Florida State Women's Beach Volleyball - 2016 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Beach Volleyball - 2016 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Brooke Niles, Head Coach
Tyler Berry, Director of Operations
Hector Gutierrez, Assistant Coach
Traci Weamer, Volunteer Assistant

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2016 Beach Volleyball


From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Announces Hiring Of Niles To Lead Sand Volleyball Program.
June 16, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State University athletics has announced the hiring of U.S. beach volleyball professional Brooke Niles as the Seminoles new sand volleyball head coach. Niles is a California native who earned All-American honors as a player and has coached at the collegiate, junior college, club and high school levels working with both indoor and sand volleyball teams.

“I am beyond excited to join the Florida State family as the head sand volleyball coach,” said Niles. “The school has a rich history of athletic and academic excellence and shows amazing support for sand volleyball. Although sand volleyball is still a relatively new collegiate sport, FSU had already inserted itself as a dominant force. I have already fallen in love with Tallahassee and the university and I can't wait to share my passion, knowledge and love for the game with this team. I want to also thank Stan Wilcox, Vanessa Fuchs, indoor coach Chris Poole and the entire search committee for this amazing opportunity.”

“We are looking forward to Brooke joining us at Florida State to lead our sand volleyball team,” said FSU Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox. “Her broad and extraordinarily successful experience will be invaluable in continuing to grow the program. I know that she is as excited about leading our student-athletes as they are to be led by someone with her background and stature in the sand volleyball community.”

Niles, who earned a law and society degree from UC Santa Barbara in 2003, was a third-team All-American while playing for the Gauchos where she also was a three-time All-Big West selection and named conference freshman of the year. Following her playing career at UCSB, Niles spent three years as an assistant indoor coach at her alma mater before beginning a successful professional beach volleyball career in 2007 that saw her win numerous pro tournaments along with being named the AVP Beach Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.

While climbing to a top five ranking in the National Volleyball Beach League and spending 2010-13 as a member of the USA Beach National Team, Niles was a first alternate for the USA 2012 London Olympic Beach National team.

The Woodland Hills, CA resident returned to coaching in 2010 at Oxnard Junior College with the indoor team. In 2012 she began coaching professional beach volleyball teams competing on the FIVB World Tour from the USA, Costa Rica and the Netherlands. Most recently Niles coached at Mira Costa High School in California and she was the director, founder and head coach of The Beach Team Club in Hermosa, CA.

“I'm very excited for Brooke to join our volleyball family,” said FSU Volleyball Head Coach Chris Poole. “She played beach volleyball and indoor volleyball at the highest level. She has also coached indoor volleyball at a Top 10 level in the NCAA Division I and she has coached and trained with some of the best beach players in the world. The references we got from National Team level players/coaches and Gold Medalist were outstanding. She had a very impressive resume and made an impact on everyone during her visit.”

“Brooke will lead the squad in a fantastic way and help the ladies grow and learn in so many ways,” said Kerri Walsh a three-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball. “Her competitiveness is truly an asset as it leads her to work hard and push for excellence. She practices what she preaches and this to me is what coaching/teaching is all about."

Niles will take over a program that has played in the AVCA National Championships in each of its four seasons since the program’s inception and will lead FSU into sand volleyball’s first season as a full-fledged NCAA championship sport in 2016.


FSU Joins CCSA for Beach Volleyball.
CCSA Beach Volleyball will begin play in spring 2016 with eight founding members.

October 20, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball program will join the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) as a charter member for the spring 2016 season. The official announcement came Monday from CCSA Executive Director Mike Hagen.

CCSA Beach Volleyball will begin play in spring 2016 with eight founding members: University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Georgia State University, Louisiana State University (LSU), the University of South Carolina and Tulane University. The first CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship will be held at LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, Ga., on the Rally Volleyball Courts on April 22-24.

“It’s huge to have something to strive for before the national championships and playing for a conference championship as a member of the CCSA will do just that, provide a championship atmosphere for our student-athletes,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “It is going to be a very tough conference to play in and we are excited for the challenge.”

The CCSA, which was formerly known as the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association at the Division I level, rebranded to include beach volleyball for the upcoming season.

"The CCSA swimming championships have been an extremely gratifying experience the past eight years,” said CCSA President Ted Gumbart. “To be able to provide championship opportunities through the cooperative efforts of multiple conferences has proven to be a perfect solution for the student-athletes. Expanding through the addition of beach volleyball fits the same criteria as swimming - meet a need for opportunity with a cooperative solution. We are extremely pleased to partner with our beach volleyball members and to celebrate with them through our inaugural CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship this spring.”

Beach Volleyball became the 90th championship sponsored by the NCAA this past summer. The first NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship will be conducted May 5-7, 2016 in Gulf Shores, Alabama and will be hosted by CCSA member UAB. The creation of CCSA Beach Volleyball provides student-athletes the opportunity to compete for conference honors and championships. The NCAA does not currently offer automatic qualification (AQ) into the beach volleyball championship for conference winners (a two-year championship history is required), but the CCSA will be in position to qualify for an AQ should they be offered in 2018.

Beach Volleyball, or Sand Volleyball as it was called at the time, was declared an emerging NCAA sport for Division I in 2011. Its rapid growth allowed beach volleyball to reach the 40-program threshold to be considered for championship status last year. Sponsorship levels passed 60 NCAA varsity programs for 2015-16 as beach volleyball remains one of the country’s fastest growing sports.

“FSU Beach Volleyball is excited to be a member of the CCSA,” said Vanessa Fuchs, Florida State’s Senior Associate AD and SWA. “The sport of beach volleyball has grown rapidly and having additional championship participation opportunities through the CCSA will only help to further the sport’s growth in its first year as an active NCAA sport.

“This will undoubtedly enhance our student-athletes’ experience and help with our recruiting efforts. Kudos to Ted Gumbart and his staff for bringing eight strong programs together to compete for a championship each year.”

The CCSA formed in 2007 as a partnership among swimming and diving programs in the Atlantic Sun Conference, Big South Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southern Conference to provide championship opportunities for men’s and women’s swimming and diving student-athletes. Conference growth in swimming and diving now shows 15 institutions with competitors from eight separate Division I multisport conferences. With the addition of beach volleyball, the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association now has 22 member institutions with participants from 11 different NCAA Division I multisport conferences.


2016 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Ali Eager, 5-11, Southlake, TX

Nikki Esposito, 5-10, Deerfield Beach

Devan Hultquist, 5-6, Tallahassee

Macy Jerger, 6-1, Fort Myers

Brooke Kuhlman, 5-10, Naples

Eva Torruella, 6-0, San Juan, PR


2016 Roster - By Name

L
T                                     PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 30 Julie Brown           6-0   Sr   ***  Oviedo (Oviedo)
* 14 Meghan Conway         5-7   So   *    Jensen Beach (Jensen Beach)
* 10 Ali Eager             5-11  Fr        Southlake, TX (Liberty Christian)
* 40 Breana Edwards        6-3   Fr-R      Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 24 Nikki Esposito        5-10  Fr        Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 12 Vanessa Freire        5-10  So   *    Windermere (Lake Highland Prep)
* 15 Blyss Harkness        5-8   Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 35 Katie Horton          6-1   So-R *    Westland, MI (Wayne Memorial/Ohio)
   4 Devan Hultquist       5-6   Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  1 Macy Jerger           6-1   Fr        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 11 Kayla Joyce           5-8   Sr   ***  Oviedo (Oviedo)
* 31 Milica Kubura         6-4   So-R *    Belgrade, Serbia (Third Belgrade)
* 20 Brooke Kuhlman        5-10  Fr        Naples (Barron Collier)
* 34 Hailey Luke           6-0   So-R *    Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 33 Annie Montgomery      6-0   Sr   ***  Sarasota (Cardinal Mooney)
* 25 Victoria Paranagua    5-11  So   *    Austin, TX (Anderson)
* 21 Jace Pardon           5-10  Sr-R ***  Manhatten Beach, CA (Mira Costa)
*  3 Kristina Pellitteri   5-9   Sr   ***  Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 32 Katherine Plessy      5-11  Jr-R **   Marietta, GA (Walton)
* 22 Sierra Sanchez        6-0   Jr   **   Valencia, CA (Valencia)
* 13 Julia Thompson        5-10  Jr   **   Fox River Grove, IL (Barrington)
   2 Eva Torruella         6-0   Fr        San Juan, PR (Saint John's)
*  5 Cecilie Woie          5-5   So   *    Alsvag, Norway

2016 Roster - By Number

L
T                                     PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Macy Jerger           6-1   Fr        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
   2 Eva Torruella         6-0   Fr        San Juan, PR (Saint John's)
*  3 Kristina Pellitteri   5-9   Sr   ***  Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
   4 Devan Hultquist       5-6   Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  5 Cecilie Woie          5-5   So   *    Alsvag, Norway
* 10 Ali Eager             5-11  Fr        Southlake, TX (Liberty Christian)
* 11 Kayla Joyce           5-8   Sr   ***  Oviedo (Oviedo)
* 12 Vanessa Freire        5-10  So   *    Windermere (Lake Highland Prep)
* 13 Julia Thompson        5-10  Jr   **   Fox River Grove, IL (Barrington)
* 14 Meghan Conway         5-7   So   *    Jensen Beach (Jensen Beach)
* 15 Blyss Harkness        5-8   Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 20 Brooke Kuhlman        5-10  Fr        Naples (Barron Collier)
* 21 Jace Pardon           5-10  Sr-R ***  Manhatten Beach, CA (Mira Costa)
* 22 Sierra Sanchez        6-0   Jr   **   Valencia, CA (Valencia)
* 24 Nikki Esposito        5-10  Fr        Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 25 Victoria Paranagua    5-11  So   *    Austin, TX (Anderson)
* 30 Julie Brown           6-0   Sr   ***  Oviedo (Oviedo)
* 31 Milica Kubura         6-4   So-R *    Belgrade, Serbia (Third Belgrade)
* 32 Katherine Plessy      5-11  Jr-R **   Marietta, GA (Walton)
* 33 Annie Montgomery      6-0   Sr   ***  Sarasota (Cardinal Mooney)
* 34 Hailey Luke           6-0   So-R *    Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 35 Katie Horton          6-1   So-R *    Westland, MI (Wayne Memorial/Ohio)
* 40 Breana Edwards        6-3   Fr-R      Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Brown, Pardon Named AVCA Beach All-Americans.
The Seminoles’ number one pair finished the season 28-5.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State’s Julie Brown and Jace Pardon were recognized as Beach Volleyball All-Americans as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Wednesday.

Playing as FSU’s number one pairs’ team all season long, Brown and Pardon led the Seminoles to the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship and a national runner-up finish in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Seminole duo finished the season with a 28-5 dual-match record posting victories over 16 ranked teams including nine schools that ranked in the top 10. At one stretch during the season, Brown and Pardon recorded 15 straight match victories.

“This is huge for our program,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “From a recruiting stand point, it shows that we have some really good players that want to come and compete and succeed at Florida State. These recruits know that they will be coached well and will play for a top program that will compete at the highest level and produce All-Americans. It means a lot that Florida State is well respected in the beach volleyball community which is only a sign of things to come.”

Brown and Pardon were also the catalyst for FSU’s successful run during its first season in the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) which culminated in the Seminoles claiming the inaugural conference title. The pair went 12-0 against CCSA competition including a perfect 5-0 at the CCSA Conference Tournament. For their efforts, Brown and Pardon were named the CCSA Pair of the Year, garnered a spot on the CCSA All-Conference First Team and named to the CCSA Academic All-Conference Team. At the conference championship, the Seminole duo walked away with Pair MVP honors and a spot on the All-Tournament team.

The award for Pardon is her third All-America honor as she was also recognized by the AVCA in 2013 & 2014. The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native is the only three-time Beach All-American in school history and joins Southern California’s Sara Hughes (2014, 2015 & 2016) and former FSU and Hawaii standout Brittany Tiegs (2012 – FSU, 2014 & 2015) as the only student-athletes to earn AVCA Beach All-America honors three times in the history of the award.

“Jace was a huge gift to our team in that she was able to come back for a fifth year after suffering an injury last year,” added Niles. “The fact that she is competing with the best players at the No. 1 spot at each school and that she was recognized as one of the best players in the country is a huge honor. We know she deserves it. She has worked so hard and we are so proud of her.”

Brown’s recognition makes her the sixth Seminole Beach All-American since the program’s inception in 2012. FSU has been honored with nine total AVCA Beach All-Americans which ranks as the third most nationally all-time.

“Julie had a tremendous season,” said Niles. “She improved so much after playing at different positions during her first three years at Florida State. To be on the one’s team and play with a player like Jace, who is so well respected nationally, to get almost every serve and to post the record they did is a testament to the hard work they both put in this year. Julie worked really hard on becoming a better player and absolutely deserves this award.”

Pardon leaves Florida State as the school’s all-time leader in matches played (177), overall wins (147) and dual-match victories (85), while ranking second all-time in tournament victories with 62. Her 61 wins at the No. 1 position are the most by any other player at FSU at any position.

Brown put the finishing touches on her collegiate career with one of her best seasons at Florida State. The Oviedo, Fla., native finished 2016 posting single-season career-highs for overall and dual-match wins (28). She played all 33 matches at the number one spot in 2016 after not playing at that position since her freshman season. Brown leaves Florida State ranked fifth all-time in overall wins (95) and third in dual wins (74).

Pardon, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport management, earned her bachelor’s degree in international affairs in the spring of 2015. Brown graduated with a double degree in marketing and business management this past spring.


Brooke Niles Recognized as AVCA National Coach of the Year.
The first year head coach led the Seminoles to a school record 32 wins and a national runner-up finish.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State’s Brooke Niles was recognized for her outstanding effort in her first season at the helm of the Seminole Beach Volleyball program as she was named National Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Thursday.

Niles led the Seminoles to unprecedented heights during the program’s first season as an official NCAA championship sport. Her first year in Tallahassee was highlighted by a series of program firsts including a school-record for dual-match victories, a conference championship, the top-seed in the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship and a national runner-up finish.

“I am truly speechless,” said Niles. “This is an award voted on by the coaches, a group of peers that I highly respect. I am very thankful for the award as it helps me realize that what we are doing here at Florida State is great and recognized by everyone else nationally.

“But most importantly this is a team award because the success we endured this year would not have been possible without everyone associated with this program, from the players and coaches to the FSU administration and all our support staff.”

Florida State hit the ground running under Niles winning its first 14 matches, all on the road, as eight of those victories came against ranked foes including five ranked in the top 10. One of those wins came against then-No. 2 Southern California in Los Angeles as the Seminoles snapped the Women of Troy’s 19-match home win streak. FSU went on to earn the No. 1 overall seed at the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship after claiming the 2016 Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Conference title.

The Seminoles finished the 2016 campaign as the national runner-up at the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship after posting a 3-2 record at the tournament. FSU went on to set the single-season school record for victories in a season with 32 and ranked in the top 5 of the AVCA national poll all year. Along with their 14-match win streak, the Seminoles also put together a school-record 17-match win streak which saw Florida State outscore the opposition 71-10. At seasons end, Florida State registered 19 victories over ranked schools while posting an 11-3 mark against teams ranked in the top 10.

“Overall, I am pleased with how my first year went at Florida State,” added Niles. “I knew there would be some struggles along the way but to finish the year with just three losses and two coming to the same team is a testament to the hard work that everyone on this team put in since I arrived in Tallahassee. But I realize we lose a lot of players following this year and we can’t take this past season for granted. We have to continue to build on the success of this program now and into the future.”

Under Niles, Florida State garnered two AVCA All-Americans, four CCSA All-Conference selections, a league-best three student-athletes named to the CCSA All-Academic team, the CCSA Pair of the Year and 10 Seminoles who earned a spot on the CCSA Academic Honor Roll.

Niles becomes the first coach wt Florida State, in either indoor or beach, to claim top coaching honors from the AVCA.


2016 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Julie Brown              American Volleyball Coaches Assoc - All-American

Jace Pardon              American Volleyball Coaches Assoc - All-American

All-Americans -  2

2016 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
03/04
Ref
N
SOUTH CAROLINA
Tempe, Az
W 5-0
03/04
Ref
A
ARIZONA STATE W 5-0
03/05
Ref
A
GRAND CANYON W 3-2
03/05
Ref
N
NEW MEXICO
Tempe, Az
W 4-1
03/09
Ref
A
LONG BEACH STATE W 5-0
03/10
Ref
N
CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE
Santa Monica, Ca
W 5-0
03/10
Ref
N
UCLA
Santa Monica, Ca
W 3-2
03/11
Ref
A
LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT W 5-0
03/11
Ref
A
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA W 3-2
03/19
Ref
N
HOUSTON BAPTIST
Fort Worth, Tx
W 5-0
03/19
Ref
A
TEXAS CHRISTIAN W 5-0
03/20
Ref
N
TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI
Fort Worth, Tx
W 5-0
03/25
Ref
N
FL INTERNATIONAL
Deland, Fl
W 4-1
03/25
Ref
N
UCLA
Deland, Fl
W 4-1
03/26
Ref
N
HAWAII
Deland, Fl
L 1-4
04/02
Ref
N
GRAND CANYON
Baton Rouge, La
W 4-1
04/02
Ref
A
LOUISIANA STATE W 5-0
04/03
Ref
N
LSU BEACH INVITATIONAL  
04/09
Ref
N
LOUISIANA-MONROE
Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl
W 5-0
04/09
Ref
N
NORTH FLORIDA
Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl
W 3-2
04/09
Ref
N
FIESTA ON SIESTA PAIRS TOURNY
Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl
 
04/10
Ref
N
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl
W 5-0
04/10
Ref
N
UNC-WILMINGTON
Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl
W 5-0
04/15
Ref
H
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM W 5-0
04/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE W 3-2
04/16
Ref
H
TULANE W 5-0
04/16
Ref
H
COLL OF CHARLESTON W 4-1
04/22
Ref
N
LOUISIANA STATE
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 3-2
04/22
Ref
N
SOUTH CAROLINA
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 5-0
04/23
Ref
N
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 5-0
04/24
Ref
N
SOUTH CAROLINA
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 5-0
04/24
Ref
N
GEORGIA STATE
CCSA Championship, Emerson, Ga
W 3-0
05/06
Ref
N
STETSON
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al
W 3-0
05/06
Ref
N
HAWAII
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al
W 3-2
05/07
Ref
N
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al
L 1-3
05/08
Ref
N
UCLA
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al
W 3-1
05/08
Ref
N
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
NCAA Championship, Gulf Shores, Al
L 0-3
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS   32- 3     4- 0     7- 0    21- 3


2016 CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         7- 0    32- 3 
 2  GEORGIA STATE         6- 4    26-10 
 3  FL INTERNATIONAL      5- 3    13- 9 
 4  LOUISIANA STATE       4- 4    20- 9 
 5  SOUTH CAROLINA        5- 5    20-16 
 6  FLORIDA ATLANTIC      3- 5    13-16 
 7  TULANE                4- 7    20-15 
 8  ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    0- 7    13-18 

2016 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Emerson, Ga
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
04/22/2016  (1)FLORIDA STATE 3, (4)LOUISIANA STATE 2            Round 1
04/22/2016  (5)SOUTH CAROLINA 5, (8)ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0        Round 1
04/22/2016  (2)GEORGIA STATE 3, (3)FL INTERNATIONAL 2           Round 1
04/22/2016  (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 3, (7)TULANE 2                  Round 1
04/22/2016  (1)FLORIDA STATE 5, (5)SOUTH CAROLINA 0             Round 1
04/22/2016  (4)LOUISIANA STATE 5, (8)ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0       Round 1
04/22/2016  (2)GEORGIA STATE 3, (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 2           Round 1
04/22/2016  (3)FL INTERNATIONAL 3, (7)TULANE 2                  Round 1
04/23/2016  (2)GEORGIA STATE 5, (7)TULANE 0                     Round 1
04/23/2016  (3)FL INTERNATIONAL 3, (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 2        Round 1
04/23/2016  (1)FLORIDA STATE 5, (8)ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0         Round 1
04/23/2016  (4)LOUISIANA STATE 5, (5)SOUTH CAROLINA 0           Round 1
04/23/2016  (5)SOUTH CAROLINA 4, (3)FL INTERNATIONAL 1          Round 2
04/23/2016  (4)LOUISIANA STATE 3, (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 2         Round 2
04/24/2016  (1)FLORIDA STATE 5, (5)SOUTH CAROLINA 0             Round 3
04/24/2016  (2)GEORGIA STATE 3, (4)LOUISIANA STATE 2            Round 3
04/24/2016  (1)FLORIDA STATE 3, (2)GEORGIA STATE 0              Round 4

Results                                       Highest   vs         Tie
Name                                            Rank   Rank  CCSA Break  Tournaments   1     2     3     4     5    Nat  Total
--------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ----- -----  ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Julie Brown/Jace Pardon                                      7-0   6-1               28-5                                28-5
Meghan Conway/Ali Eager                                                       2-2                             1-0         3-2
Ali Eager/Katherine Plessy                                                                                    1-0         1-0
Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson                                      1-0        2-2                                         2-2
Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton                                  2-0   1-0                                        2-0         2-0
Nikki Esposito/Macy Jerger                                   2-0                                        1-0   3-2         4-2
Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke                                   1-0   3-1                                  1-0  12-6        13-6
Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman                                                                     1-0                     1-0
Vanessa Freire/Annie Montgomery                                                                   1-0                     1-0
Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez                                7-0   7-1                      1-0  24-5   2-0              27-5
Blyss Harkness/Brooke Kuhlman                                      0-1        1-1                                         1-1
Blyss Harkness/Hailey Luke                                                                                    1-0         1-0
Blyss Harkness/Katherine Plessy                                               0-1                 0-1   2-0   1-0         3-2
Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman                                                   4-0                       1-0               5-0
Katie Horton/Annie Montgomery                                                                           1-1               1-1
Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery                                 2-0   3-0        2-1                 1-0   5-1   1-0         9-2
Macy Jerger/Cecilie Woie                                                                                0-1               0-1
Kayla Joyce/Milica Kubura                                    0-1                                  0-1                     0-1
Kayla Joyce/Hailey Luke                                                                                       1-0         1-0
Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery                                 4-1   3-2                            1-0  11-3   2-0        14-3
Kayla Joyce/Katherine Plessy                                       0-1        1-1                                         1-1
Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie                                                    3-1                                         3-1
Hailey Luke/Katherine Plessy                                 1-0   0-1                                  0-1   2-0         2-1
Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri                       6-1   2-0                1-0  28-3                          29-3

