Florida State Women's Sand Volleyball - 2012 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Sand Volleyball - 2012 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Danalee Corso, Head Coach
Brian Corso, Volunteer Assistant
Taylor Irvin, Graduate Assistant

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2012 Sand Volleyball


2012 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Lacey Blackman, 6-1, Ocala

Aurora Davis, 5-9, Groveland

Visnja Djurdjevic, 6-1, Zitiste, Serbia

Caitlin Haworth, 5-8, Boynton Beach

Mallory Kiley, 6-0, Palm Harbor

Jesse McGregor, 5-8, Groveland

Marija Milosavljevic, 6-4, Bajina Basta, Serbia

Jace Pardon, 5-10, Manhatten Beach, CA

Melanie Pavels, 5-8, North Woodmere, NY

Stephanie Pellitteri, 5-8, Deerfield Beach

Amanda Saxton, 6-0, Orlando

Jekaterina Stepanova, 6-2, Riga, Latvia

Brittany Tiegs, 5-11, Stuart

Sarah Wickstrom, 5-11, Stuart

Fatma Yildirim, 5-11, Istanbul, Turkey


2012 Roster - By Name

L
T                                     PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 22 Lacey Blackman        6-1   Jr        Ocala (Home Schooled/State College of Florida)
* 12 Visnja Djurdjevic     6-1   Sr        Zitiste, Serbia (Zrenjaninska Gimnazija/Tulane)
* 11 Caitlin Haworth       5-8   Sr        Boynton Beach (Park Vista Community/UNC-Pembroke)
* 14 Mallory Kiley         6-0   Jr        Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor/East Tennessee State)
* 13 Jesse McGregor        5-8   So        Groveland (South Lake/Lake-Sumter CC)
* 24 Marija Milosavljevic  6-4   Jr        Bajina Basta, Serbia (Zrenjaninska Gimnazija/Tulane)
*  2 Aurora Newgard        5-9   Jr        Groveland (South Lake/State College of Florida)
* 21 Jace Pardon           5-10  Fr        Manhatten Beach, CA (Mira Costa)
*  1 Melanie Pavels        5-8   Fr        North Woodmere, NY (Valley Stream South/Pace)
*  4 Stephanie Pellitteri  5-8   Fr        Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
*  5 Amanda Saxton         6-0   Jr        Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
*  3 Jekaterina Stepanova  6-2   Sr        Riga, Latvia (Murjanu Sport Gymnasium/Missouri State-West Plains)
* 15 Brittany Tiegs        5-11  Fr        Stuart (Jensen Beach/Palm Beach State College)
* 20 Sarah Wickstrom       5-11  Fr        Stuart (Jensen Beach)
* 23 Fatma Yildirim        5-11  Jr        Istanbul, Turkey (Yuzyil Isil)

2012 Roster - By Number

L
T                                     PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Melanie Pavels        5-8   Fr        North Woodmere, NY (Valley Stream South/Pace)
*  2 Aurora Newgard        5-9   Jr        Groveland (South Lake/State College of Florida)
*  3 Jekaterina Stepanova  6-2   Sr        Riga, Latvia (Murjanu Sport Gymnasium/Missouri State-West Plains)
*  4 Stephanie Pellitteri  5-8   Fr        Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
*  5 Amanda Saxton         6-0   Jr        Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
* 11 Caitlin Haworth       5-8   Sr        Boynton Beach (Park Vista Community/UNC-Pembroke)
* 12 Visnja Djurdjevic     6-1   Sr        Zitiste, Serbia (Zrenjaninska Gimnazija/Tulane)
* 13 Jesse McGregor        5-8   So        Groveland (South Lake/Lake-Sumter CC)
* 14 Mallory Kiley         6-0   Jr        Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor/East Tennessee State)
* 15 Brittany Tiegs        5-11  Fr        Stuart (Jensen Beach/Palm Beach State College)
* 20 Sarah Wickstrom       5-11  Fr        Stuart (Jensen Beach)
* 21 Jace Pardon           5-10  Fr        Manhatten Beach, CA (Mira Costa)
* 22 Lacey Blackman        6-1   Jr        Ocala (Home Schooled/State College of Florida)
* 23 Fatma Yildirim        5-11  Jr        Istanbul, Turkey (Yuzyil Isil)
* 24 Marija Milosavljevic  6-4   Jr        Bajina Basta, Serbia (Zrenjaninska Gimnazija/Tulane)

2012 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Aurora Newgard           American Volleyball Coaches Assoc - All-American

Jekaterina Stepanova     American Volleyball Coaches Assoc - All-American

Brittany Tiegs           American Volleyball Coaches Assoc - All-American

All-Americans -  3

2012 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
03/03
Ref
A
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM W 5-0
03/05
Ref
A
TULANE W 5-0
03/08
Ref
N
STETSON
Clash of the Collegians, Winter Haven, Fl
W 5-0
03/08
Ref
N
COLL OF CHARLESTON
Clash of the Collegians, Winter Haven, Fl
W 5-0
03/09
Ref
N
CLASH OF THE COLLEGIANS
March 8-9, 2012, Winter Haven, Fl
 
03/13
Ref
H
TULANE W 5-0
03/13
Ref
H
TULANE W 5-0
03/18
Ref
N
USC TOURNAMENT  
03/24
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Seminole Sand Battle
W 5-0
03/24
Ref
H
STETSON
Seminole Sand Battle
W 5-0
03/24
Ref
H
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Seminole Sand Battle
W 4-1
03/25
Ref
N
SEMINOLE SAND BATTLE  
03/29
Ref
H
HAWAII W 4-1
03/29
Ref
H
HAWAII W 4-1
04/01
Ref
N
UNF TOURNAMENT
March 31-April 1, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl
 
04/06
Ref
A
STETSON W 5-0
04/06
Ref
N
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Deland, Fl
W 5-0
04/14
Ref
N
SIESTA KEY TOURNAMENT
Siesta Key, Fl
T 0-0
04/21
Ref
H
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM W 5-0
04/21
Ref
H
FLORIDA ATLANTIC W 5-0
04/27
Ref
N
POOL PLAY NAT CHAMPIONSHIP
Gulf Shores, Al
 
04/28
Ref
N
LONG BEACH STATE
Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, Gulf Shores, Al
L 1-4
04/28
Ref
N
COLL OF CHARLESTON
Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, Gulf Shores, Al
W 4-1
04/28
Ref
N
LONG BEACH STATE
Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, Gulf Shores, Al
L 2-3
04/29
Ref
N
PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gulf Shores, Al
 
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS   16- 2-1   9- 0     3- 0     4- 2-1


Results                                       Highest   vs         Tie
Name                                            Rank   Rank  CCSA Break  Tournaments   1     2     3     4     5    Nat  Total
--------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ----- -----  ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Lacey Blackman/Caitlin Haworth                                     1-0                                        1-0         1-0
Lacey Blackman/Jesse McGregor                                                 0-4                             2-0         2-4
Lacey Blackman/Amanda Saxton                                                  5-1                                         5-1
Lacey Blackman/Sarah Wickstrom                                     0-1        0-2                                         0-2
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels                                   4-1       20-10          2-0  10-0   1-0              33-10
Visnja Djurdjevic/Stephanie Pellitteri                                                            2-0   1-2               3-2
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley                                                 6-2                 0-3   3-0   1-0        10-5
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor                                     1-0        7-2                       2-0   3-0        12-2
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri                                 3-3       10-11                1-0   6-1              17-12
Mallory Kiley/Sarah Wickstrom                                                                                 2-0         2-0
Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom                                     1-0        3-2                       2-0   3-0         8-2
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim                                      1-0        8-0                             2-1        10-1
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp                                                     7-1                                         7-1
Marija Milosavljevic/Fatma Yildirim                                                                           1-0         1-0
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs                                     10-5       31-4    14-2   1-1                     4-1  50-8
Jace Pardon/Stephanie Pellitteri                                                                  2-0                     2-0
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova                                   5-2       25-7     2-0  14-0                     5-1  46-8
Stephanie Pellitteri/Sarah Wickstrom                                          4-2                                         4-2
Amanda Saxton/Fatma Yildirim                                                  0-2                                         0-2
Sarah Wickstrom/Fatma Yildirim                                                                                1-1         1-1

Lacey Blackman
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/08/2012            5  Caitlin Haworth           Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-19, 20-22, 19-17 
03/13/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Shefali Arora/Milica Javic               TULANE                W  21-18, 21-11        
03/13/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Shefali Arora/Amber Bennett              TULANE                W  21-12, 21-11        
03/18/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-11, 21-18        
03/18/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever        PEPPERDINE            L  21-19, 23-21        
03/18/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 21-18        
03/18/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-12, 18-21, 15-10 
03/18/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-15, 21-15        
03/18/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-15        
04/14/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Renele Forde/Carolyn Fouts               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Audrey Boren/Erin Robertson              ST. PETERSBURG COLL   W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Stephanie Hebert/Britanny Muller         LAKE SUMTER CC        W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Julia Brkich/Mary Eckard                 AVE MARIA             W  21-6                
04/14/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Casey Langfield/Shelby Spring            LAKE SUMTER CC        W  25-6                
04/14/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Collyn Welsch/Jessica Wilson             ROLLINS COLLEGE       L  25-19               

Visnja Djurdjevic
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/03/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-11        
03/05/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Milena Dragovic/Anna Wruck               TULANE                W  21-11, 21-14        
03/08/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               W  21-7, 21-16         
03/08/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zboiniewicz         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-19, 21-15        
03/09/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri       FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-9, 21-11         
03/09/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Catey Warren/Sloane White                COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  21-15, 21-18        
03/09/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-10, 21-16        
03/09/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/13/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck                   TULANE                W  21-13, 21-7         
03/13/2012            4  Melanie Pavels            Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt                 TULANE                W  21-7, 21-9          
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Sara Shaw/Gene Urango                    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-16, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Michaela Christiaansen/Emily Cook        PEPPERDINE            L  26-24, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Laurn Minkel      LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-19, 21-17        
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-7, 21-9          
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever        PEPPERDINE            L  19-21, 21-17, 15-13 
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  13-21, 21-11, 16-14 
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever        PEPPERDINE            L  21-11, 21-17        
03/18/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna              LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-15        
03/24/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse              FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-14, 21-6         
03/24/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-7, 21-10         
03/24/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 14-21, 15-13 
03/25/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Alexa Stonish/Maren Rygh                 STETSON               W  21-18, 21-7         
03/25/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         W  21-18, 20-22, 15-12 
03/25/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  22-20, 24-22        
03/25/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  28-26               
03/25/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-16, 22-20        
03/29/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Jane Croson/Ginger Long                  HAWAII                W  22-10, 21-18        
03/29/2012            3  Melanie Pavels            Larissa Nordyke/Monica Stauber           HAWAII                W  21-12, 21-16        
04/01/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Joanne Maras Tate/Alessia Pizzocheri     FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  24-22, 21-10        
04/01/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-12        
04/01/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Taeler Davis/Catey Warren                COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-14, 21-13        
04/01/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Carolyn Jenkins/Julie Trembley           NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-6, 21-17         
04/01/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-17, 21-12        
04/01/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri       FLORIDA STATE         W  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
04/01/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                L  21-12, 21-14        
04/06/2012            2  Melanie Pavels            Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-14, 21-14        
04/06/2012            2  Melanie Pavels            Daria Sataric/Grace Vega                 FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-18, 21-13        
04/14/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Jill Hopper/Whitney Masters              FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-9                
04/14/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Julianne Daughtery/Katie Lindstrom       WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  23-21               
04/14/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Angelica Crump/Roxy Mendez               CENTRAL FLORIDA       W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            JB Davis/Andrea Rodriguez Gomez          SOUTH FLORIDA         W  21-7                
04/14/2012            T  Melanie Pavels            Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley            FLORIDA STATE         L  25-23               
04/21/2012            3  Stephanie Pellitteri      Mariah McCallum/Sam Serley               ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-12, 21-7         
04/21/2012            3  Stephanie Pellitteri      Isabelle Arboleda/Sara Stoll             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-10, 21-10        
04/28/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely              LONG BEACH STATE      L  26-24, 21-19        
04/28/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kirsten Koehler/Andi Zbojniewicz         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-17, 21-14        
04/28/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely              LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-18, 23-21        

Caitlin Haworth
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/08/2012            5  Lacey Blackman            Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-19, 20-22, 19-17 
03/24/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Whitney Masters/Gigi Meyer               FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-6, 21-11         
03/24/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Stephanie Marin/Ashley Rutherford        STETSON               W  21-12, 21-10        
03/24/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-10, 21-10        
03/25/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Stephanie Marin/Ahley Rutherford         STETSON               W  21-10, 21-11        
03/25/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               W  21-16, 21-8         
03/25/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirshmann            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-15, 22-20        
03/25/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-13, 21-19        
03/29/2012            4  Jesse McGregor            Alex Griffiths/Monica Stauber            HAWAII                W  21-6, 17-21, 16-14  
03/29/2012            4  Jesse McGregor            Elizabeth Blake/Ginger Long              HAWAII                W  21-9, 21-16         
04/01/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Darija Sataric/Grace Vega                FLORIDA ATLANTIC     dnf 21-9, 19-21         
04/01/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Britt Claessens/Paige Pridgeon           NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-10, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                L  21-16, 21-18        
04/01/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Becca Howard/Michele Simmons             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-14        
04/01/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-11, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W                      
04/06/2012            5  Mallory Kiley             Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-10, 21-15        
04/06/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Cintia Nightingale/Thacilli Pereira      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-5, 21-8          
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck                   TULANE                W  22-20               
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Tanner Garbutt/Kristine Monforte         WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  L  21-19               
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-14               
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Alex Johnson/Ryan Shaffer                MIAMI                 W  21-11               
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Meredith Murphy/Evija Vilde              CENTRAL FLORIDA       W  25-16               
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Visjna Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         W  25-23               
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesehold            COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  26-24               
04/14/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  25-19               
04/21/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-10, 21-12        
04/21/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Chandler Hatton/Lauren Jones             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-6, 21-12         
04/28/2012            3  Mallory Kiley             Delaney Aigner-Sweeny/Libby Fontanilla   LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-19, 21-8         
04/28/2012            3  Mallory Kiley             Emily Neideffer/Slaone White             COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  22-20 default       
04/28/2012            3  Mallory Kiley             Delaney Aigner-Sweeny/Libby Fontanilla   LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-15, 21-14        

Mallory Kiley
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/03/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Rachel Fairbanks/Kiriavia Hirini         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-14, 9-21, 17-15  
03/05/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt                 TULANE                W  21-8, 21-8          
03/08/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kallie McKown/Sloane White               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-15, 21-8         
03/09/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/09/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  28-17               
03/09/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojiewicz          COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  28-21               
03/09/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  28-19               
03/09/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  28-26               
03/13/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt                 TULANE                W  21-4, 21-12         
03/13/2012            3  Stephanie Pellitteri      Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck                   TULANE                W  21-16, 21-11        
03/18/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            L  21-9, 21-12         
03/18/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kati Duddrudge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-18, 21-18        
03/18/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Chelsea Cabrajac/Haleigh Hampton         LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-13, 17-21, 15-7  
03/18/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschmann           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L                      
03/18/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna              LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-15, 12-21, 16-14 
03/18/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely              LONG BEACH STATE      W  18-21, 23-21, 15-10 
03/18/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  18-21, 23-21, 15-10 
03/24/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Lindsey Childs/Olivia Mesner             FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-9, 21-12         
03/24/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Claudia Kalin/Taylor Story               STETSON               W  21-16, 21-12        
03/24/2012            4  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschman            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-6, 21-11         
03/25/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-9, 21-10         
03/25/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-16, 21-17        
03/29/2012            5  Sarah Wickstrom           Elizabeth Blake/Mita Uiato               HAWAII                W  21-9, 21-14         
03/29/2012            5  Sarah Wickstrom           Courtney Lelepali/Jade Vorster           HAWAII                W  24-22, 21-19        
04/01/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire            JACKSONVILLE          W  21-12, 21-16        
04/01/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                L  21-18, 21-18        
04/01/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Isabelle Arboleda/Lauren Jones           FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-17, 21-6         
04/01/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Nicole Baran/Allison Shirley             NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-17, 21-13        
04/01/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Niatha Cullen/Sammie Stausbaugh          JACKSONVILLE          W  21-10, 21-10        
04/01/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         L  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
04/01/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                L  23-21, 21-10        
04/06/2012            5  Caitlin Haworth           Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-10, 21-15        
04/06/2012            4  Caitlin Haworth           Cintia Nightingale/Thacilli Pereira      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-5, 21-8          
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck                   TULANE                W  22-20               
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Tanner Garbutt/Kristine Monforte         WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  L  21-19               
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-14               
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Alex Johnson/Ryan Shaffer                MIAMI                 W  21-11               
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Meredith Murphy/Evija Vilde              CENTRAL FLORIDA       W  25-16               
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Visjna Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         W  25-23               
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesehold            COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  26-24               
04/14/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  25-19               
04/21/2012            4  Caitlin Haworth           Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-10, 21-12        
04/21/2012            4  Caitlin Haworth           Chandler Hatton/Lauren Jones             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-6, 21-12         
04/28/2012            3  Caitlin Haworth           Delaney Aigner-Sweeny/Libby Fontanilla   LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-19, 21-8         
04/28/2012            3  Caitlin Haworth           Emily Neideffer/Slaone White             COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  22-20 default       
04/28/2012            3  Caitlin Haworth           Delaney Aigner-Sweeny/Libby Fontanilla   LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-15, 21-14        

