Florida State Women's Beach Volleyball - 2017 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Brooke Niles, Head Coach
Megan Mowery, Director of Operations
Raul Papaleo, Assistant Coach

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2017 Beach Volleyball


2017 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Leigh Andrew, 6-0, Fort Lauderdale

Bozena Culo, 6-2, Bjelovar, Croatia

Francesa Goncalves, 5-10, Dallas, TX

Molly McBain, 5-9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Danielle Pennington, 6-0, Bettendorf, IA

Sara Jane Putt, 5-11, Jupiter


2017 Roster - By Name

L
T                                     PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 44 Leigh Andrew          6-0   Sr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons/North Carolina)
   5 Bozena Culo           6-2   Fr        Bjelovar, Croatia (Architectural Technical School)
* 10 Ali Eager             5-11  So   *    Southlake, TX (Liberty Christian)
* 40 Breana Edwards        6-3   So-R *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 24 Nikki Esposito        5-10  So   *    Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 12 Vanessa Freire        5-10  Jr   **   Windermere (Lake Highland Prep)
* 32 Francesa Goncalves    5-10  Fr        Dallas, TX (Bishop Lynch)
* 35 Katie Horton          6-1   Jr-R **   Westland, MI (Wayne Memorial/Ohio)
   4 Devan Hultquist       5-6   Fr-R      Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  1 Macy Jerger           6-1   So   *    Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* 20 Brooke Kuhlman        5-10  So   *    Naples (Barron Collier)
* 34 Hailey Luke           6-0   Jr-R **   Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 21 Molly McBain          5-9   Fr        Toronto, Ontario, Canada
* 25 Victoria Paranagua    5-11  Jr   **   Austin, TX (Anderson)
* 11 Danielle Pennington   6-0   Fr        Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf)
  30 Sara Jane Putt        5-11  So        Jupiter (Jupiter/Stetson)
* 22 Sierra Sanchez        6-0   Sr   ***  Valencia, CA (Valencia)
* 13 Julia Thompson        5-10  Sr   ***  Fox River Grove, IL (Barrington)
*  2 Eva Torruella         6-0   Fr-R      San Juan, PR (Saint John's)

2017 Roster - By Number

L
T                                     PY
R No Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Macy Jerger           6-1   So   *    Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
*  2 Eva Torruella         6-0   Fr-R      San Juan, PR (Saint John's)
   4 Devan Hultquist       5-6   Fr-R      Tallahassee (Chiles)
   5 Bozena Culo           6-2   Fr        Bjelovar, Croatia (Architectural Technical School)
* 10 Ali Eager             5-11  So   *    Southlake, TX (Liberty Christian)
* 11 Danielle Pennington   6-0   Fr        Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf)
* 12 Vanessa Freire        5-10  Jr   **   Windermere (Lake Highland Prep)
* 13 Julia Thompson        5-10  Sr   ***  Fox River Grove, IL (Barrington)
* 20 Brooke Kuhlman        5-10  So   *    Naples (Barron Collier)
* 21 Molly McBain          5-9   Fr        Toronto, Ontario, Canada
* 22 Sierra Sanchez        6-0   Sr   ***  Valencia, CA (Valencia)
* 24 Nikki Esposito        5-10  So   *    Deerfield Beach (Pompano Beach)
* 25 Victoria Paranagua    5-11  Jr   **   Austin, TX (Anderson)
  30 Sara Jane Putt        5-11  So        Jupiter (Jupiter/Stetson)
* 32 Francesa Goncalves    5-10  Fr        Dallas, TX (Bishop Lynch)
* 34 Hailey Luke           6-0   Jr-R **   Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley)
* 35 Katie Horton          6-1   Jr-R **   Westland, MI (Wayne Memorial/Ohio)
* 40 Breana Edwards        6-3   So-R *    Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 44 Leigh Andrew          6-0   Sr-R      Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons/North Carolina)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Andrew, Kuhlman Named AVCA Beach All-Americans.

May 18, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State beach volleyball graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman were recognized as Beach Volleyball All-Americans on Thursday as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Playing as FSU's No. 1 pair all season long, Andrew and Kuhlman led the Seminoles to their second straight NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship appearance and a fourth-place finish in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Seminole duo finished the season with an 18-11 dual-match record, while posting victories over 14 ranked teams, including eight wins against Top 10 teams.

“Having All-Americans is a testament to how strong our program is,” said Florida State head coach Brooke Niles. “It is definitely exciting for Florida State. These two athletes represent our school so well and we are very proud of them even though it is a team effort to get there. Having the third-most All-Americans in the history of the sport is exciting. Beach volleyball is considered such a West Coast sport so the ability that we have to develop players on the East Coast and be such a strong presence on the East is important to us.”

Andrew and Kuhlman were a pivotal part in FSU's success during the 2017 season that resulted in the school's second straight Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Championship and the fourth-place finish at the national tournament. The duo went 9-2 against CCSA competition, including a 4-1 record during the conference tournament en route to a spot on the CCSA All-Conference First Team.

Andrew and Kuhlman are the seventh and eight Seminoles to earn All-America honors. The Noles have collected 11 All-America honors overall – the third-most nationally all-time.

Andrew and Kuhlman join the proud list of FSU beach All-Americans that includes: Aurora Davis (2012 & 2014), Jekaterina Stepanova (2012), Brittany Tiegs (2012), Sarah Wickstorm (2013), Julie Brown (2016) and Jace Pardon (2013-14, 16).

Andrew will be leaving Florida State after just one season with the Noles as she transferred in from North Carolina, where she played indoor volleyball. In her one season Andrew amassed a 21-16 record with 20 of those wins coming in the No. 1 position. Andrew made an immediate impact for the Garnet and Gold as she played on Florida State's number one pair from match one through the end of the season. After just one season Andrew leaves Tallahassee with the fourth most win at the No. 1 positon in school history.

“It was a huge goal for Leigh (Andrew),” said Niles. “She improved throughout the whole season and was an extremely hard worker. It gives hope to all of the players that want to transition to beach from the indoor game.”

Kuhlman is just getting started for Florida State as she finished her sophomore season. She capped off her second season with a 22-14 record with 17 of those wins coming at the No.1 position. Kuhlman heads in to her junior season with 28 career wins.

“Brooke (Kuhlman) did not even play a big role on our team last year,” said Niles. “It is a testament to the depth of our team. We have the ability to pull players who maybe have not played in a year and they come in and have a big impact on the team. Our training is strong and the players they are competing against are so strong. I don't think getting this award was on Brooke's radar I think she just wanted to help her team. It is nice to see the AVCA recognized what a commitment she made to getting better and representing our team at the one spot.”

Andrew, who is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport management, plans on graduating from Florida State in December of 2017. Kuhlman is currently pursuing a degree in finance and plans on graduating in 2019.


From Volleyball Magazine Website, volleyballmag.com.

VBM Beach All-Americans: Claes/Hughes top pair, LSU’s Brock top coach.

By VBM Staff - May 23, 2017

As if there could be anyone else, USC seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes are the top pair of the year as VolleyballMag.com announces its inaugural Collegiate Beach Volleyball All-American Awards.

LSU coach Russell Brock, who has taken the Tigers into national prominence, including a tie for fifth at the recent National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, is the VBM coach of the year.

2017 VolleyballMag.com Collegiate Beach All-American Awards
Pair of the Year: Sara Hughes-Kelly Claes (USC)
Coach of the Year: Russell Brock (LSU)

First Team
Kelly Claes (6-2, Sr.) and Sara Hughes (5-10, Sr.) USC
Delaney Knudsen (5-10, Sr.) and Maddy Roh (5-11, Soph.) Pepperdine
Morgan Martin (6-1, Fr.) and Mikayla Tucker (5-8, Sr.) Hawaii
Nicole McNamara (5-9, Soph.) and Megan McNamara (5-9, Soph.) UCLA
Sarah Sponcil (5-10, Jr.) and Savannah Slattery (5-11, Fr.) Loyola Marymount

Second Team
Nele Barber (6-0, Jr.) and Rachel Nieto (5-10, Jr.) Long Beach State
Brooke Kuhlman (5-10, Soph.) and Leigh Andrew (6-0, Graduate student) Florida State
Delaney Rohan (5-10, Sr.) and Chelsea Ross (5-10, Graduate student) Georgia State
Brittany Howard (6-3, Graduate student) and Corinne Quiggle (5-10, Jr.) Pepperdine
Claire Coppola (6-1, Fr.) and and Kristen Nuss (5-6, Fr.), LSU

Honorable Mention
Sophie Bukovec (6-1, Sr.) and Allie Wheeler (5-11, Sr.) USC
Molly Turner (5-8, Jr.) and Tjasa Kotnik (6-3, Sr.) Grand Canyon
Emily Maglio (6-3, Soph.) and Laurel Weaver (5-11, Jr.) Hawaii
McKenna Witt (5-11, Sr.) and Madison Witt (6-0, Sr.) Arizona
Nikki Taylor (6-4, Sr.) and Ka’iwi Schucht (5-9, Jr.) Hawaii


2017 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Leigh Andrew             American Volleyball Coaches Assoc - All-American
                         Volleyball Magazine - 2nd Team All-American

Brooke Kuhlman           American Volleyball Coaches Assoc - All-American
                         Volleyball Magazine - 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

