Spartans Finish Beach Bash 1-2

Spartans Finish Beach Bash 1-2

TAMPA, Fla. – Heading into the weekend, for two weeks in a row, the University of Tampa Beach Volleyball program is receiving votes in the AVCA coaches poll. After concluding the Florida Atlantic Beach Bash, the Spartans sit with an overall record of 8-7. 

On Friday, the sandy Spartans were able to defeat the University of North Alabama Lions 3-2.  Then on Saturday, the Spartans fell to two nationally ranked opponents, the #8 Florida International University Panthers, and the #16 Florida Atlantic University Owls. 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

DUAL 1

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: Tampa Spartans 3, North Alabama Lions 2 
Records: Tampa (8-5), North Alabama (3-3)
Location: Florida Atlantic Beach Bash | Boca Raton, Fla.
Time:3:00 p.m.
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MATCH RESULTS:

1. Paula Klemperer/Sophia Brandstetter (UNA) def. Rachel Rosequist Julia Oswald (UT) 19-21, 21-14, 15-8 

2. Valerie Rosequist / Lexi Thompson (UT) def. Ashtyn Kapovich/Joise Maldonado (UNA) 22-20, 21-18


3. Sorrel Houghton / Katie McKiel (UT) def. Sina Faulk/Catie Ladner (UNA) 21-19, 21-11


4. Ava Carnley/Libby Jump (UNA) def. Melissa Elias / Selina Pfuner (UT) 23-21, 23-21 

5. Jordan Duffy / Erica Haslag (UT) def. Ana Gabriela Pacheco/Genesis Benitez (UNA) 21-19, 21-17 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 

DUAL 2

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: Tampa Spartans 1, #8 Florida International Panthers 4 
Records: Tampa (8-6), Florida International (7-5)
Location: Florida Atlantic Beach Bash | Boca Raton, Fla.
Time:10:00 a.m.
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MATCH RESULTS:

1. FRASCA, Federica / BIANCHIN, Margherita (FIU) def. Rachel RosequistJulia Oswald(UT) 21-15, 21-15 
2. THELLE, Helene/KLINGER, Dorina (FIU) def. Lexi ThompsonValerie Rosequist (UT) 21-8, 21-17

3. DENNEY, Ali/HUGHES, Abbie (FIU) def. Sorrel HoughtonKatie McKiel(UT) 21-19, 21-19

4. Melissa EliasSelina Pfuner (UT) def. DAL POZZO, Mariana/FRIESEN, Katie (FIU) 21-14, 16-21, 15-9
5. BERNIER, Lina/ZEMBYLA. Erika (FIU) def. Jordan Duffy Erica Haslag(UT) 21-12, 21-19 

Ext. BESTERFIELD, Madison/PETRANOVIC, Nina (FIU) def. Scottie JohnsonCaroline Pomet(UT) 10-21, 21-10, 15-13 

Order of finish: 
Doubles (5,4,2,1,3)


DUAL 3

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:


Final: Tampa Spartans 0, #16 Florida Atlantic Owls 5
Records: Tampa (8-7), Florida Atlantic (9-6)
Location: Florida Atlantic Beach Bash | Boca Raton, Fla.
Time: 2:00 p.m.
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MATCH RESULTS:

1. Erica Brok/Mackenzie Morris (FAU) def. Julia OswaldRachel Rosequist(UT) 21-18, 21-16

2. Amanda Silva/Nicole Grant (FAU) def. Lexi ThompsonValerie Rosequist(UT) 21-9, 21-9

3. Kaila Dorish/Savannah Pesante (FAU) def. Sorrel HoughtonKatie McKiel(UT) 21-16, 21-16

4. Megan Mcgrath/Jillenne Cangelosi (FAU) def. Selina Pfuner Melissa Elias(UT) 21-14, 18-21, 15-11 
5. Johannah Cummines/Kristi Tekavec (FAU) def. Jordan DuffyErica Haslag(UT) 21-14, 21-16 

Ext. Lily Richman/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) def. Natalie GilbertScottie Johnson(UT) 21-11, 21-15 

Order of finish: 
Doubles (5,4,2,1,3)
 

UP NEXT:
 The Spartans will travel to Atlanta, Georgia March 29-30thto compete in the Georgia State Diggin' Duals. On Friday, Tampa will open the tournament with a 10:00 a.m. dual against the University of North Carolina – Wilmington Seahawks, followed by a 4:00 p.m. dual against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers. Then on Saturday, Tampa will open with an 8:00 a.m. dual against the College of Charleston. Finally, the Spartans will close out the weekend against the Georgia State Panthers at 4:00 p.m.

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