Jesse McGregor
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            5  Sarah Wickstrom           Becca Howard/Michele Simmons             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-14        
03/05/2012            5  Sarah Wickstrom           Shefali Arora/Amber Bennett              TULANE                W  21-8, 21-6          
03/08/2012            4  Sarah Wickstrom           Taylor Kennedy/Stephanie Marin           STETSON               W  21-8, 21-10         
03/09/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-16, 22-20        
03/09/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Kallie McKown/Emily Neideffer            COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-19, 25-23        
03/09/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  28-16               
03/09/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               W  28-16               
03/09/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/13/2012            5  Lacey Blackman            Shefali Arora/Milica Javic               TULANE                W  21-18, 21-11        
03/13/2012            5  Lacey Blackman            Shefali Arora/Amber Bennett              TULANE                W  21-12, 21-11        
03/18/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-11, 21-18        
03/18/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever        PEPPERDINE            L  21-19, 23-21        
03/18/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 21-18        
03/18/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-15        
03/24/2012            5  Caitlin Haworth           Whitney Masters/Gigi Meyer               FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-6, 21-11         
03/24/2012            5  Caitlin Haworth           Stephanie Marin/Ashley Rutherford        STETSON               W  21-12, 21-10        
03/24/2012            5  Caitlin Haworth           Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-10, 21-10        
03/25/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Stephanie Marin/Ahley Rutherford         STETSON               W  21-10, 21-11        
03/25/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               W  21-16, 21-8         
03/25/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirshmann            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-15, 22-20        
03/25/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-13, 21-19        
03/29/2012            4  Caitlin Haworth           Alex Griffiths/Monica Stauber            HAWAII                W  21-6, 17-21, 16-14  
03/29/2012            4  Caitlin Haworth           Elizabeth Blake/Ginger Long              HAWAII                W  21-9, 21-16         
04/01/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Darija Sataric/Grace Vega                FLORIDA ATLANTIC     dnf 21-9, 19-21         
04/01/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Britt Claessens/Paige Pridgeon           NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-10, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                L  21-16, 21-18        
04/01/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Becca Howard/Michele Simmons             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-14        
04/01/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-11, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Caitlin Haworth           Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W                      
04/06/2012            4  Sarah Wickstrom           Katie DiGirolamo/Stephanie Marin         STETSON               W  21-16, 19-21, 15-10 
04/06/2012            5  Sarah Wickstrom           Chandler Hatton/Lauren Jones             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-4, 21-8          
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Jesica Bryant/Raisa Thorne Romany        WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  21-15               
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Savanah Leaf/Mariel Schofield            MIAMI                 W  21-17               
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Taylor Johnson/Erika White               STETSON               W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Lisa Kerns/Natscha Stafford              PASCO-HERNANDO CC     W  21-17               
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Camil Dominguez/Liga Strautniece         FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  25-13               
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Tax/Caitlin Tribit                       SOUTH FLORIDA CC      W  25-12               
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Jordann Dierick/Kirsten Germeroth        LAKE SUMTER CC        W  25-14               
04/14/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Marija Milosavlievic/Taeler Davis (CofC) FLORIDA STATE         W  25-23               
04/21/2012            5  Fatma Yildirim            Becca Howard/Michele Simmons             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-16, 17-21, 15-4  
04/21/2012            5  Fatma Yildirim            Cintia Nightingale/Thacilli Pereira      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-4, 21-17         
04/28/2012            5  Fatma Yildirim            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-13, 21-19        

Marija Milosavljevic
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/08/2012            5  Fatma Yildirim            Emily Neideffer/Catey Warren             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W                      
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Lauren Bowling/Shauna Stone              SAINT JOSEPH'S        W  21-10               
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Michelle Wanek/Lauren Wixted             PASCO-HERNANDO CC     W  21-6                
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Cecilia Eckard/Christianne Ludwick       AVE MARIA             W  21-10               
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Casey Langfield/Shelby Spring            LAKE SUMTER CC        W  21-9                
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Sarah Geraldson/Kierston Smith           STATE COLLEGE OF FL   W  27-25               
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Natalie Fraley/Nicole McDonald           STATE COLLEGE OF FL   W  25-23               
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Collyn Welsch/Jessica Wilson             ROLLINS COLLEGE       W  27-25               
04/14/2012            T   Opp                      Jeassica McGregor/Fatma Yildirim         FLORIDA STATE         L  25-23               

Aurora Newgard
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-10, 21-12        
03/05/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Cori Martone/Lilly Wolfe                 TULANE                W  21-15, 21-12        
03/08/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
03/08/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-15, 21-12        
03/09/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Jeassica McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom        FLORIDA STATE         W  21-16, 22-20        
03/09/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/09/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-15, 21-19        
03/09/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  21-19, 21-18        
03/13/2012            2  Brittany Tiegs            Milena Dragovic/Nikki Osuna              TULANE                W  21-6, 21-7          
03/13/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Cori Martone/Grace Weaver                TULANE                W  21-11, 21-13        
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kelley Larsen/Stevi Robinson             PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 23-21        
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschmann           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-14, 23-21        
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund            USC TOURNAMENT        W  19-21, 21-17, 15-12 
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-17, 13-21, 15-12 
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-19, 21-9         
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-17, 21-15        
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Caitlin LeDoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 15-21, 15-5  
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         W  21-14, 21-10        
03/18/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            W  16-21, 21-16, 15-10 
03/24/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Karina Mambuca/Holly Youngquist          FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-19, 21-7         
03/24/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Julie Basssett/Kaley Melville            STETSON               W  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
03/24/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-14, 21-17        
03/25/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         L  21-18, 20-22, 15-12 
03/25/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper                 FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  28-16               
03/25/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  28-16               
03/25/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  28-23               
03/25/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         W  21-13, 21-23, 15-13 
03/29/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                L  17-21, 21-17, 15-12 
03/29/2012            2  Brittany Tiegs            Jane Croson/Ginger Long                  HAWAII                L  21-18, 21-19        
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Courtney Lelpali/Jade Vorster            HAWAII                W  21-15, 21-9         
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojniewicz         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-11, 21-14        
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM   dnf 16-21, 21-12        
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kathryn Kane/Chelsea Sanderson           JACKSONVILLE          W  21-9, 21-9          
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Caitlin Haworth/Jeassica McGregor        FLORIDA STATE         W  21-11, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                W  21-13, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire            JACKSONVILLE          W  23-21, 21-16        
04/01/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                L  21-16, 19-21, 15-11 
04/06/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-13, 21-11        
04/06/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Joanne Marras Tate/Alessia Pizzocheri    FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-18        
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Kylie Jacob/Jenna Orner                  JACKSONVILLE          W  21-3                
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Marcella Araya/Biana Ocana               LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-10               
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Alisha Hoffman/Taylor Story              STETSON               W  21-5                
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Gloria Lecorin/Paola Ortiz Colon         FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Stephanie Pelliterri/Sarah Wickstrom     FLORIDA STATE         W  25-17               
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Alessia Pizzocheri/Tate                  FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  25-20               
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Julianne Daughtery/Katie Lindstrom       WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  25-17               
04/14/2012            T  Brittany Tiegs            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         W  28-26               
04/21/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-9, 21-10         
04/21/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Alessia Pizzocheri/Joanne Marras Tate    FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-12        
04/27/2012            N  Brittany Tiegs            Chelsea Cabrajac/Haleigh Hampton         LONG BEACH STATE      W  19-21, 21-17, 15-8  
04/27/2012            N  Brittany Tiegs            Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-10, 21-17        
04/27/2012            N  Brittany Tiegs            Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                W  21-18, 28-30, 16-14 
04/28/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Caitlin Ledooux/Tara Roenicke            LONG BEACH STATE      L  14-21, 21-16, def   
04/28/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Elye Chabb/Lizzie Thesfeld               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-13, 21-11        
04/28/2012            1  Brittany Tiegs            Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      W  16-21, 21-16, def   
04/29/2012            N  Brittany Tiegs            Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-15, 21-16        
04/29/2012            N  Brittany Tiegs            Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-16        

Jace Pardon
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Sarah Secley/Alison Woods                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-16, 21-18        
03/05/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Nikki Osuna/Grace Weaver                 TULANE                W  21-7, 21-11         
03/08/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-12, 21-16        
03/08/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-17, 21-14        
03/09/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Amanda Saxton/Fatma Yilkidim             FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-13, 21-8         
03/09/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Jeassica McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom        FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         W  21-19, 21-18        
03/13/2012            1  Jekaterina Stepanova      Cori Martone/Grace Weaver                TULANE                W  21-8, 21-13         
03/13/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Milena Dragavic/Nikki Osuna              TULANE                W  21-6, 21-8          
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  23-21, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-13, 21-10        
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna              LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-14, 21-15        
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  15-21, 21-13, 15-5  
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            L  21-16, 21-12        
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 17-21, 15-12 
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            L  21-16, 21-14        
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri       FLORIDA STATE         W  18-21, 23-21, 15-10 
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-19, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-14, 21-10        
03/24/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper                 FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-9, 21-12         
03/24/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-12, 21-9         
03/24/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Natalie Hagglund/Katie Fuller            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-17, 21-14        
03/25/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-11, 21-15        
03/25/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         W  22-20, 24-22        
03/25/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-13, 21-23, 15-13 
03/29/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Ashley Lee/Larissa Nordyke               HAWAII                W  21-17, 21-17        
03/29/2012            1  Jekaterina Stepanova      Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                W  21-9, 21-11         
04/01/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Emily Neideffer/Sloane White             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-7, 21-8          
04/01/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Alison Loeppky/Jenna Orner               JACKSONVILLE          W  21-12, 21-10        
04/01/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack              NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-12, 21-13        
04/01/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Sarah Serley/Alison Woods                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-7, 21-13         
04/01/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire            JACKSONVILLE          L  medical forfeit     
04/01/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Alex Griffiths/Monica Stauber            HAWAII                L  medical forfeit     
04/06/2012            3  Stephanie Pellitteri      Alisha Hoffman/Taylor Story              STETSON               W  21-17, 21-14        
04/06/2012            3  Stephanie Pellitteri      Isabelle Arboleda/Sara Stoll             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-4, 21-11         
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Cintia Knightengale/Thaci Pererra        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-7                
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Niatha Cullen                            JACKSONVILLE          W  21-13               
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kate DiGirolamo/Stephanie Marin          STETSON               W  21-14               
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Jessica Burghart/Valerie El Housine      SOUTH FLORIDA         W  21-7                
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojniewiez         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  25-18               
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kendall Courtney/Cari Whitmire           JACKSONVILLE          W  25-22               
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley            FLORIDA STATE         W  25-19               
04/14/2012            T  Jekaterina Stepanova      Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  28-26               
04/21/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Rachel Fairbanks/Kiriana Hirini          ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-13, 21-10        
04/21/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Darija Sataric/Grace Vega                FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-10, 21-11        
04/27/2012            N  Jekaterina Stepanova      Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack              NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-10, 21-17        
04/27/2012            N  Jekaterina Stepanova      Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                W  19-21, 21-14, 15-13 
04/27/2012            N  Jekaterina Stepanova      Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-14, 21-17        
04/28/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Chelsea Cabrajac/Halie Hampton           LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-17, 21-13        
04/28/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-14, 21-14        
04/28/2012            2  Jekaterina Stepanova      Chelsea Cabrajac/Halie Hampton           LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-11, 21-10        
04/29/2012            N  Jekaterina Stepanova      Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack              NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-14, 21-13        
04/29/2012            N  Jekaterina Stepanova      Kieby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-17, 23-21        
04/29/2012            N  Jekaterina Stepanova      Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-19, 17-21, 15-8  

Melanie Pavels
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-11        
03/05/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Milena Dragovic/Anna Wruck               TULANE                W  21-11, 21-14        
03/08/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               W  21-7, 21-16         
03/08/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zboiniewicz         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-19, 21-15        
03/09/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri       FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-9, 21-11         
03/09/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Catey Warren/Sloane White                COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  21-15, 21-18        
03/09/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-10, 21-16        
03/09/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/13/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck                   TULANE                W  21-13, 21-7         
03/13/2012            4  Visnja Djurdjevic         Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt                 TULANE                W  21-7, 21-9          
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Sara Shaw/Gene Urango                    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-16, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Michaela Christiaansen/Emily Cook        PEPPERDINE            L  26-24, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Laurn Minkel      LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-19, 21-17        
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-7, 21-9          
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever        PEPPERDINE            L  19-21, 21-17, 15-13 
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  13-21, 21-11, 16-14 
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever        PEPPERDINE            L  21-11, 21-17        
03/18/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna              LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-15        
03/24/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse              FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-14, 21-6         
03/24/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-7, 21-10         
03/24/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 14-21, 15-13 
03/25/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Alexa Stonish/Maren Rygh                 STETSON               W  21-18, 21-7         
03/25/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         W  21-18, 20-22, 15-12 
03/25/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  22-20, 24-22        
03/25/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  28-26               
03/25/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-16, 22-20        
03/29/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Jane Croson/Ginger Long                  HAWAII                W  22-10, 21-18        
03/29/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Larissa Nordyke/Monica Stauber           HAWAII                W  21-12, 21-16        
04/01/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Joanne Maras Tate/Alessia Pizzocheri     FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  24-22, 21-10        
04/01/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-12        
04/01/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Taeler Davis/Catey Warren                COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-14, 21-13        
04/01/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Carolyn Jenkins/Julie Trembley           NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-6, 21-17         
04/01/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-17, 21-12        
04/01/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri       FLORIDA STATE         W  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
04/01/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                L  21-12, 21-14        
04/06/2012            2  Visnja Djurdjevic         Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-14, 21-14        
04/06/2012            2  Visnja Djurdjevic         Daria Sataric/Grace Vega                 FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-18, 21-13        
04/14/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Jill Hopper/Whitney Masters              FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-9                
04/14/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Julianne Daughtery/Katie Lindstrom       WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  23-21               
04/14/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Angelica Crump/Roxy Mendez               CENTRAL FLORIDA       W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         JB Davis/Andrea Rodriguez Gomez          SOUTH FLORIDA         W  21-7                
04/14/2012            T  Visnja Djurdjevic         Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley            FLORIDA STATE         L  25-23               

Stephanie Pellitteri
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Rachel Fairbanks/Kiriavia Hirini         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-14, 9-21, 17-15  
03/05/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt                 TULANE                W  21-8, 21-8          
03/08/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Kallie McKown/Sloane White               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-15, 21-8         
03/09/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/09/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  28-17               
03/09/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojiewicz          COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  28-21               
03/09/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  28-19               
03/09/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  28-26               
03/13/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt                 TULANE                W  21-4, 21-12         
03/13/2012            3  Mallory Kiley             Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck                   TULANE                W  21-16, 21-11        
03/18/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            L  21-9, 21-12         
03/18/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Kati Duddrudge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-18, 21-18        
03/18/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Chelsea Cabrajac/Haleigh Hampton         LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-13, 17-21, 15-7  
03/18/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschmann           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L                      
03/18/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna              LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-15, 12-21, 16-14 
03/18/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely              LONG BEACH STATE      W  18-21, 23-21, 15-10 
03/18/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  18-21, 23-21, 15-10 
03/24/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Lindsey Childs/Olivia Mesner             FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-9, 21-12         
03/24/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Claudia Kalin/Taylor Story               STETSON               W  21-16, 21-12        
03/24/2012            4  Mallory Kiley             Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschman            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-6, 21-11         
03/25/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream                 STETSON               W  21-9, 21-10         
03/25/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-16, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire            JACKSONVILLE          W  21-12, 21-16        
04/01/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                L  21-18, 21-18        
04/01/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Isabelle Arboleda/Lauren Jones           FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-17, 21-6         
04/01/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Nicole Baran/Allison Shirley             NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-17, 21-13        
04/01/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Niatha Cullen/Sammie Stausbaugh          JACKSONVILLE          W  21-10, 21-10        
04/01/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         L  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
04/01/2012            T  Mallory Kiley             Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                L  23-21, 21-10        
04/06/2012            3  Jace Pardon               Alisha Hoffman/Taylor Story              STETSON               W  21-17, 21-14        
04/06/2012            3  Jace Pardon               Isabelle Arboleda/Sara Stoll             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-4, 21-11         
04/14/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-13               
04/14/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Katherine Kane/Sammie Strausbaugh        JACKSONVILLE          L  25-23               
04/14/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Ashley Gialenios/Kayla Keller            CENTRAL FLORIDA       W  21-17               
04/14/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Michelle Einzinger/Alida Schat           WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  21-9                
04/14/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Milena Dragovic/Nikki Osuna              TULANE                W  25-9                
04/14/2012            T  Sarah Wickstrom           Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  25-17               
04/21/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Mariah McCallum/Sam Serley               ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-12, 21-7         
04/21/2012            3  Visnja Djurdjevic         Isabelle Arboleda/Sara Stoll             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-10, 21-10        
04/28/2012            4  Visnja Djurdjevic         Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely              LONG BEACH STATE      L  26-24, 21-19        
04/28/2012            4  Visnja Djurdjevic         Kirsten Koehler/Andi Zbojniewicz         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-17, 21-14        
04/28/2012            4  Visnja Djurdjevic         Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely              LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-18, 23-21        