2017 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
03/04
Ref
N
LOUISIANA STATE
Deland, Fl
W 4-1
03/04
Ref
A
STETSON W 4-1
03/11
Ref
N
LONG BEACH STATE
Manhattan Beach, Ca
W 4-1
03/11
Ref
N
CAL POLY-SLO
Manhattan Beach, Ca
W 5-0
03/12
Ref
N
PEPPERDINE
Manhattan Beach, Ca
L 2-3
03/12
Ref
N
UCLA
Manhattan Beach, Ca
L 2-3
03/16
Ref
N
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Honolulu, Hi
L 2-3
03/17
Ref
A
UTAH W 4-1
03/17
Ref
N
ARIZONA
Honolulu, Hi
W 3-2
03/17
Ref
A
HAWAII W 3-2
03/18
Ref
N
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Honolulu, Hi
L 1-4
03/18
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
Honolulu, Hi
W 4-1
03/25
Ref
N
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Columbia, SC
L 1-4
03/25
Ref
N
GEORGIA STATE W 3-2
03/26
Ref
A
SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia, SC
W 4-1
03/26
Ref
N
STETSON
Columbia, SC
W 4-1
03/31
Ref
N
TULANE
Miami, Fl
W 5-0
03/31
Ref
A
FL INTERNATIONAL W 3-2
04/01
Ref
N
UCLA
Miami, Fl
L 1-4
04/01
Ref
N
ARIZONA STATE
Miami, Fl
W 5-0
04/01
Ref
N
NEW ORLEANS
Miami, Fl
W 5-0
04/07
Ref
H
TEXAS CHRISTIAN W 5-0
04/07
Ref
H
FLORIDA ATLANTIC W 5-0
04/08
Ref
H
SOUTH CAROLINA W 5-0
04/14
Ref
H
PEPPERDINE W 3-2
04/15
Ref
H
GRAND CANYON W 3-2
04/15
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL W 3-2
04/15
Ref
H
PEPPERDINE L 1-4
04/21
Ref
N
UNC-WILMINGTON
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 5-0
04/21
Ref
N
TULANE
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 5-0
04/22
Ref
N
SOUTH CAROLINA
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 3-2
04/22
Ref
N
FL INTERNATIONAL
CCSA, Emerson, Ga
W 4-1
04/22
Ref
N
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
CCSA Semi-Final, Emerson, Ga
W 4-1
04/23
Ref
N
FL INTERNATIONAL
CCSA Championship, Emerson, Ga
W 3-0
05/05
Ref
N
HAWAII
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al
L 1-3
05/05
Ref
N
SOUTH CAROLINA
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al
W 3-0
05/06
Ref
N
UCLA
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al
W 3-1
05/06
Ref
N
HAWAII
NCAA, Gulf Shores, Ga
L 2-3
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   29- 9     6- 1     5- 0    18- 8


2017 CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE         8- 0    29- 9 
 2  LOUISIANA STATE       7- 2    27- 8 
 3  GEORGIA STATE         6- 5    21-14 
 4  SOUTH CAROLINA       11- 5    23-11 
 5  FL INTERNATIONAL      8- 5    24-15 
 6  FLORIDA ATLANTIC      3- 5    21-11 
 7  COLL OF CHARLESTON    4- 6    11-11 
 8  TULANE                4-10    24-13 
 9  UNC-WILMINGTON        1- 8    13-13 
10  ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM    0- 6    12-19 

2017 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Emerson, Ga
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
04/21/2017  (1)FLORIDA STATE 5, (9)UNC-WILMINGTON 0             Round 1
04/21/2017  (2)LOUISIANA STATE 4, (10)ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 1      Round 1
04/21/2017  (4)SOUTH CAROLINA 3, (5)FL INTERNATIONAL 2          Round 1
04/21/2017  (3)GEORGIA STATE 4, (7)COLL OF CHARLESTON 1         Round 1
04/21/2017  (1)FLORIDA STATE 5, (8)TULANE 0                     Round 1
04/21/2017  (2)LOUISIANA STATE 5, (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 0         Round 1
04/21/2017  (4)SOUTH CAROLINA 4, (9)UNC-WILMINGTON 1            Round 1
04/21/2017  (10)ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 3, (7)COLL OF CHARLESTON 2   Round 1
04/21/2017  (5)FL INTERNATIONAL 4, (8)TULANE 1                  Round 1
04/21/2017  (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 3, (3)GEORGIA STATE 2           Round 1
04/22/2017  (2)LOUISIANA STATE 5, (7)COLL OF CHARLESTON 0       Round 1
04/22/2017  (1)FLORIDA STATE 3, (4)SOUTH CAROLINA 2             Round 1
04/22/2017  (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 3, (10)ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 2     Round 1
04/22/2017  (8)TULANE 5, (9)UNC-WILMINGTON 0                    Round 1
04/22/2017  (2)LOUISIANA STATE 3, (3)GEORGIA STATE 2            Round 1
04/22/2017  (1)FLORIDA STATE 4, (5)FL INTERNATIONAL 1           Round 1
04/22/2017  (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 5, (7)COLL OF CHARLESTON 0      Round 1
04/22/2017  (8)TULANE 3, (4)SOUTH CAROLINA 2                    Round 1
04/22/2017  (3)GEORGIA STATE 5, (10)ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0        Round 1
04/22/2017  (5)FL INTERNATIONAL 4, (9)UNC-WILMINGTON 1          Round 1
04/22/2017  (1)FLORIDA STATE 4, (6)FLORIDA ATLANTIC 1           Round 2
04/22/2017  (5)FL INTERNATIONAL 3, (2)LOUISIANA STATE 2         Round 2
04/23/2017  (1)FLORIDA STATE 3, (5)FL INTERNATIONAL 0           Round 3

Results                                       Highest   vs         Tie
Name                                            Rank   Rank  CCSA Break  Tournaments   1     2     3     4     5    Nat  Total
--------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ----- -----  ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman                                  4-1   8-3               17-11  1-0                          18-11
Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez                                  1-1   2-1                3-4   0-1                           3-5
Ali Eager/Hailey Luke                                              1-0                                        2-1         2-1
Ali Eager/Molly McBain                                       1-0                                              1-1         1-1
Breana Edwards/Molly McBain                                                                             1-0               1-0
Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton                                  2-0   3-0                                  4-1               4-1
Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke                                         1-0                                  2-0   1-2         3-2
Nikki Esposito/Molly McBain                                  0-1   0-1                                  0-1               0-1
Nikki Esposito/Eva Torruella                                                                                  0-1         0-1
Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves                            4-0   3-2                     12-3   1-0                    13-3
Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman                                2-0   2-2                0-1   4-2                           4-3
Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua                                  3-1                     11-1                          11-1
Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez                                1-0   1-2                0-1   1-1                           1-2
Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton                              2-1   5-2                            1-0  13-4   1-0        15-4
Francesa Goncalves/Macy Jerger                                                                    1-0                     1-0
Katie Horton/Molly McBain                                    1-1   1-1                                  1-3   2-1         3-4
Katie Horton/Eva Torruella                                         1-1                                        2-1         2-1
Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua                               5-2   4-4                      1-0  17-7   1-0              19-7
Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez                                         2-2                            7-3                     7-3
Hailey Luke/Sierra Sanchez                                         1-0                                  2-1               2-1
Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella                                    5-0   6-3                                       15-4        15-4
Molly McBain/Sierra Sanchez                                        1-0                                  1-1               1-1
Danielle Pennington/Julia Thompson                                                                            1-0         1-0

Leigh Andrew
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Emmy Allen/Ashley Allmer                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-10, 21-17        
03/04/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Maggie Skjelbred  STETSON               W  21-18, 21-19        
03/11/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto                 LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-16        
03/11/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Hannah Hubbard/Emily Sonny               CAL POLY-SLO          W  18-21, 21-14, 18-16 
03/12/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Delaney Knudsen/Maddy Roh                PEPPERDINE            L  28-26, 18-21, 15-11 
03/12/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  L  18-21, 21-19, 15-10 
03/16/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-17        
03/17/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Adora Anae/Dani Barton                   UTAH                  L  21-15, 21-12        
03/17/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Madison Witt/McKenna Witt                ARIZONA               L  21-12, 21-19        
03/17/2017            2  Sierra Sanchez            Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                L  21-13, 17-21, 15-11 
03/18/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-9, 21-17         
03/18/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Andie Malloy/Justine Wong-Orantes        NEBRASKA              L  21-18, 28-26        
03/25/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 21-12        
03/25/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross               GEORGIA STATE         L  21-15, 21-13        
03/26/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Adrianna Culbert/Ali Denney              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  11-21, 21-16, 15-13 
03/26/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Samantha Harris/Maggie Skjelbred         STETSON               W  19-21, 21-17, 15-11 
03/31/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen                TULANE                W  10-21, 21-11, 15-8  
03/31/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Katie Friesen/Dorina Klinger             FL INTERNATIONAL      W  16-21, 21-16, 15-11 
04/01/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  L  21-16, 24-22        
04/01/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette         ARIZONA STATE         W  21-12, 21-18        
04/01/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Blessing Dunn/Cara Sander                NEW ORLEANS           W  21-16, 21-8         
04/07/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Jaelyn Greene/Amy Neal                   TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-10, 21-15        
04/07/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice               FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-12, 24-22        
04/08/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith             SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-12, 14-21, 15-11 
04/14/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh               PEPPERDINE            W  21-19, 16-21, 15-13 
04/15/2017            2  Brooke Kuhlman            Rebecca Conrad/Jessica Stanstfield       GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-12        
04/15/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca     FL INTERNATIONAL      L  21-14, 20-22, 15-12 
04/15/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh               PEPPERDINE            L  21-19, 21-13        
04/21/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Tanna Aljoe/Nicole Lott                  UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-17, 21-16        
04/21/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Tea Juric/Kaylie McHugh                  TULANE                W  21-19, 21-19        
04/22/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Adrianna Culburt/Katie Smith             SOUTH CAROLINA        W  26-24, 21-18        
04/22/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  19-21, 23-21, 15-12 
04/22/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice               FLORIDA ATLANTIC      L  22-20, 22-20        
04/23/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca     FL INTERNATIONAL     dnf 17-21, 16-17 dnf    
05/05/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker             HAWAII                L  21-15, 21-14        
05/05/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith             SOUTH CAROLINA        W  25-23, 21-17        
05/06/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-19, 16-21, 17-15 
05/06/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker             HAWAII                W  21-14, 15-21, 17-15 

Bozena Culo
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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Ali Eager
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/17/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Norene Iosia/Hannah Zalopany             HAWAII                W  21-11, 22-20        
03/18/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-11, 21-18        
03/18/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Tiani Reeves/Sydney Townsend             NEBRASKA              W  21-9, 18-21, 15-9   
03/26/2017            5  Molly McBain              Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-19        
03/26/2017            5  Molly McBain              Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Carly Perales     STETSON               L  21-17, 21-16        