Julie Brown
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-11        
03/04/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette         ARIZONA STATE         W  21-17, 19-21, 15-10 
03/05/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Shannon Dugan/Makenzie Phelps            GRAND CANYON          L  21-17, 21-16        
03/05/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Ashley Kelsey/Devanne Sours              NEW MEXICO            W  21-16, 21-12        
03/09/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Nele Barber/Sammee Thomas                LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-17, 21-9         
03/10/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Julie Haake/Maddie Liephardt             CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-12, 21-8         
03/10/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-12, 21-18        
03/11/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Avery Bush/Sascha Dominique              LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-5, 21-10         
03/11/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-15        
03/19/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Aeriel Horton/Jessica Wooten             HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-4, 21-8          
03/19/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Michelle McNamee/Sarita Mikals           TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-11, 21-10        
03/25/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Aren Cupp/Anabela Statric                FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-13, 21-19        
03/25/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-14, 17-21, 15-12 
03/26/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Lara Schreiber/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                W  21-17, 20-22, 15-9  
04/02/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps           GRAND CANYON          L  21-19, 14-21, 15-12 
04/02/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Katie Lindelow/Mandi Orellana            LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-15, 21-15        
04/09/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Hope Pawlik/Taylor Zaeske                LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-15, 21-15        
04/09/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Shaw               NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-19, 21-18        
04/10/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-12        
04/10/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Nicole Lott/Kristen Powell               UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-10, 21-13        
04/15/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Chelsi Carter/Sara Rishell               ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-17, 20-22, 15-11 
04/15/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Jansen Button/Sara Olivova               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-17, 21-14        
04/16/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner                  TULANE                W  21-15, 21-14        
04/16/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Melissa Morello/Kayla Tronick            COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-19, 21-16        
04/22/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Ashley Allmer/Katie Lindlow              LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-16, 21-18        
04/22/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-9         
04/23/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Chelsi Carter/Sara Rishell               ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  18-21, 21-19, 15-7  
04/24/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        W  22-20, 21-12        
04/24/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Jansen Button/Sara Olivova               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-16, 21-19        
05/06/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Sara Putt/Vendy Strakova                 STETSON              dnf 13-21, 21-17, 11-7  
05/06/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Emily Maglio/Katie Spieler               HAWAII                W  14-21, 21-17, 16-14 
05/07/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-19        
05/08/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-19, 24-22        
05/08/2016            1  Jace Pardon               Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-15, 21-10        

Meghan Conway
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
04/03/2016            T  Ali Eager                 Callan Molle/Riley Young                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-15, 21-10        
04/03/2016            T  Ali Eager                 Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps           GRAND CANYON          L  21-15, 21-19        
04/09/2016            T  Ali Eager                 Charlotte Earnhart/Kendale Speyerer      STETSON               W  21-11               
04/09/2016            T  Ali Eager                 Hope Lemon/Anna Siruckova                SAINT LEO             L  17-21               
04/10/2016            5  Ali Eager                 Bethany Gesell/Halle Hunt                UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-12, 21-14        

Ali Eager
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/19/2016            5  Katherine Plessy          Hailey Erickson/Laura Fox                HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-13, 21-14        
04/03/2016            T  Meghan Conway             Callan Molle/Riley Young                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-15, 21-10        
04/03/2016            T  Meghan Conway             Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps           GRAND CANYON          L  21-15, 21-19        
04/09/2016            T  Meghan Conway             Charlotte Earnhart/Kendale Speyerer      STETSON               W  21-11               
04/09/2016            T  Meghan Conway             Hope Lemon/Anna Siruckova                SAINT LEO             L  17-21               
04/10/2016            5  Meghan Conway             Bethany Gesell/Halle Hunt                UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-12, 21-14        

Breana Edwards
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
04/03/2016            T  Julia Thompson            Kelli Iverson/Mia Sakasegawa             GRAND CANYON          W  21-12, 16-21, 15-12 
04/03/2016            T  Julia Thompson            Victoria Boraski/Roxanne McVey           LOUISIANA STATE       L  21-14, 21-19        
04/09/2016            T  Julia Thompson            Jizzyan Gesualdo/Ashlyne Miller          JACKSONVILLE          W  21-11               
04/09/2016            T  Julia Thompson            Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie               FLORIDA STATE         L  14-21               

Nikki Esposito
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/09/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Megan Kruidhof/Morea Wagner              LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-18, 21-15        
03/10/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Nicolette Pinkney/Nicoletta Stork        CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-18, 21-15        
03/10/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Julie Consani/Laurel Weaver              UCLA                  L  26-24, 21-13        
03/11/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Sara Kovac/Tatiana Schlange              LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-15, 21-11        
03/11/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-16, 21-17        
03/19/2016            4  Hailey Luke               Melissa Fuchs/Ashlee Vann                HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-11, 21-12        
03/19/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Clare Ford/Blaire Pickens                TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-14, 21-16        
03/25/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Estefanie Bethancour/Tina Toghiyani      FL INTERNATIONAL      W  26-24, 21-15        
03/25/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Julie Consani/Laurel Weaver              UCLA                  W  21-18, 17-21, 16-14 
03/26/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker               HAWAII                L  22-20, 23-21, 15-10 
04/02/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Emilee Erichsen/Jordyn Sanchez           GRAND CANYON          W  21-13, 21-14        
04/02/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Callan Molle/Riley Young                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-13, 21-17        
04/09/2016            5  Macy Jerger               Catherine Griffith/Bayleigh Hoffman      LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-11, 21-18        
04/09/2016            5  Macy Jerger               Emily Davanzo/Carina Hoff                NORTH FLORIDA         L  21-15, 12-21 ret    
04/10/2016            5  Katie Horton              Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant              FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  17-21, 21-15, 15-9  
04/15/2016            5  Macy Jerger               Tressa Buckland/Avei Logoleo             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-19, 25-23        
04/16/2016            5  Katie Horton              Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner                 TULANE                W  21-18, 21-8         
04/22/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Megan Davenport/Cheyenne Wood            LOUISIANA STATE       L  21-18, 21-15        
04/22/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Lisa Darby/Erin Neuenfeldt               SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-13, 21-12        
04/23/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Emily Martinez/Gabbi Moreno              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-9, 21-11         
04/24/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Lisa Darby/Erin Neuenfeldt               SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 21-14        
04/24/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Chloe Cook/Alexis Townsend               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-11, 17-21, 15-11 
05/06/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Alexa Richardson/Jamie Walsh             STETSON               W  16-21, 21-14, 15-10 
05/06/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Ari Homayun/Hannah Rooks                 HAWAII                L  22-20, 21-16        
05/07/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 24-22        
05/08/2016            5  Macy Jerger               Reily Buechler/Julie Consani             UCLA                  W  21-16, 21-15        
05/08/2016            5  Macy Jerger               Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-12        

Vanessa Freire
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-17, 21-17        
03/04/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Madison Berridge/Bethany Wedepohl        ARIZONA STATE         W  21-19, 21-13        
03/05/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Emilee Erichsen/Brooke Razo              GRAND CANYON          W  19-21, 21-15, 15-11 
03/05/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Hannah Johnson/Julia Warren              NEW MEXICO            W  21-10, 21-13        
03/09/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Jenelle Hudson/Ciana Wagner              LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-19, 19-21, 15-10 
03/10/2016            3  Annie Montgomery          Kristey Markle/Aeryn Owens               CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  24-22, 21-16        
03/10/2016            4  Sierra Sanchez            Reily Buechler/Zana Muno                 UCLA                  W  21-17, 21-19        
03/11/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Jamie Lea/Erin Williams                  LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-14, 21-14        
03/11/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  19-21, 21-18, 15-13 
03/19/2016            3  Brooke Kuhlman            Haley Durham/Guinevere Meyer             HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-13, 21-14        
03/19/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Jillian Bergeson/Jaelyn Greene           TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  24-26, 31-29, 15-9  
03/20/2016            2  Sierra Sanchez            Morgan Carlson/Kristyn Nicholson         TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-15, 21-8         
03/25/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Dominique Dodd/Kari Peterson             FL INTERNATIONAL      W  24-22, 21-11        
03/25/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Ivey Schmitt/Kamila Tan                  UCLA                  W  21-18, 16-21, 21-19 
03/26/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht              HAWAII                L  21-19, 27-25        
04/02/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Rebecca Conrad/Chloe Jenkins             GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-15        
04/02/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Lilly Kessler/Cati Leak                  LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-11, 21-11        
04/09/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Delaney Driver/Kaitlyn Shearer           LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-14, 22-20        
04/09/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Courtney Miller/Katarina Raicevic        NORTH FLORIDA         L  23-21, 21-13        
04/10/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Ashlan Cunningham/Heather Weiss          FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  23-21, 21-11        
04/15/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Rachel Evans/Amber Treace                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-19, 21-12        
04/15/2016            4  Sierra Sanchez            Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson             GEORGIA STATE         W  21-19, 23-21        
04/16/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Briana Correa/Miah Diirell               TULANE                W  21-14, 21-9         
04/16/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Krissy Mummey/McKala Rhodes              COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  21-19, 21-18        
04/22/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Cati Leak/Callan Molle                   LOUISIANA STATE       W  20-22, 21-16, 16-14 
04/22/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-14        
04/23/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Rachel Evans/Amber Treace                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-14, 21-9         
04/24/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-19, 21-18        
04/24/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Milani Pickering/Delaney Rohan           GEORGIA STATE         W  26-24, 21-12        
05/06/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll            STETSON               W  21-16, 23-21        
05/06/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker               HAWAII                L  23-21, 21-19        
05/07/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 24-22        
05/08/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia                  UCLA                  W  19-21, 21-15, 15-11 
05/08/2016            3  Sierra Sanchez            Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  23-21, 18-21, 15-10 

Blyss Harkness
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/05/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Carson Heilborn/Madi Mayfield            NEW MEXICO            W  21-14, 21-13        
03/10/2016            4  Katherine Plessy          Nada Dragovic/Kamden Maas                CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-14, 21-6         
03/10/2016            3  Katherine Plessy          Jordan Anderson/Kamila Tan               UCLA                  L  21-14, 21-19        
03/20/2016            4  Katherine Plessy          Madison Green/Madison Woods              TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-8, 21-6          
04/03/2016            T  Brooke Kuhlman            Jeni Clark/Addison Hovan                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-16, 21-9         
04/03/2016            T  Brooke Kuhlman            Victoria Boraski/Roxanne McVey           LOUISIANA STATE       L  16-21, 21-15, 15-13 
04/09/2016            T  Katherine Plessy          Nicole DeBolt/Shannon McPherson          NORTH FLORIDA         L  21-13               
04/16/2016            5  Katherine Plessy          Allison Beckman/Devon Rachel             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-17, 21-13        

Katie Horton
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
04/09/2016            T  Brooke Kuhlman            Clare Ford/Ashley Qintilone              TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-17               
04/09/2016            T  Brooke Kuhlman            Katie Pyles/Denvyr Tyler-Palmer          NOVA SOUTHEASTERN     W  21-15               
04/09/2016            T  Brooke Kuhlman            Nicole DeBolt/Shannon McPherson          NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-16               
04/09/2016            T  Brooke Kuhlman            Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie               FLORIDA STATE         W  21-16               
04/10/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant              FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  17-21, 21-15, 15-9  
04/10/2016            4  Brooke Kuhlman            Sydney Alvis/Sarah Kelly                 UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-13, 21-13        
04/16/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner                 TULANE                W  21-18, 21-8         
05/06/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Madison Akins/Samantha Harris            STETSON              dnf 18-21, 21-14, 6-4   
05/06/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany           HAWAII                W  21-16, 21-12        
05/07/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-17, 21-14        
05/08/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Jessyka Ngauamo/Zana Muno                UCLA                 dnf 21-17, 17-21, 3-5   
05/08/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  dnf 13-21, 16-17        

Devan Hultquist
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------

Macy Jerger
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/20/2016            3  Annie Montgomery          Kirstee McGarva/Mallory Moran            TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-8, 21-9          
03/26/2016            4  Cecilie Woie              Ari Homayun/Hannah Zalopany              HAWAII                L  29-27, 21-16        
04/02/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Kami Anderson/Brooke Razo                GRAND CANYON          W  21-19, 19-21, 15-12 
04/02/2016            4  Nikki Esposito            Callan Molle/Riley Young                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-13, 21-17        
04/03/2016            T  Annie Montgomery          Lilly Kessler/Cati Leak                  LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-16, 21-19        
04/03/2016            T  Annie Montgomery          Kayla Joyce/Katherine Plessy             FLORIDA STATE         W  24-26, 21-18, 15-9  
04/03/2016            T  Annie Montgomery          Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps           GRAND CANYON          L  21-13, 21-17        
04/09/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Catherine Griffith/Bayleigh Hoffman      LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-11, 21-18        
04/09/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Emily Davanzo/Carina Hoff                NORTH FLORIDA         L  21-15, 12-21 ret    
04/15/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Tressa Buckland/Avei Logoleo             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-19, 25-23        
04/15/2016            5  Annie Montgomery          Chloe Cook/Alexis Townsend               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-12, 21-13        
04/16/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Hannah Holmes/Christina McAfee           TULANE                W  21-12, 25-27, 15-13 
04/22/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Mandi Orellana/Riley Young               LOUISIANA STATE       L  21-15, 21-16        
04/22/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood                   SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-8         
04/23/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Tressa Buckland/Avei Logoleo             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  22-20, 24-22        
04/24/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood                   SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 21-10        
04/24/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson             GEORGIA STATE        dnf 21-17, 23-22        
05/08/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Reily Buechler/Julie Consani             UCLA                  W  21-16, 21-15        
05/08/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-12        

Kayla Joyce
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Katie McCormick/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        W  18-21, 21-17, 15-8  
03/04/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Jourdan Parnell/Mia Rivera               ARIZONA STATE         W  21-16, 21-11        
03/05/2016            5  Annie Montgomery          Rebecca Conrad/Chloe Jenkins             GRAND CANYON          W  21-18, 21-14        
03/05/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Easton Baleto/Marisa Doran               NEW MEXICO            L  16-21, 21-14, 18-16 
03/09/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Zoi Konstantopoulou/Mykah Wilson         LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-15, 21-10        
03/11/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Kristen Castellanos/Nicky Kevorken       LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-9, 21-12         
03/11/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  22-20, 21-18        
03/19/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Ariah Palter/Molly Scheel                TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  12-21, 21-18, 15-9  
03/20/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Madeleine Doud/Morgan Williams           TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-6, 21-6          
03/25/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Savannah Davis/Natalia Giron             FL INTERNATIONAL      L  15-21, 21-19, 15-12 
03/25/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Reily Buechler/Zana Muno                 UCLA                  L  21-9, 21-17         
04/02/2016            5  Annie Montgomery          Megan Davenport/Cheyenne Wood            LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-13, 21-11        
04/03/2016            T  Katherine Plessy          Kami Dickerson/Brooke Razo               GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-14        
04/03/2016            T  Katherine Plessy          Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery             FLORIDA STATE         L  24-26, 21-18, 15-9  
04/09/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Claire Crossfield/Tara Jenkins           LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-17, 21-11        
04/09/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Ambre Desaulnay/Chaney Howard            NORTH FLORIDA         W  11-21, 21-12, 15-7  
04/10/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Julia Lewkowicz/Brittany Pellitteri      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-12, 21-15        
04/10/2016            3  Annie Montgomery          Ashleigh Crutcher/Maddy Kline            UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-17, 21-19        
04/15/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Emily Martinez/Gabbi Moreno              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-16, 21-12        
04/15/2016            3  Milica Kubura             Milani Pickering/Delany Rohan            GEORGIA STATE         L  21-18, 26-24        
04/16/2016            4  Annie Montgomery          Lauren Hollman/Kennedy Madison           COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-11, 21-17        

Milica Kubura
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
04/09/2016            T  Cecilie Woie              Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson            FLORIDA STATE         W  21-14               
04/09/2016            T  Cecilie Woie              Logan Holanchock/Allee Stelogeannis      TAMPA                 W  22-20               
04/09/2016            T  Cecilie Woie              Hope Lemon/Anna Siruckova                SAINT LEO             W  21-18               
04/09/2016            T  Cecilie Woie              Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman              FLORIDA STATE         L  21-16               
04/15/2016            3  Kayla Joyce               Milani Pickering/Delany Rohan            GEORGIA STATE         L  21-18, 26-24        

Brooke Kuhlman
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/19/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Haley Durham/Guinevere Meyer             HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-13, 21-14        
04/03/2016            T  Blyss Harkness            Jeni Clark/Addison Hovan                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-16, 21-9         
04/03/2016            T  Blyss Harkness            Victoria Boraski/Roxanne McVey           LOUISIANA STATE       L  16-21, 21-15, 15-13 
04/09/2016            T  Katie Horton              Clare Ford/Ashley Qintilone              TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-17               
04/09/2016            T  Katie Horton              Katie Pyles/Denvyr Tyler-Palmer          NOVA SOUTHEASTERN     W  21-15               
04/09/2016            T  Katie Horton              Nicole DeBolt/Shannon McPherson          NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-16               
04/09/2016            T  Katie Horton              Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie               FLORIDA STATE         W  21-16               
04/10/2016            4  Katie Horton              Sydney Alvis/Sarah Kelly                 UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-13, 21-13        

Hailey Luke
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2016            5  Katherine Plessy          Lisa Darby/Darian Dozier                 SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 21-14        
03/04/2016            5  Katherine Plessy          Natalie Braun/Kylie Pickrell             ARIZONA STATE         W  21-9, 21-12         
03/05/2016            4  Katherine Plessy          Kami Dickerson/Jordyn Sanchez            GRAND CANYON          L  21-15, 14-21, 15-8  
03/05/2016            5  Blyss Harkness            Carson Heilborn/Madi Mayfield            NEW MEXICO            W  21-14, 21-13        
03/09/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Megan Kruidhof/Morea Wagner              LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-18, 21-15        
03/10/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Nicolette Pinkney/Nicoletta Stork        CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-18, 21-15        
03/10/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Julie Consani/Laurel Weaver              UCLA                  L  26-24, 21-13        
03/11/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Sara Kovac/Tatiana Schlange              LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-15, 21-11        
03/11/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-16, 21-17        
03/19/2016            4  Nikki Esposito            Melissa Fuchs/Ashlee Vann                HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-11, 21-12        
03/19/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Clare Ford/Blaire Pickens                TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-14, 21-16        
03/20/2016            5  Kayla Joyce               Madeleine Doud/Morgan Williams           TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-6, 21-6          
03/25/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Estefanie Bethancour/Tina Toghiyani      FL INTERNATIONAL      W  26-24, 21-15        
03/25/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Julie Consani/Laurel Weaver              UCLA                  W  21-18, 17-21, 16-14 
03/26/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker               HAWAII                L  22-20, 23-21, 15-10 
04/02/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Emilee Erichsen/Jordyn Sanchez           GRAND CANYON          W  21-13, 21-14        
04/22/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Megan Davenport/Cheyenne Wood            LOUISIANA STATE       L  21-18, 21-15        
04/22/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Lisa Darby/Erin Neuenfeldt               SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-13, 21-12        
04/23/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Emily Martinez/Gabbi Moreno              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-9, 21-11         
04/24/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Lisa Darby/Erin Neuenfeldt               SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 21-14        
04/24/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Chloe Cook/Alexis Townsend               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-11, 17-21, 15-11 
05/06/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Alexa Richardson/Jamie Walsh             STETSON               W  16-21, 21-14, 15-10 
05/06/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Ari Homayun/Hannah Rooks                 HAWAII                L  22-20, 21-16        
05/07/2016            5  Nikki Esposito            Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale                SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 24-22        

Annie Montgomery
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Katie McCormick/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        W  18-21, 21-17, 15-8  
03/04/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Jourdan Parnell/Mia Rivera               ARIZONA STATE         W  21-16, 21-11        
03/05/2016            5  Kayla Joyce               Rebecca Conrad/Chloe Jenkins             GRAND CANYON          W  21-18, 21-14        
03/05/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Easton Baleto/Marisa Doran               NEW MEXICO            L  16-21, 21-14, 18-16 
03/09/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Zoi Konstantopoulou/Mykah Wilson         LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-15, 21-10        
03/10/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Kristey Markle/Aeryn Owens               CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  24-22, 21-16        
03/11/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Kristen Castellanos/Nicky Kevorken       LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-9, 21-12         
03/11/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  22-20, 21-18        
03/19/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Ariah Palter/Molly Scheel                TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  12-21, 21-18, 15-9  
03/20/2016            3  Macy Jerger               Kirstee McGarva/Mallory Moran            TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-8, 21-9          
03/25/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Savannah Davis/Natalia Giron             FL INTERNATIONAL      L  15-21, 21-19, 15-12 
03/25/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Reily Buechler/Zana Muno                 UCLA                  L  21-9, 21-17         
04/02/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Kami Anderson/Brooke Razo                GRAND CANYON          W  21-19, 19-21, 15-12 
04/02/2016            5  Kayla Joyce               Megan Davenport/Cheyenne Wood            LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-13, 21-11        
04/03/2016            T  Macy Jerger               Lilly Kessler/Cati Leak                  LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-16, 21-19        
04/03/2016            T  Macy Jerger               Kayla Joyce/Katherine Plessy             FLORIDA STATE         W  24-26, 21-18, 15-9  
04/03/2016            T  Macy Jerger               Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps           GRAND CANYON          L  21-13, 21-17        
04/09/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Claire Crossfield/Tara Jenkins           LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-17, 21-11        
04/09/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Ambre Desaulnay/Chaney Howard            NORTH FLORIDA         W  11-21, 21-12, 15-7  
04/10/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Julia Lewkowicz/Brittany Pellitteri      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-12, 21-15        
04/10/2016            3  Kayla Joyce               Ashleigh Crutcher/Maddy Kline            UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-17, 21-19        
04/15/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Emily Martinez/Gabbi Moreno              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-16, 21-12        
04/15/2016            5  Macy Jerger               Chloe Cook/Alexis Townsend               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-12, 21-13        
04/16/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Hannah Holmes/Christina McAfee           TULANE                W  21-12, 25-27, 15-13 
04/16/2016            4  Kayla Joyce               Lauren Hollman/Kennedy Madison           COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-11, 21-17        
04/22/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Mandi Orellana/Riley Young               LOUISIANA STATE       L  21-15, 21-16        
04/22/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood                   SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-8         
04/23/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Tressa Buckland/Avei Logoleo             ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  22-20, 24-22        
04/24/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood                   SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 21-10        
04/24/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson             GEORGIA STATE        dnf 21-17, 23-22        
05/06/2016            4  Katie Horton              Madison Akins/Samantha Harris            STETSON              dnf 18-21, 21-14, 6-4   
05/06/2016            4  Katie Horton              Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany           HAWAII                W  21-16, 21-12        
05/07/2016            4  Katie Horton              Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-17, 21-14        
05/08/2016            4  Katie Horton              Jessyka Ngauamo/Zana Muno                UCLA                 dnf 21-17, 17-21, 3-5   
05/08/2016            4  Katie Horton              Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante            SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  dnf 13-21, 16-17        

