Spartans Charm the Moccasins in the Final Dual of the Season

Spartans Charm the Moccasins in the Final Dual of the Season

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa beach volleyball team defeated Florida Southern College by a final score of 4-1. The Spartans lead the all-time series over the Moccasins 3-1. 

The first win of the day came from partners Marisa Beisner and Danielle Christian. This duo won in the fours position in two sets by scores of 21-18 and 21-9. Nicole Dominguez and Leigh Buttner were the second pair to get a win for Tampa. However, unlike Beisner and Christian, this match went to three sets. The Spartans lost the first set 21-18, and then came back to win the next two 21-14 and 15-10. Tampa then clinched the match with back-to-back wins on the fives and the threes court. On the fives court, Claire Blumenthal and Sarah Moore won in two sets 21-18, and 21-12. Shortly after, Tampa's fourth and final win came from Gabbi Pacatte and Nylah Demps on the threes court. These two also won in two sets, 22-20, and 21-9. On the ones court the Moccasins defeated freshmen partners, Sorrel Houghton and Melissa Elias, in three sets by scores of 19-21, 21-19, and 15-10. This was Florida Southern's only win in the dual. 

 
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
 Tampa Spartans 4, Florida Southern Moccasins 1
Records: Tampa (14-10), Florida Southern (5-18)
Location: University of Tampa Beach Volleyball Courts | Tampa, Fla.
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MATCH RESULTS:

1. Allie Geary / Anna Tovo (FSC) def. Sorrel Houghton Melissa Elias (UT) 19-21, 21-19, 15-10.

2. Nicole Dominguez / Leigh Buttner (UT) def. Sydney Marshall / Makena Wilson (FSC) 18-21, 21-14, 15-10.

3. Gabbi Pacatte / Nylah Demps (UT) def. Lauren Kenny / Kayla Trefren (FSC) 22-20, 21-9.

4. Marisa Beisner Danielle Christian (UT) def. Courtney Charneco / Katie Bergeron (FSC) 21-18, 21-9.

5. Claire BlumenthalSarah Moore (UT) def. Katelin Umberhandt / Katie Lowe (FSC) 21-18, 21-12.

Exhibition. Casey Slezak / Kayla Dumon (FSC) def. Chally Korn / Lauren Greer (UT) 21-15, 21-18.

 

ORDER OF FINISH:

  • 4, 6, 2, 5, 3, 1


BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • This is the third time this season the Spartans have defeated the Moccasins.  

 
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