Breana Edwards
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
04/01/2017            4  Molly McBain              Lauren Levy/Rhyan Rand                   NEW ORLEANS           W  21-7, 21-15         

Nikki Esposito
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2017            4  Hailey Luke               Taylor Bradley/Olivia Powers             LOUISIANA STATE       W  26-24, 19-21, 15-9  
03/11/2017            4  Hailey Luke               Anna Gorman/Savannah Niemen              CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-14, 21-18        
03/12/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Chanti Holroyd/Lily Justine              UCLA                  L  21-18, 21-13        
03/17/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Berkeley Oblad/Emily Twohig              UTAH                  W  21-8, 21-13         
03/17/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Halli Amaro/Brooke Burling               ARIZONA               L  21-19, 21-18        
03/25/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 21-18        
03/25/2017            4  Molly McBain              Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich         GEORGIA STATE         L  14-21, 25-23, 15-11 
04/01/2017            4  Katie Horton              Katelyn Carballo/Ellyson Lundberg        ARIZONA STATE         W  21-16, 12-21, 15-7  
04/07/2017            4  Katie Horton              Avery Arellano/Clair Doyle               TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-14, 21-13        
04/07/2017            4  Katie Horton              Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro              FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  17-21, 22-20, 15-11 
04/08/2017            4  Katie Horton              Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-18, 14-21, 15-12 
04/14/2017            4  Katie Horton              Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson                PEPPERDINE            L  22-20, 21-10        

Vanessa Freire
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss              LOUISIANA STATE       W  26-24, 21-13        
03/04/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Darby Dunn/Kristin Lind                  STETSON               L  12-21, 21-16, 15-12 
03/11/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich                LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 17-21, 15-5  
03/11/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Taylor Nelson/Adlee Van Winden           CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-14, 21-16        
03/12/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle          PEPPERDINE            L  21-17, 14-21, 16-14 
03/12/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans                  UCLA                  W  20-22, 24-22, 15-11 
03/16/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 21-17        
03/17/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Bailey Choy/Carly Trueman                UTAH                  W  21-14, 19-21, 15-9  
03/17/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Kendra Dahlke/Mia Mason                  ARIZONA               W  21-10, 21-16        
03/17/2017            1  Brooke Kuhlman            Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker             HAWAII                L  21-17, 18-21, 16-14 
03/18/2017            2  Brooke Kuhlman            Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-18, 21-16        
03/18/2017            2  Brooke Kuhlman            Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender           NEBRASKA              W  15-21, 21-12, 15-9  
03/25/2017            2  Brooke Kuhlman            Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-17, 21-23, 15-11 
03/25/2017            2  Brooke Kuhlman            Haley Pa'akaula/LeeAnn Starr             GEORGIA STATE         W  21-19, 21-17        
03/26/2017            2  Brooke Kuhlman            Katie Smith/Katie Zimmerman              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  18-21, 21-18, 15-11 
03/26/2017            2  Brooke Kuhlman            Darby Dunn/Kristen Lind                  STETSON               W  21-14, 21-15        
03/31/2017            3  Francesa Goncalves        Briana Correa/Hannah Holmes              TULANE                W  21-12, 21-13        
03/31/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Katie Hogan/Helene Thelle                FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-19, 21-19        
04/01/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans                  UCLA                  L  21-14, 21-19        
04/01/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Madison Berridge/Oluoma Okaro            ARIZONA STATE         W  21-11, 21-19        
04/01/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Veronica Corcoran/Victoria Corcoran      NEW ORLEANS           W  21-13, 21-7         
04/07/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Haven Hill/Molly Scheel                  TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-8, 21-10         
04/07/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-11        
04/08/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Ali Denney/Shannon Williams              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  33-31, 21-14        
04/14/2017            2  Francesa Goncalves        Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle          PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 19-21, 15-11 
04/15/2017            1  Sierra Sanchez            Tjasa Kotnik/Molly Turner                GRAND CANYON          L  21-16, 20-22, 15-12 
04/15/2017            2  Sierra Sanchez            Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan                 FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-16, 15-21, 15-10 
04/15/2017            2  Sierra Sanchez            Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle          PEPPERDINE            L  17-21, 21-19, 15-12 
04/21/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Emily Corrigan/Maddy Kline               UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-9, 21-13         
04/21/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Lan Nguyen/Annie Surtz                   TULANE                W  21-15, 21-17        
04/22/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Ali Denney/Shannon Williams              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-13, 21-13        
04/22/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-18, 21-14        
04/22/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri       FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-10, 21-10        
04/23/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-16, 21-19        
05/05/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                L  16-21, 21-18, 15-13 
05/05/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Ali Denney/Shannon Williams              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-17, 21-19        
05/06/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans                  UCLA                  W  21-18, 16-21, 15-10 
05/06/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                W  18-21, 21-19, 15-12 

Francesa Goncalves
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss              LOUISIANA STATE       W  26-24, 21-13        
03/04/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Darby Dunn/Kristin Lind                  STETSON               L  12-21, 21-16, 15-12 
03/11/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich                LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-16, 17-21, 15-5  
03/11/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Taylor Nelson/Adlee Van Winden           CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-14, 21-16        
03/12/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle          PEPPERDINE            L  21-17, 14-21, 16-14 
03/12/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans                  UCLA                  W  20-22, 24-22, 15-11 
03/16/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-19, 21-17        
03/17/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Torre Glasker/Eliza Katoa                UTAH                  W  22-20, 21-15        
03/17/2017            4  Katie Horton              Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley                 ARIZONA               W  21-15, 18-21, 15-12 
03/17/2017            4  Katie Horton              Ari Homayun/Carly Kan                    HAWAII                W  21-12, 11-21, 15-12 
03/18/2017            4  Katie Horton              Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis              SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-11, 12-21, 15-13 
03/18/2017            4  Katie Horton              Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney            NEBRASKA              W  21-9, 18-21, 15-7   
03/25/2017            4  Katie Horton              Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis              SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-12, 12-21, 19-17 
03/25/2017            5  Katie Horton              Allie Elson/Jessica Fourspring           GEORGIA STATE         W  21-12, 21-9         
03/26/2017            4  Katie Horton              Macie Tendrich/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        L  21-19, 27-25        
03/26/2017            4  Katie Horton              Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Nobel             STETSON               W  27-25, 21-18        
03/31/2017            3  Vanessa Freire            Briana Correa/Hannah Holmes              TULANE                W  21-12, 21-13        
03/31/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Katie Hogan/Helene Thelle                FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-19, 21-19        
04/01/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans                  UCLA                  L  21-14, 21-19        
04/01/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Madison Berridge/Oluoma Okaro            ARIZONA STATE         W  21-11, 21-19        
04/01/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Veronica Corcoran/Victoria Corcoran      NEW ORLEANS           W  21-13, 21-7         
04/07/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Haven Hill/Molly Scheel                  TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-8, 21-10         
04/07/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-13, 21-11        
04/08/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Ali Denney/Shannon Williams              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  33-31, 21-14        
04/14/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle          PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 19-21, 15-11 
04/15/2017            3  Katie Horton              Tyanna Roy/Anna Unnasch                  GRAND CANYON          W  21-11, 21-12        
04/15/2017            4  Katie Horton              Mariana De Paula/Mackenzie Walker        FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-11, 21-18        
04/15/2017            4  Katie Horton              Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson                PEPPERDINE            W  21-17, 21-15        
04/21/2017            4  Katie Horton              Sydney Alvis/Bella Borgiotti             UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-10, 21-9         
04/21/2017            4  Katie Horton              Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner                 TULANE                W  21-12, 21-16        
04/22/2017            4  Katie Horton              Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-17        
04/22/2017            4  Katie Horton              Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan                 FL INTERNATIONAL      L  21-13, 21-23, 15-12 
04/22/2017            4  Katie Horton              Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro              FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-19, 25-23        
04/23/2017            4  Katie Horton              Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan                 FL INTERNATIONAL     dnf 21-15, 10-19 dnf    
05/05/2017            4  Katie Horton              Ari Homayun/Carly Kan                    HAWAII                L  21-14, 16-21, 15-9  
05/05/2017            4  Katie Horton              Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA       dnf 18-21, 21-16 dnf    
05/06/2017            4  Katie Horton              Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey               UCLA                  W  21-18, 21-18        
05/06/2017            4  Katie Horton              Ari Homayun/Carly Kan                    HAWAII                L  21-14, 22-20        