Victoria Paranagua
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-16        
03/04/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Kwyn Johnson/Sydney Palmer               ARIZONA STATE         W  21-15, 25-23        
03/05/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Molly Turner/Aleksandra Wachowicz        GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-16        
03/05/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Cassie House/Lisa Rugland                NEW MEXICO            W  21-18, 21-16        
03/09/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Rachel Nieto/Kobi Pekich                 LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-15, 21-15        
03/10/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Lauren Conati/Katie Sato                 CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-14, 21-12        
03/10/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Isabella Carey/Elise Zappia              UCLA                  W  23-21, 21-17        
03/11/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Lindsay Carr/Veronica Nederend           LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-16, 21-12        
03/11/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 13-21, 15-13 
03/19/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Bailey Banks/Madison O'Brien             HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-11, 21-12        
03/19/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Olivia Canales/Shane Peters              TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-10, 21-16        
03/20/2016            1  Kristina Pellitteri       Brianna Brink/Kate Klepetka              TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-14, 21-12        
03/25/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Marina Boulanger/Martyna Gluchowicz      FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-19, 21-16        
03/25/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia                  UCLA                  W  21-12, 21-17        
03/26/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Clare-Marie Anderson/Katie Spieler       HAWAII                L  21-13, 21-13        
04/02/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Molly Turner/Aleksandra Wachowicz        GRAND CANYON          W  17-21, 21-19, 15-10 
04/02/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Ashley Allmer/Helen Boyle                LOUISIANA STATE       W  24-22, 21-13        
04/09/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Kori Simpson/Hadley Swartz               LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-12, 21-13        
04/09/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Kimberly Ferguson/Lauren Ford            NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-15, 21-17        
04/10/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Andrea Galinis/Chelsey Tekavec           FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-15, 21-7         
04/10/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Bella Borgiotti/Katie McCullough         UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-10, 21-8         
04/15/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Avery Hoven/Michaela Ressor              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-19, 21-7         
04/15/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Nina Interwies/Katelyn Rawls             GEORGIA STATE         L  21-16, 21-14        
04/16/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen                TULANE                W  21-13, 21-18        
04/16/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Taylor Foley/Maddie Hills                COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-14, 21-14        
04/22/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Helen Boyle/Lilly Kessler                LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-17, 21-13        
04/22/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-19, 23-21        
04/23/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Avery Hoven/Michaela Ressor              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-14        
04/24/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-17        
04/24/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Nina Interwies/Katelyn Rawls             GEORGIA STATE        dnf 10-21, 21-18, 12-12 
05/06/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Kristin Lind/Madison Tormey              STETSON               W  21-17, 21-12        
05/06/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                W  21-15, 21-16        
05/07/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  dnf 15-21, 18-17        
05/08/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Ivey Schmitt/Kamila Tan                  UCLA                  L  21-13, 21-14        
05/08/2016            2  Kristina Pellitteri       Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  dnf 13-21, 17-16        

Jace Pardon
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2016            1  Julie Brown               Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-11        
03/04/2016            1  Julie Brown               Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette         ARIZONA STATE         W  21-17, 19-21, 15-10 
03/05/2016            1  Julie Brown               Shannon Dugan/Makenzie Phelps            GRAND CANYON          L  21-17, 21-16        
03/05/2016            1  Julie Brown               Ashley Kelsey/Devanne Sours              NEW MEXICO            W  21-16, 21-12        
03/09/2016            1  Julie Brown               Nele Barber/Sammee Thomas                LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-17, 21-9         
03/10/2016            1  Julie Brown               Julie Haake/Maddie Liephardt             CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-12, 21-8         
03/10/2016            1  Julie Brown               Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-12, 21-18        
03/11/2016            1  Julie Brown               Avery Bush/Sascha Dominique              LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-5, 21-10         
03/11/2016            1  Julie Brown               Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-15        
03/19/2016            1  Julie Brown               Aeriel Horton/Jessica Wooten             HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-4, 21-8          
03/19/2016            1  Julie Brown               Michelle McNamee/Sarita Mikals           TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-11, 21-10        
03/25/2016            1  Julie Brown               Aren Cupp/Anabela Statric                FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-13, 21-19        
03/25/2016            1  Julie Brown               Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-14, 17-21, 15-12 
03/26/2016            1  Julie Brown               Lara Schreiber/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                W  21-17, 20-22, 15-9  
04/02/2016            1  Julie Brown               Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps           GRAND CANYON          L  21-19, 14-21, 15-12 
04/02/2016            1  Julie Brown               Katie Lindelow/Mandi Orellana            LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-15, 21-15        
04/09/2016            1  Julie Brown               Hope Pawlik/Taylor Zaeske                LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-15, 21-15        
04/09/2016            1  Julie Brown               Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Shaw               NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-19, 21-18        
04/10/2016            1  Julie Brown               Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-12        
04/10/2016            1  Julie Brown               Nicole Lott/Kristen Powell               UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-10, 21-13        
04/15/2016            1  Julie Brown               Chelsi Carter/Sara Rishell               ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-17, 20-22, 15-11 
04/15/2016            1  Julie Brown               Jansen Button/Sara Olivova               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-17, 21-14        
04/16/2016            1  Julie Brown               Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner                  TULANE                W  21-15, 21-14        
04/16/2016            1  Julie Brown               Melissa Morello/Kayla Tronick            COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-19, 21-16        
04/22/2016            1  Julie Brown               Ashley Allmer/Katie Lindlow              LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-16, 21-18        
04/22/2016            1  Julie Brown               Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-9         
04/23/2016            1  Julie Brown               Chelsi Carter/Sara Rishell               ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  18-21, 21-19, 15-7  
04/24/2016            1  Julie Brown               Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        W  22-20, 21-12        
04/24/2016            1  Julie Brown               Jansen Button/Sara Olivova               GEORGIA STATE         W  21-16, 21-19        
05/06/2016            1  Julie Brown               Sara Putt/Vendy Strakova                 STETSON              dnf 13-21, 21-17, 11-7  
05/06/2016            1  Julie Brown               Emily Maglio/Katie Spieler               HAWAII                W  14-21, 21-17, 16-14 
05/07/2016            1  Julie Brown               Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-19        
05/08/2016            1  Julie Brown               Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-19, 24-22        
05/08/2016            1  Julie Brown               Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-15, 21-10        

Kristina Pellitteri
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-16        
03/04/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Kwyn Johnson/Sydney Palmer               ARIZONA STATE         W  21-15, 25-23        
03/05/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Molly Turner/Aleksandra Wachowicz        GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-16        
03/05/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Cassie House/Lisa Rugland                NEW MEXICO            W  21-18, 21-16        
03/09/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Rachel Nieto/Kobi Pekich                 LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-15, 21-15        
03/10/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Lauren Conati/Katie Sato                 CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-14, 21-12        
03/10/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Isabella Carey/Elise Zappia              UCLA                  W  23-21, 21-17        
03/11/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Lindsay Carr/Veronica Nederend           LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-16, 21-12        
03/11/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 13-21, 15-13 
03/19/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Bailey Banks/Madison O'Brien             HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-11, 21-12        
03/19/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Olivia Canales/Shane Peters              TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-10, 21-16        
03/20/2016            1  Victoria Paranagua        Brianna Brink/Kate Klepetka              TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-14, 21-12        
03/25/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Marina Boulanger/Martyna Gluchowicz      FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-19, 21-16        
03/25/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia                  UCLA                  W  21-12, 21-17        
03/26/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Clare-Marie Anderson/Katie Spieler       HAWAII                L  21-13, 21-13        
04/02/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Molly Turner/Aleksandra Wachowicz        GRAND CANYON          W  17-21, 21-19, 15-10 
04/02/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Ashley Allmer/Helen Boyle                LOUISIANA STATE       W  24-22, 21-13        
04/09/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Kori Simpson/Hadley Swartz               LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-12, 21-13        
04/09/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Kimberly Ferguson/Lauren Ford            NORTH FLORIDA         W  21-15, 21-17        
04/10/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Andrea Galinis/Chelsey Tekavec           FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-15, 21-7         
04/10/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Bella Borgiotti/Katie McCullough         UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-10, 21-8         
04/15/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Avery Hoven/Michaela Ressor              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-19, 21-7         
04/15/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Nina Interwies/Katelyn Rawls             GEORGIA STATE         L  21-16, 21-14        
04/16/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen                TULANE                W  21-13, 21-18        
04/16/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Taylor Foley/Maddie Hills                COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-14, 21-14        
04/22/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Helen Boyle/Lilly Kessler                LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-17, 21-13        
04/22/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-19, 23-21        
04/23/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Avery Hoven/Michaela Ressor              ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-15, 21-14        
04/24/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-17        
04/24/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Nina Interwies/Katelyn Rawls             GEORGIA STATE        dnf 10-21, 21-18, 12-12 
05/06/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Kristin Lind/Madison Tormey              STETSON               W  21-17, 21-12        
05/06/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                W  21-15, 21-16        
05/07/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  dnf 15-21, 18-17        
05/08/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Ivey Schmitt/Kamila Tan                  UCLA                  L  21-13, 21-14        
05/08/2016            2  Victoria Paranagua        Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  dnf 13-21, 17-16        

Katherine Plessy
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Lisa Darby/Darian Dozier                 SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 21-14        
03/04/2016            5  Hailey Luke               Natalie Braun/Kylie Pickrell             ARIZONA STATE         W  21-9, 21-12         
03/05/2016            4  Hailey Luke               Kami Dickerson/Jordyn Sanchez            GRAND CANYON          L  21-15, 14-21, 15-8  
03/10/2016            4  Blyss Harkness            Nada Dragovic/Kamden Maas                CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE     W  21-14, 21-6         
03/10/2016            3  Blyss Harkness            Jordan Anderson/Kamila Tan               UCLA                  L  21-14, 21-19        
03/19/2016            5  Ali Eager                 Hailey Erickson/Laura Fox                HOUSTON BAPTIST       W  21-13, 21-14        
03/20/2016            4  Blyss Harkness            Madison Green/Madison Woods              TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-8, 21-6          
04/03/2016            T  Kayla Joyce               Kami Dickerson/Brooke Razo               GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-14        
04/03/2016            T  Kayla Joyce               Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery             FLORIDA STATE         L  24-26, 21-18, 15-9  
04/09/2016            T  Blyss Harkness            Nicole DeBolt/Shannon McPherson          NORTH FLORIDA         L  21-13               
04/16/2016            5  Blyss Harkness            Allison Beckman/Devon Rachel             COLL OF CHARLESTON    W  21-17, 21-13        

Sierra Sanchez
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-17, 21-17        
03/04/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Madison Berridge/Bethany Wedepohl        ARIZONA STATE         W  21-19, 21-13        
03/05/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Emilee Erichsen/Brooke Razo              GRAND CANYON          W  19-21, 21-15, 15-11 
03/05/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Hannah Johnson/Julia Warren              NEW MEXICO            W  21-10, 21-13        
03/09/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Jenelle Hudson/Ciana Wagner              LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-19, 19-21, 15-10 
03/10/2016            4  Vanessa Freire            Reily Buechler/Zana Muno                 UCLA                  W  21-17, 21-19        
03/11/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Jamie Lea/Erin Williams                  LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT      W  21-14, 21-14        
03/11/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  19-21, 21-18, 15-13 
03/19/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Jillian Bergeson/Jaelyn Greene           TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  24-26, 31-29, 15-9  
03/20/2016            2  Vanessa Freire            Morgan Carlson/Kristyn Nicholson         TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI  W  21-15, 21-8         
03/25/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Dominique Dodd/Kari Peterson             FL INTERNATIONAL      W  24-22, 21-11        
03/25/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Ivey Schmitt/Kamila Tan                  UCLA                  W  21-18, 16-21, 21-19 
03/26/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht              HAWAII                L  21-19, 27-25        
04/02/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Rebecca Conrad/Chloe Jenkins             GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-15        
04/02/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Lilly Kessler/Cati Leak                  LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-11, 21-11        
04/09/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Delaney Driver/Kaitlyn Shearer           LOUISIANA-MONROE      W  21-14, 22-20        
04/09/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Courtney Miller/Katarina Raicevic        NORTH FLORIDA         L  23-21, 21-13        
04/10/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Ashlan Cunningham/Heather Weiss          FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  23-21, 21-11        
04/15/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Rachel Evans/Amber Treace                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-19, 21-12        
04/15/2016            4  Vanessa Freire            Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson             GEORGIA STATE         W  21-19, 23-21        
04/16/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Briana Correa/Miah Diirell               TULANE                W  21-14, 21-9         
04/16/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Krissy Mummey/McKala Rhodes              COLL OF CHARLESTON    L  21-19, 21-18        
04/22/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Cati Leak/Callan Molle                   LOUISIANA STATE       W  20-22, 21-16, 16-14 
04/22/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-14        
04/23/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Rachel Evans/Amber Treace                ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    W  21-14, 21-9         
04/24/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-19, 21-18        
04/24/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Milani Pickering/Delaney Rohan           GEORGIA STATE         W  26-24, 21-12        
05/06/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll            STETSON               W  21-16, 23-21        
05/06/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker               HAWAII                L  23-21, 21-19        
05/07/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 24-22        
05/08/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia                  UCLA                  W  19-21, 21-15, 15-11 
05/08/2016            3  Vanessa Freire            Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  23-21, 18-21, 15-10 

Julia Thompson
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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04/03/2016            T  Breana Edwards            Kelli Iverson/Mia Sakasegawa             GRAND CANYON          W  21-12, 16-21, 15-12 
04/03/2016            T  Breana Edwards            Victoria Boraski/Roxanne McVey           LOUISIANA STATE       L  21-14, 21-19        
04/09/2016            T  Breana Edwards            Jizzyan Gesualdo/Ashlyne Miller          JACKSONVILLE          W  21-11               
04/09/2016            T  Breana Edwards            Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie               FLORIDA STATE         L  14-21               

Eva Torruella
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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Cecilie Woie
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/26/2016            4  Macy Jerger               Ari Homayun/Hannah Zalopany              HAWAII                L  29-27, 21-16        
04/09/2016            T  Milica Kubura             Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson            FLORIDA STATE         W  21-14               
04/09/2016            T  Milica Kubura             Logan Holanchock/Allee Stelogeannis      TAMPA                 W  22-20               
04/09/2016            T  Milica Kubura             Hope Lemon/Anna Siruckova                SAINT LEO             W  21-18               
04/09/2016            T  Milica Kubura             Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman              FLORIDA STATE         L  21-16               


FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
03/04/2016, Tempe, Az

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Completes Season Opening Sweep in Tempe.
The Seminoles open with a pair of 5-0 victories over South Carolina and Arizona State.

TEMPE, AZ - The Florida State Beach Volleyball (2-0) team posted a pair of 5-0 victories over No. 15 South Carolina and Arizona State to open the 2016 campaign on Friday at the Sun Devil Challenge.

FSU used a complete team effort on Friday as eight of the 10 team points that were up for grabs between the two matches resulted in straight set victories for the fifth-ranked Seminoles. The winning pairs of Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua, Sierra Sanchez/Vanessa Freire and Hailey Luke/Katherine Plessy all captured wins in straight sets.

"The first round we had some jitters because we hadn't played in a while, but it was nice to see everyone come out and play well," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "Then beating a team in the Pac-12 is always a big win too, so it feels really good to see that they are playing the way they are capable of playing."

After dropping their first set (18-21) in the opening match of the day against South Carolina's Jade Vitt/Katie McCormick, Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery bounced back to win the next two (21-17, 15-8) to give the Seminoles an early 2-0 lead over the Gamecocks. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon clinched the match for the Seminoles with a convincing straight set victory (21-11, 21-11) over South Carolina's Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams at the number one position.

"I was really proud of them (Montgomery/Joyce), they were trying to figure some stuff out early," added Niles. "Their passing wasn't as clean as it usually is, and it was a good pair we were playing at the four spot. But I was proud of them as we developed a game plan and they stuck through it and it payed off for us in the end."

In the second match of the day, Florida State returned to the beach to face tournament host Arizona State. The Seminoles once again got off to a fantastic start thanks to wins at the fourth and fifth positions courtesy of Montgomery/Joyce (21-16, 21-11) and Luke/Plessy (21-9, 21-12). FSU wasted very little time clinching the match as the duo of Freire/Sanchez defeated the Sun Devils' Madison Berridge/Bethany Wedepohl, 21-19, 21-13.

Pellitteri/Paranagua defeated the Sun Devils' Kwyn Johnson/Sydney Palmer at the number two position (21-15, 25-23), while Brown/Pardon captured a grueling three-set victory over ASU's Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette (21-17, 19-21, 15-10) at the number one spot to close out day one.

"Arizona State had some big indoor players that were very good and their number one team was very solid," said Niles. "The second match was a quick turn around and it was a different environment as we played under the lights against the hometown team. We ironed out some things in that match. Overall, we just want to get better after each game and we did that today."

No. 5 Florida State d. No. 17 South Carolina, 5-0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (SC) 21-11, 21-11
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (SC) 21-16, 21-16
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich (SC) 21-17, 21-17
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Katie McCormick/Jade Vitt (SC) 18-21, 21-17, 15-8
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Katherine Plessy (FSU) d. Lisa Darby/Darian Dozier (SC) 21-14, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 5, ARIZONA STATE 0
03/04/2016, TEMPE, AZ

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Completes Season Opening Sweep in Tempe.
The Seminoles open with a pair of 5-0 victories over South Carolina and Arizona State.

TEMPE, AZ - The Florida State Beach Volleyball (2-0) team posted a pair of 5-0 victories over No. 15 South Carolina and Arizona State to open the 2016 campaign on Friday at the Sun Devil Challenge.

FSU used a complete team effort on Friday as eight of the 10 team points that were up for grabs between the two matches resulted in straight set victories for the fifth-ranked Seminoles. The winning pairs of Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua, Sierra Sanchez/Vanessa Freire and Hailey Luke/Katherine Plessy all captured wins in straight sets.

"The first round we had some jitters because we hadn't played in a while, but it was nice to see everyone come out and play well," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "Then beating a team in the Pac-12 is always a big win too, so it feels really good to see that they are playing the way they are capable of playing."

After dropping their first set (18-21) in the opening match of the day against South Carolina's Jade Vitt/Katie McCormick, Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery bounced back to win the next two (21-17, 15-8) to give the Seminoles an early 2-0 lead over the Gamecocks. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon clinched the match for the Seminoles with a convincing straight set victory (21-11, 21-11) over South Carolina's Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams at the number one position.

"I was really proud of them (Montgomery/Joyce), they were trying to figure some stuff out early," added Niles. "Their passing wasn't as clean as it usually is, and it was a good pair we were playing at the four spot. But I was proud of them as we developed a game plan and they stuck through it and it payed off for us in the end."

In the second match of the day, Florida State returned to the beach to face tournament host Arizona State. The Seminoles once again got off to a fantastic start thanks to wins at the fourth and fifth positions courtesy of Montgomery/Joyce (21-16, 21-11) and Luke/Plessy (21-9, 21-12). FSU wasted very little time clinching the match as the duo of Freire/Sanchez defeated the Sun Devils' Madison Berridge/Bethany Wedepohl, 21-19, 21-13.

Pellitteri/Paranagua defeated the Sun Devils' Kwyn Johnson/Sydney Palmer at the number two position (21-15, 25-23), while Brown/Pardon captured a grueling three-set victory over ASU's Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette (21-17, 19-21, 15-10) at the number one spot to close out day one.

"Arizona State had some big indoor players that were very good and their number one team was very solid," said Niles. "The second match was a quick turn around and it was a different environment as we played under the lights against the hometown team. We ironed out some things in that match. Overall, we just want to get better after each game and we did that today."

No. 5 Florida State d. Arizona State, 5-0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette (ASU) 21-17, 19-21, 15-10
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kwyn Johnson/Sydney Palmer (ASU) 21-15, 25-23
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Madison Berridge/Bethany Wedepohl (ASU) 21-19, 21-13
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Jourdan Parnell/Mia Rivera (ASU) 21-16, 21-11
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Katherine Plessy (FSU) d. Natalie Braun/Kylie Pickrell (ASU) 21-9, 21-12


FLORIDA STATE 3, GRAND CANYON 2
03/05/2016, PHOENIX, AZ

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Make it a Clean Sweep in Arizona.
The Seminoles squeak by Grand Canyon, 3-2, in the morning before downing New Mexico, 4-1, later in the afternoon.

PHOENIX, AZ and TEMPE, AZ – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team wrapped up its trip to Arizona with two more wins on Saturday as the Seminoles edged No. 15 Grand Canyon, 3-2, before ending the afternoon with a 4-1 victory over New Mexico.

“The team played great in both matches today,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “We were challenged by a very good Grand Canyon squad that was coached extremely well this morning. In the afternoon game against New Mexico, you could tell we were really focused and relaxed. Overall, I was extremely pleased with how we performed these first two days.”

