Tampa Goes 2-0 On First Day of Battle of the Bay

Tampa Goes 2-0 On First Day of Battle of the Bay

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa beach volleyball team finished 2-0 after the first day of the Battle of the Bay Tournament. The Spartans defeated SSC rival Florida Southern 4-1 and then defeated the Webber International Warriors in a similar fashion.  

DUAL 1:
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 4, Florida Southern Moccasins 1
Records: Tampa (3-1), Florida Southern  (0-1)
Location: North Shore Courts | St. Petersburg, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Spartans defeated the Moccasins 4-1.
  • The freshman duo of Sorrel Houghton and Melissa Elias defeated FSC's ones team in two sets 21-12 and 21-11.
  • The Moccasins won the battle of the twos.
  • In the third spot, Nicole Dominguez and Katie McKiel defeated Florida Southern in three, with set scores of 21-10, 18-21, and 15-10.
  • Partners Taylor George and Sarah Moore remained undefeated on the fours court, taking down the Mocs in two sets, 21-19 and 21-14.
  • Finally, for Tampa's fourth match win, Claire Blumenthal and Alexandra Misca handily defeated Southern 21-6 and 21-8.
  • UT won the dual 4-1.

DUAL 2:
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 4, Webber International University Warriors 1
Records: Tampa (4-1), Webber (2-3)
Location: North Shore Courts | St. Petersburg, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Similar to the first dual, Tampa defeated Webber 4-1.
  • Houghton and Elias won their match in three sets, by scores of 21-19, 17-21, and 15-11.
  • On the twos court, Leigh Buttner and Gabbi Pacatte defeated the Warriors in two, 21-19 and 21-16.
  • The Warriors defeated the Spartans on the threes court.
  • Once again, the duo George and Moore won their match on the fours court, 21-15 and 21-13.
  • To give UT its fourth win, Blumenthal and Misca defeated the Warriors 21-14, 21-13.
  • The University of Tampa defeated the Webber International University 4-1.  

 BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Tampa improves their all-time series record over Webber 2-0.
  • The Spartans move to 4-1 heading into the second day of tournament play.

UP NEXT:
In the second day of the Battle of the Bay tournament, UT will dual against Eckerd College and Morehead State at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. respectively.  

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