Beach Volleyball Goes 1-1 on Opening Day

Beach Volleyball Goes 1-1 on Opening Day

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa beach volleyball team finished 1-1 after the team's first ever duals in program history. The Spartans were able to defeat the Webber International Warriors 3-2 before falling to the UNF Ospreys 4-1.

DUAL 1:

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 3, Webber Warriors 2
Records: Tampa (1-0, 0-0 SSC), Webber International (0-1)
Location: Webber International University | Babson Park, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Spartans fourth and fifth teams started on the courts.
  • In the competition between the fours, the Webber Warriors were able to defeat Claire Blumenthal and Alexandra Misca in two sets by scores of 21-17, and 22-20.
  • In the fifth spot, the duo of Taylor George and Sarah Moore, defeated the Warriors in two sets by scores of 21-11, and 21-10.
  • After the fours and fives finished competing, the ones, twos, and threes began play.
  • Sorrel Houghton and Melissa Elias defeated Webber in the ones position in three sets. The freshman duo lost the first set 21-17, before coming back to defeat the Warriors 21-19, and 15-8.
  • On the twos court, Leigh Buttner and Gabbi Pacatte fell in three. They won the first set 21-18, and then lost the second two, 21-19 and 15-13.
  • Then In the threes position, Nicole Dominguez and Katie McKiel defeated Webber in two sets by scores of 21-14 and 21-18.
  • The Tampa Spartans won their first-ever competition against the Webber International Warriors, 3-2.

 

DUAL 2:

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 1, University of North Florida 4
Records: Tampa (1-1, 0-0 SSC), UNF (1-0)
Location: Webber International University | Babson Park, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Similar to the Spartans first dual, Tampa's fourth and fifth teams competed first.
  • This time around Taylor George and Sarah Moore competed in the fourth spot, defeated the Ospreys in three sets by scores of 19-21, 21-16, 15-10.
  • In the fifth spot, Coach Lamm used the duo of Marisa Beisner and Nylah Demps. UNF defeated these two in two sets by scores of 21-9 and 21-13.
  • After the fours and fives finished competing, the ones, twos, and threes began play.
  • Sorrel Houghton and Melissa Elias lost to the Ospreys in the ones position in two sets. The duo was defeated 21-19, and 21-18.  
  • On the twos court, this time Nicole Dominguez and Katie McKiel competed. These two also fell in two by set scores of 21-17 and 21-15.
  • Finally, in the threes position, Leigh Buttner and Gabbi Pacatte fell to the Ospreys in two, by set scores of 21-17 and 21-15.
  • The University of North Florida Ospreys defeated the Tampa Spartans 4-1.  

 BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • This was the first ever contest for Tampa beach Volleyball.
  • This also marked Coach Jeff Lamm's first win as a head coach.

 

UP NEXT:
The Spartans host Morehead State in their home opener on Thursday, March 1st at 4:00 pm. The Team will then travel to St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday and Saturday, where they will compete in a tournament hosted by Eckerd College.

 

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