Amanda Saxton
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/09/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Jace Pardon/Jekaerina Stepanova          FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/09/2012            T  Fatma Yildirim            Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               L  28-18               
04/14/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Renele Forde/Carolyn Fouts               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Audrey Boren/Erin Robertson              ST. PETERSBURG COLL   W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Stephanie Hebert/Britanny Muller         LAKE SUMTER CC        W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Julia Brkich/Mary Eckard                 AVE MARIA             W  21-6                
04/14/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Casey Langfield/Shelby Spring            LAKE SUMTER CC        W  25-6                
04/14/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Collyn Welsch/Jessica Wilson             ROLLINS COLLEGE       L  25-19               

Jekaterina Stepanova
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Sarah Secley/Alison Woods                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-16, 21-18        
03/05/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Nikki Osuna/Grace Weaver                 TULANE                W  21-7, 21-11         
03/08/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-12, 21-16        
03/08/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-17, 21-14        
03/09/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Amanda Saxton/Fatma Yilkidim             FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-13, 21-8         
03/09/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Jeassica McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom        FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         W  21-19, 21-18        
03/13/2012            1  Jace Pardon               Cori Martone/Grace Weaver                TULANE                W  21-8, 21-13         
03/13/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Milena Dragavic/Nikki Osuna              TULANE                W  21-6, 21-8          
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  23-21, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-13, 21-10        
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna              LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-14, 21-15        
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  15-21, 21-13, 15-5  
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            L  21-16, 21-12        
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 17-21, 15-12 
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            L  21-16, 21-14        
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri       FLORIDA STATE         W  18-21, 23-21, 15-10 
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-19, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-14, 21-10        
03/24/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper                 FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-9, 21-12         
03/24/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  21-12, 21-9         
03/24/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Natalie Hagglund/Katie Fuller            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-17, 21-14        
03/25/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-11, 21-15        
03/25/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         W  22-20, 24-22        
03/25/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-13, 21-23, 15-13 
03/29/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Ashley Lee/Larissa Nordyke               HAWAII                W  21-17, 21-17        
03/29/2012            1  Jace Pardon               Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                W  21-9, 21-11         
04/01/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Emily Neideffer/Sloane White             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-7, 21-8          
04/01/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Alison Loeppky/Jenna Orner               JACKSONVILLE          W  21-12, 21-10        
04/01/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack              NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-12, 21-13        
04/01/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Sarah Serley/Alison Woods                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-7, 21-13         
04/01/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire            JACKSONVILLE          L  medical forfeit     
04/01/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Alex Griffiths/Monica Stauber            HAWAII                L  medical forfeit     
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Cintia Knightengale/Thaci Pererra        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-7                
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Niatha Cullen                            JACKSONVILLE          W  21-13               
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Kate DiGirolamo/Stephanie Marin          STETSON               W  21-14               
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Jessica Burghart/Valerie El Housine      SOUTH FLORIDA         W  21-7                
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojniewiez         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  25-18               
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Kendall Courtney/Cari Whitmire           JACKSONVILLE          W  25-22               
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley            FLORIDA STATE         W  25-19               
04/14/2012            T  Jace Pardon               Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  28-26               
04/21/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Rachel Fairbanks/Kiriana Hirini          ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-13, 21-10        
04/21/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Darija Sataric/Grace Vega                FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-10, 21-11        
04/27/2012            N  Jace Pardon               Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack              NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-10, 21-17        
04/27/2012            N  Jace Pardon               Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                W  19-21, 21-14, 15-13 
04/27/2012            N  Jace Pardon               Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-14, 21-17        
04/28/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Chelsea Cabrajac/Halie Hampton           LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-17, 21-13        
04/28/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-14, 21-14        
04/28/2012            2  Jace Pardon               Chelsea Cabrajac/Halie Hampton           LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-11, 21-10        
04/29/2012            N  Jace Pardon               Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack              NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-14, 21-13        
04/29/2012            N  Jace Pardon               Kieby Burnham/Kelly Irvin                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-17, 23-21        
04/29/2012            N  Jace Pardon               Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-19, 17-21, 15-8  

Brittany Tiegs
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-10, 21-12        
03/05/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Cori Martone/Lilly Wolfe                 TULANE                W  21-15, 21-12        
03/08/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
03/08/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-15, 21-12        
03/09/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Jeassica McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom        FLORIDA STATE         W  21-16, 22-20        
03/09/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/09/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-15, 21-19        
03/09/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         W                      
03/09/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L  21-19, 21-18        
03/13/2012            2  Aurora Newgard            Milena Dragovic/Nikki Osuna              TULANE                W  21-6, 21-7          
03/13/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Cori Martone/Grace Weaver                TULANE                W  21-11, 21-13        
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kelley Larsen/Stevi Robinson             PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 23-21        
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschmann           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-14, 23-21        
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 21-19        
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund            USC TOURNAMENT        W  19-21, 21-17, 15-12 
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-17, 13-21, 15-12 
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-19, 21-9         
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-17, 21-15        
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Caitlin LeDoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 15-21, 15-5  
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         W  21-14, 21-10        
03/18/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross               PEPPERDINE            W  16-21, 21-16, 15-10 
03/24/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Karina Mambuca/Holly Youngquist          FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  21-19, 21-7         
03/24/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Julie Basssett/Kaley Melville            STETSON               W  21-11, 16-21, 15-6  
03/24/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Sara Shaw/Geena Urango                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-14, 21-17        
03/25/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels         FLORIDA STATE         L  21-18, 20-22, 15-12 
03/25/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper                 FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  28-16               
03/25/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  28-16               
03/25/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  28-23               
03/25/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         W  21-13, 21-23, 15-13 
03/29/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                L  17-21, 21-17, 15-12 
03/29/2012            2  Aurora Newgard            Jane Croson/Ginger Long                  HAWAII                L  21-18, 21-19        
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Courtney Lelpali/Jade Vorster            HAWAII                W  21-15, 21-9         
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojniewicz         COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-11, 21-14        
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM   dnf 16-21, 21-12        
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kathryn Kane/Chelsea Sanderson           JACKSONVILLE          W  21-9, 21-9          
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Caitlin Haworth/Jeassica McGregor        FLORIDA STATE         W  21-11, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman        HAWAII                W  21-13, 21-17        
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire            JACKSONVILLE          W  23-21, 21-16        
04/01/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                L  21-16, 19-21, 15-11 
04/06/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-13, 21-11        
04/06/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Joanne Marras Tate/Alessia Pizzocheri    FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-18        
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Kylie Jacob/Jenna Orner                  JACKSONVILLE          W  21-3                
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Marcella Araya/Biana Ocana               LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-10               
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Alisha Hoffman/Taylor Story              STETSON               W  21-5                
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Gloria Lecorin/Paola Ortiz Colon         FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Stephanie Pelliterri/Sarah Wickstrom     FLORIDA STATE         W  25-17               
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Alessia Pizzocheri/Tate                  FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  25-20               
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Julianne Daughtery/Katie Lindstrom       WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  25-17               
04/14/2012            T  Aurora Newgard            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         W  28-26               
04/21/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas         ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-9, 21-10         
04/21/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Alessia Pizzocheri/Joanne Marras Tate    FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-12        
04/27/2012            N  Aurora Newgard            Chelsea Cabrajac/Haleigh Hampton         LONG BEACH STATE      W  19-21, 21-17, 15-8  
04/27/2012            N  Aurora Newgard            Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-10, 21-17        
04/27/2012            N  Aurora Newgard            Jane Croson/Ashley Lee                   HAWAII                W  21-18, 28-30, 16-14 
04/28/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Caitlin Ledooux/Tara Roenicke            LONG BEACH STATE      L  14-21, 21-16, def   
04/28/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Elye Chabb/Lizzie Thesfeld               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-13, 21-11        
04/28/2012            1  Aurora Newgard            Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      W  16-21, 21-16, def   
04/29/2012            N  Aurora Newgard            Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton               COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-15, 21-16        
04/29/2012            N  Aurora Newgard            Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-16        

Sarah Wickstrom
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/03/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Becca Howard/Michele Simmons             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-14        
03/05/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Shefali Arora/Amber Bennett              TULANE                W  21-8, 21-6          
03/08/2012            4  Jesse McGregor            Taylor Kennedy/Stephanie Marin           STETSON               W  21-8, 21-10         
03/09/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  21-16, 22-20        
03/09/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Kallie McKown/Emily Neideffer            COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-19, 25-23        
03/09/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish                 STETSON               W  28-16               
03/09/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               W  28-16               
03/09/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova         FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/18/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry          SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-12, 18-21, 15-10 
03/18/2012            T  Lacey Blackman            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-15, 21-15        
03/29/2012            5  Mallory Kiley             Elizabeth Blake/Mita Uiato               HAWAII                W  21-9, 21-14         
03/29/2012            5  Mallory Kiley             Courtney Lelepali/Jade Vorster           HAWAII                W  24-22, 21-19        
04/06/2012            4  Jesse McGregor            Katie DiGirolamo/Stephanie Marin         STETSON               W  21-16, 19-21, 15-10 
04/06/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Chandler Hatton/Lauren Jones             FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-4, 21-8          
04/14/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville             STETSON               W  21-13               
04/14/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Katherine Kane/Sammie Strausbaugh        JACKSONVILLE          L  25-23               
04/14/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Ashley Gialenios/Kayla Keller            CENTRAL FLORIDA       W  21-17               
04/14/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Michelle Einzinger/Alida Schat           WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  21-9                
04/14/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Milena Dragovic/Nikki Osuna              TULANE                W  25-9                
04/14/2012            T  Stephanie Pellitteri      Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs            FLORIDA STATE         L  25-17               
04/28/2012            5  Fatma Yildirim            Catey Warren/Sloane White                COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-13, 21-4         
04/28/2012            5  Fatma Yildirim            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  23-21, 23-21        

Fatma Yildirim
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/08/2012            5  Marija Milosavljevic      Emily Neideffer/Catey Warren             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W                      
03/09/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Jace Pardon/Jekaerina Stepanova          FLORIDA STATE         L                      
03/09/2012            T  Amanda Saxton             Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman          STETSON               L  28-18               
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Jesica Bryant/Raisa Thorne Romany        WEBBER INTERNATIONAL  W  21-15               
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Savanah Leaf/Mariel Schofield            MIAMI                 W  21-17               
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Taylor Johnson/Erika White               STETSON               W  21-8                
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Lisa Kerns/Natscha Stafford              PASCO-HERNANDO CC     W  21-17               
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Camil Dominguez/Liga Strautniece         FLORIDA GULF COAST    W  25-13               
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Tax/Caitlin Tribit                       SOUTH FLORIDA CC      W  25-12               
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Jordann Dierick/Kirsten Germeroth        LAKE SUMTER CC        W  25-14               
04/14/2012            T  Jesse McGregor            Marija Milosavlievic/Taeler Davis (CofC) FLORIDA STATE         W  25-23               
04/21/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Becca Howard/Michele Simmons             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-16, 17-21, 15-4  
04/21/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Cintia Nightingale/Thacilli Pereira      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-4, 21-17         
04/28/2012            5  Jesse McGregor            Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-13, 21-19        
04/28/2012            5  Sarah Wickstrom           Catey Warren/Sloane White                COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-13, 21-4         
04/28/2012            5  Sarah Wickstrom           Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson             LONG BEACH STATE      L  23-21, 23-21        


FLORIDA STATE 5, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0
03/03/2012, BIRMINGHAM, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sand Volleyball Wins First Ever Sand Volleyball Match.

The Seminoles sweep UAB, 5-0, in Birmingham, Fla.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - History was made by the Florida State sand volleyball team on Saturday, as the Seminoles won the nation's first ever collegiate sand volleyball match at UAB.

Florida State swept the Blazers, 5-0, only losing one set in the No. 4 matchup.

"We made history today," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "We won the first ever collegiate sand volleyball match. It was awesome. It was great to share it with our team. Everyone felt it. It's something we can look back on and be proud of."

Five dual matches and three exhibitions were played at UAB's newly completed sand volleyball facility located next to West Campus Field in Birmingham.

FSU's No. 1 team of Brittany Tiegs and Aurora Newgard defeated Heather Thomas and Kisten Gallagher, 21-10, 21-12. Tiegs had 13 kills and Newgard recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 14 digs.

The No. 2 tandem of Kate Stepanova (13 kills) and Jace Pardon (14 kills) downed Sarah Secley and Alison Woods, 21-16, 21-18.

FSU's No. 3 pair of Visnja Djurdjevic and Melanie Pavels handled Kate Morrell and Ally Slaughter, 21-15, 21-11. Pavels had 10 kills and 14 digs.

The Garnet & Gold's No. 5 squad of Jeassica McGregor and Sarah Wickstrom dispatched Michele Simmons and Becca Howard, 21-15, 21-14, behind McGregor's 12 digs.

The only match that was close for the Noles was the No. 4 matchup between Mallory Kiley and Stephanie Pellitteri of FSU and Rachel Fairbanks and Kiriavia Hirini of UAB. Kiley and Pellitteri edged the Blazer pair in three sets, 21-14, 9-31, 17-15. Kiley had 17 kills.

FSU also won all three exhibition matches with teams consisting of Fatma Yildirim and Marija Milosavljevic, Amanda Saxton and McGregor and Lacey Blackman and Caitlin Haworth picking up victories.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas (UAB) 21-10, 21-12
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Sarah Secley/Alison Woods (UAB) 21-16, 21-18
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter (UAB) 21-15, 21-11
No. 4: Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Rachel Fairbanks/Kiriavia Hirini (UAB) 21-14, 9-21, 17-15
No. 5: Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Becca Howard/Michele Simmons (UAB) 21-15, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 5, TULANE 0
03/05/2012, NEW ORLEANS, LA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Another Sweep.

FSU Sand Volleyball improved to 2-0 with 5-0 win at Tulane.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Two days after winning the nation's first-ever collegiate sand volleyball match in dominating fashion, the Florida State sand volleyball team captured another impressive victory on Monday afternoon at Tulane. The Seminoles didn't drop a set en route to defeating the Green Wave, 5-0, at the Coconut Beach Volleyball Courts at The Dock In Slidell.

FSU improved to 2-0, as the Seminoles also claimed a 5-0 victory at UAB on Saturday. In two matches, FSU has dropped just one set.

"The team played well again," head coach Danalee Corso said. "They all played great. We have a lot of depth and Tulane is still building their sand volleyball program. Part of winning is preparation. Florida State has spent a year planning and practicing, and it's paying off."

Senior Visnja Djurdjevic posted some eye-popping statistics in a return to where she started her collegiate volleyball career. The three-time indoor volleyball All-American, who played for the Green Wave from 2008-09 before transferring to Florida State, tallied a match-high 20 kills to go along with five aces and eight digs. She and freshman Melanie Pavels (14 digs) nabbed a 21-11, 21-14 win over Milena Dragovic and Anna Wruck in the No. 3 team spot.

Because of limitations at the Coconut Beach facility, the Nos. 4 and 5 teams began the match, and the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 tandems followed.

In the afternoon's most lopsided matchup, the team on Jeassica McGregor (10 kills) and Sarah Wickstrom (11 kills) breezed past Tulane's Shefali Arora and Amber Bennett, 21-8, 21-6 at No. 5.

Senior Mallory Kiley and freshman Stephanie Pellitteri simultaneously dispatched of Azarri Badawi and Olivia Utt, 21-8, 21-8 at No. 4. Kiley had 13 kills and a match-best six aces.

Junior Aurora Newgard's 14-kill, 20-dig double-double led FSU's No. 1 squad of her and sophomore Brittany Tiegs past Lilly Wolfe and Cori Marton, 21-15, 21-12.

At No. 2, senior Kate Stepanova (10 kills) and freshman Jace Pardon cruised by Grace Weaver and Nikki Osuna, 21-7, 21-11, behind Pardon's 14 kills and 11 aces.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Cori Martone/Lilly Wolfe (TU) 21-15, 21-12
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Nikki Osuna/Grace Weaver (TU) 21-7, 21-11
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Milena Dragovic/Anna Wruck (TU) 21-11, 21-14
No. 4: Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt (TU) 21-8, 21-8
No. 5: Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Shefali Arora/Amber Bennett (TU) 21-8, 21-6


FLORIDA STATE 5, STETSON 0
03/08/2012, Clash of the Collegians, Winter Haven, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sand Volleyball Keeps Rolling.

The Seminoles swept Stetson and College of Charleston on Thursday.

WINTER HAVEN, FL - The only thing that can beat the Florida State sand volleyball team is itself. Literally.

The Seminoles improved to 4-0 with a back-to-back 5-0 sweeps over Stetson and the College of Charleston on Thursday during day one of competition at the Clash of the Collegians event at the Aspire Higher Volleyball SuperCenter.

Following the pair of dual victories, FSU, Charleston and Stetson began a double-elimination tournament among the 15 doubles squads at the event. Twice the Seminoles faced off against each other, accounting for the squad's only two losses this season.

"We played great again," FSU head coach Danalee Corso said. "Everybody played well. We definitely got some competition today. We are learning a lot. This is our first road trip. It was really hot out today and that posed a challenge."

Freshman Jace Pardon and senior Kate Stepanova, junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs and freshman Melanie Pavels and senior Visnja Djurdjevic all won their matches against both Stetson and the College of Charleston.

The teams of freshman Sarah Wickstrom and sophomore Jeassica McGregor (at No. 4), and junior Lacey Blackman and graduate student Caitlin Haworth (at No. 5), grabbed victories against Stetson.

Freshman Stephanie Pellitteri and senior Mallory Kiley combined to win at No. 4 against the College of Charleston, while juniors Marija Milosavljevic and Fatma Yildirim also snagged a "W" in the afternoon match at No. 5.