Katie Horton
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2017            5  Molly McBain              Cati Leak/Maddie Ligon                   LOUISIANA STATE       L  12-21, 21-19, 15-11 
03/04/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Cindy Perales/Jamie Walsh                STETSON               W  21-19, 21-15        
03/11/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Janelle Hudson/Megan Kruidhof            LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-13, 20-22, 15-13 
03/11/2017            5  Molly McBain              Brayden Gruenwald/Taylor Gruenwald       CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-8, 21-13         
03/12/2017            5  Molly McBain              Gigi Hernandez/Katty Workman             PEPPERDINE            W  21-17, 20-22, 15-11 
03/12/2017            4  Molly McBain              Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey               UCLA                  L  21-17, 21-18        
03/16/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 15-21, 16-14 
03/17/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley                 ARIZONA               W  21-15, 18-21, 15-12 
03/17/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Ari Homayun/Carly Kan                    HAWAII                W  21-12, 11-21, 15-12 
03/18/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis              SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-11, 12-21, 15-13 
03/18/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney            NEBRASKA              W  21-9, 18-21, 15-7   
03/25/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis              SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  21-12, 12-21, 19-17 
03/25/2017            5  Francesa Goncalves        Allie Elson/Jessica Fourspring           GEORGIA STATE         W  21-12, 21-9         
03/26/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Macie Tendrich/Shannon Williams          SOUTH CAROLINA        L  21-19, 27-25        
03/26/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Nobel             STETSON               W  27-25, 21-18        
03/31/2017            4  Molly McBain              Tarin Mergener/Annie Shurtz              TULANE                W  21-19, 21-17        
03/31/2017            4  Molly McBain              Estefanie Bethancourt/Anabela Sataric    FL INTERNATIONAL      L  21-16, 21-19        
04/01/2017            4  Molly McBain              Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey               UCLA                  L  21-17, 21-16        
04/01/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Katelyn Carballo/Ellyson Lundberg        ARIZONA STATE         W  21-16, 12-21, 15-7  
04/07/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Avery Arellano/Clair Doyle               TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-14, 21-13        
04/07/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro              FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  17-21, 22-20, 15-11 
04/08/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-18, 14-21, 15-12 
04/14/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson                PEPPERDINE            L  22-20, 21-10        
04/15/2017            3  Francesa Goncalves        Tyanna Roy/Anna Unnasch                  GRAND CANYON          W  21-11, 21-12        
04/15/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Mariana De Paula/Mackenzie Walker        FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-11, 21-18        
04/15/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson                PEPPERDINE            W  21-17, 21-15        
04/21/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Sydney Alvis/Bella Borgiotti             UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-10, 21-9         
04/21/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner                 TULANE                W  21-12, 21-16        
04/22/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-11, 21-17        
04/22/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan                 FL INTERNATIONAL      L  21-13, 21-23, 15-12 
04/22/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro              FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-19, 25-23        
04/23/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan                 FL INTERNATIONAL     dnf 21-15, 10-19 dnf    
05/05/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Ari Homayun/Carly Kan                    HAWAII                L  21-14, 16-21, 15-9  
05/05/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA       dnf 18-21, 21-16 dnf    
05/06/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey               UCLA                  W  21-18, 21-18        
05/06/2017            4  Francesa Goncalves        Ari Homayun/Carly Kan                    HAWAII                L  21-14, 22-20        

Devan Hultquist
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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Macy Jerger
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Lilly Kessler/Katie Lindelow             LOUISIANA STATE       W  23-21, 21-19        
03/04/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll            STETSON               W  19-21, 21-18, 18-16 
03/11/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Morea Wagner/Heather Weiss               LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-15, 21-16        
03/11/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Raeann Greisen/Heather Pembroke          CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-11, 22-20        
03/12/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 17-21, 15-10 
03/12/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia           UCLA                  W  21-18, 23-25, 15-13 
03/16/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  22-20, 21-19        
03/17/2017            3  Francesa Goncalves        Torre Glasker/Eliza Katoa                UTAH                  W  22-20, 21-15        
03/17/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Olivia Hallaran/Olivia MacDonald         ARIZONA               W  21-13, 21-19        
03/17/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver               HAWAII                W  21-16, 21-13        
03/18/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  14-21, 21-18, 15-13 
03/18/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins             NEBRASKA              W  21-14, 21-16        
03/25/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-17, 22-20        
03/25/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Amie Held/Natalie Wilson                 GEORGIA STATE         W  21-11, 21-12        
03/26/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-19, 23-25, 15-10 
03/26/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll            STETSON               W  21-19, 21-9         
03/31/2017            2  Victoria Paranagua        Tea Juric/Kaylie McHugh                  TULANE                W  21-15, 21-16        
03/31/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Margherita Bianchin/Federica Frasca      FL INTERNATIONAL      L  23-21, 14-21, 15-10 
04/01/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia           UCLA                  L  21-19, 25-23        
04/01/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Frances Giedraitis/Cassidy Pickrell      ARIZONA STATE         W  21-13, 21-15        
04/01/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Brooklyn Frank/Rachel Kuhn               NEW ORLEANS           W  21-16, 21-5         
04/07/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Tyler Lucas/Bridget Odmark               TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-9, 21-14         
04/07/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri       FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-17, 21-16        
04/08/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-18, 21-12        
04/14/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer                 PEPPERDINE            L  19-21, 21-18, 15-10 
04/15/2017            4  Victoria Paranagua        Emily Reinking/Hannah Towne              GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-10        
04/15/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas               FL INTERNATIONAL      L  22-20, 21-15        
04/15/2017            3  Victoria Paranagua        Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer                 PEPPERDINE            L  14-21, 22-20, 16-14 
04/21/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Sarah Kelly/Katie McCullough             UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-15, 21-18        
04/21/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Tarin Mergerner/Maddy Mertz              TULANE                W  19-21, 21-17, 15-13 
04/22/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman           SOUTH CAROLINA        L  22-24, 21-19, 15-11 
04/22/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Natalia Giron/Helene Thelle              FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-17, 21-15        
04/22/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-14, 21-11        
04/23/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Natalia Giron/Helene Thelle              FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-19, 21-9         
05/05/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver               HAWAII               dnf 23-21, 19-21 dnf    
05/05/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 17-21, 15-13 
05/06/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia           UCLA                  L  21-13, 21-13        
05/06/2017            3  Sierra Sanchez            Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver               HAWAII                L  21-16, 20-22, 15-7  

Brooke Kuhlman
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Emmy Allen/Ashley Allmer                 LOUISIANA STATE       W  21-10, 21-17        
03/04/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Maggie Skjelbred  STETSON               W  21-18, 21-19        
03/11/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto                 LONG BEACH STATE      L  21-17, 21-16        
03/11/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Hannah Hubbard/Emily Sonny               CAL POLY-SLO          W  18-21, 21-14, 18-16 
03/12/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Delaney Knudsen/Maddy Roh                PEPPERDINE            L  28-26, 18-21, 15-11 
03/12/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  L  18-21, 21-19, 15-10 
03/16/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-14, 21-17        
03/17/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Adora Anae/Dani Barton                   UTAH                  L  21-15, 21-12        
03/17/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Madison Witt/McKenna Witt                ARIZONA               L  21-12, 21-19        
03/17/2017            1  Vanessa Freire            Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker             HAWAII                L  21-17, 18-21, 16-14 
03/18/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-18, 21-16        
03/18/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender           NEBRASKA              W  15-21, 21-12, 15-9  
03/25/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler             SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-17, 21-23, 15-11 
03/25/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Haley Pa'akaula/LeeAnn Starr             GEORGIA STATE         W  21-19, 21-17        
03/26/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Katie Smith/Katie Zimmerman              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  18-21, 21-18, 15-11 
03/26/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Darby Dunn/Kristen Lind                  STETSON               W  21-14, 21-15        
03/31/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen                TULANE                W  10-21, 21-11, 15-8  
03/31/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Katie Friesen/Dorina Klinger             FL INTERNATIONAL      W  16-21, 21-16, 15-11 
04/01/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  L  21-16, 24-22        
04/01/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette         ARIZONA STATE         W  21-12, 21-18        
04/07/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Jaelyn Greene/Amy Neal                   TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-10, 21-15        
04/07/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice               FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-12, 24-22        
04/08/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith             SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-12, 14-21, 15-11 
04/14/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh               PEPPERDINE            W  21-19, 16-21, 15-13 
04/15/2017            2  Leigh Andrew              Rebecca Conrad/Jessica Stanstfield       GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-12        
04/15/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca     FL INTERNATIONAL      L  21-14, 20-22, 15-12 
04/15/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh               PEPPERDINE            L  21-19, 21-13        
04/21/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Tanna Aljoe/Nicole Lott                  UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-17, 21-16        
04/21/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Tea Juric/Kaylie McHugh                  TULANE                W  21-19, 21-19        
04/22/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Adrianna Culburt/Katie Smith             SOUTH CAROLINA        W  26-24, 21-18        
04/22/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  19-21, 23-21, 15-12 
04/22/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice               FLORIDA ATLANTIC      L  22-20, 22-20        
04/23/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca     FL INTERNATIONAL     dnf 17-21, 16-17 dnf    
05/05/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker             HAWAII                L  21-15, 21-14        
05/05/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith             SOUTH CAROLINA        W  25-23, 21-17        
05/06/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara           UCLA                  W  21-19, 16-21, 17-15 
05/06/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker             HAWAII                W  21-14, 15-21, 17-15 

Hailey Luke
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
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03/04/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Taylor Bradley/Olivia Powers             LOUISIANA STATE       W  26-24, 19-21, 15-9  
03/04/2017            4  Sierra Sanchez            Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Noble             STETSON               W  19-21, 21-18, 15-10 
03/11/2017            4  Sierra Sanchez            Anete Brinke/Hailey Harward              LONG BEACH STATE      W  24-22, 21-16        
03/11/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Anna Gorman/Savannah Niemen              CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-14, 21-18        
03/12/2017            4  Sierra Sanchez            Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson                PEPPERDINE            L  21-17, 21-14        
03/17/2017            5  Nikki Esposito            Berkeley Oblad/Emily Twohig              UTAH                  W  21-8, 21-13         
03/17/2017            5  Nikki Esposito            Halli Amaro/Brooke Burling               ARIZONA               L  21-19, 21-18        
03/17/2017            5  Ali Eager                 Norene Iosia/Hannah Zalopany             HAWAII                W  21-11, 22-20        
03/18/2017            5  Ali Eager                 Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-11, 21-18        
03/18/2017            5  Ali Eager                 Tiani Reeves/Sydney Townsend             NEBRASKA              W  21-9, 18-21, 15-9   
03/25/2017            5  Nikki Esposito            Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 21-18        
03/31/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner                 TULANE                W  21-12, 21-17        
03/31/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Lina Bernier/Natalia Giron               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  22-20, 18-21, 15-10 
04/01/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Chanti Holroyd/Lily Justine              UCLA                  W  18-21, 22-20, 15-12 
04/01/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Kwyn Johnson/Mia Rivera                  ARIZONA STATE         W  21-18, 21-12        
04/07/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Sarita Mikals/Ariah Palter               TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  16-21, 21-15, 15-11 
04/07/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Ashlan Cunningham/Julia Lewkowicz        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-14, 21-11        
04/08/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        W  17-21, 21-16, 15-11 
04/14/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Kaity Bailey/Sarah Seiber                PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 21-18        
04/15/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Jessica Clark/Kelli Iverson              GRAND CANYON          L  21-18, 21-15        
04/15/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  16-21, 21-18, 15-9  
04/15/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Nikki Lyons/Sarah Seiber                 PEPPERDINE            L  12-21, 21-18, 15-7  
04/21/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Halley Hunt/Raquel Rooney                UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-12, 21-10        
04/21/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Briana Correa/Cristina McAfee            TULANE                W  21-19, 21-11        
04/22/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        L  21-19, 19-21, 16-14 
04/22/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-18, 21-17        
04/22/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Ashlan Cunningham/Carly Scarborough      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  16-21, 21-15, 15-12 
04/23/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-12, 21-6         
05/05/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Amy Ozee/Hannah Zalopany                 HAWAII                W  21-14, 22-20        
05/05/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA       dnf 21-19, 17-21 dnf    
05/06/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Lily Justine/Savvy Simo                  UCLA                 dnf 20-22, 21-19, 11-14 
05/06/2017            5  Eva Torruella             Amy Ozee/Hannah Zalopany                 HAWAII                L  21-17, 18-21, 27-25 

