Tampa Sweeps Morehead State in Inaugural Home Opener

Tampa Sweeps Morehead State in Inaugural Home Opener

Tampa, Fla. — The University of Tampa beach volleyball team defeated the Morehead State Eagles 5-0 in the team's inaugural home dual.

Final: University of Tampa Spartans 5, Morehead State Eagle 0
Records: Tampa (2-1), Morehead State Eagle (0-1)
Location: University of Tampa Beach Volleyball Complex| Tampa, Fla
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  • To start the day, the second and fourth teams took the courts.
  • In the competition between the twos, Leigh Buttner and Gabbi Pacatte defeated the Eagles by scores of 21-14, and 21-17.
  • The fourth team, consisting of partners Taylor George and Sarah Moore also won in two by scores of 21-14, and 21-12.
  • After the first two games were complete, the ones, threes, and fives started play.
  • Melissa Elias and Sorrel Houghton, who were representing the ones, defeated Morehead State by the scores of 21-12 and 21-7, thus clinching Tampa's victory in the match, winning three of the five games.
  • Shortly after, in the competition between the threes, Katie McKiel and Nicole Dominguez, won 21-11 and 21-15.
  • With Tampa already out to a 4-0 lead, to wrap up the day, Claire Blumenthal and Alexandra Misca, representing the fifth team, defeated the Eagles 21-10 and 21-14.
  • The Tampa Spartans swept the Morehead State Eagles  5-0 in their first home-opener in UT's history.
  • The Spartans did not drop a set the entire day.


The next games for the Spartans will be in St. Petersburg at a tournament that Eckerd College will be hosting. Tampa will be playing against Florida Southern, Webber International, Eckerd and Morehead State.