After the duals, five Seminoles' dual teams competed in the first round of a double elimination tournament where the Garnet & Gold were served their first blemishes - to themselves.

Newgard and Tiegs defeated McGregor and Wickstrom, 21-16, 22-20, in the first round.

Djurdevic and Pavels also snagged a close win over Kiley and Pellitteri.

However, all five FSU teams remain in the tournament, which continues on Friday at the Aspire Higher Volleyball SuperCenter.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (SU) 21-11, 16-21, 15-6
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (SU) 21-12, 21-16
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman (SU) 21-7, 21-16
No. 4: Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Taylor Kennedy/Stephanie Marin (SU) 21-8, 21-10
No. 5: Lacey Blackman/Caitlin Haworth (FSU) d. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (SU) 21-19, 20-22, 19-17


FLORIDA STATE 5, COLL OF CHARLESTON 0
03/08/2012, Clash of the Collegians, Winter Haven, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sand Volleyball Keeps Rolling.

The Seminoles swept Stetson and College of Charleston on Thursday.

WINTER HAVEN, FL - The only thing that can beat the Florida State sand volleyball team is itself. Literally.

The Seminoles improved to 4-0 with a back-to-back 5-0 sweeps over Stetson and the College of Charleston on Thursday during day one of competition at the Clash of the Collegians event at the Aspire Higher Volleyball SuperCenter.

Following the pair of dual victories, FSU, Charleston and Stetson began a double-elimination tournament among the 15 doubles squads at the event. Twice the Seminoles faced off against each other, accounting for the squad's only two losses this season.

"We played great again," FSU head coach Danalee Corso said. "Everybody played well. We definitely got some competition today. We are learning a lot. This is our first road trip. It was really hot out today and that posed a challenge."

Freshman Jace Pardon and senior Kate Stepanova, junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs and freshman Melanie Pavels and senior Visnja Djurdjevic all won their matches against both Stetson and the College of Charleston.

The teams of freshman Sarah Wickstrom and sophomore Jeassica McGregor (at No. 4), and junior Lacey Blackman and graduate student Caitlin Haworth (at No. 5), grabbed victories against Stetson.

Freshman Stephanie Pellitteri and senior Mallory Kiley combined to win at No. 4 against the College of Charleston, while juniors Marija Milosavljevic and Fatma Yildirim also snagged a "W" in the afternoon match at No. 5.

After the duals, five Seminoles' dual teams competed in the first round of a double elimination tournament where the Garnet & Gold were served their first blemishes - to themselves.

Newgard and Tiegs defeated McGregor and Wickstrom, 21-16, 22-20, in the first round.

Djurdevic and Pavels also snagged a close win over Kiley and Pellitteri.

However, all five FSU teams remain in the tournament, which continues on Friday at the Aspire Higher Volleyball SuperCenter.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton (CC) 21-15, 21-12
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld (CC) 21-17, 21-14
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zboiniewicz (CC) 21-19, 21-15
No. 4: Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kallie McKown/Sloane White (CC) 21-15, 21-8
No. 5: Marija Milosavljevic/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Emily Neideffer/Catey Warren (CC)


CLASH OF THE COLLEGIANS
03/09/2012, March 8-9, 2012, Winter Haven, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Stepanova and Pardon Grab Title.

The Seminoles took five of the top six places at the Clash of the Collegians event.

WINTER HAVEN, FL - Senior Kate Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon won the Clash of the Collegians bracket play championship on Friday, as the Florida State sand volleyball team captured five of the top six places on day two of the event at the Aspire High Volleyball SuperCenter.

Stepanova and Pardon, FSU's No.1 dual team, defeated their teammates, junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs, in the finals.

"Jace was our team MVP," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "It was a fantastic day for us. We learned so much about bracket play and so much about ourselves. Everyone had a good day and played great. This wraps up our first road trip and it was a lot of fun. I'm feeling very confident about this team, and we'll know even more about how we stack up against the rest of the country next weekend (March 16-18) at USC's tournament."

The Seminoles (4-0) snagged 5-0 victories over Stetson and the College of Charleston on Thursday before beginning a 15-team double-elimination bracket play dual tournament.

Stepanova and Pardon edged Tiegs and Newgard in a three-set battle during bracket play early Friday. Tiegs and Newgard survived the loser's bracket to face their teammates again in the finals. Stepanova and Pardon won the championship, however, 21-19, 21-18.

Senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels placed third, while the teams of freshman Stephanie Pellitteri and senior Mallory Kiley, and sophomore Jeassica McGregor and freshman Sarah Wickstrom tied for fifth.

Among 15 teams, the Seminoles' squads grabbed five of the top six places.


03/08/2012
Jace Pardon/Jekaerina Stepanova (FSU) d. Amanda Saxton/Fatma Yildirim (FSU)
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Amanda Saxton/Fatma Yilkidim (FSU)
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jeassica McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) 21-16, 22-20
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) 21-16, 22-20
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU)
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU)

03/09/2012
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU)
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU)
Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman (SU) d. Amanda Saxton/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) 28-18
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (SU) 28-17
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (SU) 21-9, 21-11
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (SU) 21-15, 21-19
Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Kallie McKown/Emily Neideffer (CC) 21-19, 25-23
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld (CC) 21-13, 21-8
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojiewicz (CC) 28-21
Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (SU) 28-16
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (SU) 28-19
Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld (CC) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 28-26
Catey Warren/Sloane White (CC) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 21-15, 21-18
Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman (SU) 28-16
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesfeld (CC) 21-10, 21-16
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU)
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU)
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU)
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Jeassica McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU)
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 21-19, 21-18
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 21-19, 21-18


FLORIDA STATE 5, TULANE 0
03/13/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Inaugural Sweep.

The FSU sand volleyball team swept Tulane in a home-opening doubleheader on Tuesday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Not even mother nature can halt the dominant run the Florida State sand volleyball team is on to begin the inaugural season of the NCAA's newest emerging sport.

The Seminoles weathered a one-hour, 22-minute lightning warning delay in the middle of its first match against Tulane before sweeping the Green Wave, 5-0, in both matches of a home-opening doubleheader at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

Florida State improved to 6-0 and continued its incredible stretch of having won every dual match without dropping a single set.

"It was a blast," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "Every day we are making history. I'm really proud of our team. We got a head start, but these teams are closing the gap on us. We've played Tulane three times now, and they've gotten better each time. Our team still maintained a high level throughout both matches and that's all I can ask from them."

The closest Florida State came to dropping a set came on court No. 5, but sophomore Jeassica McGregor and junior Lacey Blackman were able to edge Tulane's pair of Milica Jovic and Shefali Arora, 21-18, in the first set thanks to six aces - including four straight at one point - from McGregor. The FSU duo then went on to win the second set, 21-11. In the second match, the pair had a much easier victory, cruising past Arora and Amber Bennett, 21-12, 21-11.

Arguably the most impressive win for the Seminoles was the 21-4, 21-14 smackdown freshman Stephanie Pellitteri and senior Mallory Kiley put on Tulane's Olivia Utt and Azarri Badwai in the first match. Pellitteri had 14 kills and Kiley tallied 10 kills. The duo moved up to court three in the second match and defeated Anna Wruck and Lilly Wolfe of the Green Wave in straight sets (21-16, 21-11).

Florida State had the first match nearly locked up when a lightning warning delayed the competition at 4:37 p.m. Play resumed at 5:59 p.m. Still, many fans stayed for the second half of the event.

"I thought today went really smooth," Corso said. "We had a great time. I'm hoping we can grow from here. Hopefully more and more fans can jump on the Seminole bandwagon and come support us. We'd love it!"

The Seminoles' pair of senior indoor volleyball All-Americans, Jekatarina Stepanova and Visnja Djurdjevic, also had fantastic performances in the sand.

Stepanova teamed with freshman Jace Pardon to win on court No. 1, 21-8, 21-13, versus Cori Martone and Grace Weaver in the first match before drilling Tulane's second-best squad, Milena Dragovic and Nikki Osuna, 21-6, 21-8, on court No. 2 in the second match.

Stepanova had 13 kills and a doubleheader-best 14 digs in the second match.

"It was definitely exciting," the Riga, Latvia, native said. "We're making history. It's great."

Djurdjevic teamed with freshman Melanie Pavels and won at court No. 3 over Wruck and Wolfe, 21-13, 21-7, in match one before routing Utt and Badawi, 21-7, 21-9, on court No. 4 in match two.

Djurdjevic recorded the afternoon's highest kill total (16) in the second match.

Junior captain Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs grabbed dominating victories at both the No. 2 and No. 1 spots for the Seminoles.

The pair hammered Dragovic and Osuna, 21-6, 21-7, on court No. 2 in the first match, and defeated Martone and Weaver, 21-11, 21-13, in the second match on court No. 1.

Pavels was able to perfectly sum up the Seminoles' feelings after the first-ever sand volleyball match on FSU's campus.

"This first home match was great" Pavels said. "We had a lot of fans here. I think a lot of people want to know what sand volleyball is and learn the culture. It was a lot of fun. It's exciting. We've been working so hard and to have it pay off like it has is a great accomplishment."

In six dual matches to start the season, the Seminoles have a perfect 30-0 mark against their opponents.

No. 1: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Cori Martone/Grace Weaver (TU) 21-8, 21-13
No. 2: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Milena Dragovic/Nikki Osuna (TU) 21-6, 21-7
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck (TU) 21-13, 21-7
No. 4: Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt (TU) 21-4, 21-12
No. 5: Lacey Blackman/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Shefali Arora/Milica Javic (TU) 21-18, 21-11


FLORIDA STATE 5, TULANE 0
03/13/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Inaugural Sweep.

The FSU sand volleyball team swept Tulane in a home-opening doubleheader on Tuesday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Not even mother nature can halt the dominant run the Florida State sand volleyball team is on to begin the inaugural season of the NCAA's newest emerging sport.

The Seminoles weathered a one-hour, 22-minute lightning warning delay in the middle of its first match against Tulane before sweeping the Green Wave, 5-0, in both matches of a home-opening doubleheader at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

Florida State improved to 6-0 and continued its incredible stretch of having won every dual match without dropping a single set.

"It was a blast," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "Every day we are making history. I'm really proud of our team. We got a head start, but these teams are closing the gap on us. We've played Tulane three times now, and they've gotten better each time. Our team still maintained a high level throughout both matches and that's all I can ask from them."

The closest Florida State came to dropping a set came on court No. 5, but sophomore Jeassica McGregor and junior Lacey Blackman were able to edge Tulane's pair of Milica Jovic and Shefali Arora, 21-18, in the first set thanks to six aces - including four straight at one point - from McGregor. The FSU duo then went on to win the second set, 21-11. In the second match, the pair had a much easier victory, cruising past Arora and Amber Bennett, 21-12, 21-11.

Arguably the most impressive win for the Seminoles was the 21-4, 21-14 smackdown freshman Stephanie Pellitteri and senior Mallory Kiley put on Tulane's Olivia Utt and Azarri Badwai in the first match. Pellitteri had 14 kills and Kiley tallied 10 kills. The duo moved up to court three in the second match and defeated Anna Wruck and Lilly Wolfe of the Green Wave in straight sets (21-16, 21-11).

Florida State had the first match nearly locked up when a lightning warning delayed the competition at 4:37 p.m. Play resumed at 5:59 p.m. Still, many fans stayed for the second half of the event.

"I thought today went really smooth," Corso said. "We had a great time. I'm hoping we can grow from here. Hopefully more and more fans can jump on the Seminole bandwagon and come support us. We'd love it!"

The Seminoles' pair of senior indoor volleyball All-Americans, Jekatarina Stepanova and Visnja Djurdjevic, also had fantastic performances in the sand.

Stepanova teamed with freshman Jace Pardon to win on court No. 1, 21-8, 21-13, versus Cori Martone and Grace Weaver in the first match before drilling Tulane's second-best squad, Milena Dragovic and Nikki Osuna, 21-6, 21-8, on court No. 2 in the second match.

Stepanova had 13 kills and a doubleheader-best 14 digs in the second match.

"It was definitely exciting," the Riga, Latvia, native said. "We're making history. It's great."

Djurdjevic teamed with freshman Melanie Pavels and won at court No. 3 over Wruck and Wolfe, 21-13, 21-7, in match one before routing Utt and Badawi, 21-7, 21-9, on court No. 4 in match two.

Djurdjevic recorded the afternoon's highest kill total (16) in the second match.

Junior captain Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs grabbed dominating victories at both the No. 2 and No. 1 spots for the Seminoles.

The pair hammered Dragovic and Osuna, 21-6, 21-7, on court No. 2 in the first match, and defeated Martone and Weaver, 21-11, 21-13, in the second match on court No. 1.

Pavels was able to perfectly sum up the Seminoles' feelings after the first-ever sand volleyball match on FSU's campus.

"This first home match was great" Pavels said. "We had a lot of fans here. I think a lot of people want to know what sand volleyball is and learn the culture. It was a lot of fun. It's exciting. We've been working so hard and to have it pay off like it has is a great accomplishment."

In six dual matches to start the season, the Seminoles have a perfect 30-0 mark against their opponents.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Cori Martone/Grace Weaver (TU) 21-11, 21-13
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Milena Dragavic/Nikki Osuna (TU) 21-6, 21-8
No. 3: Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck (TU) 21-16, 21-11
No. 4: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Azarri Badawi/Olivia Utt (TU) 21-7, 21-9
No. 5: Lacey Blackman/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Shefali Arora/Amber Bennett (TU) 21-12, 21-11


USC TOURNAMENT
03/18/2012

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Captures 8-7 Mark on Day 1 at USC.

Two Noles' pairs grab 3-0 records in pool play.

March 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Florida State sand volleyball team captured an 8-7 mark during pool play matches on day one of the four-team, three-day tournament hosted by USC on Friday at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House.

Senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon went 3-0 in their pool, while junior Aurora Newgard and Brittany Tiegs also tallied an unblemished 3-0 record on the first day of the event.

Pepperdine grabbed a 12-3 record, while the host Trojans went 7-8. Long Beach State went 3-12.

Friday's pool play format saw one pairs team from each school compete in each of the five pools. The results determined the seedings for Sunday's single-elimination bracket play tournament that will crown a pairs champions.

On Saturday, the Noles will compete in a double-elimination flight play to determine a team champion.

Pardon and Stepanova won all three of their matches in three sets, routing USC's Kirby Burnham and Kelly Irvin (21-13, 21-10), Pepperdine's Lilla Frederick and Kim Hill (23-21, 21-19) and Long Beach State's Libby Fontanilla and Alma Serna (21-14, 21-15).

The pair remains undefeated this season.

Newgard and Tiegs served two-set losses to Kelley Larsen and Stevi Robinson of Pepperdine (21-16, 23-21), USC's Kendall Bateman and Sam Hirschmann (21-14, 23-21) and Long Beach State's Tyler Jackson and Janisa Johnson (21-16, 21-19).

Senior Visnja Djurdjecvic and freshman Melanie Pavels went 1-2, with their lone victory coming against Long Beach State's Larn Minkl-Delainey and Aigner Swesey, 21-19, 21-17.

Senior Mallory Kiley and freshman Stephanie Pellitteri also had a 1-2 mark, beating Chelsea Cabrajac Haleigh Hampton of Long Beach State, 21-13, 17-21, 15-7.

Junior Lacey Blackman and sophomore Jeassica McGregor went 0-3.


FSU Sand Volleyball Takes Second.

The Seminoles finished runner-up in the team competition at USC's tournament on Saturday.

March 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - Led by the No. 2 tandem of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs, the Florida State sand volleyball team finished second in the team competition on Saturday during day two of USC's three-day, four-team tournament held at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House.

Pepperdine won the team title with 18 points in the double elimination flight play, while the Seminoles followed with 12. USC and Long Beach state each scored 10 points.

All four schools had one of its five pairs teams in each of the five flights, with all of the No. 1 teams grouped together and all of the similarly ranked teams in the same flights, as well.

Newgard and Tiegs survived unfavorable rainy and windy weather conditions as well as any duo in the tournament. The tandem picked up a pair of three-set wins over USC's Katie Fuller and Natalie Hagglund (19-21, 21-17, 15-12) and Pepperdine's Lilla Frederick and Kim Hill (21-17, 13-21, 15-12), before claiming the No. 2 flight championship with a 21-19, 21-9 victory over Frederick and Hill again.

"Brittany and Aurora figured it out today," volunteer assistant coach Brian Corso said. "The team that was able to make the adjustments to the weather today was going to get the win and they were able to do that. We had a great day overall. We were battling the weather as well as the opponent."

Saturday's competition lasted over six hours and featured a pair of 30-minute weather delays.

Senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon finished second in the No. 1 flight, while the Seminole duo of senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels earned runner-up in the No. 3 flight.

Stepanova and Pardon finished 2-2 in their flight with both of their losses coming against Pepperdine's top team of Catilin Racich and Summer Ross.

Djurdjevic and Pavels also tallied a 2-2 mark in their group with both losses coming to the Waves, including a hard-fought, three-set defeat to Victoria Adelhelm and Kellie Woolever.

FSU's No. 4 team of senior Mallory Kiley and freshman Stephanie Pellitteri and No. 5 team of junior Lacey Blackman and sophomore Jeassica McGregor both finished fourth in their flights.

Sunday's final day of play will be single elimination bracket play to crown a pairs champion among all 20 pairs teams in the tourney.

Florida State won two of the five pairs flights, while Pepperdine took the other three, during pool play on Friday. The Waves posted an overall record of 12-3 during day one. Florida State went 8-7, followed by USC at 7-8 and Long Beach State at 3-12. The results of Friday's pool play, which saw one pairs team from each school compete randomly in each of the five pools, determined the seedings for Sunday's bracket play.