Molly McBain
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2017            5  Katie Horton              Cati Leak/Maddie Ligon                   LOUISIANA STATE       L  12-21, 21-19, 15-11 
03/11/2017            5  Katie Horton              Brayden Gruenwald/Taylor Gruenwald       CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-8, 21-13         
03/12/2017            5  Katie Horton              Gigi Hernandez/Katty Workman             PEPPERDINE            W  21-17, 20-22, 15-11 
03/12/2017            4  Katie Horton              Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey               UCLA                  L  21-17, 21-18        
03/16/2017            4  Sierra Sanchez            Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis              SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-18, 24-22        
03/17/2017            4  Sierra Sanchez            Brianna Doehrmann/Tawnee Luafalemana     UTAH                  W  21-23, 21-9, 15-9   
03/25/2017            4  Nikki Esposito            Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich         GEORGIA STATE         L  14-21, 25-23, 15-11 
03/26/2017            5  Ali Eager                 Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-16, 21-19        
03/26/2017            5  Ali Eager                 Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Carly Perales     STETSON               L  21-17, 21-16        
03/31/2017            4  Katie Horton              Tarin Mergener/Annie Shurtz              TULANE                W  21-19, 21-17        
03/31/2017            4  Katie Horton              Estefanie Bethancourt/Anabela Sataric    FL INTERNATIONAL      L  21-16, 21-19        
04/01/2017            4  Katie Horton              Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey               UCLA                  L  21-17, 21-16        
04/01/2017            4  Breana Edwards            Lauren Levy/Rhyan Rand                   NEW ORLEANS           W  21-7, 21-15         

Victoria Paranagua
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Lilly Kessler/Katie Lindelow             LOUISIANA STATE       W  23-21, 21-19        
03/04/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll            STETSON               W  19-21, 21-18, 18-16 
03/11/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Morea Wagner/Heather Weiss               LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-15, 21-16        
03/11/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Raeann Greisen/Heather Pembroke          CAL POLY-SLO          W  21-11, 22-20        
03/12/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer                 PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 17-21, 15-10 
03/12/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia           UCLA                  W  21-18, 23-25, 15-13 
03/16/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   W  22-20, 21-19        
03/17/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Bailey Choy/Carly Trueman                UTAH                  W  21-14, 19-21, 15-9  
03/17/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Kendra Dahlke/Mia Mason                  ARIZONA               W  21-10, 21-16        
03/17/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver               HAWAII                W  21-16, 21-13        
03/18/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  14-21, 21-18, 15-13 
03/18/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins             NEBRASKA              W  21-14, 21-16        
03/25/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin           SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-17, 22-20        
03/25/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Amie Held/Natalie Wilson                 GEORGIA STATE         W  21-11, 21-12        
03/26/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-19, 23-25, 15-10 
03/26/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll            STETSON               W  21-19, 21-9         
03/31/2017            2  Macy Jerger               Tea Juric/Kaylie McHugh                  TULANE                W  21-15, 21-16        
03/31/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Margherita Bianchin/Federica Frasca      FL INTERNATIONAL      L  23-21, 14-21, 15-10 
04/01/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia           UCLA                  L  21-19, 25-23        
04/01/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Frances Giedraitis/Cassidy Pickrell      ARIZONA STATE         W  21-13, 21-15        
04/01/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Brooklyn Frank/Rachel Kuhn               NEW ORLEANS           W  21-16, 21-5         
04/07/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Tyler Lucas/Bridget Odmark               TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  21-9, 21-14         
04/07/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri       FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-17, 21-16        
04/08/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-18, 21-12        
04/14/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer                 PEPPERDINE            L  19-21, 21-18, 15-10 
04/15/2017            4  Macy Jerger               Emily Reinking/Hannah Towne              GRAND CANYON          W  21-17, 21-10        
04/15/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas               FL INTERNATIONAL      L  22-20, 21-15        
04/15/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer                 PEPPERDINE            L  14-21, 22-20, 16-14 
04/21/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Emily Corrigan/Maddy Kline               UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-9, 21-13         
04/21/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Lan Nguyen/Annie Surtz                   TULANE                W  21-15, 21-17        
04/22/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Ali Denney/Shannon Williams              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-13, 21-13        
04/22/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-18, 21-14        
04/22/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri       FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-10, 21-10        
04/23/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-16, 21-19        
05/05/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                L  16-21, 21-18, 15-13 
05/05/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Ali Denney/Shannon Williams              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-17, 21-19        
05/06/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans                  UCLA                  W  21-18, 16-21, 15-10 
05/06/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                W  18-21, 21-19, 15-12 

Danielle Pennington
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
04/01/2017            5  Julia Thompson            Brianna Vega/Samantha Uline              NEW ORLEANS           W  21-10, 21-9         

Sara Jane Putt
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------

Sierra Sanchez
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2017            4  Hailey Luke               Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Noble             STETSON               W  19-21, 21-18, 15-10 
03/11/2017            4  Hailey Luke               Anete Brinke/Hailey Harward              LONG BEACH STATE      W  24-22, 21-16        
03/12/2017            4  Hailey Luke               Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson                PEPPERDINE            L  21-17, 21-14        
03/16/2017            4  Molly McBain              Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis              SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-18, 24-22        
03/17/2017            4  Molly McBain              Brianna Doehrmann/Tawnee Luafalemana     UTAH                  W  21-23, 21-9, 15-9   
03/17/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Olivia Hallaran/Olivia MacDonald         ARIZONA               W  21-13, 21-19        
03/17/2017            2  Leigh Andrew              Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor              HAWAII                L  21-13, 17-21, 15-11 
03/18/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-9, 21-17         
03/18/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Andie Malloy/Justine Wong-Orantes        NEBRASKA              L  21-18, 28-26        
03/25/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes                  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 21-12        
03/25/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross               GEORGIA STATE         L  21-15, 21-13        
03/26/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Adrianna Culbert/Ali Denney              SOUTH CAROLINA        W  11-21, 21-16, 15-13 
03/26/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Samantha Harris/Maggie Skjelbred         STETSON               W  19-21, 21-17, 15-11 
04/01/2017            1  Leigh Andrew              Blessing Dunn/Cara Sander                NEW ORLEANS           W  21-16, 21-8         
04/15/2017            1  Vanessa Freire            Tjasa Kotnik/Molly Turner                GRAND CANYON          L  21-16, 20-22, 15-12 
04/15/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan                 FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-16, 15-21, 15-10 
04/15/2017            2  Vanessa Freire            Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle          PEPPERDINE            L  17-21, 21-19, 15-12 
04/21/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Sarah Kelly/Katie McCullough             UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-15, 21-18        
04/21/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Tarin Mergerner/Maddy Mertz              TULANE                W  19-21, 21-17, 15-13 
04/22/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman           SOUTH CAROLINA        L  22-24, 21-19, 15-11 
04/22/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Natalia Giron/Helene Thelle              FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-17, 21-15        
04/22/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-14, 21-11        
04/23/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Natalia Giron/Helene Thelle              FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-19, 21-9         
05/05/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver               HAWAII               dnf 23-21, 19-21 dnf    
05/05/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman           SOUTH CAROLINA        W  21-14, 17-21, 15-13 
05/06/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia           UCLA                  L  21-13, 21-13        
05/06/2017            3  Macy Jerger               Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver               HAWAII                L  21-16, 20-22, 15-7  

Julia Thompson
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
04/01/2017            5  Danielle Pennington       Brianna Vega/Samantha Uline              NEW ORLEANS           W  21-10, 21-9         

Eva Torruella
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2017            5  Katie Horton              Cindy Perales/Jamie Walsh                STETSON               W  21-19, 21-15        
03/11/2017            5  Katie Horton              Janelle Hudson/Megan Kruidhof            LONG BEACH STATE      W  21-13, 20-22, 15-13 
03/12/2017            5  Nikki Esposito            Chanti Holroyd/Lily Justine              UCLA                  L  21-18, 21-13        
03/16/2017            5  Katie Horton              Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA   L  21-13, 15-21, 16-14 
03/31/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner                 TULANE                W  21-12, 21-17        
03/31/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Lina Bernier/Natalia Giron               FL INTERNATIONAL      W  22-20, 18-21, 15-10 
04/01/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Chanti Holroyd/Lily Justine              UCLA                  W  18-21, 22-20, 15-12 
04/01/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Kwyn Johnson/Mia Rivera                  ARIZONA STATE         W  21-18, 21-12        
04/07/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Sarita Mikals/Ariah Palter               TEXAS CHRISTIAN       W  16-21, 21-15, 15-11 
04/07/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Ashlan Cunningham/Julia Lewkowicz        FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  21-14, 21-11        
04/08/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        W  17-21, 21-16, 15-11 
04/14/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Kaity Bailey/Sarah Seiber                PEPPERDINE            W  21-16, 21-18        
04/15/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Jessica Clark/Kelli Iverson              GRAND CANYON          L  21-18, 21-15        
04/15/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  16-21, 21-18, 15-9  
04/15/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Nikki Lyons/Sarah Seiber                 PEPPERDINE            L  12-21, 21-18, 15-7  
04/21/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Halley Hunt/Raquel Rooney                UNC-WILMINGTON        W  21-12, 21-10        
04/21/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Briana Correa/Cristina McAfee            TULANE                W  21-19, 21-11        
04/22/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA        L  21-19, 19-21, 16-14 
04/22/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-18, 21-17        
04/22/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Ashlan Cunningham/Carly Scarborough      FLORIDA ATLANTIC      W  16-21, 21-15, 15-12 
04/23/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric     FL INTERNATIONAL      W  21-12, 21-6         
05/05/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Amy Ozee/Hannah Zalopany                 HAWAII                W  21-14, 22-20        
05/05/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt                SOUTH CAROLINA       dnf 21-19, 17-21 dnf    
05/06/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Lily Justine/Savvy Simo                  UCLA                 dnf 20-22, 21-19, 11-14 
05/06/2017            5  Hailey Luke               Amy Ozee/Hannah Zalopany                 HAWAII                L  21-17, 18-21, 27-25 


FLORIDA STATE 4, LOUISIANA STATE 1
03/04/2017, Deland, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Beach Volleyball Completes Season-Opening Sweep.
The Seminoles open with a pair of victories over LSU and Stetson.