The Seminoles (4-0) began the day with a morning match in Phoenix against the Lopes that went the wire and was decided at the No. 3 position as FSU’s Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez clinched the match with a three-set victory. After dropping the first set 21-19 to GCU’s Brooke Razo/Emilee Erichsen, Freire/Sanchez responded with wins in the next two sets (21-15, 15-11) to give the Noles the hard fought victory.

After forcing the third and decisive set, the Seminole duo put the pressure on Grand Canyon early running out to an early 7-3 advantage which resulted in a Lopes’ timeout. GCU’s Razo/Erichsen cut the deficit to 12-10 before Freire/Sanchez won three of the last four points to keep Florida State undefeated on the year.

Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua remained perfect on the year with a straight set victory over Aleksandra Wachowicz/Molly Turner (21-17, 21-16) at the No. 2 spot. FSU’s first point of the morning came at the fifth position as Annie Montgomery/Kayla Joyce defeated GCU’s Chloe Jenkins/Rebecca Conrad (21-18, 21-14) in straight sets.

Florida State returned to Tempe in the afternoon to face New Mexico in the Seminoles’ final game of the Sun Devil Challenge.

The two schools each earned an early point as FSU’s Hailey Luke/Blyss Harkness won at the fifth spot, while New Mexico’s Easten Baleto/Marisa Doran defeated Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (16-21, 21-14, 18-16) at the fourth spot. But the Seminoles swept courts 1, 2 and 3 in straight sets in the second session for the winning margin.

FSU’s duos of Pellitteri/Paranagua and Freire/Sanchez won both of their matches on Saturday to keep the Seminoles with a perfect record on the year through the first four matches.

No. 5 Florida State 3, No. 15 Grand Canyon 2
No. 1: Shannon Dugan/Makenzie Phelps (GCU) d. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) 21-17, 21-16
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Molly Turner/Aleksandra Wachowicz (GCU) 21-17, 21-16
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Emilee Erichsen/Brooke Razo (GCU) 19-21, 21-15, 15-11
No. 4: Kami Dickerson/Jordyn Sanchez (GCU) d. Hailey Luke/Katherine Plessy (FSU) 21-15, 14-21, 15-8
No. 5: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Rebecca Conrad/Chloe Jenkins (GCU) 21-18, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 4, NEW MEXICO 1
03/05/2016, Tempe, Az

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Make it a Clean Sweep in Arizona.
The Seminoles squeak by Grand Canyon, 3-2, in the morning before downing New Mexico, 4-1, later in the afternoon.

PHOENIX, AZ and TEMPE, AZ – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team wrapped up its trip to Arizona with two more wins on Saturday as the Seminoles edged No. 15 Grand Canyon, 3-2, before ending the afternoon with a 4-1 victory over New Mexico.

“The team played great in both matches today,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “We were challenged by a very good Grand Canyon squad that was coached extremely well this morning. In the afternoon game against New Mexico, you could tell we were really focused and relaxed. Overall, I was extremely pleased with how we performed these first two days.”

The Seminoles (4-0) began the day with a morning match in Phoenix against the Lopes that went the wire and was decided at the No. 3 position as FSU’s Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez clinched the match with a three-set victory. After dropping the first set 21-19 to GCU’s Brooke Razo/Emilee Erichsen, Freire/Sanchez responded with wins in the next two sets (21-15, 15-11) to give the Noles the hard fought victory.

After forcing the third and decisive set, the Seminole duo put the pressure on Grand Canyon early running out to an early 7-3 advantage which resulted in a Lopes’ timeout. GCU’s Razo/Erichsen cut the deficit to 12-10 before Freire/Sanchez won three of the last four points to keep Florida State undefeated on the year.

Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua remained perfect on the year with a straight set victory over Aleksandra Wachowicz/Molly Turner (21-17, 21-16) at the No. 2 spot. FSU’s first point of the morning came at the fifth position as Annie Montgomery/Kayla Joyce defeated GCU’s Chloe Jenkins/Rebecca Conrad (21-18, 21-14) in straight sets.

Florida State returned to Tempe in the afternoon to face New Mexico in the Seminoles’ final game of the Sun Devil Challenge.

The two schools each earned an early point as FSU’s Hailey Luke/Blyss Harkness won at the fifth spot, while New Mexico’s Easten Baleto/Marisa Doran defeated Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (16-21, 21-14, 18-16) at the fourth spot. But the Seminoles swept courts 1, 2 and 3 in straight sets in the second session for the winning margin.

FSU’s duos of Pellitteri/Paranagua and Freire/Sanchez won both of their matches on Saturday to keep the Seminoles with a perfect record on the year through the first four matches.

No. 5 Florida State 4, New Mexico 1
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Ashley Kelsey/Devanne Sours (UNM) 21-16, 21-12
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Cassie House/Lisa Rugland (UNM) 21-18, 21-16
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Hannah Johnson/Julia Warren (UNM) 21-10, 21-13
No. 4: Easton Baleto/Marisa Doran (UNM) d. Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) 16-21, 21-14, 18-16
No. 5: Blyss Harkness/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Carson Heilborn/Madi Mayfield (UNM) 21-14, 21-13


FLORIDA STATE 5, LONG BEACH STATE 0
03/09/2016, LONG BEACH, CA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win Convincingly at No. 6 Long Beach State.

LONG BEACH, CA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team continued its winnings ways out on the west coast Wednesday afternoon with a resounding 5-0 victory over No. 6 Long Beach State as the fourth-ranked Seminoles moved to 5-0 on the young season.

The Seminoles’ No. 1 pairing of Julie Brown and Jace Pardon wasted very little time giving FSU its first point of the match sweeping the duo of Nele Barber and Sammee Thomas in straight sets 21-17, 21-9. Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito also followed with a straight set victory (21-18, 21-15) on court five to give the Noles the early 2-0 lead. The start for Esposito marked the first of her career.

Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez, the reigning CCSA Pair of the Week winners, clinched the match for the Seminoles at the third position with a three-set victory over LBSU’s Jenelle Hudson/Ciana Wagner. Freire/Sanchez took the first set 21-19 before falling in set two by the identical score. The Seminole duo kept their perfect dual-match record intact in 2016 winning set three 15-10.

The momentum carried over into the second session as the Garnet & Gold won in straight sets at the second and fourth positions to complete the sweep. Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua remained undefeated on the year (5-0) winning 21-15, 21-15, while Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery won 21-15, 21-10.

With the win, Florida State improved to 3-4 all-time against the 49ers as the Seminoles have now won three straight in the series. It marked the first time in seven all-time meetings that FSU has swept Long Beach State.

In the exhibition match, the freshmen duo of Macy Jerger and Brooke Kuhlman fell to LBSU’s Ariana Garner/Peyton Grahovac 21-18, 21-19.

No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 6 Long Beach State 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Nele Barber/Sammee Thomas (LBSU) 21-17, 21-9
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Rachel Nieto/Kobi Pekich (LBSU) 21-15, 21-15
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Jenelle Hudson/Ciana Wagner (LBSU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-10
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Zoi Konstantopoulou/Mykah Wilson (LBSU) 21-15, 21-10
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Megan Kruidhof/Morea Wagner (LBSU) 21-18, 21-15


FLORIDA STATE 5, CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE 0
03/10/2016, Santa Monica, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs UCLA, Cal State Northridge to Remain Undefeated.

SANTA MONICA, CA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team ran its undefeated streak to seven straight to open the 2016 campaign following wins over Cal State Northridge and No. 3 UCLA on Thursday at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.

“We were happy to get the two wins today,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “It’s a huge stepping stone for us because we have been on the road for a while. We are showing some mental toughness because it’s difficult to be away from home and staying in a hotel for this long, but I’m very proud of this team. We have been very disciplined beginning in warm-ups and we haven’t taken anyone lightly.”

The Seminoles opened the day with a 5-0 victory over the Matadors as the Garnet & Gold won all five courts in straight sets. The duo of Katherine Plessy and Blyss Harkness recorded the first point of the match with a win on court four (21-14, 21-6). Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri followed with the second point of the afternoon on court two (21-14, 21-12), while Julie Brown and Jace Pardon clinched the match with a convincing straight set victory on court one (21-12, 21-8).

Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito joined forces for the second straight match on court five defeating CSNU’s Nicoletta Stork/Nicolette Pinkney, 21-18, 21-15. Vanessa Freire and Annie Montgomery put the finishing touches on the team sweep with a win on court three (24-22, 21-16).

Against UCLA, FSU wasted no time earning the necessary three team points winning in straight sets on courts one, two and four. Brown and Pardon got the Noles off to a good start with a 21-12, 21-18 victory over the Bruins’ sister combination of Megan and Nicole McNamara on court one.

Paranagua and Pellitteri kept their undefeated record intact on the year with a straight set victory on court two over Elise Zappia and Isabella Carey (23-21, 21-17). The Seminoles clinched the match on court four as Freire and Sierra Sanchez defeated Zana Muno and Reily Buechler, 21-18, 21-19.

UCLA claimed the final two points of the match with wins on courts three and five. Kamila Tan and Jordan Anderson defeated Plessy and Harkness in two sets (21-14, 21-19), while Laurel Weaver and Julie Consani put away Luke and Esposito in straight sets (26-24, 21-13).

“Our seniors really stepped it up (today),” added Niles. “Jace and Julie played amazing. Nina and Tory played well too. UCLA had some very tough pairs at four and five and we did a very nice job of competing. We won in two (sets) but all the matches were close and could have gone either way. We were fortunate to come out on top today.”

Florida State’s win over the third-ranked Bruins tied the school record for the highest victory over a ranked team. Entering Thursday’s match, the Seminoles had wins over No. 3 Southern Cal (2013) and No. 3 Long Beach State (2014) both on the road. The win also kept Florida State undefeated all-time against UCLA at 3-0.

“I just hope we continue to get better and better after each match which we have done so far,” said Niles as FSU closes out its trip to California on Friday. “LMU has some very tough pairs and USC overall has a very tough team. It’s not going to be easy on Friday, but it’s a good, early test for us and I look forward to seeing how we close things out.”

No. 4 Florida State 5, Cal State Northridge 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Julie Haake/Maddie Liephardt (CSUN) 21-12, 21-8
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Lauren Conati/Katie Sato (CSUN) 21-14, 21-12
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Kristey Markle/Aeryn Owens (CSUN) 24-22, 21-16
No. 4: Blyss Harkness/Katherine Plessy (FSU) d. Nada Dragovic/Kamden Maas (CSUN) 21-14, 21-6
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Nicolette Pinkney/Nicoletta Stork (CSUN) 21-18, 21-15


FLORIDA STATE 3, UCLA 2
03/10/2016, Santa Monica, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs UCLA, Cal State Northridge to Remain Undefeated.

SANTA MONICA, CA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team ran its undefeated streak to seven straight to open the 2016 campaign following wins over Cal State Northridge and No. 3 UCLA on Thursday at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.

“We were happy to get the two wins today,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “It’s a huge stepping stone for us because we have been on the road for a while. We are showing some mental toughness because it’s difficult to be away from home and staying in a hotel for this long, but I’m very proud of this team. We have been very disciplined beginning in warm-ups and we haven’t taken anyone lightly.”

The Seminoles opened the day with a 5-0 victory over the Matadors as the Garnet & Gold won all five courts in straight sets. The duo of Katherine Plessy and Blyss Harkness recorded the first point of the match with a win on court four (21-14, 21-6). Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri followed with the second point of the afternoon on court two (21-14, 21-12), while Julie Brown and Jace Pardon clinched the match with a convincing straight set victory on court one (21-12, 21-8).

Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito joined forces for the second straight match on court five defeating CSNU’s Nicoletta Stork/Nicolette Pinkney, 21-18, 21-15. Vanessa Freire and Annie Montgomery put the finishing touches on the team sweep with a win on court three (24-22, 21-16).

Against UCLA, FSU wasted no time earning the necessary three team points winning in straight sets on courts one, two and four. Brown and Pardon got the Noles off to a good start with a 21-12, 21-18 victory over the Bruins’ sister combination of Megan and Nicole McNamara on court one.

Paranagua and Pellitteri kept their undefeated record intact on the year with a straight set victory on court two over Elise Zappia and Isabella Carey (23-21, 21-17). The Seminoles clinched the match on court four as Freire and Sierra Sanchez defeated Zana Muno and Reily Buechler, 21-18, 21-19.

UCLA claimed the final two points of the match with wins on courts three and five. Kamila Tan and Jordan Anderson defeated Plessy and Harkness in two sets (21-14, 21-19), while Laurel Weaver and Julie Consani put away Luke and Esposito in straight sets (26-24, 21-13).

“Our seniors really stepped it up (today),” added Niles. “Jace and Julie played amazing. Nina and Tory played well too. UCLA had some very tough pairs at four and five and we did a very nice job of competing. We won in two (sets) but all the matches were close and could have gone either way. We were fortunate to come out on top today.”

Florida State’s win over the third-ranked Bruins tied the school record for the highest victory over a ranked team. Entering Thursday’s match, the Seminoles had wins over No. 3 Southern Cal (2013) and No. 3 Long Beach State (2014) both on the road. The win also kept Florida State undefeated all-time against UCLA at 3-0.

“I just hope we continue to get better and better after each match which we have done so far,” said Niles as FSU closes out its trip to California on Friday. “LMU has some very tough pairs and USC overall has a very tough team. It’s not going to be easy on Friday, but it’s a good, early test for us and I look forward to seeing how we close things out.”

No. 4 Florida State, 3 No. 3 UCLA 2
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) 21-12, 21-18
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Isabella Carey/Elise Zappia (UCLA) 23-21, 21-17
No. 3: Jordan Anderson/Kamila Tan (UCLA) d. Blyss Harkness/Katherine Plessy (FSU) 21-14, 21-19
No. 4: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Reily Buechler/Zana Muno (UCLA) 21-17, 21-19
No. 5: Julie Consani/Laurel Weaver (UCLA) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 26-24, 21-13


FLORIDA STATE 5, LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT 0
03/11/2016, LOS ANGELES, CA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Stay Unbeaten After Thrilling Victory Over No. 2 USC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team wrapped up its West Coast swing on Friday with two more wins including a thrilling, come-from-behind victory over the defending national champions and No. 2 Southern Cal, 3-2, inside Merle Norman Stadium.

The Seminoles completed their season opening road trip winning all nine matches marking their longest win streak since winning a school record 15 in a row during the inaugural 2012 season. Six of Florida State’s nine wins during the road trip came against ranked opponents including three in the top 10.

“I liked the fact that we were on the road for a while and we just came and competed every match,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “We have the talent, but when you compete and put your heart into every match, we showed we can compete with anybody and that we won’t take anyone lightly.

“We will celebrate this one for a little bit but we know we have to get back to work. It’s super early in our season; obviously we are fortunate to come away with some wins on this trip as a couple matches could have gone either way. But these are just stepping stones to where we want to be.”

In front of a standing only crowd inside Merle Norman Stadium and on national television on the Pac-12 Network, the Seminoles won the third and decisive sets on courts two and three to clinch the match and secure their highest win over a ranked opponent in school history.

“The thing about this team is that they don’t worry so much about who is on the other side of the net,” said Niles. “We are really just focusing on our side and what we can do better each game. We want to get better and better each time out and learn as much as we can and we seem to be doing that during each match which is really good.”

Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri evened the match at two on court two with a 15-13 victory in set three but not before holding off a late charge by USC’s Sophie Bukovec and Alexa Strange. FSU led by as many as six in the set but the USC duo won nine of the next 12 points to even the set at 12-12. But Paranagua and Pellitteri showed why they are undefeated on the year (9-0) winning three of the next four points to even the match at 2-2.

The match clincher came on court three as Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez had to battle back after dropping the first set to USC’s Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler, 21-19. The Seminole duo won set two 21-18 before making an incredible run in set three to give the Noles the victory. Trailing 13-10 in the third set, Freire and Sanchez won the final five points as Freire’s service ace at the end gave them the win, 15-13.

“Nina and Tory did a nice job of getting us even,” said Niles. “After Vanessa and Sierra lost a close first game, they figured things out and were really aggressive in the second and third sets. They just stuck with the game plan and were really tough on the service line.”

Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery earned the first point of the afternoon for the Seminoles with a straight set victory (22-20, 21-18) over Jenna Belton and Abril Bustamante on court four. Both sets came down to the wire and both times it was Joyce and Montgomery that made the big plays at the end. Trailing 12-10 in set two, the Seminole duo evened things at 14-14 before running out to their biggest advantage with a three-point lead and eventually a 21-18 victory.

“They played really tough,” added Niles on the performance of Joyce and Montgomery. “They pass-set really well and really stuck with their game plan. They also did a nice job of exploiting some of the tendencies by USC in their match.”

USC earned its two points with straight set wins on court one and five. Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes defeated Julie Brown and Jace Pardon, 21-14, 21-15, while Jo Kremer and Zoe Nightingale downed Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito, 21-15, 21-18.

Earlier in the day, Florida State swept past No. 20 Loyola Marymount with a 5-0 victory. The Seminoles earned straight set victories on all five courts with Brown and Pardon providing the clinching victory on court one.

No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 20 Loyola Marymount 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Avery Bush/Sascha Dominique (LMU) 21-5, 21-10
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Lindsay Carr/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-16, 21-12
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Jamie Lea/Erin Williams (LMU) 21-14, 21-14
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Kristen Castellanos/Nicky Kevorken (LMU) 21-9, 21-12
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Sara Kovac/Tatiana Schlange (LMU) 21-15, 21-11


FLORIDA STATE 3, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2
03/11/2016, LOS ANGELES, CA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Stay Unbeaten After Thrilling Victory Over No. 2 USC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team wrapped up its West Coast swing on Friday with two more wins including a thrilling, come-from-behind victory over the defending national champions and No. 2 Southern Cal, 3-2, inside Merle Norman Stadium.

The Seminoles completed their season opening road trip winning all nine matches marking their longest win streak since winning a school record 15 in a row during the inaugural 2012 season. Six of Florida State’s nine wins during the road trip came against ranked opponents including three in the top 10.

“I liked the fact that we were on the road for a while and we just came and competed every match,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “We have the talent, but when you compete and put your heart into every match, we showed we can compete with anybody and that we won’t take anyone lightly.

“We will celebrate this one for a little bit but we know we have to get back to work. It’s super early in our season; obviously we are fortunate to come away with some wins on this trip as a couple matches could have gone either way. But these are just stepping stones to where we want to be.”

In front of a standing only crowd inside Merle Norman Stadium and on national television on the Pac-12 Network, the Seminoles won the third and decisive sets on courts two and three to clinch the match and secure their highest win over a ranked opponent in school history.

“The thing about this team is that they don’t worry so much about who is on the other side of the net,” said Niles. “We are really just focusing on our side and what we can do better each game. We want to get better and better each time out and learn as much as we can and we seem to be doing that during each match which is really good.”

Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri evened the match at two on court two with a 15-13 victory in set three but not before holding off a late charge by USC’s Sophie Bukovec and Alexa Strange. FSU led by as many as six in the set but the USC duo won nine of the next 12 points to even the set at 12-12. But Paranagua and Pellitteri showed why they are undefeated on the year (9-0) winning three of the next four points to even the match at 2-2.

The match clincher came on court three as Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez had to battle back after dropping the first set to USC’s Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler, 21-19. The Seminole duo won set two 21-18 before making an incredible run in set three to give the Noles the victory. Trailing 13-10 in the third set, Freire and Sanchez won the final five points as Freire’s service ace at the end gave them the win, 15-13.

“Nina and Tory did a nice job of getting us even,” said Niles. “After Vanessa and Sierra lost a close first game, they figured things out and were really aggressive in the second and third sets. They just stuck with the game plan and were really tough on the service line.”

Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery earned the first point of the afternoon for the Seminoles with a straight set victory (22-20, 21-18) over Jenna Belton and Abril Bustamante on court four. Both sets came down to the wire and both times it was Joyce and Montgomery that made the big plays at the end. Trailing 12-10 in set two, the Seminole duo evened things at 14-14 before running out to their biggest advantage with a three-point lead and eventually a 21-18 victory.

“They played really tough,” added Niles on the performance of Joyce and Montgomery. “They pass-set really well and really stuck with their game plan. They also did a nice job of exploiting some of the tendencies by USC in their match.”

USC earned its two points with straight set wins on court one and five. Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes defeated Julie Brown and Jace Pardon, 21-14, 21-15, while Jo Kremer and Zoe Nightingale downed Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito, 21-15, 21-18.

Earlier in the day, Florida State swept past No. 20 Loyola Marymount with a 5-0 victory. The Seminoles earned straight set victories on all five courts with Brown and Pardon providing the clinching victory on court one.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 2 Southern Cal 2
No. 1: Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) d. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) 21-14, 21-15
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC) 21-19, 13-21, 15-13
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) 19-21, 21-18, 15-13
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) 22-20, 21-18
No. 5: Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale (USC) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 21-16, 21-17


FLORIDA STATE 5, HOUSTON BAPTIST 0
03/19/2016, Fort Worth, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Post Pair of Sweeps in Fort Worth.

FORT WORTH, TX – The second-ranked Florida State Beach Volleyball team continued its strong start to open the 2016 campaign posting a pair of 5-0 victories over Houston Baptist and TCU on the opening day of the ‘Fight at the Fort’ Tournament in Fort Worth.

The Seminoles won in straight sets on all five courts to start the day in cruising to a win over Houston Baptist. Freshmen Ali Eager and Brooke Kuhlman made their first career starts as Eager paired with Katherine Plessy on court five, while Kuhlman teamed with Vanessa Freire on court three.

Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke recorded the Noles’ first point of the match defeating HBU’s Ashlee Vann and Melissa Fuchs (21-11, 21-12) on court four. Eager and Plessy gave the Noles a 2-0 lead with a 21-13, 21-14 win over Hailey Erickson and Laura Fox. The match clincher came on court one as Julie Brown and Jace Pardon wasted very little time disposing of their opponent giving up just 12 points in the two-set victory.

Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua defeated Madison O’Brien and Bailey Banks at the second position (21-11, 21-12), while Kuhlman and Freire downed HBU’s Guinevere Meyer and Haley Durham (21-13, 21-14) at the third spot to complete the sweep.

In the second match of the afternoon against TCU, Florida State registered straight set wins on courts one, two and five, while the duo of Freire and Sierra Sanchez and Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery were victorious in a hard fought three sets after both teams dropped the first.

Brown and Pardon once again provided the clinching victory on court one, this time defeating the Horned Frogs’ number one pair of Michelle McNamee and Sarita Mikals, 21-11, 21-10.

For the second straight match, Esposito and Luke notched the first point of the afternoon for the Noles’ defeating Blaire Pickens and Clare Ford on court five, 21-14, 21-16. Joyce and Montgomery fought back after dropping the first set to TCU’s Molly Scheel and Ariah Palter, 21-12, on court four, winning the next two sets – 21-18, 15-9 – to give FSU a 2-0 lead.

Paranagua and Pellitteri moved their dual record to 11-0 on the year with a convincing victory over TCU’s Olivia Canales and Shane Peters, 21-10, 21-16, at position number two.

Sanchez and Freire closed out the afternoon with a thrilling three-set victory on court three as the first two sets were forced to extra points. After falling 26-24 in set one, the Seminole duo took the next set 31-29 before riding the momentum to a 15-9 win in set three. The victory moved Freire and Sanchez to 9-0 in 2016.

With the two wins, Florida State extended its winning streak to 11-straight games, four shy of the school record 15 consecutive victories set during the inaugural 2012 season.

No. 2 Florida State 5, Houston Baptist 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Aeriel Horton/Jessica Wooten (HBU) 21-4, 21-8
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Bailey Banks/Madison O'Brien (HBU) 21-11, 21-12
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Haley Durham/Guinevere Meyer (HBU) 21-13, 21-14
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Melissa Fuchs/Ashlee Vann (HBU) 21-11, 21-12
No. 5: Ali Eager/Katherine Plessy (FSU) d. Hailey Erickson/Laura Fox (HBU) 21-13, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 5, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 0
03/19/2016, FORT WORTH, TX

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Post Pair of Sweeps in Fort Worth.

FORT WORTH, TX – The second-ranked Florida State Beach Volleyball team continued its strong start to open the 2016 campaign posting a pair of 5-0 victories over Houston Baptist and TCU on the opening day of the ‘Fight at the Fort’ Tournament in Fort Worth.

The Seminoles won in straight sets on all five courts to start the day in cruising to a win over Houston Baptist. Freshmen Ali Eager and Brooke Kuhlman made their first career starts as Eager paired with Katherine Plessy on court five, while Kuhlman teamed with Vanessa Freire on court three.

Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke recorded the Noles’ first point of the match defeating HBU’s Ashlee Vann and Melissa Fuchs (21-11, 21-12) on court four. Eager and Plessy gave the Noles a 2-0 lead with a 21-13, 21-14 win over Hailey Erickson and Laura Fox. The match clincher came on court one as Julie Brown and Jace Pardon wasted very little time disposing of their opponent giving up just 12 points in the two-set victory.

Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua defeated Madison O’Brien and Bailey Banks at the second position (21-11, 21-12), while Kuhlman and Freire downed HBU’s Guinevere Meyer and Haley Durham (21-13, 21-14) at the third spot to complete the sweep.

In the second match of the afternoon against TCU, Florida State registered straight set wins on courts one, two and five, while the duo of Freire and Sierra Sanchez and Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery were victorious in a hard fought three sets after both teams dropped the first.

Brown and Pardon once again provided the clinching victory on court one, this time defeating the Horned Frogs’ number one pair of Michelle McNamee and Sarita Mikals, 21-11, 21-10.

For the second straight match, Esposito and Luke notched the first point of the afternoon for the Noles’ defeating Blaire Pickens and Clare Ford on court five, 21-14, 21-16. Joyce and Montgomery fought back after dropping the first set to TCU’s Molly Scheel and Ariah Palter, 21-12, on court four, winning the next two sets – 21-18, 15-9 – to give FSU a 2-0 lead.

Paranagua and Pellitteri moved their dual record to 11-0 on the year with a convincing victory over TCU’s Olivia Canales and Shane Peters, 21-10, 21-16, at position number two.

Sanchez and Freire closed out the afternoon with a thrilling three-set victory on court three as the first two sets were forced to extra points. After falling 26-24 in set one, the Seminole duo took the next set 31-29 before riding the momentum to a 15-9 win in set three. The victory moved Freire and Sanchez to 9-0 in 2016.

With the two wins, Florida State extended its winning streak to 11-straight games, four shy of the school record 15 consecutive victories set during the inaugural 2012 season.

No. 2 Florida State 5, Texas Christian 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Michelle McNamee/Sarita Mikals (TCU) 21-11, 21-10
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Olivia Canales/Shane Peters (TCU) 21-10, 21-16
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Jillian Bergeson/Jaelyn Greene (TCU) 24-26, 31-29, 15-9
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Ariah Palter/Molly Scheel (TCU) 12-21, 21-18, 15-9
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Clare Ford/Blaire Pickens (TCU) 21-14, 21-16


FLORIDA STATE 5, TX AM-CORPUS CHRISTI 0
03/20/2016, Fort Worth, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Cruises Past Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

FORT WORTH, TX – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team closed out a perfect weekend at the ‘Fight at the Fort’ Tournament in Fort Worth on Sunday morning cruising to a 5-0 victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

For the second time in as many days, the second-ranked Seminoles did not relinquish a set winning in straight sets on all five courts against the Islanders. Florida State finished the weekend without conceding a point outscoring the competition 15-0 in three matches.

“Even though we are undefeated, we changed some stuff up this weekend looking for our strongest line-up,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “We are fortunate that we have so much depth on our team which allows us to mix and match different pairs in competition to see how they stack up. I am really proud of the way the team played this weekend because no matter who I paired everyone with, they stayed really focused and played hard.”

FSU got off to a fast start thanks to the pairs of Katherine Plessy and Blyss Harkness (court four) and Hailey Luke and Kayla Joyce (court five) who held the Islanders under double-digit points in both sets to take an early 2-0 lead.

Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua, playing at the one number position on Sunday for the first time this year, while Julie Brown and Jace Pardon got the day off, defeated Texas A&M CC’s Brianna Brink and Kate Klepetka, 21-14, 21-12.

Sierra Sanchez and Vanessa Freire saw action on court two and posted a straight set victory over the Islanders’ pair of Morgan Carlson and Kristyn Nicholson, 21-15, 21-8.

The wins for Pellitteri/Paranagua and Sanchez/Freire kept them undefeated as pairs on the year moving to 12-0 and 10-0, respectively.

On court three, Annie Montgomery teamed with freshman Macy Jerger, who made her first collegiate start on Sunday, to record a 21-8, 21-9 win over Texas A&M CC’s Kirstee McGarva and Mallory Moran.

In an exhibition match, Florida State’s Ali Eager and Brooke Kuhlman defeated TCU’s Sierra Kile and Natalia Mkadenovic, 21-17, 21-19.

With the win, Florida State improves to 12-0 on the young season as all 12 wins have come on the road.

“I’m a firm believer in that every situation that you are in, I try and look at it as a way to prepare this team for whatever awaits them in the future,” added Niles. “We use all these things, different weather conditions, different balls, different sand, to gain experience in all sorts of situations. Unfortunately, we are going to be on the road a lot this year, so nothing is going to be comfortable for us; we have to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.”

No. 2 Florida State 5, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 0
No. 1: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Brianna Brink/Kate Klepetka (TXCC) 21-14, 21-12
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Morgan Carlson/Kristyn Nicholson (TXCC) 21-15, 21-8
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Kirstee McGarva/Mallory Moran (TXCC) 21-8, 21-9
No. 4: Blyss Harkness/Katherine Plessy (FSU) d. Madison Green/Madison Woods (TXCC) 21-8, 21-6
No. 5: Kayla Joyce/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Madeleine Doud/Morgan Williams (TXCC) 21-6, 21-6


FLORIDA STATE 4, FL INTERNATIONAL 1
03/25/2016, Deland, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Stay Perfect With Wins Over FIU, UCLA.

DeLAND, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team gritted out two big victories on day one of the Stetson Beach Invitational downing No. 10 Florida International and No. 4 UCLA by identical 4-1 scores on Friday.

With the two wins, the second-ranked Seminoles remained perfect on the year running their record to 14-0. The win streak now sits one shy of tying the school record which was set at 15 during FSU’s inaugural 2012 season.

“We had to battle through some things today,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “We didn’t come out as crisp in the first game against a good FIU team. Then with the rain delay, it was a mental toughness battle for our girls but we did some really good things against UCLA. I was proud of how they responded and we did what we had to do to pull out two big victories.”

Florida State opened the tournament with a hard fought, 4-1, victory over No. 10 Florida International avenging a pair of losses to the Panthers a season ago including a first round set back at the AVCA National Championships in Gulf Shores. After both schools picked up a point splitting victories on courts four and five, the Seminoles registered straight set wins on courts 1, 2 and 3 for the winning margin.

“FIU always plays us really tough,” said Niles. “It always seems to be a mental battle with them. Last year, we didn’t have the best results (against them). They (FIU) played really hard and aggressive so it was good for our mindset to start the day.”

Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito gave the Noles the early 1-0 lead courtesy of a straight set victory on court five. After trailing for a good portion of the first set, the Seminole duo fought back to force extra points before grabbing the early advantage with a 26-24 victory. Luke/Esposito wrapped things up with a 21-15 victory in set two.

Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery fell in three sets to FIU’s Natalia Giron and Savannah Davis. The Noles ran out to the early lead taking set one 21-15, but the Panthers continued the match with a 21-19 victory in set two. Joyce/Montgomery got off to a good start in set three taking a 6-1 lead, but Giron/Davis would not go away quietly winning 14 of the next 20 points to win the third set, 15-12, and the match.

The Seminoles responded with an impressive showing on courts one, two and three in the second session to snap their two-game losing streak to the Panthers. Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez secured FSU’s second team point of the match winning 24-22, 21-11 over FIU’s Kari Peterson and Dominique Dodd, while Julie Brown and Jace Pardon clinched the match on court one defeating Anabela Sataric and Aren Cupp, 21-13, 21-19. Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua closed things out with a 21-19, 21-16 victory over Martyna Gluchowicz and Marina Boulanger on court two.

In the night cap, Florida State secured its second victory over UCLA this year. After downing the Bruins 3-2 two weeks ago out in Santa Monica, the Seminoles earned a 4-1 victory on Friday to run their record to 4-0 all-time against UCLA.

“We didn’t do anything differently against UCLA this time around,” said Niles. “We approached the match the same way we did against them in Santa Monica, outside of making a slight line-up change. We just tried to stay focus and stick to the game plan.”

Both schools earned a point after the first session as UCLA took an early 1-0 advantage as the Bruin duo of Reily Buechler and Zana Muno defeated FSU’s Montgomery and Joyce 21-9, 21-17.

The lead was short lived as Luke and Esposito evened the match at one apiece courtesy of a three-set victory on court five. Luke/Esposito defeated Julie Consani and Laurel Weaver 21-18, 17-21, 16-14.

Similar to the first match of the day against FIU, FSU’s first three positions all responded with a win to keep the Seminoles undefeated on the year.

Brown and Pardon gave the Seminoles the lead for good with a three-set victory over Megan and Nicole McNamara on court one 21-14, 17-21, 15-12. Paranagua and Pellitteri clinched the match on court two with a convincing straight set victory over Elise Zappia and Izzy Carey, 21-12, 21-17, to run their record to 14-0 on the year.

Freire and Sanchez closed out the match with a thrilling three-set victory on court three as the Seminole duo defeated Kamila Tan and Ivey Schmitt, 21-18, 16-21, 21-19, to also stay undefeated as a pair (12-0) in 2016.

No. 2 Florida State 4, No. 10 Florida International 1
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Aren Cupp/Anabela Statric (FIU) 21-13, 21-19
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Marina Boulanger/Martyna Gluchowicz (FIU) 21-19, 21-16
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Dominique Dodd/Kari Peterson (FIU) 24-22, 21-11
No. 4: Savannah Davis/Natalia Giron (FIU) d. Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) 15-21, 21-19, 15-12
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Estefanie Bethancour/Tina Toghiyani (FIU) 26-24, 21-15


FLORIDA STATE 4, UCLA 1
03/25/2016, Deland, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Stay Perfect With Wins Over FIU, UCLA.

DeLAND, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team gritted out two big victories on day one of the Stetson Beach Invitational downing No. 10 Florida International and No. 4 UCLA by identical 4-1 scores on Friday.

With the two wins, the second-ranked Seminoles remained perfect on the year running their record to 14-0. The win streak now sits one shy of tying the school record which was set at 15 during FSU’s inaugural 2012 season.

“We had to battle through some things today,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “We didn’t come out as crisp in the first game against a good FIU team. Then with the rain delay, it was a mental toughness battle for our girls but we did some really good things against UCLA. I was proud of how they responded and we did what we had to do to pull out two big victories.”

Florida State opened the tournament with a hard fought, 4-1, victory over No. 10 Florida International avenging a pair of losses to the Panthers a season ago including a first round set back at the AVCA National Championships in Gulf Shores. After both schools picked up a point splitting victories on courts four and five, the Seminoles registered straight set wins on courts 1, 2 and 3 for the winning margin.

“FIU always plays us really tough,” said Niles. “It always seems to be a mental battle with them. Last year, we didn’t have the best results (against them). They (FIU) played really hard and aggressive so it was good for our mindset to start the day.”

Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito gave the Noles the early 1-0 lead courtesy of a straight set victory on court five. After trailing for a good portion of the first set, the Seminole duo fought back to force extra points before grabbing the early advantage with a 26-24 victory. Luke/Esposito wrapped things up with a 21-15 victory in set two.

Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery fell in three sets to FIU’s Natalia Giron and Savannah Davis. The Noles ran out to the early lead taking set one 21-15, but the Panthers continued the match with a 21-19 victory in set two. Joyce/Montgomery got off to a good start in set three taking a 6-1 lead, but Giron/Davis would not go away quietly winning 14 of the next 20 points to win the third set, 15-12, and the match.

The Seminoles responded with an impressive showing on courts one, two and three in the second session to snap their two-game losing streak to the Panthers. Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez secured FSU’s second team point of the match winning 24-22, 21-11 over FIU’s Kari Peterson and Dominique Dodd, while Julie Brown and Jace Pardon clinched the match on court one defeating Anabela Sataric and Aren Cupp, 21-13, 21-19. Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua closed things out with a 21-19, 21-16 victory over Martyna Gluchowicz and Marina Boulanger on court two.

In the night cap, Florida State secured its second victory over UCLA this year. After downing the Bruins 3-2 two weeks ago out in Santa Monica, the Seminoles earned a 4-1 victory on Friday to run their record to 4-0 all-time against UCLA.

“We didn’t do anything differently against UCLA this time around,” said Niles. “We approached the match the same way we did against them in Santa Monica, outside of making a slight line-up change. We just tried to stay focus and stick to the game plan.”

Both schools earned a point after the first session as UCLA took an early 1-0 advantage as the Bruin duo of Reily Buechler and Zana Muno defeated FSU’s Montgomery and Joyce 21-9, 21-17.

The lead was short lived as Luke and Esposito evened the match at one apiece courtesy of a three-set victory on court five. Luke/Esposito defeated Julie Consani and Laurel Weaver 21-18, 17-21, 16-14.

Similar to the first match of the day against FIU, FSU’s first three positions all responded with a win to keep the Seminoles undefeated on the year.

Brown and Pardon gave the Seminoles the lead for good with a three-set victory over Megan and Nicole McNamara on court one 21-14, 17-21, 15-12. Paranagua and Pellitteri clinched the match on court two with a convincing straight set victory over Elise Zappia and Izzy Carey, 21-12, 21-17, to run their record to 14-0 on the year.

Freire and Sanchez closed out the match with a thrilling three-set victory on court three as the Seminole duo defeated Kamila Tan and Ivey Schmitt, 21-18, 16-21, 21-19, to also stay undefeated as a pair (12-0) in 2016.

No. 2 Florida State 4, No. 4 UCLA 1
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) 21-14, 17-21, 15-12
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia (UCLA) 21-12, 21-17
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Ivey Schmitt/Kamila Tan (UCLA) 21-18, 16-21, 21-19
No. 4: Reily Buechler/Zana Muno (UCLA) d. Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) 21-9, 21-17
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Julie Consani/Laurel Weaver (UCLA) 21-18, 17-21, 16-14


HAWAII 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/26/2016, Deland, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to Hawaii.

DeLAND, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team suffered its first loss of the 2016 campaign falling to No. 5 Hawaii, 4-1, Saturday afternoon in the final day of the Stetson Beach Invitational.

The loss snapped a 14-game win streak by the Seminoles (14-1) who finished the weekend tournament in DeLand with a 2-1 record as all three matches came against top 10 opponents. The win streak was the second longest in school history as the mark fell one win shy of the school record 15 straight wins set during the inaugural 2012 season.

The Rainbow Wahine (8-5) put the pressure on the Noles early running out to a 2-0 lead following wins on courts four and five. Hannah Zalopany and Ari Homayun recorded Hawaii’s first point of the match with a straight set victory over Macy Jerger and Cecilie Woie, 29-27, 21-16, on court four. After dropping the first set (20-22) on court five, Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito responded with a 23-21 victory in set two. The Seminoles could not ride that momentum into the third set as Mikayla Tucker and Ginger Long gave Hawaii a 2-0 advantage with a 15-10 victory in set three.

Hawaii continued its winning ways into the second session with impressive straight set victories on courts two and three to secure its second straight win over the Noles. Clare-Marie Anderson and Katie Spieler defeated FSU’s Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua, 21-13, 21-13, on court two to clinch the match, while Hannah Rooks and Ka’iwi Schucht downed Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez, 21-19, 27-25, on court three. The loss for both Pellitteri/Paranagua and Freire/Sanchez marked the first setback by both duos this year.

FSU’s lone point of the match came at the number one position as Julie Brown and Jace Pardon tripped up Lara Schreiber and Nikki Taylor in three sets, 21-17, 20-22, 15-9, to finish the weekend 3-0.

Florida State’s fourth match of the Stetson Beach Invitational against No. 20 Florida Atlantic was canceled.

No. 5 Hawaii 4, No. 2 Florida State 1
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Lara Schreiber/Nikki Taylor (UH) 21-17, 20-22, 15-9
No. 2: Clare-Marie Anderson/Katie Spieler (UH) d. Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) 21-13, 21-13
No. 3: Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) d. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-19, 27-25
No. 4: Ari Homayun/Hannah Zalopany (UH) d. Macy Jerger/Cecilie Woie (FSU) 29-27, 21-16
No. 5: Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 22-20, 23-21, 15-10


FLORIDA STATE 4, GRAND CANYON 1
04/02/2016, Baton Rouge, La

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll in Baton Rouge.

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team got back in the win column on Saturday picking up two wins at the LSU Beach Invitational in Baton Rouge. The Noles began the day with a 4-1 victory over No. 10 Grand Canyon before closing out the afternoon with a 5-0 blanking over 12th-ranked LSU.

Facing Grand Canyon for the second time this year, Florida State earned a hard fought victory on Saturday as three of the five matches against the Lopes went the distance. Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito got the Noles off to a fast start with a straight victory on court five. Then Macy Jerger and Annie Montgomery extended the Seminole lead to 2-0 after earning a three-set victory over Brooke Razo and Kami Anderson on court four.

Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez clinched the match for FSU with a straight set victory on court three, while the last two courts were decided in three sets. Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua bounced back after dropping the first set (17-21) to take sets two and three – 21-19, 15-10. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown saw their five-game match win streak come to an end on court one falling to GCU’s Mackenzie Phelps and Shannon Dugan, 19-21, 21-14, 12-15.

The Seminoles dominated their final match of the afternoon against LSU winning in straight sets on all five courts. FSU’s first three positions had no trouble with the Tigers as Brown/Pardon, Pellitteri/Paranagua and Freire/Sanchez were all victories in the night cap.

The duo of Jerger/Esposito teamed up for the first time this year and defeated LSU’s Riley Young and Callan Molle, 21-13, 21-17, on court four. Montgomery and Kayla Joyce made short work of their match on court five winning, 21-13, 21-11.

Ali Eager and Meghan Conway earned a pair of victories in the exhibition matches defeating Grand Canyon’s Brandy Grant/Kelli Iverson, 21-17, 21-11 and then LSU’s Carly Morris and Roxanne McVey, 21-19, 21-17.

The two wins for FSU on Saturday moved the third-ranked Seminoles to 16-1 on the year including a mark of 10-1 against ranked opponents.

No. 3 Florida State 4, No. 10 Grand Canyon 1
No. 1: Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps (GCU) d. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) 21-19, 14-21, 15-12
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Molly Turner/Aleksandra Wachowicz (GCU) 17-21, 21-19, 15-10
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Rebecca Conrad/Chloe Jenkins (GCU) 21-17, 21-15
No. 4: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Kami Anderson/Brooke Razo (GCU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-12
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Emilee Erichsen/Jordyn Sanchez (GCU) 21-13, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 5, LOUISIANA STATE 0
04/02/2016, BATON ROUGE, LA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll in Baton Rouge.

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team got back in the win column on Saturday picking up two wins at the LSU Beach Invitational in Baton Rouge. The Noles began the day with a 4-1 victory over No. 10 Grand Canyon before closing out the afternoon with a 5-0 blanking over 12th-ranked LSU.

Facing Grand Canyon for the second time this year, Florida State earned a hard fought victory on Saturday as three of the five matches against the Lopes went the distance. Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito got the Noles off to a fast start with a straight victory on court five. Then Macy Jerger and Annie Montgomery extended the Seminole lead to 2-0 after earning a three-set victory over Brooke Razo and Kami Anderson on court four.

Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez clinched the match for FSU with a straight set victory on court three, while the last two courts were decided in three sets. Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua bounced back after dropping the first set (17-21) to take sets two and three – 21-19, 15-10. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown saw their five-game match win streak come to an end on court one falling to GCU’s Mackenzie Phelps and Shannon Dugan, 19-21, 21-14, 12-15.