Tiegs and Newgard Grab Title at USC.

The pair went undefeated at the four-team tournament in Santa Monica.

March 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - A third-seed, an early deficit, a two-time world champion and terrible weather conditions didn't faze Florida State junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs on Sunday on the final day of USC's four-team tournament at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House.

The duo completed an undefeated weekend by capturing the pairs championship over first-seeded Caitlin Racich and Summer Ross of Pepperdine in three sets, 16-21, 21-16, 15-10.

Newgard and Tiegs were massive underdogs, not only because the duo is FSU's No. 2 team and it was facing Pepperdine's No. 1 squad, but because Ross is widely considered one of the world's best beach volleyball players.

Ross won world championships in both the under-19 division and the under-21 division in 2010 and was named USA Volleyball Beach Female Athlete of the Year that same year.

"It was a huge win," Tiegs said. "Our ball control was great. That's what was key. The weather affected everyone, but we just kept our passes low. Mentally, we weren't scared of anybody and physically, we had no doubt we were prepared today. We were seeded (third) and were underdogs. It feels phenomenal."

Tiegs and Newgard defeated their teammates, senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon in the semifinals of the single-elimination 20-team tournament. Five teams from each school (FSU, Pepperdine, Long Beach State and host USC) competed.

Newgard and Tiegs began the day by dispatching Long Beach State's Tyler Jackson and Janisa Johnson, 21-17, 21-15.

In the quarterfinals, the FSU pair took out Caitlin LeDouz and Tara Roenicke of LBSU, 21-16, 15-21, 15-5 to set up the semifinals match with Stepanova and Pardon.

Stepanova and Pardon, FSU's No.1 team, were seeded second and defeated Seminole teammates Mallory Kiley, a senior, and Stephanie Pelliterri, a freshman, in the round of 16. Kiley and Pellitteri won a play-in game over Long Beach State's Lauren Minkel and Jocelyn Neely, 18-21, 23-21, 15-10.

Stepanova and Pardon defeated Pepperdine's No. 2 duo of Lilla Frederick and Kim Hill, 21-19, 21-19 to advance to the semifinals.

Newgard and Tiegs grabbed a 21-14, 21-10 victory over their teammates to make the final, avenging a loss to Stepanova and Pardon at last weekend's Clash of the Collegians event.

Weather on Sunday was cold (around 50 degrees) and winds were high. FSU head coach Danalee Corso and Tiegs estimated gusts to be at 30 miles per hour at times.

But like all of the other factors, the weather was no match for Newgard and Tiegs.

"They were able to stay tough mentally," Corso said. "That's what it was all about today and this whole weekend. Nobody expected us to come here and perform like we did against the West Coast teams. Nobody expected us to win. This was a huge success, but these other teams are going to keep getting better - so we can't take this performance for granted."

Seedings for Sunday's play were determined by Friday's (March 16) pool play, which saw one pairs team from each school compete randomly in each of the five pools. Pepperdine dominated that first day of play, as three of its five pairs teams won all three of their pool play matches to help the Waves post an overall record of 12-3 (Florida State went 8-7 on Friday, followed by USC at 7-8 and Long Beach State at 3-12).

Florida State finished second in Saturday's team competition with 12 points, behind Pepperdine's 18. USC and Long Beach State had 10.


03/16/2012
Sara Shaw/Gene Urango (USC) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 21-16, 21-19
Michaela Christiaansen/Emily Cook (PU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 26-24, 21-19
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Laurn Minkel (LBSU) 21-19, 21-17
Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) d. Lacey Blackman/Jesse McGregor (FSU) 21-11, 21-18
Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever (PU) d. Lacey Blackman/Jesse McGregor (FSU) 21-19, 23-21
Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund (USC) d. Lacey Blackman/Jesse McGregor (FSU) 21-13, 21-18
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill (PU) 23-21, 21-19
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin (USC) 21-13, 21-10
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna (LBSU) 21-14, 21-15
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kelley Larsen/Stevi Robinson (PU) 21-16, 23-21
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschmann (USC) 21-14, 23-21
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU) 21-16, 21-19
Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross (PU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-9, 21-12
Kati Duddrudge/Megan Thornberry (USC) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-18, 21-18
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Chelsea Cabrajac/Haleigh Hampton (LBSU) 21-13, 17-21, 15-7

03/17/2012
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) 15-21, 21-13, 15-5
Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross (PU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 21-16, 21-12
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) 21-16, 17-21, 15-12
Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross (PU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 21-16, 21-14
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund 19-21, 21-17, 15-12
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill (PU) 21-17, 13-21, 15-12
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill (PU) 21-19, 21-9
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin (USC) 21-7, 21-9
Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever (PU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 19-21, 21-17, 15-13
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin (USC) 13-21, 21-11, 16-14
Victoria Adelhelm/Kellie Woolever (PU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 21-11, 21-17
Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschmann (USC) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) , 21-16, 21-16
Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna (LBSU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-15, 12-21, 16-14
Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry (USC) d. Lacey Blackman/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) 21-12, 18-21, 15-10
Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU) d. Lacey Blackman/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) 21-15, 21-15

03/18/2012
Libby Fontanilla/Alma Serna (LBSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 21-17, 21-15
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely (LBSU) 18-21, 23-21, 15-10
Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU) d. Lacey Blackman/Jesse McGregor (FSU) 21-17, 21-15
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 18-21, 23-21, 15-10
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 18-21, 23-21, 15-10
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU) 21-17, 21-15
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Lilla Frederick/Kim Hill (PU) 21-19, 21-19
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Caitlin LeDoux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) 21-16, 15-21, 15-5
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 21-14, 21-10
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 21-14, 21-10
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Caitlin Racich/Summer Ross (PU) 16-21, 21-16, 15-10


FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA GULF COAST 0
03/24/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Sand Battle

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Takes Team Title at Home Event.

The Noles went 3-0 against USC, FGCU and Stetson.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team continued its undefeated streak in dual matches by going 3-0 on Saturday during Day 1 of competition at the inaugural Seminole Sand Battle held at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex.

The four-team event features Southern California, Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson along with the host Seminoles.

Florida State captured the team championship by picking up a pair of 5-0 victories over both Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson before handing the Trojans a 4-1 loss in the day's final match. Over 500 fans showed up to support Florida State's newest sport throughout the day, as the event was pushed up by two hours to 8 a.m. to start because of storm threats.

"I'm pleased because USC is an awesome team," FSU head coach Danalee Corso said. "We saw them last week, and this week it was less windy. Nonetheless, our team played great. I'm very proud of them. It's been very exciting to see how many people in Tallahassee our following us. It doesn't hurt that we are playing well. It's fun to follow a team that is winning. I think FSU has given us every resource to be successful so far. The team has been working hard and we've been putting it all together. It's a great combination."

Both FSU and USC came into the final match having swept their previous two matches over the Eagles and the Hatters, so their matchup was expected to be a tough battle.

The Seminoles jumped out to win the first set on four of five courts, however, and cruised to victories on Courts Nos. 1, 2 and 5.

Graduate Student Caitlin Haworth and sophomore Jeassica McGregor flew past USC's Megan Thornberry and Kati Duddridge, 21-10, 21-10, on Court 5 to put FSU ahead 1-0.

After senior Mallory Kiley and Stephanie Pellitteri dropped FSU's only match of the day to USC's Sam Hirschman and Kendall Bateman on Court 4, 21-6, 21-11, the Seminoles quickly clinched the team title by grabbing straight-set wins on Court 1 and Court 2. FSU's No. 1 tandem of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs made quick work of USC's Sara Show and Geena Urango, 21-14, 21-17, while the Seminoles' No. 2 pair of senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon defeated the Trojan duo of Natalie Hagglund and Katie Fuller, 21-17, 21-14.

FSU's fourth point came in a thrilling three-set win as senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels grabbed a hard-fought 21-19, 14-21, 15-13 victory over USC's Kelly Irvin and Kirby Burnham.

"It feels so amazing to win in front of this big crowd today," Haworth said. "We have a ton of talent and skill, and we're ready to play. Everybody put themselves in great position for tomorrow, and we're hoping to come up with some more big wins."

The three wins on Saturday give the Seminoles an unblemished 9-0 mark in duals and a 44-1 record in individual pairs matches in duals.

Newgard and Tiegs will earn the No. 1 seed in Sunday's double-elimination "Gold Bracket" featuring the event's top 10 teams. The bottom 10 teams will play in a single elimination "Silver Division" bracket.

"It feels good being the top seed," Newgard said. "It's great to have some momentum and go into Sunday strong."

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Karina Mambuca/Holly Youngquist (FGCU) 21-19, 21-7
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper (FGCU) 21-9, 21-12
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU) 21-14, 21-6
No. 4: Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Lindsey Childs/Olivia Mesner (FGCU) 21-9, 21-12
No. 5: Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Whitney Masters/Gigi Meyer (FGCU) 21-6, 21-11


FLORIDA STATE 5, STETSON 0
03/24/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Sand Battle

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Takes Team Title at Home Event.

The Noles went 3-0 against USC, FGCU and Stetson.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team continued its undefeated streak in dual matches by going 3-0 on Saturday during Day 1 of competition at the inaugural Seminole Sand Battle held at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex.

The four-team event features Southern California, Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson along with the host Seminoles.

Florida State captured the team championship by picking up a pair of 5-0 victories over both Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson before handing the Trojans a 4-1 loss in the day's final match. Over 500 fans showed up to support Florida State's newest sport throughout the day, as the event was pushed up by two hours to 8 a.m. to start because of storm threats.

"I'm pleased because USC is an awesome team," FSU head coach Danalee Corso said. "We saw them last week, and this week it was less windy. Nonetheless, our team played great. I'm very proud of them. It's been very exciting to see how many people in Tallahassee our following us. It doesn't hurt that we are playing well. It's fun to follow a team that is winning. I think FSU has given us every resource to be successful so far. The team has been working hard and we've been putting it all together. It's a great combination."

Both FSU and USC came into the final match having swept their previous two matches over the Eagles and the Hatters, so their matchup was expected to be a tough battle.

The Seminoles jumped out to win the first set on four of five courts, however, and cruised to victories on Courts Nos. 1, 2 and 5.

Graduate Student Caitlin Haworth and sophomore Jeassica McGregor flew past USC's Megan Thornberry and Kati Duddridge, 21-10, 21-10, on Court 5 to put FSU ahead 1-0.

After senior Mallory Kiley and Stephanie Pellitteri dropped FSU's only match of the day to USC's Sam Hirschman and Kendall Bateman on Court 4, 21-6, 21-11, the Seminoles quickly clinched the team title by grabbing straight-set wins on Court 1 and Court 2. FSU's No. 1 tandem of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs made quick work of USC's Sara Show and Geena Urango, 21-14, 21-17, while the Seminoles' No. 2 pair of senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon defeated the Trojan duo of Natalie Hagglund and Katie Fuller, 21-17, 21-14.

FSU's fourth point came in a thrilling three-set win as senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels grabbed a hard-fought 21-19, 14-21, 15-13 victory over USC's Kelly Irvin and Kirby Burnham.

"It feels so amazing to win in front of this big crowd today," Haworth said. "We have a ton of talent and skill, and we're ready to play. Everybody put themselves in great position for tomorrow, and we're hoping to come up with some more big wins."

The three wins on Saturday give the Seminoles an unblemished 9-0 mark in duals and a 44-1 record in individual pairs matches in duals.

Newgard and Tiegs will earn the No. 1 seed in Sunday's double-elimination "Gold Bracket" featuring the event's top 10 teams. The bottom 10 teams will play in a single elimination "Silver Division" bracket.

"It feels good being the top seed," Newgard said. "It's great to have some momentum and go into Sunday strong."

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Julie Basssett/Kaley Melville (SU) 21-11, 16-21, 15-6
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (SU) 21-12, 21-9
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (SU) 21-7, 21-10
No. 4: Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Claudia Kalin/Taylor Story (SU) 21-16, 21-12
No. 5: Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Stephanie Marin/Ashley Rutherford (SU) 21-12, 21-10


FLORIDA STATE 4, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1
03/24/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Sand Battle

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Takes Team Title at Home Event.

The Noles went 3-0 against USC, FGCU and Stetson.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team continued its undefeated streak in dual matches by going 3-0 on Saturday during Day 1 of competition at the inaugural Seminole Sand Battle held at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex.

The four-team event features Southern California, Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson along with the host Seminoles.

Florida State captured the team championship by picking up a pair of 5-0 victories over both Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson before handing the Trojans a 4-1 loss in the day's final match. Over 500 fans showed up to support Florida State's newest sport throughout the day, as the event was pushed up by two hours to 8 a.m. to start because of storm threats.

"I'm pleased because USC is an awesome team," FSU head coach Danalee Corso said. "We saw them last week, and this week it was less windy. Nonetheless, our team played great. I'm very proud of them. It's been very exciting to see how many people in Tallahassee our following us. It doesn't hurt that we are playing well. It's fun to follow a team that is winning. I think FSU has given us every resource to be successful so far. The team has been working hard and we've been putting it all together. It's a great combination."

Both FSU and USC came into the final match having swept their previous two matches over the Eagles and the Hatters, so their matchup was expected to be a tough battle.

The Seminoles jumped out to win the first set on four of five courts, however, and cruised to victories on Courts Nos. 1, 2 and 5.

Graduate Student Caitlin Haworth and sophomore Jeassica McGregor flew past USC's Megan Thornberry and Kati Duddridge, 21-10, 21-10, on Court 5 to put FSU ahead 1-0.

After senior Mallory Kiley and Stephanie Pellitteri dropped FSU's only match of the day to USC's Sam Hirschman and Kendall Bateman on Court 4, 21-6, 21-11, the Seminoles quickly clinched the team title by grabbing straight-set wins on Court 1 and Court 2. FSU's No. 1 tandem of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs made quick work of USC's Sara Show and Geena Urango, 21-14, 21-17, while the Seminoles' No. 2 pair of senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon defeated the Trojan duo of Natalie Hagglund and Katie Fuller, 21-17, 21-14.

FSU's fourth point came in a thrilling three-set win as senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels grabbed a hard-fought 21-19, 14-21, 15-13 victory over USC's Kelly Irvin and Kirby Burnham.

"It feels so amazing to win in front of this big crowd today," Haworth said. "We have a ton of talent and skill, and we're ready to play. Everybody put themselves in great position for tomorrow, and we're hoping to come up with some more big wins."

The three wins on Saturday give the Seminoles an unblemished 9-0 mark in duals and a 44-1 record in individual pairs matches in duals.

Newgard and Tiegs will earn the No. 1 seed in Sunday's double-elimination "Gold Bracket" featuring the event's top 10 teams. The bottom 10 teams will play in a single elimination "Silver Division" bracket.

"It feels good being the top seed," Newgard said. "It's great to have some momentum and go into Sunday strong."

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) 21-14, 21-17
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Natalie Hagglund/Katie Fuller (USC) 21-17, 21-14
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin (USC) 21-19, 14-21, 15-13
No. 4: Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschman (USC) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-6, 21-11
No. 5: Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry (USC) 21-10, 21-10


SEMINOLE SAND BATTLE
03/25/2012

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Tiegs and Newgard Win Again.

FSU's No. 1 pair captured its second straight championship on Sunday at the Seminole Sand Tournament.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After losing in their first match of the pairs tournament on Sunday at the Seminole Sand Tournament, junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs faced an uphill battle in the double-elimination "Gold" division at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex.

Good thing, FSU's No. 1 duo was up for the challenge.

After falling in three sets to their teammates, senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels, in their first match of the day, Tiegs and Newgard rebounded to win five consecutive matches to capture their second straight pairs championship. They also won the pairs title at the USC Tournament last weekend.

"It was so fun to be out here playing against these great teams at our home courts," said Tiegs, who was named the event's MVP in a vote of the coaches. "Aurora and I play so well together. We'll have our off games, but when we click we are hard to beat."

Following their loss, Newgard and Tiegs cruised through three consolation matches, before narrowly defeating another set of FSU teammates, senior Kate Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon, 21-13, 21-23, 15-13, in the semifinals.

Pavels and Djurdjevic also won in the semifinals, capturing a two-set victory over USC's Kelly Irvin and Kirby Burnham, 21-16, 21-16, setting up an exciting all-Nole final, and a rematch from earlier in the day.

Hungry for payback, Newgard and Tiegs jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first set of the "Gold" final against their teammates, and cruised to a 21-16 win in the first set, as Newgard was all over the court tallying 11 kills and 14 digs.

The second set was tied 14-14, before Newgard and Tiegs ended on a 7-1 run to win 21-15 and grab the title.

"Survival of the fittest is what that final match was right there," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "Brittany and Aurora are so lean and mean, and strong. They are so well conditioned. They work really hard in the weight room, on the track and on the court. They deserved the title. I'm also proud of our No. 3 team - Visnja and Melanie. They had yet to make a final and did today. Both teams played six matches today, and the play was still great."

Sunday's pairs tournament was broken into two different divisions with the top 10 seeded teams competing in the "Gold" bracket and the bottom 10 seeded squads in the "Silver" bracket. In addition to Florida State and Southern California competing in the tournament, Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson were also at the competition.

FSU's No. 5 team of sophomore Jeassica McGregor and graduate student Caitlin Haworth wrapped up an undefeated weekend by cruising through the "Silver" bracket to win the title in that division.