DeLAND, FL - The second-ranked Florida State Beach Volleyball (2-0) team posted a pair of victories over No. 10 LSU and No. 9 Stetson to open the 2017 campaign on Saturday at the Stetson Spring Break Invitational.

The Seminoles got off to a hot start, defeating the Tigers, 4-1, in the morning. The Noles began strong as pairs No. 4 and No. 5 won their first sets. On Court 4, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Nikki Esposito fell in the second set 19-21 after winning the first set 26-24. The pair came back and won the final set 15-9 to capture the Seminoles' first point of the afternoon. On Court 5, redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Molly McBain fell in the second and third sets 19-21, 11-15 after taking the first set 21-12.

Tied 1-1 with LSU, the top three pairs took the court and breezed to victory as each duo won its match in straight sets. The No. 1 pair of graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman gathered up the second point of the afternoon for the Noles, winning in straight sets, 21-10, 21-17. Junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves clinched the win for the Garnet and Gold on Court 2 as they too won in straight sets, 26-24, 21-13. Sophomore Macy Jerger and junior Victoria Paranagua cleaned house on Court 3, 23-21, 21-19, as they wrapped up the Seminoles' 4-1 win.

"The first match we had some jitters because we hadn't played in a while," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We were still figuring out partnerships. We played hard and LSU was tough."

In the second match of the day, Florida State returned to the beach in Deland to face tournament-host Stetson. The Seminoles got off to a fantastic start thanks to wins at the fourth and fifth positions courtesy of Luke and senior Sierra Sanchez (19-21, 21-18, 15-10) and Horton and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella (21-19, 21-15).

FSU wasted very little time clinching the match as the No. 1 duo of Andrew and Kuhlman defeated the Hatters, 21-18, 21-19.

The pairing of Freire and Francesca Goncalves started off strong on Court 2, winning the first set 21-12 before falling in the last two sets, 16-21, 12-15. Paranagua and Jerger capped off the afternoon as they went into a three-set comeback thriller (19-21, 21-18, 18-16) on Court 3 that resulted in the Seminoles' fourth and final point.

"We are a young team," Niles said. "We have some older, upperclassmen playing with some younger freshmen so we knew it would be a little up and down. It was nice to see them all find a way to win together. I saw some improvement throughout the day."

No. 2 Florida State d. No. 10 LSU, 4-1
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Emmy Allen/Ashley Allmer (LSU) 21-10, 21-17
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss (LSU) 26-24, 21-13
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Lilly Kessler/Katie Lindelow (LSU) 23-21, 21-19
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Taylor Bradley/Olivia Powers (LSU) 26-24, 19-21, 15-9
No. 5: Cati Leak/Maddie Ligon (LSU) d. Katie Horton/Molly McBain (FSU) 12-21, 21-19, 15-11


FLORIDA STATE 4, STETSON 1
03/04/2017, DELAND, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Beach Volleyball Completes Season-Opening Sweep.
The Seminoles open with a pair of victories over LSU and Stetson.

DeLAND, FL - The second-ranked Florida State Beach Volleyball (2-0) team posted a pair of victories over No. 10 LSU and No. 9 Stetson to open the 2017 campaign on Saturday at the Stetson Spring Break Invitational.

The Seminoles got off to a hot start, defeating the Tigers, 4-1, in the morning. The Noles began strong as pairs No. 4 and No. 5 won their first sets. On Court 4, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Nikki Esposito fell in the second set 19-21 after winning the first set 26-24. The pair came back and won the final set 15-9 to capture the Seminoles' first point of the afternoon. On Court 5, redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Molly McBain fell in the second and third sets 19-21, 11-15 after taking the first set 21-12.

Tied 1-1 with LSU, the top three pairs took the court and breezed to victory as each duo won its match in straight sets. The No. 1 pair of graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman gathered up the second point of the afternoon for the Noles, winning in straight sets, 21-10, 21-17. Junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves clinched the win for the Garnet and Gold on Court 2 as they too won in straight sets, 26-24, 21-13. Sophomore Macy Jerger and junior Victoria Paranagua cleaned house on Court 3, 23-21, 21-19, as they wrapped up the Seminoles' 4-1 win.

"The first match we had some jitters because we hadn't played in a while," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We were still figuring out partnerships. We played hard and LSU was tough."

In the second match of the day, Florida State returned to the beach in Deland to face tournament-host Stetson. The Seminoles got off to a fantastic start thanks to wins at the fourth and fifth positions courtesy of Luke and senior Sierra Sanchez (19-21, 21-18, 15-10) and Horton and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella (21-19, 21-15).

FSU wasted very little time clinching the match as the No. 1 duo of Andrew and Kuhlman defeated the Hatters, 21-18, 21-19.

The pairing of Freire and Francesca Goncalves started off strong on Court 2, winning the first set 21-12 before falling in the last two sets, 16-21, 12-15. Paranagua and Jerger capped off the afternoon as they went into a three-set comeback thriller (19-21, 21-18, 18-16) on Court 3 that resulted in the Seminoles' fourth and final point.

"We are a young team," Niles said. "We have some older, upperclassmen playing with some younger freshmen so we knew it would be a little up and down. It was nice to see them all find a way to win together. I saw some improvement throughout the day."

No. 2 Florida State d. No. 9 Stetson, 4-1
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Maggie Skjelbred (SU) 21-18, 21-19
No. 2: Darby Dunn/Kristin Lind (SU) d. Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) 12-21, 21-16, 15-12
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll (SU) 19-21, 21-18, 18-16
No. 4: Hailey Luke/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Noble (SU) 19-21, 21-18, 15-10
No. 5: Katie Horton/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Cindy Perales/Jamie Walsh (SU) 21-19, 21-15


FLORIDA STATE 4, LONG BEACH STATE 1
03/11/2017, Manhattan Beach, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 2 Florida State Beach Volleyball Continues Hot Start.

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA – The second-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (4-0) posted a pair of victories over No. 6 Long Beach State (5-1) and Cal Poly (3-5) to open the East Meets West Invitational at Manhattan Beach.

“I saw a lot of great things today,” head coach Brooke Niles said. “We are still working on our partnerships, but I have seen a lot of progress with the team. I am proud of how everyone played today and excited to see how we come out and play tomorrow against some more tough competition.”

The Seminoles got off to a hot start, defeating the 49ers, 4-1, in the morning. The pair of sophomore Macy Jerger and junior Victoria Paranagua got things started with a 21-15, 21-16 straight sets win on court three. On court four, senior Sierra Sanchez and redshirt junior Hailey Luke followed along and won their match in straight sets as well (24-22, 21-16). On court one sophomore Brooke Kuhlman and graduate senior Leigh Andrew fell in straight sets (17-21, 16-21) giving the Noles a 2-1 lead.

Junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves battled and won their match handedly in the third set, 21-16, 17-21, 15-5, on court two. Redshirt freshman Eva Torruella and redshirt junior Katie Horton captured the final points for the Seminoles on court five, as they completed the 4-1 victory over the 49ers.

In the second match of the day, Florida State returned to Manhattan Beach to face Cal Poly. The Seminoles dominated the Mustangs thanks to straight set wins on four of the five courts. Horton and freshman Molly McBain started it off for the Noles winning in a dominate fashion (21-8, 21-13) on court five. The Garnet and Gold did not let its foot off of the gas as Freire and Goncalves (21-14, 21-16) and Jerger and Paranagua (21-11, 22-20) both won in straight sets to give the Seminoles the 3-0 advantage and the match clinching points on court two and court three, respectively. Sophomore Nikki Esposito and redshirt junior Hailey Luke got the fourth win of the match in straight sets as well (21-14, 21-18) on court four. The Noles finished off the Mustangs with a three-set comeback by Andrew and Kuhlman (18-21, 21-14, 18-16) on court one to give the Noles a 5-0 advantage and their fourth win of the season.

No. 2 Florida State 4, No. 6 Long Beach State 1
No. 1: Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto (LBSU) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-17, 21-16
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich (LBSU) 21-16, 17-21, 15-5
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Morea Wagner/Heather Weiss (LBSU) 21-15, 21-16
No. 4: Hailey Luke/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Anete Brinke/Hailey Harward (LBSU) 24-22, 21-16
No. 5: Katie Horton/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Janelle Hudson/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) 21-13, 20-22, 15-13


FLORIDA STATE 5, CAL POLY-SLO 0
03/11/2017, Manhattan Beach, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 2 Florida State Beach Volleyball Continues Hot Start.

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA – The second-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (4-0) posted a pair of victories over No. 6 Long Beach State (5-1) and Cal Poly (3-5) to open the East Meets West Invitational at Manhattan Beach.

“I saw a lot of great things today,” head coach Brooke Niles said. “We are still working on our partnerships, but I have seen a lot of progress with the team. I am proud of how everyone played today and excited to see how we come out and play tomorrow against some more tough competition.”