The Seminoles dominated their final match of the afternoon against LSU winning in straight sets on all five courts. FSU’s first three positions had no trouble with the Tigers as Brown/Pardon, Pellitteri/Paranagua and Freire/Sanchez were all victories in the night cap.

The duo of Jerger/Esposito teamed up for the first time this year and defeated LSU’s Riley Young and Callan Molle, 21-13, 21-17, on court four. Montgomery and Kayla Joyce made short work of their match on court five winning, 21-13, 21-11.

Ali Eager and Meghan Conway earned a pair of victories in the exhibition matches defeating Grand Canyon’s Brandy Grant/Kelli Iverson, 21-17, 21-11 and then LSU’s Carly Morris and Roxanne McVey, 21-19, 21-17.

The two wins for FSU on Saturday moved the third-ranked Seminoles to 16-1 on the year including a mark of 10-1 against ranked opponents.

No. 3 Florida State 5, No. 12 Louisiana State 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Katie Lindelow/Mandi Orellana (LSU) 21-15, 21-15
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Ashley Allmer/Helen Boyle (LSU) 24-22, 21-13
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Lilly Kessler/Cati Leak (LSU) 21-11, 21-11
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Macy Jerger (FSU) d. Callan Molle/Riley Young (LSU) 21-13, 21-17
No. 5: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Megan Davenport/Cheyenne Wood (LSU) 21-13, 21-11


LSU BEACH INVITATIONAL
04/03/2016

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Compete in Pairs Tournament at LSU.

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team returned to the Mango’s Beach Volleyball Club on Sunday for a pairs tournament on the final day of the LSU Beach Invitational.

The tournament featured pairs from Florida State, Grand Canyon and LSU as the teams were divided into two different brackets. The Gold bracket featured seeds 1-4, while the Purple bracket consisted of seeds 5-8. The Seminoles featured five different pairs over the two brackets.

Florida State’s top-seeded pair, Annie Montgomery and Macy Jerger, registered two wins on the afternoon in earning a runner-up finish in the Gold bracket. Montgomery/Jerger captured a straight set victory over LSU’s Cati Leak and Lilly Kessler, 21-16, 21-19, in the quarterfinals before facing fellow Seminole teammates Kayla Joyce and Katherine Plessy in the semifinals. After Joyce/Plessy won the first set 26-24, Montgomery/Jerger bounced back to win the next two, 21-18, 15-9, to advance to the finals.

In the Gold finals, Montgomery/Jerger fell to Grand Canyon’s No. 1 pair of Mackenzie Phelps and Shannon Dugan in straight sets, 21-13, 21-17.

Ali Eager and Meghan Conway teamed up to go 1-1 in the Gold bracket, while Plessy/Joyce finished their tournament run with an identical 1-1 record.

In the Purple bracket, FSU’s Julia Thompson and Breana Edwards and Blyss Harkness and Brooke Kuhlman both went 1-1. Thompson/Edwards defeated Grand Canyon’s Kelli Iverson and Mia Sakasegawa, 21-12, 16-21, 15-12, in the first round before falling to LSU’s Victoria Boraski and Roxanne McVey, 21-14, 21-19. Harkness/Kuhlman, who earned a bye in the first round, opened bracket play with a straight set victory over LSU’s Jeni Clark and Addison Hoven, 21-16, 21-9, in the quarterfinals. The Seminole duo then dropped a tough three-set match to the Tigers’ McVey/Boraski, 16-21, 21-15, 15-13.

Pairs Tournament – LSU Beach Invitational

Meghan Conway/Ali Eager (FSU) d. Callan Molle/Riley Young (LSU) 21-15, 21-10
Kayla Joyce/Katherine Plessy (FSU) d. Kami Dickerson/Brooke Razo (GCU) 21-17, 21-14
Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps (GCU) d. Meghan Conway/Ali Eager (FSU) 21-15, 21-19
Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Lilly Kessler/Cati Leak (LSU) 21-16, 21-19
Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Kayla Joyce/Katherine Plessy (FSU) 24-26, 21-18, 15-9
Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Kayla Joyce/Katherine Plessy (FSU) 24-26, 21-18, 15-9
Shannon Dugan/Mackenzie Phelps (GCU) d. Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) 21-13, 21-17
Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson (FSU) d. Kelli Iverson/Mia Sakasegawa (GCU) 21-12, 16-21, 15-12
Victoria Boraski/Roxanne McVey (LSU) d. Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson (FSU) 21-14, 21-19
Blyss Harkness/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Jeni Clark/Addison Hovan (LSU) 21-16, 21-9
Victoria Boraski/Roxanne McVey (LSU) d. Blyss Harkness/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 16-21, 21-15, 15-13


FLORIDA STATE 5, LOUISIANA-MONROE 0
04/09/2016, Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down ULM, UNF at Fiesta on Siesta.

SIESTA KEY, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team recorded two wins on Saturday at the 7th annual Fiesta on Siesta Tournament as the Seminoles (18-1) defeated Louisiana-Monroe, 5-0, before closing out the day with a 3-2 victory over No. 17 North Florida.

The Seminoles began the day with a convincing win over ULM winning in straight sets on all five courts. The pairs of Macy Jerger and Nikki Esposito and Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery got the Noles off to a fast start winning on courts four and five. Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez clinched the team victory with a win on court three downing the Warhawks’ Delaney Driver/Kaitlyn Shearer, 21-14, 22-20. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown and Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua put the finishing touches on the clean sweep with wins on courts one and two, respectively.

In the second match of the afternoon, Florida State pulled out a hard fought victory over UNF. The Noles found themselves in an early deficit as the duo of Jerger/Esposito had to retire prior to the start of the second set due to an injury on court five. The lead was short lived as Joyce/Montgomery evened the match at 1-1 with a three-set victory on court four. After dropping the first set to UNF’s Ambre Desaulnay/Chaney Howard 21-11, Joyce/Montgomery bounced back to win the next two – 21-12, 15-7.

Paranagua/Pellitteri gave the Noles a 2-1 lead with a straight set victory on court two (21-15, 21-17), but the Ospreys answered right back with a straight set victory of their own on court three to tie the match once again as Katarina Raicevic/Courtney Miller defeated Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez, 23-21, 21-13.

Brown/Pardon clinched the match for the Seminoles with a straight set victory on court one as the duo defeated Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Shaw, 21-19, 21-18.

It was an all-FSU final in the pairs’ bracket play tournament as Brooke Kuhlman and Katie Horton defeated fellow teammates Milica Kubura and Cecilie Woie, 21-16. The Seminoles featured five total pairs teams in the tournament as Kuhlman/Horton and Kubura/Woie were joined by Meghan Conway/Ali Eager, Katherine Plessy/Blyss Harkness and Julia Thompson/Breana Edwards.

No. 3 Florida State 5, Louisiana-Monroe 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Hope Pawlik/Taylor Zaeske (ULM) 21-15, 21-15
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kori Simpson/Hadley Swartz (ULM) 21-12, 21-13
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Delaney Driver/Kaitlyn Shearer (ULM) 21-14, 22-20
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Claire Crossfield/Tara Jenkins (ULM) 21-17, 21-11
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Macy Jerger (FSU) d. Catherine Griffith/Bayleigh Hoffman (ULM) 21-11, 21-18


FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH FLORIDA 2
04/09/2016, Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Down ULM, UNF at Fiesta on Siesta.

SIESTA KEY, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team recorded two wins on Saturday at the 7th annual Fiesta on Siesta Tournament as the Seminoles (18-1) defeated Louisiana-Monroe, 5-0, before closing out the day with a 3-2 victory over No. 17 North Florida.

The Seminoles began the day with a convincing win over ULM winning in straight sets on all five courts. The pairs of Macy Jerger and Nikki Esposito and Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery got the Noles off to a fast start winning on courts four and five. Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez clinched the team victory with a win on court three downing the Warhawks’ Delaney Driver/Kaitlyn Shearer, 21-14, 22-20. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown and Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua put the finishing touches on the clean sweep with wins on courts one and two, respectively.

In the second match of the afternoon, Florida State pulled out a hard fought victory over UNF. The Noles found themselves in an early deficit as the duo of Jerger/Esposito had to retire prior to the start of the second set due to an injury on court five. The lead was short lived as Joyce/Montgomery evened the match at 1-1 with a three-set victory on court four. After dropping the first set to UNF’s Ambre Desaulnay/Chaney Howard 21-11, Joyce/Montgomery bounced back to win the next two – 21-12, 15-7.

Paranagua/Pellitteri gave the Noles a 2-1 lead with a straight set victory on court two (21-15, 21-17), but the Ospreys answered right back with a straight set victory of their own on court three to tie the match once again as Katarina Raicevic/Courtney Miller defeated Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez, 23-21, 21-13.

Brown/Pardon clinched the match for the Seminoles with a straight set victory on court one as the duo defeated Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Shaw, 21-19, 21-18.

It was an all-FSU final in the pairs’ bracket play tournament as Brooke Kuhlman and Katie Horton defeated fellow teammates Milica Kubura and Cecilie Woie, 21-16. The Seminoles featured five total pairs teams in the tournament as Kuhlman/Horton and Kubura/Woie were joined by Meghan Conway/Ali Eager, Katherine Plessy/Blyss Harkness and Julia Thompson/Breana Edwards.

No. 3 Florida State 3, No. 17 North Florida 2
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Shaw (UNF) 21-19, 21-18
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kimberly Ferguson/Lauren Ford (UNF) 21-15, 21-17
No. 3: Courtney Miller/Katarina Raicevic (UNF) d. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 23-21, 21-13
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Ambre Desaulnay/Chaney Howard (UNF) 11-21, 21-12, 15-7
No. 5: Emily Davanzo/Carina Hoff (UNF) d. Nikki Esposito/Macy Jerger (FSU) 21-15, 12-21 ret


FIESTA ON SIESTA PAIRS TOURNY
04/09/2016, Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl

Meghan Conway/Ali Eager (FSU) d. Charlotte Earnhart/Kendale Speyerer (SU) 21-11
Hope Lemon/Anna Siruckova (SLU) d. Meghan Conway/Ali Eager (FSU) 17-21
Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson (FSU) d. Jizzyan Gesualdo/Ashlyne Miller (JU) 21-11
Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie (FSU) d. Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson (FSU) 14-21
Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie (FSU) d. Breana Edwards/Julia Thompson (FSU) 21-14
Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie (FSU) d. Logan Holanchock/Allee Stelogeannis (UT) 22-20
Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie (FSU) d. Hope Lemon/Anna Siruckova (SLU) 21-18
Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie (FSU) 21-16
Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Clare Ford/Ashley Qintilone (TCU) 21-17
Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Katie Pyles/Denvyr Tyler-Palmer (NSU) 21-15
Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Nicole DeBolt/Shannon McPherson (UNF) 21-16
Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Milica Kubura/Cecilie Woie (FSU) 21-16
Nicole DeBolt/Shannon McPherson (UNF) d. Blyss Harkness/Katherine Plessy (FSU) 21-13

FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 0
04/10/2016, Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll in Final Day of Siesta Tournament.

By Billy Clark, Sports Information Intern

SIESTA KEY, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team recorded two wins on Sunday at the 7th annual Fiesta on Siesta Tournament as the Seminoles (20-1) defeated No. 20 Florida Atlantic, 5-0, before closing out the day with a 5-0 victory over UNC Wilmington.

The Seminoles’ No. 1 duo of Julie Brown and Jace Pardon went a perfect 4-0 on the weekend, defeating FAU’s Gabrielle Dischler/Delaney Clesen, 21-13, 21-12 and UNCW’s Nicole Lott/Kristen Powell, 21-10, 21-13.

On court two, Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua also remained perfect for the tournament with victories over FAU’s Chelsey Tekavec/Andrea Galinis, 21-15, 21-7 and UNCW’s Bella Borgiotti/Katie McCullough, 21-10, 21-8.

Florida State’s Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez battled FAU’s Heather Weiss/Ashlan Cunningham in the first set, winning 23-21. Freire/Sanchez won the second set, 21-11, for the victory.

Against UNCW, Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery took over on court three and defeated Maddy Kline/Ashleigh Crutcher, 21-17, 21-19. Joyce/Montgomery also defeated Florida Atlantic’s Brittany Pellitteri and her partner Julia Lewkowicz, 21-12, 21-15 on court four. Brittany is the younger sister of Kristina and former Florida State beach volleyball player Stephanie Pellitteri.

On court five, Nikki Esposito and Katie Horton defeated FAU’s Natalie Faley/Nicole Grant in three sets, dropping the first set 17-21 before rallying for to win 21-15, 15-9 in the second and third sets. Against the Seahawks, Horton teamed with freshman Brooke Kuhlman for a 21-13, 21-13 victory over Sydney Alvis/Sarah Kelly on court four. Meghan Conway/Ali Eager defeated UNCW’s Bethany Gesell/Halle Hunt, 21-12, 21-14 to close out the weekend.

No. 3 Florida State 5, No. 20 Florida Atlantic 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 21-13, 21-12
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Andrea Galinis/Chelsey Tekavec (FAU) 21-15, 21-7
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Ashlan Cunningham/Heather Weiss (FAU) 23-21, 21-11
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Julia Lewkowicz/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-12, 21-15
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) 17-21, 21-15, 15-9


FLORIDA STATE 5, UNC-WILMINGTON 0
04/10/2016, Fiesta on Siesta Tournament, Siesta Key, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Roll in Final Day of Siesta Tournament.

By Billy Clark, Sports Information Intern

SIESTA KEY, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team recorded two wins on Sunday at the 7th annual Fiesta on Siesta Tournament as the Seminoles (20-1) defeated No. 20 Florida Atlantic, 5-0, before closing out the day with a 5-0 victory over UNC Wilmington.

The Seminoles’ No. 1 duo of Julie Brown and Jace Pardon went a perfect 4-0 on the weekend, defeating FAU’s Gabrielle Dischler/Delaney Clesen, 21-13, 21-12 and UNCW’s Nicole Lott/Kristen Powell, 21-10, 21-13.

On court two, Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua also remained perfect for the tournament with victories over FAU’s Chelsey Tekavec/Andrea Galinis, 21-15, 21-7 and UNCW’s Bella Borgiotti/Katie McCullough, 21-10, 21-8.

Florida State’s Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez battled FAU’s Heather Weiss/Ashlan Cunningham in the first set, winning 23-21. Freire/Sanchez won the second set, 21-11, for the victory.

Against UNCW, Kayla Joyce and Annie Montgomery took over on court three and defeated Maddy Kline/Ashleigh Crutcher, 21-17, 21-19. Joyce/Montgomery also defeated Florida Atlantic’s Brittany Pellitteri and her partner Julia Lewkowicz, 21-12, 21-15 on court four. Brittany is the younger sister of Kristina and former Florida State beach volleyball player Stephanie Pellitteri.

On court five, Nikki Esposito and Katie Horton defeated FAU’s Natalie Faley/Nicole Grant in three sets, dropping the first set 17-21 before rallying for to win 21-15, 15-9 in the second and third sets. Against the Seahawks, Horton teamed with freshman Brooke Kuhlman for a 21-13, 21-13 victory over Sydney Alvis/Sarah Kelly on court four. Meghan Conway/Ali Eager defeated UNCW’s Bethany Gesell/Halle Hunt, 21-12, 21-14 to close out the weekend.

No. 3 Florida State 5, UNC Wilmington 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Nicole Lott/Kristen Powell (UNCW) 21-10, 21-13
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Bella Borgiotti/Katie McCullough (UNCW) 21-10, 21-8
No. 3: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Ashleigh Crutcher/Maddy Kline (UNCW) 21-17, 21-19
No. 4: Katie Horton/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Sydney Alvis/Sarah Kelly (UNCW) 21-13, 21-13
No. 5: Meghan Conway/Ali Eager (FSU) d. Bethany Gesell/Halle Hunt (UNCW) 21-12, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 5, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0
04/15/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Victorious Over UAB, Georgia St on Day One of FSU Invite.

By: Billy Clark, Sports Information Intern

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team notched two wins on the first day of the FSU Beach Invitational as the Seminoles (22-1) defeated UAB, 5-0, before edging No. 9 Georgia State, 3-2, on the Seminole Beach Volleyball courts.

“We performed really well,” said Florida State head coach Brooke Niles. “We are still changing things because we have a few (players) out due to injury, but Georgia State is a well-coached team and they have really good athletes. We were fortunate today to come away with two wins.”

Florida State began the day with a convincing win over UAB winning in straight sets on four of the five courts. The pairs of Annie Montgomery and Kayla Joyce along with Macy Jerger and Nikki Esposito grabbed the first two victories for the Seminoles on courts four and five, respectively.

Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez defeated Amber Treace and Rachel Evans, 21-19, 21-12, on court three to clinch the match for the Seminoles. On court two, Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua downed Gabbi Moreno and Emily Martinez, 21-19, 21-7. The Noles’ top pair of Jace Pardon and Julie Brown split the first two sets of the match with UAB’s Chelsi Carter and Sara Rishell before taking the deciding third set, 15-11, to close out the game.

In the second match of the afternoon, Florida State earned a hard-fought victory over No. 9 Georgia State. Annie Montgomery and Macy Jerger defeated Alexis Townsend and Chloe Cook on court five while Freire/Sanchez bested Brooke Weiner and Natalie Wilson on court four to give the Noles an early 2-0 advantage.

“It’s key just for morale,” said Niles on the Noles running out to early 2-0 leads in both matches on Friday. “Those four and five teams, they played really strong in both matches. For us, everybody knows that they have to do their job, but it is nice to go in 2-0 to the next three games.”

However, GSU’s Katelyn Rawls and Nina Interwies downed Pellitteri/Paranagua on court two, 21-16, 21-14, to secure the Panthers’ first point of the match.

After Georgia State closed the gap to 2-1, Florida State’s top pair of Pardon/Brown defeated Jansen Button and Sara Olivova, 21-17, 21-14, to clinch the match for the Seminoles.

“They just do their job and they don’t look at the score; they really want to win every point,” added Niles on the performance of Brown and Pardon. “That’s where we want every other team to get at too and not give any other team any breathing room at all. I am just really proud of those two as they took care of business for us today.”

To conclude the match, Florida State’s Milica Kubura and Kayla Joyce fell in the first set, 21-18. The pair fought valiantly in set two but could not extend the match falling 26-24 to GSU’s Milani Pickering and Delaney Rohan on court three. The match marked Kubura’s first dual appearance for Florida State this season.

With the 3-2 victory, Florida State avenges a 3-2 loss to Georgia State last season in Columbia, S.C., while the Noles improve to 6-0 all-time against UAB. The Seminoles remain a perfect 18-0 in home matches since the program started in 2012.

No. 3 Florida State 5, Alabama-Birmingham 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Chelsi Carter/Sara Rishell (UAB) 21-17, 20-22, 15-11
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Avery Hoven/Michaela Ressor (UAB) 21-19, 21-7
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Rachel Evans/Amber Treace (UAB) 21-19, 21-12
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Emily Martinez/Gabbi Moreno (UAB) 21-16, 21-12
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Macy Jerger (FSU) d. Tressa Buckland/Avei Logoleo (UAB) 21-19, 25-23


FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA STATE 2
04/15/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Victorious Over UAB, Georgia St on Day One of FSU Invite.

By: Billy Clark, Sports Information Intern

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team notched two wins on the first day of the FSU Beach Invitational as the Seminoles (22-1) defeated UAB, 5-0, before edging No. 9 Georgia State, 3-2, on the Seminole Beach Volleyball courts.

“We performed really well,” said Florida State head coach Brooke Niles. “We are still changing things because we have a few (players) out due to injury, but Georgia State is a well-coached team and they have really good athletes. We were fortunate today to come away with two wins.”

Florida State began the day with a convincing win over UAB winning in straight sets on four of the five courts. The pairs of Annie Montgomery and Kayla Joyce along with Macy Jerger and Nikki Esposito grabbed the first two victories for the Seminoles on courts four and five, respectively.

Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez defeated Amber Treace and Rachel Evans, 21-19, 21-12, on court three to clinch the match for the Seminoles. On court two, Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua downed Gabbi Moreno and Emily Martinez, 21-19, 21-7. The Noles’ top pair of Jace Pardon and Julie Brown split the first two sets of the match with UAB’s Chelsi Carter and Sara Rishell before taking the deciding third set, 15-11, to close out the game.

In the second match of the afternoon, Florida State earned a hard-fought victory over No. 9 Georgia State. Annie Montgomery and Macy Jerger defeated Alexis Townsend and Chloe Cook on court five while Freire/Sanchez bested Brooke Weiner and Natalie Wilson on court four to give the Noles an early 2-0 advantage.

“It’s key just for morale,” said Niles on the Noles running out to early 2-0 leads in both matches on Friday. “Those four and five teams, they played really strong in both matches. For us, everybody knows that they have to do their job, but it is nice to go in 2-0 to the next three games.”

However, GSU’s Katelyn Rawls and Nina Interwies downed Pellitteri/Paranagua on court two, 21-16, 21-14, to secure the Panthers’ first point of the match.

After Georgia State closed the gap to 2-1, Florida State’s top pair of Pardon/Brown defeated Jansen Button and Sara Olivova, 21-17, 21-14, to clinch the match for the Seminoles.

“They just do their job and they don’t look at the score; they really want to win every point,” added Niles on the performance of Brown and Pardon. “That’s where we want every other team to get at too and not give any other team any breathing room at all. I am just really proud of those two as they took care of business for us today.”

To conclude the match, Florida State’s Milica Kubura and Kayla Joyce fell in the first set, 21-18. The pair fought valiantly in set two but could not extend the match falling 26-24 to GSU’s Milani Pickering and Delaney Rohan on court three. The match marked Kubura’s first dual appearance for Florida State this season.

With the 3-2 victory, Florida State avenges a 3-2 loss to Georgia State last season in Columbia, S.C., while the Noles improve to 6-0 all-time against UAB. The Seminoles remain a perfect 18-0 in home matches since the program started in 2012.