In the "Silver" final, the pair breezed past USC's Megan Thornberry and Katie Duddridge, 21-13, 21-19. It was McGregor and Haworth's first tournament playing together. The pair went 7-0 over two days.

"We communicated really well together and stayed consistent in our hits and our sets," McGregor said. "We had great chemistry. We went into the weekend with the goal of not letting our opponents score 15 on us. It was a great tournament. We had a ton of fun. The crowd provided us with great energy."

The weekend was an overall huge success for the Florida State sand volleyball program. Nearly 1,000 fans came to the FSU Sand Volleyball Complex courts to catch the action. The Seminoles also captured the event's team championship on Saturday, going 3-0.

"Jeassica and Caitlin played great today, too," Corso said. "I'm extremely proud of them, and proud of the whole team. The depth of our team is why we are doing so well. We have 15 solid players and they battle it out every day in practice. It's awesome. This was just a great weekend all-around."

Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Alexa Stonish/Maren Rygh (SU) 21-18, 21-7
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 21-18, 20-22, 15-12
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 21-18, 20-22, 15-12
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (SU) 21-11, 21-15
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper (FGCU) 28-16
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 22-20, 24-22
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 22-20, 24-22
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (SU) 28-16
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Katie Fuller/Natalie Hagglund (USC) 28-23
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) 28-26
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kirby Burnham/Kelly Irvin (USC) 21-16, 22-20
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 21-13, 21-23, 15-13
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 21-13, 21-23, 15-13
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Stephanie Marin/Ahley Rutherford (SU) 21-10, 21-11
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (SU) 21-9, 21-10
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Katie DiGirolamo/Alisha Hoffman (SU) 21-16, 21-8
Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry (USC) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-16, 21-17
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirshmann (USC) 21-15, 22-20
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Kati Duddridge/Megan Thornberry (USC) 21-13, 21-19


FLORIDA STATE 4, HAWAII 1
03/29/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps Hawaii, Remains Undefeated.

The Seminoles captured back-to-back 4-1 victories over the Rainbow Wahine to improve to 11-0.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State sand volleyball team kept its undefeated streak intact on Thursday at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex, capturing back-to-back 4-1 victories over Hawaii in an afternoon doubleheader.

The Seminoles improved to 11-0 in dual matches in the inaugural collegiate sand volleyball season, and have all but locked up one of four spots at the AVCA National Championships, which will be held from April 27-29 in Gulf Shores, Fla.

"Hawaii was the one team we expected to be really good that we hadn't seen yet," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "We beat them 4-1 twice, so I feel good about where we are at. I just need to keep the team sharp, energized and healthy for the next four weeks until we get to the national championships."

Only FSU's No. 1 team of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs had an off day, losing their two matches to the Rainbow Wahine.

FSU's other four teams made short work of Hawaii.

The Seminoles started out the day by winning the first set on every court in Match 1, and three Garnet & Gold tandems breezed to straight set victories.

Senior Jekateina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon defeated Hawaii's Larissa Nordyke and Ashley Lee, 21-17, 21-17, on Court 2 and senior Mallory Kiley and freshman Sarah Wickstrom cruised past the Rainbow Wahine's Mita Uiato and Elizabeth Blake, 21-9, 21-14.

Freshman Melanie Pavels and senior Visnja Djurdjevic put the Seminoles ahead 3-0 to clinch the win on Court 3 after Pavels delivered her third ace of the match to give the duo a 22-20, 21-18 win. Pavels also had the match-clinching point in the second end of the doubleheader.

"It felt good that I could finish out a match," Pavels said. "It's also awesome to win."

Graduate student Caitlin Haworth and Jeassica McGregor edged out a three-set win on Court 4 in Match 1, defeating Monica Stauber and Alex Griffiths, 21-6, 17-21, 16-14. McGregor tallied a staggering 32 digs and 18 kills in the match.

Newgard and Tiegs fell to Hawaii's No. 1 team of Elizabeth Stoltzman and Emily Hartong, 17-21, 21-17, 15-12.

FSU showed no rust in the second match after a 20-mintue break. The Seminoles won in straight sets on four of five courts. Only Newgard and Tiegs dropped a match, losing to Jane Croson and Ashley Lee, 21-18, 21-19 on Court 2.

Stepanova and Pardon moved up to the No. 1 Court for the second match where they dismantled Stoltzman and Hartong, 21-9, 21-11.

"Hopefully we can continue to play this well," Pardon said. "We'll have to face Hawaii again this weekend. We have to stay humble and focused, cool and collected. It was a great match. It feels good to defeat such a strong team. We had to battle it out."

Haworth and McGregor improved to 9-0 as team with their two wins on Thursday. The pair moved up from Court 5 to Court 4 against the 'Bows.

"We have three really, really good teams - that are capable of winning a tournament," Corso said. "I finally feel like I may have figured out our Nos. 4 and 5 teams with our combinations, too. Caitlin and Jeassica are undefeated. They're playing fantastic. We've had some good chemistry from the beginning."

No. 1: Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman (UH) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 17-21, 21-17, 15-12
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Ashley Lee/Larissa Nordyke (UH) 21-17, 21-17
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Jane Croson/Ginger Long (UH) 22-10, 21-18
No. 4: Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Alex Griffiths/Monica Stauber (UH) 21-6, 17-21, 16-14
No. 5: Mallory Kiley/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Elizabeth Blake/Mita Uiato (UH) 21-9, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 4, HAWAII 1
03/29/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps Hawaii, Remains Undefeated.

The Seminoles captured back-to-back 4-1 victories over the Rainbow Wahine to improve to 11-0.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State sand volleyball team kept its undefeated streak intact on Thursday at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex, capturing back-to-back 4-1 victories over Hawaii in an afternoon doubleheader.

The Seminoles improved to 11-0 in dual matches in the inaugural collegiate sand volleyball season, and have all but locked up one of four spots at the AVCA National Championships, which will be held from April 27-29 in Gulf Shores, Fla.

"Hawaii was the one team we expected to be really good that we hadn't seen yet," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "We beat them 4-1 twice, so I feel good about where we are at. I just need to keep the team sharp, energized and healthy for the next four weeks until we get to the national championships."

Only FSU's No. 1 team of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs had an off day, losing their two matches to the Rainbow Wahine.

FSU's other four teams made short work of Hawaii.

The Seminoles started out the day by winning the first set on every court in Match 1, and three Garnet & Gold tandems breezed to straight set victories.

Senior Jekateina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon defeated Hawaii's Larissa Nordyke and Ashley Lee, 21-17, 21-17, on Court 2 and senior Mallory Kiley and freshman Sarah Wickstrom cruised past the Rainbow Wahine's Mita Uiato and Elizabeth Blake, 21-9, 21-14.

Freshman Melanie Pavels and senior Visnja Djurdjevic put the Seminoles ahead 3-0 to clinch the win on Court 3 after Pavels delivered her third ace of the match to give the duo a 22-20, 21-18 win. Pavels also had the match-clinching point in the second end of the doubleheader.

"It felt good that I could finish out a match," Pavels said. "It's also awesome to win."

Graduate student Caitlin Haworth and Jeassica McGregor edged out a three-set win on Court 4 in Match 1, defeating Monica Stauber and Alex Griffiths, 21-6, 17-21, 16-14. McGregor tallied a staggering 32 digs and 18 kills in the match.

Newgard and Tiegs fell to Hawaii's No. 1 team of Elizabeth Stoltzman and Emily Hartong, 17-21, 21-17, 15-12.

FSU showed no rust in the second match after a 20-mintue break. The Seminoles won in straight sets on four of five courts. Only Newgard and Tiegs dropped a match, losing to Jane Croson and Ashley Lee, 21-18, 21-19 on Court 2.

Stepanova and Pardon moved up to the No. 1 Court for the second match where they dismantled Stoltzman and Hartong, 21-9, 21-11.

"Hopefully we can continue to play this well," Pardon said. "We'll have to face Hawaii again this weekend. We have to stay humble and focused, cool and collected. It was a great match. It feels good to defeat such a strong team. We had to battle it out."

Haworth and McGregor improved to 9-0 as team with their two wins on Thursday. The pair moved up from Court 5 to Court 4 against the 'Bows.

"We have three really, really good teams - that are capable of winning a tournament," Corso said. "I finally feel like I may have figured out our Nos. 4 and 5 teams with our combinations, too. Caitlin and Jeassica are undefeated. They're playing fantastic. We've had some good chemistry from the beginning."

No. 1: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman (UH) 21-9, 21-11
No. 2: Jane Croson/Ginger Long (UH) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 21-18, 21-19
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Larissa Nordyke/Monica Stauber (UH) 21-12, 21-16
No. 4: Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Elizabeth Blake/Ginger Long (UH) 21-9, 21-16
No. 5: Mallory Kiley/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Courtney Lelepali/Jade Vorster (UH) 24-22, 21-19


UNF TOURNAMENT
04/01/2012, March 31-April 1, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sand Volleyball Dominates Day 1 at UNF.

Pool play will resume at 8 a.m. on Sunday in Jacksonville.

March 31, 2012

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team dominated the field during pool play on Day 1 of the UNF Sand Invitational presented by Chicago Pizza and Metro PCS on Saturday at the Jacksonville Beach courts.

Competition was suspended at around 7 p.m. and a few more pool play matches will be played starting at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

In what is becoming a theme in this inaugural sand volleyball season, the Seminoles spent a lot of time waiting for the weather to cooperate. Saturday's northern Florida storms caused four separate weather delays and much of the play was spent under showers.

Those are playing conditions FSU has become accustomed to, however, and the Garnet and Gold didn't let the severe weather have an effect on their play.

"It was a mentally fatiguing day for the players," head coach Danalee Corso said. "It was start-stop, start-stop. That's tough. The weather has been following us, but that's part of the game. You've got to ride the wave. I'm really proud of the team. These courts are really hard to adjust to, and a lot different from our courts. We are pretty handedly in first-place, though. Hopefully, we can close out strong, and win the team competition tomorrow."

Saturday's competition featured seven pools of five teams. The top two finishers in each pool along with the top two third place finishers advance to Sunday's gold bracket play. A 12-team silver bracket and a seven-team bronze bracket will also be contested on Sunday.

The Seminoles are at the top or near the top of each of their pools. Leading the way on Saturday were the duos of senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon and senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels. Both teams went 3-0 and neither dropped a set.

"It was a pretty good day," Stepanova said. "Luckily, Jace and I didn't have any of our matches get delayed. We didn't have to run off the court and take cover while were playing. We got our full matches in. This is a pretty good site. It's fun to be at the beach."

The tandem of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs was the only Garnet and Gold tandem to play all four of its games, winning three and tying (splitting a pair of sets) with UAB's No. 1 squad.

Graduate student Caitlin Haworth and sophomore Jeassica McGregor wrapped up the day 1-1-1 (one win, one loss and one tie), while senior Mallory Kiley and freshman Stephanie Pellitteri went 2-1.


FSU Claims Team Title at UNF Invite.

Tiegs and Newgard finished runners-up in the pairs championship.

April 1, 2012

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team ran away with the team title and grabbed second- and third-place finishes in the pairs tournament on Sunday at the UNF Sand Invitational presented by Chicago Pizza and Metro PCS at the Jacksonville Beach courts.

The Garnet and Gold wrapped up Saturday's weather-delayed pool play early Sunday morning by winning all four of its matches in straight sets to finish with a 34-6 (sets won - sets lost) mark among seven pools to easily win the team championship.

All five Seminole tandems advanced to the top-16-team gold bracket pairs tournament. No other team placed more than two squads in the gold bracket.

Junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs lost a hard-fought, three-set battle to Hawaii's Jane Croson and Ashley Lee, 21-16, 19-21, 15-11, in the pairs championship. The FSU duo nearly won its third consecutive tournament pairs title, and now has two runner-up placements and two victories in four tournaments this season.

"It was an arduous weekend," head coach Danalee Corso said. "One of our top players (Jekaterina Stepanova) went down with a sprained ankle, but we still took second and third in the individual pairs championship, and we won the team championship by a large margin. I'm really happy. I'm really proud of Brittany and Aurora. They're playing great. Hawaii had a fantastic team. Jane Croson is a world champion who I used to train on the national team, so I knew they'd be good. We had wonderful volleyball in the final, and that's something to be excited about."

Tiegs and Newgard defeated Jacksonville's top duo in the semifinals, 23-21, 21-16. The pair went 6-1-1 on the weekend.

"Brittany and I didn't play as well on Thursday against Hawaii in Tallahassee, but throughout the weekend we really focused and made sure we were prepared," Newgard said. "We communicated well and we were clicking out there on the court. It was a great weekend. We had some weather trouble on Saturday, but today the weather was great. All of our teams played well today. We faced some really good competition. It was a lot of fun."

Tiegs and Newgard, the fifth-seed in the gold bracket, were joined in the semifinals by senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels, the third seed.

Djurdjevic and Pavels won their first six matches on the weekend before falling to Croson and Lee, 21-12, 21-14, with the finals berth on the line.

Tiegs, Newgard, Djurdjevic and Pavels were all named to the all-tournament team.

The foursome likely would've been joined by Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon if Stepanova hadn't sprained her left ankle during the first round of the bracket tournament. The pair had steamrolled the competition all weekend and was the gold No. 1 seed, but had to withdraw midway through the second set against Jacksonville after winning 21-9 in set one.

Senior Mallory Kiley and freshman Stephanie Pellitteri (11th-seed) placed sixth, pushing Djurdjevic and Pavels to three sets in the quarterfinals, while graduate student Caitlin Haworth and sophomore Jeassica McGregor took ninth. Haworth and McGregor (12th-seed) unfortunately drew their teammates, Tiegs and Newgard, in the first round, and fell, 21-11, 21-17.

After Saturday's competition was sporadically interrupted by storms, Sunday's weather couldn't have been better.

The sun was out all day and temperatures stayed consistently in the mid-80s. Groups of beachgoers stopped by the courts and created a fun, raucous atmosphere - especially in the final.

Tiegs and Newgard avenged one of their losses from Thursday's dual against Hawaii in the quarterfinals, routing the Rainbow Wahine's No.1 squad of Elizabeth Stoltzman and Emily Hartong in straight sets, 21-13, 21-17.

Sunday's final gave the FSU duo another chance to atone for its only other non-FSU loss on the season against Croson and Lee.

Croson and Lee jumped out to a big lead and never looked back in set one, however. FSU opened up a large lead of its own in set two. The Seminoles let the `Bows back in the set late, though, and trailed, 19-18, when Tiegs had a vicious block that tied the second set at 19-19 and sparked FSU to the 21-19 second set win.

Croson's jump serve and hammer were too much in the third set of the finals. Tiegs and Newgard cut Hawaii's lead in the final set to 1, 12-11, but Croson's ace spurred three consecutive points for the Rainbow Wahine.

"We had great weather today and fantastic crowds for the finals," Corso said. "There was a great crowd for Hawaii and a great crowd for us. What's impressive to me is the level of volleyball for these young women. I'm really excited for USA Volleyball in general and for what collegiate sand volleyball is going to do for the sport. It was a great, fun weekend competing at the beach."


03/31/2012
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Joanne Maras Tate/Alessia Pizzocheri (FAU) 24-22, 21-10
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter (UAB) 21-15, 21-12
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Taeler Davis/Catey Warren (CC) 21-14, 21-13
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Carolyn Jenkins/Julie Trembley (UNF) 21-6, 21-17
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Emily Neideffer/Sloane White (CC) 21-7, 21-8
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Alison Loeppky/Jenna Orner (JU) 21-12, 21-10
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack (UNF) 21-12, 21-13
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Sarah Serley/Alison Woods (UAB) 21-7, 21-13
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Courtney Lelpali/Jade Vorster (UH) 21-15, 21-9
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojniewicz (CC) 21-11, 21-14
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) vs. Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas (UAB) 16-21, 21-12
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kathryn Kane/Chelsea Sanderson (JU) 21-9, 21-9
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) vs. Darija Sataric/Grace Vega (FAU) 21-9, 19-21
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Britt Claessens/Paige Pridgeon (UNF) 21-10, 21-17
Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman (UH) d. Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) 21-16, 21-18
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Becca Howard/Michele Simmons (UAB) 21-15, 21-14
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire (JU) 21-12, 21-16
Jane Croson/Ashley Lee (UH) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-18, 21-18
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Isabelle Arboleda/Lauren Jones (FAU) 21-17, 21-6
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Nicole Baran/Allison Shirley (UNF) 21-17, 21-13

04/01/2012
Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire (JU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) medical forfeit
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Caitlin Haworth/Jeassica McGregor (FSU) 21-11, 21-17
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) 21-11, 21-17
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas (UAB) 21-17, 21-12
Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Niatha Cullen/Sammie Stausbaugh (JU) 21-10, 21-10
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman (UH) 21-13, 21-17
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-11, 16-21, 15-6
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-11, 16-21, 15-6
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kendall Courtney/Cari Witmire (JU) 23-21, 21-16
Jane Croson/Ashley Lee (UH) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 21-12, 21-14
Jane Croson/Ashley Lee (UH) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 21-16, 19-21, 15-11
Alex Griffiths/Monica Stauber (UH) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) medical forfeit
Caitlin Haworth/Jesse McGregor (FSU) d. Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton (CC)
Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman (UH) d. Mallory Kiley/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 23-21, 21-10


FLORIDA STATE 5, STETSON 0
04/06/2012, DELAND, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Improves to 13-0.

Seminole sand volleyball sweeps both Stetson and FAU.

