Tampa Finishes Battle of the Bay With Split

Tampa Finishes Battle of the Bay With Split

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The University of Tampa beach volleyball team split a pair of matches on day two of the Battle on the Bay, which was hosted by Eckerd College.

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

DUAL 2:
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 5, Morehead State Eagles 0
Records: Tampa (5-2), Morehead State (5-0)
Location: North Shore Courts | St. Petersburg, Fla.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • This marks the second 5-0 victory over the Eagles for Tampa this week.
  • Sorrel Houghton and Melissa Elias won at number one by scores of 21-16, 21-14.
  • The number two duo of Leigh Buttner and Gabbi Pacatte had a 21-8, 22-20 victory.
  • McKiel and Dominguez notched their second win of the day with a 22-20, 21-11 triumph.
  • At number four, Taylor George and Sarah Moore also won their match in straight sets, 21-16, 22-20. 
  • UT secured the sweep as the five team of Blumenthal and Misca overcame a first set loss to defeat the Eagles duo 16-21, 21-15, 15-10. 

 BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • In its first season of play, the Spartans dropped the initial meeting with Eckerd College.
  • Head coach Jeff Lamm's squad concludes the week with a 4-1 record.

UP NEXT:
Tampa heads to DeLand, Fla., on Friday for a pair of dual matches, meeting Stetson at 8 a.m., followed by Mercer at noon.

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