The Seminoles got off to a hot start, defeating the 49ers, 4-1, in the morning. The pair of sophomore Macy Jerger and junior Victoria Paranagua got things started with a 21-15, 21-16 straight sets win on court three. On court four, senior Sierra Sanchez and redshirt junior Hailey Luke followed along and won their match in straight sets as well (24-22, 21-16). On court one sophomore Brooke Kuhlman and graduate senior Leigh Andrew fell in straight sets (17-21, 16-21) giving the Noles a 2-1 lead.

Junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves battled and won their match handedly in the third set, 21-16, 17-21, 15-5, on court two. Redshirt freshman Eva Torruella and redshirt junior Katie Horton captured the final points for the Seminoles on court five, as they completed the 4-1 victory over the 49ers.

In the second match of the day, Florida State returned to Manhattan Beach to face Cal Poly. The Seminoles dominated the Mustangs thanks to straight set wins on four of the five courts. Horton and freshman Molly McBain started it off for the Noles winning in a dominate fashion (21-8, 21-13) on court five. The Garnet and Gold did not let its foot off of the gas as Freire and Goncalves (21-14, 21-16) and Jerger and Paranagua (21-11, 22-20) both won in straight sets to give the Seminoles the 3-0 advantage and the match clinching points on court two and court three, respectively. Sophomore Nikki Esposito and redshirt junior Hailey Luke got the fourth win of the match in straight sets as well (21-14, 21-18) on court four. The Noles finished off the Mustangs with a three-set comeback by Andrew and Kuhlman (18-21, 21-14, 18-16) on court one to give the Noles a 5-0 advantage and their fourth win of the season.

No. 2 Florida State 5, Cal Poly 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Hannah Hubbard/Emily Sonny (SLO) 18-21, 21-14, 18-16
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Taylor Nelson/Adlee Van Winden (SLO) 21-14, 21-16
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Raeann Greisen/Heather Pembroke (SLO) 21-11, 22-20
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Anna Gorman/Savannah Niemen (SLO) 21-14, 21-18
No. 5: Katie Horton/Molly McBain (FSU) d. Brayden Gruenwald/Taylor Gruenwald (SLO) 21-8, 21-13


PEPPERDINE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/12/2017, Manhattan Beach, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 2 FSU Beach Volleyball Falls to No. 3 Pepperdine and No. 4 UCLA.
The Noles suffered their first losses of the season.

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA - The second-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (4-2) suffered its first two losses of the season on Sunday at the East Meets West Invitational, falling, 3-2, to both No. 3 Pepperdine (3-1) and No. 4 UCLA (6-2).

"Our team played tough today and we lost some close matches to some good teams," head coach Brooke Niles said. "There are a lot of things that we need to work, especially on our side of the net."

In the first match of the day, the Seminoles fell behind 2-0 early to the Waves. Senior Sierra Sanchez and redshirt junior Hailey Luke fell on court four in straight sets, 21-17, 21-14, while junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves dropped a hard-fought three-setter, 21-17, 14-21, 16-14.

However, the Noles battled back. Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger captured the Seminoles' first point on court three in a 21-16, 17-21, 15-10 three-set victory. Redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Molly McBain also won in three sets on court five (21-17, 20-22, 15-11) to tie the match up against Pepperdine at 2-2.

In the final match versus the Waves, graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman lost on court one in a three-set thriller (28-26, 18-21, 15-11) to give the Garnet and Gold its first loss of the season.

In the second match, the Noles once again fell behind quickly as they lost in straight sets on both courts four and five. Horton and McBain fell, 21-17, 21-18, while redshirt freshman Eva Torruella and Nikki Esposito lost, 21-19, 21-13.

On court one, Andrew and Kuhlman fell, 18-21, 21-19, 15-10, to give the Bruins the 3-0 lead and the game. On courts two and three Freire and Goncalves and Paranagua and Jerger both won their matches in three-set victories, but it was too late as the Noles fell to the Bruins 3-2.

No. 3 Pepperdine 3, No. 2 Florida State 2
No. 4 UCLA 3, No. 2 Florida State 2
No. 1: Delaney Knudsen/Maddy Roh (PU) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 28-26, 18-21, 15-11
No. 2: Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle (PU) d. Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) 21-17, 14-21, 16-14
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer (PU) 21-16, 17-21, 15-10
No. 4: Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson (PU) d. Hailey Luke/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-17, 21-14
No. 5: Katie Horton/Molly McBain (FSU) d. Gigi Hernandez/Katty Workman (PU) 21-17, 20-22, 15-11


UCLA 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/12/2017, Manhattan Beach, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 2 FSU Beach Volleyball Falls to No. 3 Pepperdine and No. 4 UCLA.
The Noles suffered their first losses of the season.

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA - The second-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (4-2) suffered its first two losses of the season on Sunday at the East Meets West Invitational, falling, 3-2, to both No. 3 Pepperdine (3-1) and No. 4 UCLA (6-2).

"Our team played tough today and we lost some close matches to some good teams," head coach Brooke Niles said. "There are a lot of things that we need to work, especially on our side of the net."

In the first match of the day, the Seminoles fell behind 2-0 early to the Waves. Senior Sierra Sanchez and redshirt junior Hailey Luke fell on court four in straight sets, 21-17, 21-14, while junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves dropped a hard-fought three-setter, 21-17, 14-21, 16-14.

However, the Noles battled back. Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger captured the Seminoles' first point on court three in a 21-16, 17-21, 15-10 three-set victory. Redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Molly McBain also won in three sets on court five (21-17, 20-22, 15-11) to tie the match up against Pepperdine at 2-2.

In the final match versus the Waves, graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman lost on court one in a three-set thriller (28-26, 18-21, 15-11) to give the Garnet and Gold its first loss of the season.

In the second match, the Noles once again fell behind quickly as they lost in straight sets on both courts four and five. Horton and McBain fell, 21-17, 21-18, while redshirt freshman Eva Torruella and Nikki Esposito lost, 21-19, 21-13.

On court one, Andrew and Kuhlman fell, 18-21, 21-19, 15-10, to give the Bruins the 3-0 lead and the game. On courts two and three Freire and Goncalves and Paranagua and Jerger both won their matches in three-set victories, but it was too late as the Noles fell to the Bruins 3-2.

No. 3 Pepperdine 3, No. 2 Florida State 2
No. 4 UCLA 3, No. 2 Florida State 2
No. 1: Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 18-21, 21-19, 15-10
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans (UCLA) 20-22, 24-22, 15-11
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia (UCLA) 21-18, 23-25, 15-13
No. 4: Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey (UCLA) d. Katie Horton/Molly McBain (FSU) 21-17, 21-18
No. 5: Chanti Holroyd/Lily Justine (UCLA) d. Nikki Esposito/Eva Torruella (FSU) 21-18, 21-13


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/16/2017, Honolulu, Hi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Falls To Top Ranked USC.
The Seminoles were defeated by Southern California 3-2.

HONOLULU, HI - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (4-3) lost a hard fought 3-2 match to No.1 USC (6-0) on Thursday.

"It was another tough loss today," head coach Brooke Niles said. "It could have gone either way. We are battling out here in Hawaii, but our schedule just gets tougher tomorrow. We have to go back, watch video, recover and get ready to compete again tomorrow."

In the first set of matches, senior Sierra Sanchez and freshman Molly McBain fell in straight sets, 21-18, 21-19 on court four. Redshirt junior Katie Horton and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella came up just short as they battled through three sets and lost 16-14 in the final set.

On court one the Seminole pair of graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman lost in straight sets (21-14, 21-17) to give the Trojans a 3-0 lead and match point. On court two and three the Noles were able to pull out two straight set victories with junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves winning 21-19, 21-17, and Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger winning 22-20, 21-17. This marked the seventh straight win to start the season for Paranagua and Jerger, this one coming on heals of winning the CCSA Pair of the Week award for last week.

No. 1 Southern California 3, No. 4 Florida State 2
No. 1: Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-14, 21-17
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) 21-19, 21-17
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin (USC) 22-20, 21-19
No. 4: Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC) d. Molly McBain/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-18, 24-22
No. 5: Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) d. Katie Horton/Eva Torruella (FSU) 21-13, 15-21, 16-14


FLORIDA STATE 4, UTAH 1
03/17/2017, SALT LAKE CITY, UT

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Starts Strong in Hawaii.
The Seminoles defeated Utah, No. 7 Arizona and No. 5 Hawaii.

HONOLULU, HI - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (6-3) started off the Outrigger Invitational strong with three wins against Utah, No. 7 Arizona and No 5. Hawaii.

"There were a lot of great matches played today," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We were really tested by some great teams today and once again it could have gone either way. In every match we had different players step it up and I am proud of them for that. Overall I am proud of our team and how they competed today."

The Noles came out of the gates fast at the Outrigger Invitational as they beat Utah, 4-1. On court five, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Nikki Esposito got things stated for the Garnet and Gold as they defeated the Utes in straight sets (21-8, 21-13). The Noles kept it rolling on court three as the pair of sophomore Macy Jerger and freshman Francesca Goncalves gathered the Seminoles second point in a 22-20, 21-15 straight set win. Utah gained their only point as they won the match on court one by defeating graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman 21-15, 21-12. The Noles finished off the Utes with three-set victories on court two and four. On court four, senior Sierra Sanchez and freshman Molly McBain got the match point as they defeated Utah in a three-set comeback (21-23, 21-9, 15-9). The Seminoles wrapped things up against the Utes with a three set win by juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire (21-14, 19-21, 15-9).

In the second match of the day against Arizona, the Noles once again got out to an early lead as they won the first two matches on courts two and three in straight sets. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire had total control over the Wildcats as they won 21-10, 21-16. Shortly after, the pairing of Sanchez and Jerger finished off the Arizona pair on court three winning 21-13, 21-19. The Wildcats came back from the 2-0 defeat and tied the match up at 2-2 after defeating the Seminole pairs of Andrew and Kuhlman (21-15, 21-12) on court one and the pair of Luke and Esposito (21-19, 21-18) on court three. It all came down to court four as Horton and Goncalves were forced into a third set before they came away with a victory (21-15, 18-21, 15-12) and match point for the Garnet and Gold.