DELAND, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team improved to 13-0 in dual matches on the season on Friday with a pair of 5-0 wins over Stetson and FAU at the Stetson Sand Volleyball Complex.

The Seminoles dropped only one set over 10 games in two dominating performances.

"We had a tough week of practice, so I'm happy with the results today," head coach Danalee Corso said. "Having us play tired this week was part of my plan. That's what we are going to have to do to win at Nationals in a few weeks. We played great today."

Junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs, FSU's No. 1 duo, defeated Stetson's top squad of Julie Bassett and Kaley Melville, 21-13, 21-11, before cruising past the Owls' No. 1 duo, 21-18, 21-13.

Moving up to the No. 2 position in place of freshman Jace Pardon and senior Jekaterina Stepanova was the tandem of senior Visnja Djurdjevic and Melanie Pavels. The duo routed Stetson's second team, 21-14, 21-14, and FAU's two tandem, 21-18, 21-13.

Freshman Stephanie Pellitteri replaced Stepanova and paired with Pardon as FSU's third team. The pair defeated Stetson, 21-17, 21-14, and FAU, 21-4, 21-11, earning praise from Corso.

"Stephanie and Jace really stepped up today," Corso said. "That was a great win. They probably stepped up the most of anybody today because they haven't really played together."

Stepanova suffered an ankle sprain last weekend at the UNF Sand Invitational and was held out of Friday's competition.

Sophomore Jeassica McGregor and freshman Sarah Wickstrom had the closest call of the day, taking three sets to beat Stetson's Katie DiGirolamo and Stephanie Marin, 21-16, 19-21, 15-10, in the battle of No. 4's. The pair followed up the win by hammering FAU, 21-4, 21-8, on court five.

Graduate student Caitlin Haworth and senior Mallory Kiley picked up victories at No. 5 versus Stetson (21-10, 21-15) and at No. 4 against FSU (21-5, 21-8).

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (SU) 21-13, 21-11
No. 2: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (SU) 21-14, 21-14
No. 3: Jace Pardon/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Alisha Hoffman/Taylor Story (SU) 21-17, 21-14
No. 4: Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Katie DiGirolamo/Stephanie Marin (SU) 21-16, 19-21, 15-10
No. 5: Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (SU) 21-10, 21-15


FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 0
04/06/2012, Deland, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Improves to 13-0.

Seminole sand volleyball sweeps both Stetson and FAU.

DELAND, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team improved to 13-0 in dual matches on the season on Friday with a pair of 5-0 wins over Stetson and FAU at the Stetson Sand Volleyball Complex.

The Seminoles dropped only one set over 10 games in two dominating performances.

"We had a tough week of practice, so I'm happy with the results today," head coach Danalee Corso said. "Having us play tired this week was part of my plan. That's what we are going to have to do to win at Nationals in a few weeks. We played great today."

Junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs, FSU's No. 1 duo, defeated Stetson's top squad of Julie Bassett and Kaley Melville, 21-13, 21-11, before cruising past the Owls' No. 1 duo, 21-18, 21-13.

Moving up to the No. 2 position in place of freshman Jace Pardon and senior Jekaterina Stepanova was the tandem of senior Visnja Djurdjevic and Melanie Pavels. The duo routed Stetson's second team, 21-14, 21-14, and FAU's two tandem, 21-18, 21-13.

Freshman Stephanie Pellitteri replaced Stepanova and paired with Pardon as FSU's third team. The pair defeated Stetson, 21-17, 21-14, and FAU, 21-4, 21-11, earning praise from Corso.

"Stephanie and Jace really stepped up today," Corso said. "That was a great win. They probably stepped up the most of anybody today because they haven't really played together."

Stepanova suffered an ankle sprain last weekend at the UNF Sand Invitational and was held out of Friday's competition.

Sophomore Jeassica McGregor and freshman Sarah Wickstrom had the closest call of the day, taking three sets to beat Stetson's Katie DiGirolamo and Stephanie Marin, 21-16, 19-21, 15-10, in the battle of No. 4's. The pair followed up the win by hammering FAU, 21-4, 21-8, on court five.

Graduate student Caitlin Haworth and senior Mallory Kiley picked up victories at No. 5 versus Stetson (21-10, 21-15) and at No. 4 against FSU (21-5, 21-8).

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Joanne Marras Tate/Alessia Pizzocheri (FAU) 21-13, 21-18
No. 2: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Daria Sataric/Grace Vega (FAU) 21-18, 21-13
No. 3: Jace Pardon/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Isabelle Arboleda/Sara Stoll (FAU) 21-4, 21-11
No. 4: Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Cintia Nightingale/Thacilli Pereira (FAU) 21-5, 21-8
No. 5: Jesse McGregor/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Chandler Hatton/Lauren Jones (FAU) 21-4, 21-8


SIESTA KEY TOURNAMENT, place
04/14/2012, Siesta Key, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Newgard and Tiegs Lead Noles to Fiesta Sweep.

The Seminoles swept first, second and third places in both brackets on Saturday.

SIESTA KEY, FL - Led by junior Aurora Newgard's dominant performance, the Florida State sand volleyball team swept both brackets and won the team competition at the Fiesta on Siesta Key on Saturday.

Newgard paired with sophomore Brittany Tiegs to capture first-place in the top-level "Fiesta" bracket, defeating teammates, senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon, 28-16 in the final. Senior Mallory Kiley and graduate student Caitlin Haworth upset FSU's No. 3 team of senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Melanie Pavels to take third-place.

It's the third pairs championship of the season for Newgard and Tiegs, who also won the FSU Sand Tournament and the USC Tournament in March.

"Everything clicked today," Newgard said. "Brittany and I played real well. We kept the ball low. In pool play, we kept almost every team under 10 points. We had a lot of energy. It's always kind of a bummer when you play your teammates in the final, but it also shows how well our team is playing - to have two teams in the finals. Hopefully we can take this momentum to Nationals in two weeks."

FSU sand volleyball head coach Danlee Corso described Newgard as an "All-World" performer for the Seminoles during the competition, hammering her jump serve and putting on a dazzling display with her passing and defense. She was also impressed with FSU's three tandems that played in the second division, "Siesta" bracket, which the Noles also took the first three places in.

Sophomore Jeassica McGregor and junior Fatma Yildirim didn't drop a match en route to grabbing the title. Junior Marija Milosavljevic teamed with the College of Charleston's Taeler Davis to finish second. Senior Amanda Saxton and junior Lacey Blackman took third.

The tournament featured 210 participants and 23 teams, one of the NCAA's largest events of the year and the largest sand volleyball competition in the country this year.

Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kylie Jacob/Jenna Orner (JU) 21-3
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Marcella Araya/Biana Ocana (ULM) 21-10
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Alisha Hoffman/Taylor Story (SU) 21-5
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Gloria Lecorin/Paola Ortiz Colon (FIU) 21-8
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Cintia Knightengale/Thaci Pererra (FAU) 21-7
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Niatha Cullen (JU) 21-13
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Kate DiGirolamo/Stephanie Marin (SU) 21-14
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Jessica Burghart/Valerie El Housine (USF) 21-7
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Jill Hopper/Whitney Masters (FGCU) 21-9
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Julianne Daughtery/Katie Lindstrom (WIU) 23-21
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. Angelica Crump/Roxy Mendez (UCF) 21-8
Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) d. JB Davis/Andrea Rodriguez Gomez (USF) 21-7
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Lilly Wolfe/Anna Wruck (TU) 22-20
Tanner Garbutt/Kristine Monforte (WIU) d. Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) 21-19
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (SU) 21-14
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Alex Johnson/Ryan Shaffer (UM) 21-11
Stephanie Pellitteri/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (SU) 21-13
Katherine Kane/Sammie Strausbaugh (JU) d. Stephanie Pellitteri/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) 25-23
Stephanie Pellitteri/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Ashley Gialenios/Kayla Keller (UCF) 21-17
Stephanie Pellitteri/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Michelle Einzinger/Alida Schat (WIU) 21-9
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Jesica Bryant/Raisa Thorne Romany (WIU) 21-15
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Savanah Leaf/Mariel Schofield (UM) 21-17
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Taylor Johnson/Erika White (SU) 21-8
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Lisa Kerns/Natscha Stafford (PHCC) 21-17
Lacey Blackman/Amanda Saxton (FSU) d. Renele Forde/Carolyn Fouts (FIU) 21-8
Lacey Blackman/Amanda Saxton (FSU) d. Audrey Boren/Erin Robertson (SPC) 21-8
Lacey Blackman/Amanda Saxton (FSU) d. Stephanie Hebert/Britanny Muller (LSCC) 21-8
Lacey Blackman/Amanda Saxton (FSU) d. Julia Brkich/Mary Eckard (AMU) 21-6
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) d. Lauren Bowling/Shauna Stone (SJU) 21-10
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) d. Michelle Wanek/Lauren Wixted (PHCC) 21-6
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) d. Cecilia Eckard/Christianne Ludwick (AMU) 21-10
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) d. Casey Langfield/Shelby Spring (LSCC) 21-9
Lacey Blackman/Amanda Saxton (FSU) d. Casey Langfield/Shelby Spring (LSCC) 25-6
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) d. Sarah Geraldson/Kierston Smith (SCF) 27-25
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Camil Dominguez/Liga Strautniece (FGCU) 25-13
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Tax/Caitlin Tribit (SFCC) 25-12
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) d. Natalie Fraley/Nicole McDonald (SCF) 25-23
Collyn Welsch/Jessica Wilson (RC) d. Lacey Blackman/Amanda Saxton (FSU) 25-19
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Jordann Dierick/Kirsten Germeroth (LSCC) 25-14
Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) d. Collyn Welsch/Jessica Wilson (RC) 27-25
Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Marija Milosavlievic/Taeler Davis (CofC) (FSU) 25-23
Jeassica McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Marija Milosavljevic/ Opp (FSU) 25-23
Stephanie Pellitteri/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) d. Milena Dragovic/Nikki Osuna (TU) 25-9
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Meredith Murphy/Evija Vilde (UCF) 25-16
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Stephanie Pelliterri/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) 25-17
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Stephanie Pellitteri/Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) 25-17
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Visjna Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 25-23
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) 25-23
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Kerstin Koehler/Andi Zbojniewiez (CC) 25-18
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Alessia Pizzocheri/Tate (FAU) 25-20
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Kendall Courtney/Cari Whitmire (JU) 25-22
Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Elyse Chubb/Lizzie Theesehold (CC) 26-24
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Julianne Daughtery/Katie Lindstrom (WIU) 25-17
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) 25-19
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) 25-19
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 28-26
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 28-26


FLORIDA STATE 5, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0
04/21/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sand Volleyball Wins a Pair, Finishes 15-0.

The Seminoles head to the national championships next weekend.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex in familiar fashion.

The Seminoles dominated the competition.

FSU picked up a pair of 5-0 victories, dropping just one set, over UAB and FAU to finish 15-0 in dual matches in 2012.

The Garnet and Gold have one event left in the inaugural collegiate season next weekend - the first-ever Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Saturday's doubleheader was a great tune-up for the Noles.

"We finally figured out our strongest lineup, and the team played fantastic today," head coach Danalee Corso said. "It's a great way to walk into the national championships. We're ready as long as everybody can stay healthy. I think we'll be even better after a few days of practice next week.

Before the match, Florida State honored seniors Jekaterina Stepanova and Visnja Djurdjevic and graduate student Caitlin Haworth, who will cap their careers as Seminoles in Gulf Shores.

"Kate, Visnja and Caitlin all played awesome today," Corso said. "They all bring so much maturity to our matches and our team as a whole. It will be hard to fill their shoes. That's how it goes. Hopefully our younger players will step it up."

Stepanova teamed with freshman Jace Pardon at the No. 2 spot to easily pick up wins over UAB (21-13, 21-10) and FAU (21-10, 21-11). The pair is the No. 5 seed in the pairs portion of the national championship and has a sterling 37-6 record on the season, including a 13-0 mark in duals.

"It was exciting, but it also was bittersweet because it was my last match as a Seminole at home," Stepanova said. "It was good to pick up a couple of victories before Nationals." Djurdjevic paired with freshman Stephanie Pellitteri for the first time this season, and the duo grabbed straight set victories versus the Blazers (21-12, 21-7) and Owls (21-10, 21-10) on Court 3. Djurdjevic went 15-0 in dual matches this season.

Haworth and her partner, senior Mallory Kiley (who is expected to compete next year as a graduate student), may have been the competition's most dominant duo on Court 4, handling UAB's Ally Slaughter and Kate Morrell (21-10, 21-12) before annihilating FAU's Lauren Jones and Chandler Hatton (21-6, 21-12).

"Today was extremely exciting," Haworth said. "Mallory and I came ready to play. We took charge right away. This was my last home game at FSU and it was exciting to win our matches decisively."

Florida State's No. 1 pair of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs improved to 45-6-1 on the season with victories over UAB's top tandem of Heather Thomas and Kirsten Gallagher (21-9, 21-10) and FAU's No. 1 team of Joanne Marras Tate and Alessia Pizzocheri (21-13, 21-12).

The only set FSU dropped on the day came on Court 5 against UAB. Junior Fatma Yilidirm and Jeassica McGregor lost the second set to the Blazers' Michele Simmons and Becca Howard, but won the match - 21-16, 17-21, 15-4. The FSU duo followed that match by hammering FAU's fifth squad, 21-4, 21-17.

In Saturday's third match, UAB edged FAU, 3-2, as the game came down to the third set on Court 2.

The Seminoles travel to Gulf Shores on Wednesday and will begin competition on Friday with pool play for the 16-team pairs championship. In addition to Stepanova and Pardon competing in that portion of the weekend, Newgard and Tiegs are the favorites, earning the one-seed.

The team championship will be decided by a double-elimination bracket on Saturday. Long Beach State, Pepperdine and College of Charleston will also be battling for the team title.

The national championships wrap up next Sunday, April 29, with pairs championship bracket.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kirsten Gallagher/Heather Thomas (UAB) 21-9, 21-10
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Rachel Fairbanks/Kiriana Hirini (UAB) 21-13, 21-10
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Mariah McCallum/Sam Serley (UAB) 21-12, 21-7
No. 4: Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Kate Morrell/Ally Slaughter (UAB) 21-10, 21-12
No. 5: Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Becca Howard/Michele Simmons (UAB) 21-16, 17-21, 15-4


FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 0
04/21/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Sand Volleyball Wins a Pair, Finishes 15-0.

The Seminoles head to the national championships next weekend.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State sand volleyball team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday at the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex in familiar fashion.

The Seminoles dominated the competition.

FSU picked up a pair of 5-0 victories, dropping just one set, over UAB and FAU to finish 15-0 in dual matches in 2012.

The Garnet and Gold have one event left in the inaugural collegiate season next weekend - the first-ever Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Saturday's doubleheader was a great tune-up for the Noles.

"We finally figured out our strongest lineup, and the team played fantastic today," head coach Danalee Corso said. "It's a great way to walk into the national championships. We're ready as long as everybody can stay healthy. I think we'll be even better after a few days of practice next week.

Before the match, Florida State honored seniors Jekaterina Stepanova and Visnja Djurdjevic and graduate student Caitlin Haworth, who will cap their careers as Seminoles in Gulf Shores.

"Kate, Visnja and Caitlin all played awesome today," Corso said. "They all bring so much maturity to our matches and our team as a whole. It will be hard to fill their shoes. That's how it goes. Hopefully our younger players will step it up."

Stepanova teamed with freshman Jace Pardon at the No. 2 spot to easily pick up wins over UAB (21-13, 21-10) and FAU (21-10, 21-11). The pair is the No. 5 seed in the pairs portion of the national championship and has a sterling 37-6 record on the season, including a 13-0 mark in duals.

"It was exciting, but it also was bittersweet because it was my last match as a Seminole at home," Stepanova said. "It was good to pick up a couple of victories before Nationals." Djurdjevic paired with freshman Stephanie Pellitteri for the first time this season, and the duo grabbed straight set victories versus the Blazers (21-12, 21-7) and Owls (21-10, 21-10) on Court 3. Djurdjevic went 15-0 in dual matches this season.

Haworth and her partner, senior Mallory Kiley (who is expected to compete next year as a graduate student), may have been the competition's most dominant duo on Court 4, handling UAB's Ally Slaughter and Kate Morrell (21-10, 21-12) before annihilating FAU's Lauren Jones and Chandler Hatton (21-6, 21-12).

"Today was extremely exciting," Haworth said. "Mallory and I came ready to play. We took charge right away. This was my last home game at FSU and it was exciting to win our matches decisively."

Florida State's No. 1 pair of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs improved to 45-6-1 on the season with victories over UAB's top tandem of Heather Thomas and Kirsten Gallagher (21-9, 21-10) and FAU's No. 1 team of Joanne Marras Tate and Alessia Pizzocheri (21-13, 21-12).

The only set FSU dropped on the day came on Court 5 against UAB. Junior Fatma Yilidirm and Jeassica McGregor lost the second set to the Blazers' Michele Simmons and Becca Howard, but won the match - 21-16, 17-21, 15-4. The FSU duo followed that match by hammering FAU's fifth squad, 21-4, 21-17.

In Saturday's third match, UAB edged FAU, 3-2, as the game came down to the third set on Court 2.

The Seminoles travel to Gulf Shores on Wednesday and will begin competition on Friday with pool play for the 16-team pairs championship. In addition to Stepanova and Pardon competing in that portion of the weekend, Newgard and Tiegs are the favorites, earning the one-seed.

The team championship will be decided by a double-elimination bracket on Saturday. Long Beach State, Pepperdine and College of Charleston will also be battling for the team title.

