Beach Volleyball Competes Against the Best Teams in the Nation to Open Season

Beach Volleyball Competes Against the Best Teams in the Nation to Open Season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Tampa Beach Volleyball team went 0-4 during in its opening weekend at the Home2 Suites Hilton – Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational hosted by the Florida State Seminoles. On the first day of the tournament, the Spartans fell to No. 18 Tulane and No. 9 South Carolina, both 5-0. Then on Sunday, Tampa was defeated by No. 6 Cal Poly and No. 3 Florida State in a similar manner. Even though the Spartans did not win any duals, it was a great learning experience for the team, and as a second-year program, an impressive opportunity to play some of the toughest talents in the nation.  

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

 

DUAL 1

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: Tampa Spartans 5, No. 18 Tulane Green Waves 0

Records: Tampa (0-1), Tulane (1-0)

Location: Home2 Suites Hilton – Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational | Tallahassee, Fla.

Time:11:45 a.m.

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MATCH RESULTS:

1. Kaylie McHugh/Eva Torruella (TU) def. Sorrel Houghton/Julia Oswald(UT) 21-18, 21-12
2. Ashley Delgado/Lauren Orlich (TU) def. Katie McKiel/Valerie Rosequist(UT) 21-13, 21-15
3. Rio Frohoff/Haley Gibson (TU) def. Lexi Thompson/Rachel Rosequist(UT) 21-17, 17-21, 15-13
4. Addison Hermstad/Tarin Mergener (TU) def. Nylah Demps/Melissa Elias(UT) 21-15, 24-22
5. Gabriella Becerra/Ellie Leitko (TU) def. Natalie Gilbert/Erica Haslag(UT) 21-16, 21-14
Ext. Kilani Daane/Anna Chin (TU) vs. Marisa Beisner/Caroline Pomet(UT) 20-22, 21-17, unfinished 

Match Notes:
Tampa 0-1
Tulane 1-1 (0-1 CCSA); National ranking #18
Order of finish: Doubles (5,6,2,4,1,3);
Home2 Suites by Hilton-Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational Match #3 

 

DUAL 2

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: Tampa Spartans 0, No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks 5

Records: Tampa (0-2), South Carolina (1-1)

Location: Home2 Suites Hilton – Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational | Tallahassee, Fla.

Time:6:45 p.m.

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MATCH RESULTS:

1. Cadie Bates/Shannon Williams (SC) def. Sorrel Houghton/Julia Oswald (UT) 21-12, 21-12
2. Lydia Dimke/Katie Smith (SC) def. Lexi Thompson/Rachel Rosequist (UT) 21-12, 21-13
3. Franky Harrison/Carly Schnieder (SC) def. Valerie Rosequist/Katie McKiel (UT) 21-17, 21-13
4. Caroline Skaff/Hannah Edelman (SC) def. Caroline Pomet/Nylah Demps (UT) 21-16, 15-21, 15-12 

5. Jess Vastine/Avery Davis (SC) def. Melissa Elias/Natalie Gilbert (UT) 23-21, 21-15
Ext. Lauryn Gillis/AJ Baumann (SC) def. Marisa Beisner/Selina Pfuner (UT) 21-13, 21-9 

 

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (6,5,3,4,2);
Home2 Suites by Hilton-Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational 

Match #7 

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 

DUAL 3

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: Tampa Spartans 0, No. 6 Cal Poly Mustangs 5

Records: Tampa (0-3), Cal Poly (3-3)

Location: Home2 Suites Hilton – Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational | Tallahassee, Fla.

Time:11:45 a.m.

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MATCH RESULTS:

1. Tiadora Miric/Emily Sonny (CPBVB) def. Sorrel Houghton/Julia Oswald(UT) 21-8, 21-10
2. Crissy Jones/Macy Gordon (CPBVB) def. Lexi Thompson/Rachel Rosequist(UT) 21-8, 21-5
3. Vanessa Roscoe/Brayden Gruenewald (CPBVB) def. Katie McKiel/Valerie Rosequist(UT) 19-21, 21-12, 15-12
4. Jayelin Lombard/Kassandra Wright (CPBVB) def. Melissa Elias/Nylah Demps(UT) 21-17, 21-18
5. Heather Pembroke/Sjea Anderson (CPBVB) def. Caroline Pomet/Erica Haslag(UT) 21-13, 21-13 

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,5,4,3);
Home2 Suites by Hilton-Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational Match #10 

 

DUAL 4

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: Tampa Spartans 0, No. 3 Florida State Seminoles 5

Records: Tampa (0-4), Florida State (4-1)

Location: Home2 Suites Hilton – Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational | Tallahassee, Fla.

Time:5:00 p.m.

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MATCH RESULTS:

1. Payton Rund/Brooke Kuhlman (FS) def. Sorrel Houghton/Julia Oswald(UT) 21-11, 21-15
2. Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick (FS) def. Katie McKiel/Valerie Rosequist(UT) 21-8, 21-9
3. Molly McBain/Kate Privett (FS) def. Lexi Thompson/Rachel Rosequist(UT) 21-12, 21-14
4. Ashley Robert/Lexi McKeown (FS) def. Nylah Demps/Melissa Elias(UT) 21-15, 21-16
5. Jenna Johnson/Avery Poppinga (FS) def. Natalie Gilbert/Erica Haslag(UT) 21-13, 21-14 
Ext. Marisa Beisner/Caroline Pomet(UT) def. Bailey Reardon/Marielle Diaz (FS) 21-10, 21-18 

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,3,2,1);
Home2 Suites by Hilton-Tallahassee State Capitol Invitational Match #13 

  

UP NEXT:
 The Spartans will open up at home on Friday, March 1 against Tennessee-Martin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. dual against Coastal Carolina. 

 


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