced the second set into extra points before winning 22-20. Long and Polo answered under pressure and once again played a great defensive game to get the win in the third set 15-12 giving the Seminoles the win.


FSU 4, No. 20 South Carolina 1

The Seminoles beat No. 20 South Carolina for the second time this season and by the same 4-1 score keeping them perfect at 20-0 for the series.

Court five earned the first dual point on the day winning a quick 21-13 in the first set. Makenna Wolfe and Alexis Durish played great defensively the entire game and won the second set 21-17.

Caitlin Moon and Raelyn White rode their momentum from their LSU match into this game on court four, refusing to allow South Carolina to win a set. The duo won the first set a quick 21-15 and followed suit in the second set with a 21-17 win giving the Noles their second dual point of the match.

Carra Sassack and Morgan Chacon…

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