No. 3 Florida State 3, No. 9 Georgia State 2
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Jansen Button/Sara Olivova (GSU) 21-17, 21-14
No. 2: Nina Interwies/Katelyn Rawls (GSU) d. Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) 21-16, 21-14
No. 3: Milani Pickering/Delany Rohan (GSU) d. Kayla Joyce/Milica Kubura (FSU) 21-18, 26-24
No. 4: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) 21-19, 23-21
No. 5: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Chloe Cook/Alexis Townsend (GSU) 21-12, 21-13


FLORIDA STATE 5, TULANE 0
04/16/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seniors Shine on Final Day of FSU Beach Invitational.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team wrapped up the second and final day of the FSU Beach Invitational with a pair of wins as the Seminoles defeated No. 17 Tulane and the College of Charleston, 5-0 and 4-1, respectively, to close out the regular season with a record of 24-1.

“Even though we changed the line-up so many times this weekend, it just shows how much depth we have which makes my job harder as a coach,” said Florida State head coach Brooke Niles on finishing the tournament with a 4-0 record. “But I know no matter who I put in there that they are going to play really hard. We were tested this weekend. It’s awesome to win, I love being 4-0 at home.”

FSU’s senior class had a fabulous day as the seven Seminoles went a combined 11-0 on Saturday. This year’s senior class, which features Julie Brown (Oviedo, Fla.), Blyss Harkness (Tallahassee, Fla.), Kayla Joyce (Oviedo, Fla.), Annie Montgomery (Sarasota, Fla.), Jace Pardon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Kristina Pellitteri (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) and Katherine Plessy (Marietta, Ga.), all had a hand in each of the Garnet and Gold’s four team points against the Cougars in the final match of the tournament.

“It was really special for them,” added Niles on all the seniors contributing to the win against the College of Charleston. “Jace has been here since beach volleyball started as a sport at Florida State and then all the other seniors but a lot of heart and soul, sweat and tears into the sport, seeing it grow so much and now it’s an NCAA Championship. They are just really important to our program and we wanted to honor them and make it special.”

“It felt so good for all the seniors to win,” said Plessy. “I just can’t believe how fast this time as gone; I can’t believe we are all seniors but it was really cool for all of us to win on ‘Senior Day.’”

“It was an unbelievable, indescribable feeling,” added Pellitteri. “It’s always fun having all the seniors play on their one, last night at home. We’re girls, so we are emotional. It was tough being with our families and really thinking about this as our last home game ever, putting on our jerseys at home; it was extremely emotional.”

With all five courts going on at once, FSU quickly secured the team victory posting straight set wins on courts two, four and five. Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua recorded the first point of the match on court two, 21-14, 21-14. Montgomery and Joyce gave the Noles a 2-0 lead with a win on court four, 21-11, 21-7, while Harkness and Plessy clinched the match for FSU securing a win on four five, 21-17, 21-13.

Brown and Pardon closed out the scoring for FSU with a 21-19, 21-16 victory on court one. College of Charleston’s Krissy Mummey and McKala Rhodes captured the Cougars’ lone point of the match with a straight set victory over Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez, 21-19, 21-18, on court three.

In the first match on day two, the Seminoles cruised past the 17th-ranked Green Wave, 5-0, giving FSU its 14th win over a ranked opponent this year.

Nikki Esposito and Katie Horton gave the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead on court five dominating Tulane’s Sarah Strasner and Anna Chin in straight sets, 21-18, 21-8. Montgomery and Macy Jerger then pulled out a grueling three-set victory on court four to give FSU a 2-0 advantage. After the Noles won set one 21-12, Tulane forced a third and decisive set with a 27-25 victory in set two. The third set went back and forth before Montgomery and Jerger pulled things out 15-13.

The second session was all FSU as the Seminoles won in straight sets on courts one, two and three. Freire and Sanchez clinched the match on court three taking down Tulane’s Miah Diirell and Briana Correa, 21-14, 21-9. Paranagua and Pellitteri recorded the Noles fourth point of the afternoon on court two defeating the Green Waves’ Madeline Mertz and Lan Nguyen, 21-13, 21-18. Brown and Pardon provided the clean sweep on court one downing Tea Juric and Jackie Wegner, 21-15, 21-14.

Florida State’s 24 regular season wins sets a single-season record while its perfect 4-0 record at home this weekend extends the Seminoles’ all-time home record to 20-0.

“It’s easy with our fans, they make us so proud and they give us so much support that it really makes a difference in our game,” said Pellitteri. “When we are down, they cheer for us and we seem to tie the score so quickly. It shows in every single game that the continued support from our community and all our local friends really picks us up and helps us win.”

No. 3 Florida State 5, No. 17 Tulane 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner (TU) 21-15, 21-14
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen (TU) 21-13, 21-18
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Briana Correa/Miah Diirell (TU) 21-14, 21-9
No. 4: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Hannah Holmes/Christina McAfee (TU) 21-12, 25-27, 15-13
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner (TU) 21-18, 21-8


FLORIDA STATE 4, COLL OF CHARLESTON 1
04/16/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seniors Shine on Final Day of FSU Beach Invitational.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team wrapped up the second and final day of the FSU Beach Invitational with a pair of wins as the Seminoles defeated No. 17 Tulane and the College of Charleston, 5-0 and 4-1, respectively, to close out the regular season with a record of 24-1.

“Even though we changed the line-up so many times this weekend, it just shows how much depth we have which makes my job harder as a coach,” said Florida State head coach Brooke Niles on finishing the tournament with a 4-0 record. “But I know no matter who I put in there that they are going to play really hard. We were tested this weekend. It’s awesome to win, I love being 4-0 at home.”

FSU’s senior class had a fabulous day as the seven Seminoles went a combined 11-0 on Saturday. This year’s senior class, which features Julie Brown (Oviedo, Fla.), Blyss Harkness (Tallahassee, Fla.), Kayla Joyce (Oviedo, Fla.), Annie Montgomery (Sarasota, Fla.), Jace Pardon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Kristina Pellitteri (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) and Katherine Plessy (Marietta, Ga.), all had a hand in each of the Garnet and Gold’s four team points against the Cougars in the final match of the tournament.

“It was really special for them,” added Niles on all the seniors contributing to the win against the College of Charleston. “Jace has been here since beach volleyball started as a sport at Florida State and then all the other seniors but a lot of heart and soul, sweat and tears into the sport, seeing it grow so much and now it’s an NCAA Championship. They are just really important to our program and we wanted to honor them and make it special.”

“It felt so good for all the seniors to win,” said Plessy. “I just can’t believe how fast this time as gone; I can’t believe we are all seniors but it was really cool for all of us to win on ‘Senior Day.’”

“It was an unbelievable, indescribable feeling,” added Pellitteri. “It’s always fun having all the seniors play on their one, last night at home. We’re girls, so we are emotional. It was tough being with our families and really thinking about this as our last home game ever, putting on our jerseys at home; it was extremely emotional.”

With all five courts going on at once, FSU quickly secured the team victory posting straight set wins on courts two, four and five. Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua recorded the first point of the match on court two, 21-14, 21-14. Montgomery and Joyce gave the Noles a 2-0 lead with a win on court four, 21-11, 21-7, while Harkness and Plessy clinched the match for FSU securing a win on four five, 21-17, 21-13.

Brown and Pardon closed out the scoring for FSU with a 21-19, 21-16 victory on court one. College of Charleston’s Krissy Mummey and McKala Rhodes captured the Cougars’ lone point of the match with a straight set victory over Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez, 21-19, 21-18, on court three.

In the first match on day two, the Seminoles cruised past the 17th-ranked Green Wave, 5-0, giving FSU its 14th win over a ranked opponent this year.

Nikki Esposito and Katie Horton gave the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead on court five dominating Tulane’s Sarah Strasner and Anna Chin in straight sets, 21-18, 21-8. Montgomery and Macy Jerger then pulled out a grueling three-set victory on court four to give FSU a 2-0 advantage. After the Noles won set one 21-12, Tulane forced a third and decisive set with a 27-25 victory in set two. The third set went back and forth before Montgomery and Jerger pulled things out 15-13.

The second session was all FSU as the Seminoles won in straight sets on courts one, two and three. Freire and Sanchez clinched the match on court three taking down Tulane’s Miah Diirell and Briana Correa, 21-14, 21-9. Paranagua and Pellitteri recorded the Noles fourth point of the afternoon on court two defeating the Green Waves’ Madeline Mertz and Lan Nguyen, 21-13, 21-18. Brown and Pardon provided the clean sweep on court one downing Tea Juric and Jackie Wegner, 21-15, 21-14.

Florida State’s 24 regular season wins sets a single-season record while its perfect 4-0 record at home this weekend extends the Seminoles’ all-time home record to 20-0.

“It’s easy with our fans, they make us so proud and they give us so much support that it really makes a difference in our game,” said Pellitteri. “When we are down, they cheer for us and we seem to tie the score so quickly. It shows in every single game that the continued support from our community and all our local friends really picks us up and helps us win.”

No. 3 Florida State 4, College of Charleston 1
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Melissa Morello/Kayla Tronick (CC) 21-19, 21-16
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Taylor Foley/Maddie Hills (CC) 21-14, 21-14
No. 3: Krissy Mummey/McKala Rhodes (CC) d. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-19, 21-18
No. 4: Kayla Joyce/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Lauren Hollman/Kennedy Madison (CC) 21-11, 21-17
No. 5: Blyss Harkness/Katherine Plessy (FSU) d. Allison Beckman/Devon Rachel (CC) 21-17, 21-13


FLORIDA STATE 3, LOUISIANA STATE 2
04/22/2016, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Post Two Wins on Day One of CCSA Championship

EMERSON, GA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (26-1) got off to a fantastic start on day one of competition at the 2016 CCSA Conference Championship as the Seminoles defeated No. 11 LSU and South Carolina, 3-2 and 5-0, respectively, on the Rally Courts at the Lakepoint Sporting Community.

“The first match was very close and LSU played really well but we know we didn’t play our best and we didn’t communicate our best, so I challenged the team to communicate a little bit more, talk and be a little bit more aggressive,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “They came out really strong (in the second match) and I was proud of them.”

FSU sits atop group one with a 2-0 record in pool play competition. LSU and South Carolina both sit at 1-1, while UAB is 0-2 after the first day. With a win over UAB on Saturday morning, the Noles will earn a bye into the semifinals of the inaugural championship. Semifinal one will be played at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.

“We are pleased (with the 2-0 start),” said Niles. “We still have a lot of work to do with one more game in pool play. Our goal is to win our pool and get the bye to play on Sunday.”

Florida State’s first match of the day came down to court three as Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez captured a thrilling three-set victory over LSU’s Cait Leak and Callan Molle in a torrential down pour to give the Noles a 3-2 victory in the opening match Friday morning.

After dropping the first set 22-20, Freire and Sanchez bounced back for a 21-14 win in set two. The third set went back and forth with the Tigers taking a 7-5 lead before the Seminole duo went on a 4-0 run to take the lead at 9-7. With the Noles leading 13-11, LSU won three of the next four points to tie the match at 14-14 before Freire and Sanchez clinched the match winning the next two points to take set three 16-14.

The other four courts were all decided in straight sets as Florida State posted victories on courts one and two, while LSU secured wins on courts four and five. Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri registered FSU’s first point of the match defeating Helen Boyle and Lilly Kessler, 21-17, 21-13, on court two.

The Tigers immediately evened the match at 1-1 on court four as Riley Young and Mandi Orellana defeated Macy Jerger and Annie Montgomery, 21-15, 21-16. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown gave the lead right back to FSU with a convincing win on court one downing LSU’s Katie Lindelow and Ashley Allmer, 21-16, 21-18. The lead was short lived as the Tigers’ number five team of Cheyenne Wood and Megan Davenport defeated Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke, 21-18, 21-15, to tie things up at 2-2 leaving the match up to the game winning heroics of Freire and Sanchez on court three.

In game two, Florida State did not miss a beat winning in straight sets on all five courts en route to a 5-0 sweep over South Carolina. The Seminoles returned the same line-up from their earlier match against LSU and were firing on all cylinders right from the start against the Gamecocks.

Brown and Pardon secured the first point of the match defeating Julia Mannisto and Shannon Williams, 21-11, 21-9, while Jerger and Montgomery bounced back to win 21-16, 21-8 over Sarah Blomgren and Aubrey Ezell.

For the second straight match, Freire and Sanchez provided the match clinching victory with a 21-11, 21-14 victory on court three. Shortly after, Esposito and Luke finished off Erin Neuenfeldt and Lisa Darby on court five, 21-13, 21-12, while Paranagua and Pellitteri completed the clean sweep with a 21-19, 23-21 victory on court two.

No. 3 Florida State 3, No. 11 LSU 2
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Ashley Allmer/Katie Lindlow (LSU) 21-16, 21-18
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Helen Boyle/Lilly Kessler (LSU) 21-17, 21-13
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Cati Leak/Callan Molle (LSU) 20-22, 21-16, 16-14
No. 4: Mandi Orellana/Riley Young (LSU) d. Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) 21-15, 21-16
No. 5: Megan Davenport/Cheyenne Wood (LSU) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 21-18, 21-15


FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
04/22/2016, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Post Two Wins on Day One of CCSA Championship

EMERSON, GA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (26-1) got off to a fantastic start on day one of competition at the 2016 CCSA Conference Championship as the Seminoles defeated No. 11 LSU and South Carolina, 3-2 and 5-0, respectively, on the Rally Courts at the Lakepoint Sporting Community.

“The first match was very close and LSU played really well but we know we didn’t play our best and we didn’t communicate our best, so I challenged the team to communicate a little bit more, talk and be a little bit more aggressive,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “They came out really strong (in the second match) and I was proud of them.”

FSU sits atop group one with a 2-0 record in pool play competition. LSU and South Carolina both sit at 1-1, while UAB is 0-2 after the first day. With a win over UAB on Saturday morning, the Noles will earn a bye into the semifinals of the inaugural championship. Semifinal one will be played at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.

“We are pleased (with the 2-0 start),” said Niles. “We still have a lot of work to do with one more game in pool play. Our goal is to win our pool and get the bye to play on Sunday.”

Florida State’s first match of the day came down to court three as Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez captured a thrilling three-set victory over LSU’s Cait Leak and Callan Molle in a torrential down pour to give the Noles a 3-2 victory in the opening match Friday morning.

After dropping the first set 22-20, Freire and Sanchez bounced back for a 21-14 win in set two. The third set went back and forth with the Tigers taking a 7-5 lead before the Seminole duo went on a 4-0 run to take the lead at 9-7. With the Noles leading 13-11, LSU won three of the next four points to tie the match at 14-14 before Freire and Sanchez clinched the match winning the next two points to take set three 16-14.

The other four courts were all decided in straight sets as Florida State posted victories on courts one and two, while LSU secured wins on courts four and five. Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri registered FSU’s first point of the match defeating Helen Boyle and Lilly Kessler, 21-17, 21-13, on court two.

The Tigers immediately evened the match at 1-1 on court four as Riley Young and Mandi Orellana defeated Macy Jerger and Annie Montgomery, 21-15, 21-16. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown gave the lead right back to FSU with a convincing win on court one downing LSU’s Katie Lindelow and Ashley Allmer, 21-16, 21-18. The lead was short lived as the Tigers’ number five team of Cheyenne Wood and Megan Davenport defeated Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke, 21-18, 21-15, to tie things up at 2-2 leaving the match up to the game winning heroics of Freire and Sanchez on court three.

In game two, Florida State did not miss a beat winning in straight sets on all five courts en route to a 5-0 sweep over South Carolina. The Seminoles returned the same line-up from their earlier match against LSU and were firing on all cylinders right from the start against the Gamecocks.

Brown and Pardon secured the first point of the match defeating Julia Mannisto and Shannon Williams, 21-11, 21-9, while Jerger and Montgomery bounced back to win 21-16, 21-8 over Sarah Blomgren and Aubrey Ezell.

For the second straight match, Freire and Sanchez provided the match clinching victory with a 21-11, 21-14 victory on court three. Shortly after, Esposito and Luke finished off Erin Neuenfeldt and Lisa Darby on court five, 21-13, 21-12, while Paranagua and Pellitteri completed the clean sweep with a 21-19, 23-21 victory on court two.

No. 3 Florida State 5, South Carolina 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (SC) 21-11, 21-9
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (SC) 21-19, 23-21
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich (SC) 21-11, 21-14
No. 4: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood (SC) 21-16, 21-8
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Lisa Darby/Erin Neuenfeldt (SC) 21-13, 21-12


FLORIDA STATE 5, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0
04/23/2016, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Advances to CCSA Semifinals With 5-0 Win Over UAB

EMERSON, GA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (27-1) completed pool play in group one of the 2016 CCSA Championship with a perfect 3-0 record following Saturday morning’s 5-0 victory over UAB.

“Coming into this tournament, we had a few different goals and that first goal was to win our pool, so we could get that bye for Sunday,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “The bye is huge for us and it’s always nice to achieve a goal. We played strong today and are ready for tomorrow.”

With the win, the Seminoles advance to Sunday’s first semifinal where they will face South Carolina at 8:00 a.m. on the Rally Courts at Lakepoint Sporting Community.

“In this tournament, we have gotten better after every single match, which is exactly what I wanted to see from our team,” added Niles. “We approached this weekend looking at it as two different tournaments. Right now we have to take a deep breath; we are in a different tournament and there is a lot more at stake with it entering the single-elimination stages of the bracket. It’s a different pressure but it’s really good for us at this point in the year.”

Florida State won in straight sets on four of five courts, while Jace Pardon and Julie Brown needed three sets to complete the sweep. Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez registered FSU’s first point of the match defeating Amber Treace and Rachel Evans, 21-14, 21-9, on court three, while Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito gave the Noles a 2-0 advantage with a 21-9, 21-11 victory on court five.

Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri sealed the match on court two defeating Michaela Ressor and Avery Hoven, 21-15, 21-14. Macy Jerger and Annie Montgomery pulled out a tough straight set win over Avei Logoleo and Tressa Buckland as both sets were decided by extra points with the Noles prevailing 22-20, 24-22.

On court one, Brown and Pardon secured their 12th straight match victory after downing UAB’s Chelsi Carter and Sara Rishell in three sets for the second time in as many weeks. After the Blazers captured set one 21-18, the CCSA Pair of the Year evened the match at a set apiece winning set two 21-19. Both teams exchanged points early in set three before Brown and Pardon used an 8-0 run to take a commanding 9-2 lead. The deficit proved to be too much for UAB as the Seminole duo won set three 15-7.

Florida State enters Sunday’s CCSA semifinal winners of 13 in a row. The Seminoles are 2-0 against South Carolina this year defeating the Gamecocks to open the 2016 campaign and then again during pool on Friday, both by identical 5-0 margins. FSU is 5-0 all-time against South Carolina.

The rest of pool play at the CCSA Championship finished as following:

GROUP 1
Florida State, 3-0
LSU, 2-1
South Carolina, 1-2
UAB, 0-3

GROUP 2
Georgia State, 3-0
FIU, 2-1
FAU, 1-2
Tulane, 0-3

QUARTERFINALS
South Carolina d. FIU, 4-1
LSU d. FAU, 3-2

A win in Sunday’s first semifinal will advance the Noles to the championship match which will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

No. 3 Florida State 5, Alabama-Birmingham 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Chelsi Carter/Sara Rishell (UAB) 18-21, 21-19, 15-7
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Avery Hoven/Michaela Ressor (UAB) 21-15, 21-14
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Rachel Evans/Amber Treace (UAB) 21-14, 21-9
No. 4: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Tressa Buckland/Avei Logoleo (UAB) 22-20, 24-22
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Emily Martinez/Gabbi Moreno (UAB) 21-9, 21-11


FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
04/24/2016, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Headed to CCSA Championship Final.

EMERSON, GA – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (28-1) earned a spot in the finals of the inaugural CCSA Conference Championship with a 5-0 victory over South Carolina in the first semifinal Sunday morning on the Rally Courts at the Lakepoint Sporting Community.

“These girls really wanted to make a statement and play strong this morning,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “South Carolina is a great team. They played really well and played us tough, but the fact that we kept withstanding their pushes throughout the match was really good us.”

The Seminoles won in straight sets on all five courts against the Gamecocks for the second time this weekend and will now face the winner of the second semifinal featuring Georgia State and LSU at 1:00 p.m.

“This is where we wanted to be,” said Niles on advancing to the championship final. “We are very comfortable here; we are ready to play. The girls want the pressure, they love the pressure. They just want to compete and get better every time.”

FSU got off to a great start cruising to victories on courts four and five to grab an early 2-0 lead. Annie Montgomery and Macy Jerger earned the first point of the match with a 21-14, 21-10 victory over South Carolina’s Delaney Wood and Jade Vitt. On court five, Hailey Luke and Nikki Esposito made quick work of Erin Neuenfeldt and Lisa Darby winning 21-14, 21-14.

Jace Pardon and Julie Brown, the CCSA Pair of the Year, clinched the match for Florida State defeating Julia Mannisto and Shannon Williams on court one, 22-20, 21-12, to run their win streak to 13 in a row.

Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri and Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez completed the sweep with victories on courts two and three, respectively. Paranagua/Pellitteri defeated Sarah Blomgren and Aubrey Ezell, 21-16, 21-17, while Freire/Sanchez concluded the match with a 21-19, 21-18 victory over Macie Tendrich and Katie Reilly.

The Seminole duos on courts one, two and three moved to a perfect 12-0 record this weekend as 10 of those 12 matches have been won in straight sets.

No. 3 Florida State 5, South Carolina 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (SC) 22-20, 21-12
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (SC) 21-16, 21-17
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Katie Reilly/Macie Tendrich (SC) 21-19, 21-18
No. 4: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood (SC) 21-14, 21-10
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Lisa Darby/Erin Neuenfeldt (SC) 21-14, 21-14


FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA STATE 0
04/24/2016, CCSA Championship, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CCSA CHAMPIONS!!!
The Seminoles win the inaugural championship defeating Georgia State 3-0.

EMERSON, GA - The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (29-1) captured the inaugural CCSA Conference Championship with a 3-0 victory over No. 9 Georgia State (26-8) Sunday afternoon on the Rally Courts at the Lakepoint Sporting Community.