The national championships wrap up next Sunday, April 29, with pairs championship bracket.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Alessia Pizzocheri/Joanne Marras Tate (FAU) 21-13, 21-12
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Darija Sataric/Grace Vega (FAU) 21-10, 21-11
No. 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Isabelle Arboleda/Sara Stoll (FAU) 21-10, 21-10
No. 4: Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) d. Chandler Hatton/Lauren Jones (FAU) 21-6, 21-12
No. 5: Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Cintia Nightingale/Thacilli Pereira (FAU) 21-4, 21-17


POOL PLAY NAT CHAMPIONSHIP
04/27/2012, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Build Momentum with Undefeated Day 1 at Nationals.

Florida State faces Long Beach State at Noon CT to start the team championship Saturday.

GULF SHORES, AL - At Thursday's practice Florida State sand volleyball head coach Danalee Corso said great performances from her top two pairs on the first day of the Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championship would be key to provide the Seminoles with momentum heading into Saturday's team championship.

The Garnet and Gold got just that out of the tandems of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs, and senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon on Friday on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala.

The Noles went a perfect 6-0 and won a trio of three-set battles during pool play of the 16-team pairs portion of the weekend. Stepanova and Pardon captured the No. 3 seed in Sunday's pairs championship by winning Pool D. Tiegs and Newgard grabbed the No. 4 seed by winning Pool A, including capturing the day's final match, an epic three-setter over Hawaii's No. 1 tandem of Jane Croson and Ashley Lee.

Most importantly, the exciting and successful first day will give FSU a strong push into the four-team double-elimination team championship that begins Saturday at 11 a.m. CT when first-seed Pepperdine takes on fourth-seed College of Charleston. The second-seeded Seminoles will face third-seed Long Beach State at 12 p.m. CT.

"This will give us momentum, but those two teams will be a little tired," Corso said. "Thankfully, we are very well conditioned. The goal is to become the first-ever collegiate sand volleyball national champions tomorrow."

Tiegs and Newgard dropped their first set to of the day to Long Beach State's Haleigh Hampton and Chelsea Cabrajac, 21-19, before cruising in the next two sets, 21-17, 15-8, to win. The Nole pair then blew past College of Charleston's Emily Shelton and Kelly Kolich, 21-10, 21-17.

Tiegs and Newgard had been looking to gain revenge against Croson and Lee since the Rainbow Wahine tandem downed the Seminole duo in three sets at the UNF Invitational pairs final on April 1.

Friday's match was another three-setter. After Tiegs and Newgard handedly grabbed the first set, 21-18, Croson and Lee outlasted the Garnet and Gold pair, 30-28, in set two. Trailing 13-9 in the final set, the FSU tandem dug deep, fought back to snag an emotional 16-14 to keep FSU undefeated on the day.

"That was a phenomenal win," Tiegs said. "We'd been gunning for them, and they had been gunning for us. We got our revenge and finally beat them. We started off a little slow, but that happens. We definitely picked it up for sure as soon as we got our momentum going. It's great to go 3-0 in our pool."

Pardon and Stepanova also had an impressive three-set victory over Hawaii of their own in their second match of the day. After routing UNF's Dagnija Medina and Emily Strack, 21-10, 21-17, the Seminole pair dropped its first set to the Rainbow Wahine team of Emily Hartong and Elizabeth Stoltzman, 21-19, but rallied to take the second set 21-14. The FSU tandem was down 13-11 in the third set, before scoring four straight points to win the match.

Pardon and Stepanova ended their day with a straight-set 21-14, 21-17 victory over Southern California's Geena Urango and Sara Shaw.

"Today was amazing," Corso said. "Brittany and Aurora were spectacular. They're not the most physical team here, but they have so many tools in their repertoire. They used every one today. They've won three of five tournaments this season. To win major events is a skill in itself. They have that. They proved today they are mature players, and so did Jace and Kate today."

Pepperdine's top two teams won Pools B and C without dropping a set to grab the first two seeds of Sunday's pairs tournament.

The Seminole teams will be on opposite ends of the pairs bracket and wouldn't meet until the finals.

Also competing for the Noles on Saturday will be the No. 3 team of senior Mallory Kiley and graduate student Caitlin Haworth, the No. 4 duo of senior Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman Stephanie Pellitteri, and the No. 5 squad of junior Fatma Yildirm and sophomore Jeassica McGregor.

Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Chelsea Cabrajac/Haleigh Hampton (LBSU) 19-21, 21-17, 15-8
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton (CC) 21-10, 21-17
Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Jane Croson/Ashley Lee (UH) 21-18, 28-30, 16-14
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack (UNF) 21-10, 21-17
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Emily Hartong/Elizabeth Stoltzman (UH) 19-21, 21-14, 15-13
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) 21-14, 21-17


LONG BEACH STATE 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/28/2012, Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sand Volleyball Finishes Third at National Championships.

FSU's top two tandems can still win a national title in the pairs championship Sunday.

GULF SHORES, AL - The Florida State sand volleyball team's quest to become the first collegiate sand volleyball champion came up short on Saturday at the hands of Long Beach State, as the Seminoles finished third on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. at the inaugural Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships.

FSU dropped a pair of matches, 4-1 in the first round and 3-2 in the semifinals, to the 49ers. The Garnet & Gold downed College of Charleston 4-1 in the quarterfinals.

The Seminoles wrap up the season with a 16-2 dual match record.

FSU's top two tandems of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs and senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon give Florida State another shot at a national championship in Sundays' 16-team single-elimination pairs tournament.

"I had very high expectations this season and the team exceeded them in terms of how hard they worked and how much they improved," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "I knew these indoor players from the West Coast would close the gap on us, they just needed time in the sand. I don't think the team was expecting Long Beach State to improve this much. Congratulations to Long Beach and Pepperdine. I still think we've had a successful season. I definitely plan on challenging this team more next year so we are prepared for this national championship."

Stepanova and Pardon captured the third seed, while Tiegs and Newgard snagged the fourth seed in the pairs tournament. Both duos will play at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday with first round matches against 13-seed Kelly Kolich and Emily Shelton of College of Charleston and 14-seed Dagnija Medina and Emily Strack of UNF, respectively. The quarterfinals matches will be at 9 a.m., the semifinals will start at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and the championship will start at 1:30 p.m. All times are Eastern.

"There are a lot of good teams out here, so it's not going to be easy by any means," Corso said. "It's definitely possible to win. Our top two teams are very strong."

After Pepperdine defeated Long Beach State to capture the first-ever sand national title, the inaugural 10-member class of All-Americans were announced, featuring FSU's Stepanova, Newgard and Tiegs.

Stepanova and Pardon were absolutely dominant during Saturday's team competition, winning all three of their matches in two sets. The pair will be among the favorites for Sunday's pair championship.

The Seminoles got off to a slow start in their opening round match against Long Beach State, losing the first set on three of five courts. Stepanova and Pardon routed Chelsea Cabrajac and Halie Hampton, 21-17, 21-13. Newgard and Tiegs won the first set against Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenicke but dropped the second set before forfeiting in the third to conserve energy after FSU's third through fifth teams all lost in two sets.

The Noles took out their frustration following their first dual loss of the season on the College Charleston, winning easily on four courts, before forfeiting on court four to rest up for a rematch with Long Beach State.

Again, the 49ers were too much for the Seminoles in the semifinals match. Stepanova and Pardon smoked Cabrajac and Hampton for a second time, but the Noles' Nos. 3 through 5 teams couldn't win a set, despite Visnja Djurdjevic and Stephanie Pellitteri and Sarah Wickstrom and Fatma Yildirm leading in both sets.

No. 1: Caitlin Ledooux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 14-21, 21-16, def
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Chelsea Cabrajac/Halie Hampton (LBSU) 21-17, 21-13
No. 3: Delaney Aigner-Sweeny/Libby Fontanilla (LBSU) d. Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) 21-19, 21-8
No. 4: Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely (LBSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 26-24, 21-19
No. 5: Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU) d. Jesse McGregor/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) 21-13, 21-19


FLORIDA STATE 4, COLL OF CHARLESTON 1
04/28/2012, Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sand Volleyball Finishes Third at National Championships.

FSU's top two tandems can still win a national title in the pairs championship Sunday.

GULF SHORES, AL - The Florida State sand volleyball team's quest to become the first collegiate sand volleyball champion came up short on Saturday at the hands of Long Beach State, as the Seminoles finished third on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. at the inaugural Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships.

FSU dropped a pair of matches, 4-1 in the first round and 3-2 in the semifinals, to the 49ers. The Garnet & Gold downed College of Charleston 4-1 in the quarterfinals.

The Seminoles wrap up the season with a 16-2 dual match record.

FSU's top two tandems of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs and senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon give Florida State another shot at a national championship in Sundays' 16-team single-elimination pairs tournament.

"I had very high expectations this season and the team exceeded them in terms of how hard they worked and how much they improved," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "I knew these indoor players from the West Coast would close the gap on us, they just needed time in the sand. I don't think the team was expecting Long Beach State to improve this much. Congratulations to Long Beach and Pepperdine. I still think we've had a successful season. I definitely plan on challenging this team more next year so we are prepared for this national championship."

Stepanova and Pardon captured the third seed, while Tiegs and Newgard snagged the fourth seed in the pairs tournament. Both duos will play at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday with first round matches against 13-seed Kelly Kolich and Emily Shelton of College of Charleston and 14-seed Dagnija Medina and Emily Strack of UNF, respectively. The quarterfinals matches will be at 9 a.m., the semifinals will start at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and the championship will start at 1:30 p.m. All times are Eastern.

"There are a lot of good teams out here, so it's not going to be easy by any means," Corso said. "It's definitely possible to win. Our top two teams are very strong."

After Pepperdine defeated Long Beach State to capture the first-ever sand national title, the inaugural 10-member class of All-Americans were announced, featuring FSU's Stepanova, Newgard and Tiegs.

Stepanova and Pardon were absolutely dominant during Saturday's team competition, winning all three of their matches in two sets. The pair will be among the favorites for Sunday's pair championship.

The Seminoles got off to a slow start in their opening round match against Long Beach State, losing the first set on three of five courts. Stepanova and Pardon routed Chelsea Cabrajac and Halie Hampton, 21-17, 21-13. Newgard and Tiegs won the first set against Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenicke but dropped the second set before forfeiting in the third to conserve energy after FSU's third through fifth teams all lost in two sets.

The Noles took out their frustration following their first dual loss of the season on the College Charleston, winning easily on four courts, before forfeiting on court four to rest up for a rematch with Long Beach State.

Again, the 49ers were too much for the Seminoles in the semifinals match. Stepanova and Pardon smoked Cabrajac and Hampton for a second time, but the Noles' Nos. 3 through 5 teams couldn't win a set, despite Visnja Djurdjevic and Stephanie Pellitteri and Sarah Wickstrom and Fatma Yildirm leading in both sets.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Elye Chabb/Lizzie Thesfeld (CC) 21-13, 21-11
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton (CC) 21-14, 21-14
No. 3: Emily Neideffer/Slaone White (CC) d. Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) 22-20 default
No. 4: Visnja Djurdjevic/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kirsten Koehler/Andi Zbojniewicz (CC) 21-17, 21-14
No. 5: Sarah Wickstrom/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) d. Catey Warren/Sloane White (CC) 21-13, 21-4


LONG BEACH STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/28/2012, Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sand Volleyball Finishes Third at National Championships.

FSU's top two tandems can still win a national title in the pairs championship Sunday.

GULF SHORES, AL - The Florida State sand volleyball team's quest to become the first collegiate sand volleyball champion came up short on Saturday at the hands of Long Beach State, as the Seminoles finished third on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. at the inaugural Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships.

FSU dropped a pair of matches, 4-1 in the first round and 3-2 in the semifinals, to the 49ers. The Garnet & Gold downed College of Charleston 4-1 in the quarterfinals.

The Seminoles wrap up the season with a 16-2 dual match record.

FSU's top two tandems of junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs and senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon give Florida State another shot at a national championship in Sundays' 16-team single-elimination pairs tournament.

"I had very high expectations this season and the team exceeded them in terms of how hard they worked and how much they improved," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "I knew these indoor players from the West Coast would close the gap on us, they just needed time in the sand. I don't think the team was expecting Long Beach State to improve this much. Congratulations to Long Beach and Pepperdine. I still think we've had a successful season. I definitely plan on challenging this team more next year so we are prepared for this national championship."

Stepanova and Pardon captured the third seed, while Tiegs and Newgard snagged the fourth seed in the pairs tournament. Both duos will play at 8 a.m. CT on Sunday with first round matches against 13-seed Kelly Kolich and Emily Shelton of College of Charleston and 14-seed Dagnija Medina and Emily Strack of UNF, respectively. The quarterfinals matches will be at 9 a.m., the semifinals will start at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and the championship will start at 1:30 p.m. All times are Eastern.

"There are a lot of good teams out here, so it's not going to be easy by any means," Corso said. "It's definitely possible to win. Our top two teams are very strong."

After Pepperdine defeated Long Beach State to capture the first-ever sand national title, the inaugural 10-member class of All-Americans were announced, featuring FSU's Stepanova, Newgard and Tiegs.

Stepanova and Pardon were absolutely dominant during Saturday's team competition, winning all three of their matches in two sets. The pair will be among the favorites for Sunday's pair championship.

The Seminoles got off to a slow start in their opening round match against Long Beach State, losing the first set on three of five courts. Stepanova and Pardon routed Chelsea Cabrajac and Halie Hampton, 21-17, 21-13. Newgard and Tiegs won the first set against Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenicke but dropped the second set before forfeiting in the third to conserve energy after FSU's third through fifth teams all lost in two sets.

The Noles took out their frustration following their first dual loss of the season on the College Charleston, winning easily on four courts, before forfeiting on court four to rest up for a rematch with Long Beach State.

Again, the 49ers were too much for the Seminoles in the semifinals match. Stepanova and Pardon smoked Cabrajac and Hampton for a second time, but the Noles' Nos. 3 through 5 teams couldn't win a set, despite Visnja Djurdjevic and Stephanie Pellitteri and Sarah Wickstrom and Fatma Yildirm leading in both sets.

No. 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) 16-21, 21-16, def
No. 2: Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Chelsea Cabrajac/Halie Hampton (LBSU) 21-11, 21-10
No. 3: Delaney Aigner-Sweeny/Libby Fontanilla (LBSU) d. Caitlin Haworth/Mallory Kiley (FSU) 21-15, 21-14
No. 4: Lauren Minkel/Jocelyn Neely (LBSU) d. Visnja Djurdjevic/Stephanie Pellitteri (FSU) 21-18, 23-21
No. 5: Tyler Jackson/Janisa Johnson (LBSU) d. Sarah Wickstrom/Fatma Yildirim (FSU) 23-21, 23-21


PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
04/29/2012, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sand Volleyball Caps Season in Semifinals.

Pardon and Stepanova advance to the semifinals in the national pairs tournament.

GULF SHORES, AL - The Florida State sand volleyball team's inaugural season ended in the semifinals of the National Championships pairs tournament on Sunday on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala.

Senior Jekaterina Stepanova and freshman Jace Pardon lost in a hard-fought semifinal to Long Beach State's Caitlin Ledoux and Tara Roenicke, 21-19, 17-21, 15-8.

That same 49ers' team knocked junior Aurora Newgard and sophomore Brittany Tiegs out in the semifinals, 21-17, 21-16, earlier in the day.

The Seminoles wrap up the season with a 16-2 final record and a third-place team national championship finish on Saturday. Stepanova, Tiegs and Newgard all captured All-America awards, as well.

"Long Beach is a strong team," FSU head coach Danalee Corso said after the semifinals. "I think if we could've won that first set, it would've been a different match. It was a great match, and this weekend was a great tournament. I'm really proud of Jace and Kate, and I'm really proud of the whole team.

"I think it was great for everyone to be here. I talked about it the whole year - that these West Coast teams with the indoor players would get better as they learned how to play in the sand."

Stepanova and Pardon fought back with a dominant second set against 49ers that included back-to-back points from the 6-2 Riga, Lativia, native who scored a point on a back dump before an ace gave the Noles an early 8-4 lead that set the tone for the rest of the set.

Roenicke and Ledoux had just a little more left in the tank to advance to the finals in the third set, however.

"Long Beach State deserves to be in the final," Stepanova said. "It was a close game, and we tasted the final so it's frustrating. We were so close, so it's kind of sad. Personally, I've had a great career at Florida State. This weekend was a great way to close out my senior season."

After winning set one, 21-17, Stepanova and Pardon were down 18-14 in the second set of the quarterfinals to USC's Kirby Burnham and Kelly Irvin before rallying to defeat the Trojan duo, 23-21, and advance to the semifinals. Stepanova had a powerful block to put the Seminoles ahead on a point before the Trojans hit the ball into the net to give the Garnet and Gold duo the set and the match.

The duo also routed UNF's Dagnija Medina and Emily Strack in the opening round 21-14, 21-13.

Newgard and Tiegs defeated College of Charleston's Emily Shelton and Kelly Kolich, 21-15, 21-16 in the first round.

Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) d. Kelly Kolich/Emily Shelton (CC) 21-15, 21-16
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Dagnija Medina/Emily Strack (UNF) 21-14, 21-13
Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) d. Kieby Burnham/Kelly Irvin (USC) 21-17, 23-21
Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) d. Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) 21-17, 21-16
Caitlin Ledoux/Tara Roenicke (LBSU) d. Jace Pardon/Jekaterina Stepanova (FSU) 21-19, 17-21, 15-8