"This team has been through it all," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "It is really nice to have something to show for the effort that they have put in this entire year. It's great to win this afternoon; Georgia State gave us a very tough game but we pulled it out and I am so proud of them."

The Seminoles finished the tournament a perfect 5-0 en route to the first conference championship in program history. After winning the opening match of pool play 3-2 against LSU, Florida State did not give up a point the rest of the way outscoring the opposition 18-0. FSU, who has won 15 straight matches, will now have a week off before heading to the NCAA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 6-8.

"They are definitely starting to trust each other a lot more," added Niles on her team's will to win all weekend long. "Annie and Macy were down 20-17, came back and were up 23-22 when they stopped play. It really is good for us to go through these tough matches."

Florida State quickly ran out to a 2-0 lead over the Panthers winning in straight sets on courts one and three. After pulling out a grueling 26-24 victory in set one, Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez secured the Noles' first point of the match taking set two 21-12 over Milani Pickering and Delaney Rohan. Julie Brown and Jace Pardon then gave the Garnet & Gold a two-point lead defeating Jansen Button and Sara Olivova, 21-16, 21-19, to move their win streak to 14 in a row.

Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke provided the match clinching heroics on court five defeating Alexis Townsend and Chloe Cook in three sets. The Seminole duo easily took set one 21-11, before the Panthers bounced back to take set two 21-17. The third and decisive set went back and forth before Esposito and Luke pulled away late for the 15-11 win to bring the conference championship back to Tallahassee.

Annie Montgomery and Macy Jerger did not finish their match on court four as the Seminoles won set one 21-17 and were leading 23-22 when Esposito and Luke clinched the match.

On court two, Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri battled GSU's Katelyn Rawls and Nina Interwies to a thrilling three-set match. After dropping set one 21-10, Paranagua and Pellitteri evened the match with a 21-18 victory in set two to force a third set. The two teams were tied 12-12 when the Noles secured the championship point, but both schools decided to play out the match to an unofficial result. Paranagua and Pellitteri won the next three points to take the third set 15-12.

FSU's Brown/Pardon and Freire/Sanchez finished the tournament a perfect 5-0 and were named to the CCSA All-Conference Tournament Team. Brown/Pardon, who played at the No. 1 position all weekend, claimed Pair of the Tournament honors.
No. 3 Florida State 3, No. 9 Georgia State 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Jansen Button/Sara Olivova (GSU) 21-16, 21-19
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) vs. Nina Interwies/Katelyn Rawls (GSU) 10-21, 21-18, 12-12
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Milani Pickering/Delaney Rohan (GSU) 26-24, 21-12
No. 4: Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) vs. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) 21-17, 23-22
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Chloe Cook/Alexis Townsend (GSU) 21-11, 17-21, 15-11


FLORIDA STATE 3, STETSON 0
05/06/2016, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Stetson in Opening Match of NCAA Championship.
The Seminoles will face No. 5 Hawaii on Friday afternoon at 3 pm CT.

GULF SHORES, AL - The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (30-1) secured its first-ever win in NCAA Championship play with a 3-0 victory over eighth-seeded Stetson (28-8) on Friday morning in the opening match of the inaugural championship on Gulf Shores Beach.

The Seminoles overcame a sluggish start against the Hatters to capture their school-record 16th straight victory as Stetson took the first set on three of the five courts. Despite the slow start, Florida State took advantage of its early lead on courts two and three en route to straight set victories by Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez on court three and Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri on court two.

"Every spot we played (this year) we had to adjust to the conditions; it's a new place, newer balls and a new team we haven't seen this year," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "We just want to get better each and every match. That's our starting point, so we just need to get better from here."

Freire/Sanchez wasted little time giving the Noles the early lead defeating Kaylee Anderson and Emily Carroll, 21-16, 23-21. Paranagua/Pellitteri pushed the Seminole lead to 2-0 downing Stetson's Kristin Lind and Madison Tormey, 21-17, 21-12.

Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke provided the match clincher on court five with a thrilling three-set victory. After dropping the first set 21-16 to the Hatters' Jamie Walsh and Alexa Richardson, the Seminole duo forced a decisive third set responding with a 21-14 victory in set two. Stetson ran out to an early 6-2 lead in the third set, but Esposito/Luke closed out the match with a 13-4 run to clinch the dual for the Seminoles.

Action on courts one and four were suspended in the third set with the Seminoles leading in both matches. Both courts dropped the first set to Stetson only to respond with a set two victory to force a third.

Julie Brown and Jace Pardon dropped set one to Vendy Strakova and Sara Putt, 21-13, but took set two 21-17 and led set three 13-7. On court four, Katie Horton and Annie Montgomery also dropped set one, 21-18, to Stetson's Madison Akins and Samantha Harris. The Seminole pair, playing together for the first time in 2016, took set two, 21-14, and were leading the third set, 6-4, when competition was suspended.

The win marked the third time in five years FSU has opened a national tournament in Gulf Shores with a victory. Ironically, the last time it happened came against the Hatters in the first round of the AVCA Championships in 2014 as the Seminoles rolled to a 5-0 victory.

FSU advances into the winner's bracket and will face fifth-seeded Hawaii (17-8), who defeated fourth-seeded UCLA, 3-0. The match is set for Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. (CT) and will air live on truTV. The Rainbow Wahine handed the Seminoles their lone loss of the season back on March 26 in DeLand as Hawaii took the match 4-1.

"It's huge in this tournament, someone has to beat you twice before you get to the finals," said Niles on advancing into the winner's bracket. "Obviously, we want to stay in the winner's bracket as long as we can. But the next match is going to be just as tough as the one we just played against a very good Stetson team."

No. 1 Florida State 3, No. 8 Stetson 0
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) vs. Sara Putt/Vendy Strakova (SU) 13-21, 21-17, 11-7
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Kristin Lind/Madison Tormey (SU) 21-17, 21-12
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll (SU) 21-16, 23-21
No. 4: Katie Horton/Annie Montgomery (FSU) vs. Madison Akins/Samantha Harris (SU) 18-21, 21-14, 6-4
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Alexa Richardson/Jamie Walsh (SU) 16-21, 21-14, 15-10


FLORIDA STATE 3, HAWAII 2
05/06/2016, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Pulls Off Come-From-Behind Victory Over Hawaii.
The Seminoles will face No. 2 Southern Cal in the national semifinals.

GULF SHORES, AL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (31-1) pulled off the biggest comeback on day one of competition at the 2016 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships as the top-seeded Seminoles stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to beat fifth-seeded Hawaii, 3-2, to advance to Saturday’s national semifinals on Gulf Shores Beach.

The win for the Seminoles moved their school-record win streak to 17 straight games, while avenging their lone loss of the season to the Rainbow Wahine back on March 26 in DeLand. FSU will now face second-seeded Southern Cal with the winner advancing to the national championship match.

“This is huge for us at this point,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said on the Seminoles advancing in the winner’s bracket semifinal game on Saturday. “Our first goal was to remain undefeated after day one, but now we want to win, take it all the way. We are not just happy for being in the final four. We want to win tomorrow and get ready for the championship.”

For the second time on Friday, the Noles got off to a slow start dropping the first set on three of the five courts. Hawaii rode that early momentum into the second set winning in straight sets on courts three and five. UH’s Hannah Rooks/Ari Homayun defeated Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke on court five, 22-20, 21-16, while the Rainbow Wahine’s Ginger Long and Mikayla Tucker downed Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez, 23-21, 21-19, on court three to take a 2-0 lead.

Hawaii’s lead was short lived as the Seminoles came right back with a pair of straight set victories on courts two and four to even the dual at 2-2. Katie Horton and Annie Montgomery took care of Lara Schreiber and Hannah Zalopany, 21-16, 21-12, on court four to cut the deficit to 2-1. Victoria Paranagua and Nina Pellitteri quickly followed with a win on court two defeating Nikki Taylor and Ka’iwi Schucht, 21-15, 21-16, leaving all eyes on court one.

After dropping the first set 21-14 to Hawaii’s Katie Spieler and Emily Maglio, Julie Brown and Jace Pardon came roaring back to take set two 21-17, to force a third and decisive set. Florida State took an early 4-1 lead and then up 6-3 in the third forced Hawaii to use its only time out. Following the break, the Rainbow Wahine trimmed the Seminole lead to 6-5 before both teams exchanged points and ultimately found themselves tied at 10-10 at the fourth change over. Once again both teams exchanged points before the Noles secured match point at 14-12. Hawaii would not go quietly winning the next two points to tie things up at 14-14 but the Seminoles won the final two points to clinch the match at 16-14 and the team dual at 3-2.

“All year long, Jace and Julie have played at the one spot so they’ve played every single school’s best team and so it’s really been a work in progress for them, working together as a team,” added Niles. “Jace made huge plays when we needed them today and she puts the ball down in transition. Julie is just steady. Julie gets to every single ball all year and she is able to figure it, get in a rhythm and comes up big.”

“We have really good chemistry and we just kept each other calm,” said Pardon. “We knew we could do it; it was just point for point and we just had to take it one point at a time and it was great.”

“The first game was definitely not our best game, but we know what we can do as partners and we can bring each other up,” said Brown. “(Jace) really helped me up that game and we pulled it out. It’s definitely a partner sport and we have a great partnership.”

Saturday’s semifinal will be a rematch from when the two schools met earlier in the year as the Seminoles defeated the Women of Troy, 3-2, in Los Angeles snapping USC’s 19-match home streak.

No. 1 Florida State 3, No. 5 Hawaii 2
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Emily Maglio/Katie Spieler (UH) 14-21, 21-17, 16-14
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) d. Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor (UH) 21-15, 21-16
No. 3: Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) d. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 23-21, 21-19
No. 4: Katie Horton/Annie Montgomery (FSU) d. Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany (UH) 21-16, 21-12
No. 5: Ari Homayun/Hannah Rooks (UH) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 22-20, 21-16


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/07/2016, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall to Southern Cal in National Semifinals.
The Seminoles will face No. 3 UCLA with the winner advancing to play USC in the national championship match.

GULF SHORES, AL – The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (31-2) suffered just its second loss of the season and first of the 2016 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships falling to second-seeded Southern California (33-2), 3-1, on Saturday in the winner’s bracket semifinals on Gulf Shores Beach.

The loss snapped FSU’s school-record 17-match win streak and sends the Seminoles to an elimination match showdown against UCLA. The winner will advance to the national championship final against Southern Cal.

“I felt like we played hard and aggressive, but we missed way too many serves,” said Florida State head coach Brooke Niles. “Overall, we battled but they played great. Now we have to rest and prepare ourselves. Our girls played really hard, there’s obviously some things we can work on, but we will be ready to compete tomorrow.”

Florida State’s lone point of the match came on court three as Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez defeated USC’s Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler in straight sets, 21-19, 24-22.

“They’ve been coming up huge all year,” said Niles on the play of Freire and Sanchez. “It’s just their character. We’ve been really able to put a lot of trust in them winning at that spot. There are a lot of schools with strong three seeds, so they were able to get us a win which was nice for us today.”

For the third time in as many matches in the NCAA Championship, the Seminoles got off to a slow start dropping the first set in four of the five courts. And unlike the first two matches on Friday, Florida State could not recover against the Women of Troy.

“They are probably one of the best teams out here,” said Sanchez. “Getting the opportunity to play them in the winner’s bracket and then taking everything that we saw today with ourselves and with them and what we can improve for tomorrow in the semis is huge.

USC grabbed a 1-0 lead with a straight set victory on court five as Jo Kremer and Zoe Nightingale defeated Nikki Esposito and Hailey Luke, 21-14, 24-22. The Seminoles tied the dual at 1-1 thanks to Freire and Sanchez’s straight set win on court three. But the Women of Troy picked up two more straight set victories on courts four and the clincher on one to secure the 3-1 victory.

On court four, USC’s Abril Bustamante and Jenna Belton downed FSU’s Katie Horton and Annie Montgomery, 21-17, 21-14, to go up 2-1. After dropping set one 21-14, Julie Brown and Jace Pardon trailed 20-15 in the second before making a valiant come back. The Seminole duo registered four straight points to cut the deficit to 20-19, but Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes stood strong on the next Seminole serve to close out the set and the match.

The match on court two was suspended in the second set with Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri leading 18-17 and looking to force a third set after dropping the first 21-15.

“You want to let it go, you don’t want to linger on your losses,” said Sanchez. “But at the same time we are going to use this; we are going to use this as motivation to light a fire under our butts to get us motivated for tomorrow.”

Florida State and UCLA will meet for the third time on neutral sand Sunday morning with the Seminoles winning the two prior regular season matches. FSU defeated UCLA 3-2 in Santa Monica back on March 10 and then 4-1 on March 25 in DeLand.

No. 2 Southern Cal 3, No. 1 Florida State 1
No. 1: Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) d. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) 21-14, 21-19
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) vs. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC) 15-21, 18-17
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) 21-19, 24-22
No. 4: Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) d. Katie Horton/Annie Montgomery (FSU) 21-17, 21-14
No. 5: Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale (USC) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 21-14, 24-22


FLORIDA STATE 3, UCLA 1
05/08/2016, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Come Up Short in National Finals.
The Seminoles finish the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball season with a record of 32-3.

GULF SHORES, AL - The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (32-3) came up just short in its quest for the program's first national title falling to Southern Cal (34-2) 3-0 in the championship final on Sunday, May 8 on Gulf Shores Beach.

The Seminoles finished the 2016 campaign with a school-record 32 wins while claiming its first CCSA Conference Championship in its first official season as an NCAA Championship sport.

"It's been great for us, it's been great for the school," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said on her team's run to the national finals. "We were excited to get here but it wasn't our end goal, we wanted to win it. We played hard, but they were just more aggressive and they played better than us."

FSU earned a trip to the finals after defeating fourth-seeded UCLA, 3-1, earlier in the day. The Seminoles got off to a great start against the Bruins on court five as Nikki Esposito and Macy Jerger earned a straight set victory over the Bruins' Julie Consani and Reily Buechler, 21-16, 21-15, to give the Garnet & Gold a 1-0 advantage.

The lead was short lived as UCLA came right back with a straight set victory on court two as Ivey Schmitt and Kamila Tan defeated Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri, 21-13, 21-14.

But the Seminoles proved to be too tough down the stretch thanks to victories on courts one and three. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown went back and forth with UCLA's Megan and Nicole McNamara but found the edge late in both sets to take court one in straight sets, 21-19, 24-22. After dropping set one 21-19, Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez evened the match at a set apiece with a 21-15 victory in set two against Elise Zappia and Izzy Carey. The two teams exchanged points early in the third set but a 3-0 run by Florida State, after trailing 4-3, gave the Noles the lead for good en route to a 15-11 victory and the match clincher.

"They really played well today," said Niles on the team's performance against UCLA. "It was huge that our five spot, with Macy Jerger coming in after an injury (to Hailey Luke), played so well; she was so solid the entire time. She just relished in this environment, so that was really big for us.

"UCLA has played us tough every single time we played them and they switched their line-up since the last time (we faced them) so it was a new match-ups for us. We knew it would be a tough match."

Annie Montgomery and Katie Horton were tied with UCLA's Zana Muno and Jessyka Ngauamo at one set apiece on court four when play was halted in the third with the Bruins leading 5-3.

In the finals, the Women of Troy ran out to an early 2-0 lead after the first session winning on courts three and five. Esposito and Jerger could not replicate their performance from earlier in the day against the Bruins falling in straight sets to USC's Jo Kremer and Zoe Nightingale 21-14, 21-12.

Freire and Sanchez dropped a hard fought three setter to the Women of Troy's Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler marking the first three-set match the Seminole duo dropped in eight contests this year. After falling 23-21 in the first set and trailing 16-11 in the second, the Seminole duo used a 6-0 run to capture the lead at 17-16. Freire and Sanchez would win four of the next six points to force a third and decisive set. In the third, Martin and Wheeler ran out to a 6-3 lead before Freire and Sanchez drew even with three straight points. The two teams continued to exchange points at 9-9 before USC closed the match on a 6-1 run to win the set 15-10 giving the Women of Troy a 2-0 lead.

The second session was all Southern Cal as the Women of Troy won the first sets on courts one, two and four. USC clinched the match on court one as Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes defeated Brown and Pardon 21-15, 21-10 to capture the first NCAA Beach Volleyball national title.

Florida State finished the national tournament with a 3-2 record in Gulf Shores. The Seminoles pulled off wins over two west coast teams (Hawaii & UCLA), while earning a win against Stetson.

FSU's senior class, which included Julie Brown, Blyss Harkness, Kayla Joyce, Annie Montgomery, Jace Pardon, Kristina Pellitteri and Katherine Plessy, finished their Seminole careers with 81 dual-match victories. The seniors earned two national runner-up finishes (AVCA in 2014 & NCAA in 2016) and two other top three finishes (2012 & 2013).

"The beach volleyball world has to look out for Florida State," added Niles on the future of FSU's beach volleyball program. "Recruits want to come here and we want to coach them to be the best players that they can be. It's huge for us and it puts east coast beach volleyball on the map."

No. 1 Florida State 3, No. 4 UCLA 1
No. 1: Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) d. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) 21-19, 24-22
No. 2: Ivey Schmitt/Kamila Tan (UCLA) d. Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) 21-13, 21-14
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia (UCLA) 19-21, 21-15, 15-11
No. 4: Katie Horton/Annie Montgomery (FSU) vs. Jessyka Ngauamo/Zana Muno (UCLA) 21-17, 17-21, 3-5
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Macy Jerger (FSU) d. Reily Buechler/Julie Consani (UCLA) 21-16, 21-15


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/08/2016, NCAA Championship, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Come Up Short in National Finals.
The Seminoles finish the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball season with a record of 32-3.

GULF SHORES, AL - The Florida State Beach Volleyball team (32-3) came up just short in its quest for the program's first national title falling to Southern Cal (34-2) 3-0 in the championship final on Sunday, May 8 on Gulf Shores Beach.

The Seminoles finished the 2016 campaign with a school-record 32 wins while claiming its first CCSA Conference Championship in its first official season as an NCAA Championship sport.

"It's been great for us, it's been great for the school," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said on her team's run to the national finals. "We were excited to get here but it wasn't our end goal, we wanted to win it. We played hard, but they were just more aggressive and they played better than us."

FSU earned a trip to the finals after defeating fourth-seeded UCLA, 3-1, earlier in the day. The Seminoles got off to a great start against the Bruins on court five as Nikki Esposito and Macy Jerger earned a straight set victory over the Bruins' Julie Consani and Reily Buechler, 21-16, 21-15, to give the Garnet & Gold a 1-0 advantage.

The lead was short lived as UCLA came right back with a straight set victory on court two as Ivey Schmitt and Kamila Tan defeated Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri, 21-13, 21-14.

But the Seminoles proved to be too tough down the stretch thanks to victories on courts one and three. Jace Pardon and Julie Brown went back and forth with UCLA's Megan and Nicole McNamara but found the edge late in both sets to take court one in straight sets, 21-19, 24-22. After dropping set one 21-19, Vanessa Freire and Sierra Sanchez evened the match at a set apiece with a 21-15 victory in set two against Elise Zappia and Izzy Carey. The two teams exchanged points early in the third set but a 3-0 run by Florida State, after trailing 4-3, gave the Noles the lead for good en route to a 15-11 victory and the match clincher.

"They really played well today," said Niles on the team's performance against UCLA. "It was huge that our five spot, with Macy Jerger coming in after an injury (to Hailey Luke), played so well; she was so solid the entire time. She just relished in this environment, so that was really big for us.

"UCLA has played us tough every single time we played them and they switched their line-up since the last time (we faced them) so it was a new match-ups for us. We knew it would be a tough match."

Annie Montgomery and Katie Horton were tied with UCLA's Zana Muno and Jessyka Ngauamo at one set apiece on court four when play was halted in the third with the Bruins leading 5-3.

In the finals, the Women of Troy ran out to an early 2-0 lead after the first session winning on courts three and five. Esposito and Jerger could not replicate their performance from earlier in the day against the Bruins falling in straight sets to USC's Jo Kremer and Zoe Nightingale 21-14, 21-12.

Freire and Sanchez dropped a hard fought three setter to the Women of Troy's Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler marking the first three-set match the Seminole duo dropped in eight contests this year. After falling 23-21 in the first set and trailing 16-11 in the second, the Seminole duo used a 6-0 run to capture the lead at 17-16. Freire and Sanchez would win four of the next six points to force a third and decisive set. In the third, Martin and Wheeler ran out to a 6-3 lead before Freire and Sanchez drew even with three straight points. The two teams continued to exchange points at 9-9 before USC closed the match on a 6-1 run to win the set 15-10 giving the Women of Troy a 2-0 lead.

The second session was all Southern Cal as the Women of Troy won the first sets on courts one, two and four. USC clinched the match on court one as Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes defeated Brown and Pardon 21-15, 21-10 to capture the first NCAA Beach Volleyball national title.

Florida State finished the national tournament with a 3-2 record in Gulf Shores. The Seminoles pulled off wins over two west coast teams (Hawaii & UCLA), while earning a win against Stetson.

FSU's senior class, which included Julie Brown, Blyss Harkness, Kayla Joyce, Annie Montgomery, Jace Pardon, Kristina Pellitteri and Katherine Plessy, finished their Seminole careers with 81 dual-match victories. The seniors earned two national runner-up finishes (AVCA in 2014 & NCAA in 2016) and two other top three finishes (2012 & 2013).

"The beach volleyball world has to look out for Florida State," added Niles on the future of FSU's beach volleyball program. "Recruits want to come here and we want to coach them to be the best players that they can be. It's huge for us and it puts east coast beach volleyball on the map."

No. 2 Southern Cal 3, No. 1 Florida State 0
No. 1: Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) d. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) 21-15, 21-10
No. 2: Victoria Paranagua/Kristina Pellitteri (FSU) vs. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC) 13-21, 17-16
No. 3: Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) d. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 23-21, 18-21, 15-10
No. 4: Katie Horton/Annie Montgomery (FSU) vs. Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) 13-21, 16-17
No. 5: Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale (USC) d. Nikki Esposito/Macy Jerger (FSU) 21-14, 21-12