In the final match of the day versus host Hawaii, the Noles began strong as Paranagua and Jerger captured the first point in a 21-16, 21-13 straight set victory on court three. The Garnet and Gold kept the ball rolling as sophomore Ali Eager paired up with Hailey Luke to get her first win of the season in yet another straight set victory for the Noles (21-11, 22-20). On the final three courts the Noles and Warriors were deadlocked in three-set contests. On court two, Andrew and Sanchez fell 21-13, 17-21, 15-11 to leave the Garnet and Gold with a 2-1 lead. On court four, Horton and Goncalves clinched the match for the Noles, 3-1, over the fifth-ranked Sandbows (21-12, 11-21, 15-12). The Seminoles fell on court one in a three-set loss as Kuhlman and Freire fell in their first match as a pair (17-21, 21-18, 14-16).

No. 4 Florida State 4, Utah 1
No. 1: Adora Anae/Dani Barton (UU) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-15, 21-12
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Bailey Choy/Carly Trueman (UU) 21-14, 19-21, 15-9
No. 3: Francesa Goncalves/Macy Jerger (FSU) d. Torre Glasker/Eliza Katoa (UU) 22-20, 21-15
No. 4: Molly McBain/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Brianna Doehrmann/Tawnee Luafalemana (UU) 21-23, 21-9, 15-9
No. 5: Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Berkeley Oblad/Emily Twohig (UU) 21-8, 21-13


FLORIDA STATE 3, ARIZONA 2
03/17/2017, Honolulu, Hi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Starts Strong in Hawaii.
The Seminoles defeated Utah, No. 7 Arizona and No. 5 Hawaii.

HONOLULU, HI - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (6-3) started off the Outrigger Invitational strong with three wins against Utah, No. 7 Arizona and No 5. Hawaii.

"There were a lot of great matches played today," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We were really tested by some great teams today and once again it could have gone either way. In every match we had different players step it up and I am proud of them for that. Overall I am proud of our team and how they competed today."

The Noles came out of the gates fast at the Outrigger Invitational as they beat Utah, 4-1. On court five, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Nikki Esposito got things stated for the Garnet and Gold as they defeated the Utes in straight sets (21-8, 21-13). The Noles kept it rolling on court three as the pair of sophomore Macy Jerger and freshman Francesca Goncalves gathered the Seminoles second point in a 22-20, 21-15 straight set win. Utah gained their only point as they won the match on court one by defeating graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman 21-15, 21-12. The Noles finished off the Utes with three-set victories on court two and four. On court four, senior Sierra Sanchez and freshman Molly McBain got the match point as they defeated Utah in a three-set comeback (21-23, 21-9, 15-9). The Seminoles wrapped things up against the Utes with a three set win by juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire (21-14, 19-21, 15-9).

In the second match of the day against Arizona, the Noles once again got out to an early lead as they won the first two matches on courts two and three in straight sets. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire had total control over the Wildcats as they won 21-10, 21-16. Shortly after, the pairing of Sanchez and Jerger finished off the Arizona pair on court three winning 21-13, 21-19. The Wildcats came back from the 2-0 defeat and tied the match up at 2-2 after defeating the Seminole pairs of Andrew and Kuhlman (21-15, 21-12) on court one and the pair of Luke and Esposito (21-19, 21-18) on court three. It all came down to court four as Horton and Goncalves were forced into a third set before they came away with a victory (21-15, 18-21, 15-12) and match point for the Garnet and Gold.

In the final match of the day versus host Hawaii, the Noles began strong as Paranagua and Jerger captured the first point in a 21-16, 21-13 straight set victory on court three. The Garnet and Gold kept the ball rolling as sophomore Ali Eager paired up with Hailey Luke to get her first win of the season in yet another straight set victory for the Noles (21-11, 22-20). On the final three courts the Noles and Warriors were deadlocked in three-set contests. On court two, Andrew and Sanchez fell 21-13, 17-21, 15-11 to leave the Garnet and Gold with a 2-1 lead. On court four, Horton and Goncalves clinched the match for the Noles, 3-1, over the fifth-ranked Sandbows (21-12, 11-21, 15-12). The Seminoles fell on court one in a three-set loss as Kuhlman and Freire fell in their first match as a pair (17-21, 21-18, 14-16).

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 7 Arizona 2
No. 1: Madison Witt/McKenna Witt (UA) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-12, 21-19
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Kendra Dahlke/Mia Mason (UA) 21-10, 21-16
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Olivia Hallaran/Olivia MacDonald (UA) 21-13, 21-19
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley (UA) 21-15, 18-21, 15-12
No. 5: Halli Amaro/Brooke Burling (UA) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 21-19, 21-18


FLORIDA STATE 3, HAWAII 2
03/17/2017, HONOLULU, HI

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Starts Strong in Hawaii.
The Seminoles defeated Utah, No. 7 Arizona and No. 5 Hawaii.

HONOLULU, HI - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (6-3) started off the Outrigger Invitational strong with three wins against Utah, No. 7 Arizona and No 5. Hawaii.

"There were a lot of great matches played today," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We were really tested by some great teams today and once again it could have gone either way. In every match we had different players step it up and I am proud of them for that. Overall I am proud of our team and how they competed today."

The Noles came out of the gates fast at the Outrigger Invitational as they beat Utah, 4-1. On court five, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Nikki Esposito got things stated for the Garnet and Gold as they defeated the Utes in straight sets (21-8, 21-13). The Noles kept it rolling on court three as the pair of sophomore Macy Jerger and freshman Francesca Goncalves gathered the Seminoles second point in a 22-20, 21-15 straight set win. Utah gained their only point as they won the match on court one by defeating graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman 21-15, 21-12. The Noles finished off the Utes with three-set victories on court two and four. On court four, senior Sierra Sanchez and freshman Molly McBain got the match point as they defeated Utah in a three-set comeback (21-23, 21-9, 15-9). The Seminoles wrapped things up against the Utes with a three set win by juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire (21-14, 19-21, 15-9).

In the second match of the day against Arizona, the Noles once again got out to an early lead as they won the first two matches on courts two and three in straight sets. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire had total control over the Wildcats as they won 21-10, 21-16. Shortly after, the pairing of Sanchez and Jerger finished off the Arizona pair on court three winning 21-13, 21-19. The Wildcats came back from the 2-0 defeat and tied the match up at 2-2 after defeating the Seminole pairs of Andrew and Kuhlman (21-15, 21-12) on court one and the pair of Luke and Esposito (21-19, 21-18) on court three. It all came down to court four as Horton and Goncalves were forced into a third set before they came away with a victory (21-15, 18-21, 15-12) and match point for the Garnet and Gold.

In the final match of the day versus host Hawaii, the Noles began strong as Paranagua and Jerger captured the first point in a 21-16, 21-13 straight set victory on court three. The Garnet and Gold kept the ball rolling as sophomore Ali Eager paired up with Hailey Luke to get her first win of the season in yet another straight set victory for the Noles (21-11, 22-20). On the final three courts the Noles and Warriors were deadlocked in three-set contests. On court two, Andrew and Sanchez fell 21-13, 17-21, 15-11 to leave the Garnet and Gold with a 2-1 lead. On court four, Horton and Goncalves clinched the match for the Noles, 3-1, over the fifth-ranked Sandbows (21-12, 11-21, 15-12). The Seminoles fell on court one in a three-set loss as Kuhlman and Freire fell in their first match as a pair (17-21, 21-18, 14-16).

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 5 Hawaii 2
No. 1: Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker (UH) d. Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-17, 18-21, 16-14
No. 2: Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor (UH) d. Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-13, 17-21, 15-11
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver (UH) 21-16, 21-13
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Ari Homayun/Carly Kan (UH) 21-12, 11-21, 15-12
No. 5: Ali Eager/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Norene Iosia/Hannah Zalopany (UH) 21-11, 22-20


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/18/2017, Honolulu, Hi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Finishes 4-1 at Outrigger Invitational.
The Seminoles defeated Nebraska, but fell to No. 1 USC.

HONOLULU, HI - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (8-4) split a pair of matches on Saturday, falling to No. 1 USC, 4-1, before defeating Nebraska, 4-1, to finish up the Outrigger Invitational with a 4-1 record.

"This was a great tournament with a lot of tough teams," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We have learned a lot about ourselves on this trip and we are excited to get back to Tallahassee and work on some things. Overall, I am very happy with how our team competed this trip."

The Noles started off the day with a rematch of Thursday's battle against No. 1 USC. The Garnet and Gold grabbed the first set on two courts with junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger winning 21-14 on court three and redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves winning on court four 21-11. The Trojans took set two on all five courts, however. Graduate senior Leigh Andrew and senior Sierra Sanchez fell first for the Noles as the Trojans won in straight sets, 21-9, 21-17. On court five, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Ali Eager fell to USC's pair of Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer 21-11, 21-18 to put the Noles down 2-0. On court two, junior Vanessa Freire and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman fell 21-18, 21-16 to give the Trojans an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The Noles earned their only point of the match on court four as Horton and Goncalves defeated USC in three sets (21-11, 12-21, 15-13). On court three, Paranagua and Jerger were overpowered in set three (14-21, 21-18, 15-13) as the Trojans took the final point and a 4-1 match victory.

Florida State finished off the Hawaii Outrigger Invitational with a win over Nebraska, 4-1. Paranagua and Jerger earned their 10th win of the season as a pair, as the duo won in straight sets (21-14, 21-16) on court three. The Cornhuskers tied the match up 1-1 as Andrew and Sanchez battled tough in set two before losing 28-26 on court one. The Seminoles gained three-set victories on courts four, two and five. Horton and Goncalves dominated in the first set 21-9, but were forced into a third set after losing set two 21-18. The pair regrouped and finished off the Nebraska pair with a 15-7 set three win on court four. On court two, Freire and Kuhlman recorded the match clinching point as they came back after a 21-15 first set loss and won sets two and three, 21-12, 15-9. On court five, Luke and Eager finished off the Cornhuskers with yet another three-set victory for the Garnet and Gold (21-9, 18-21, 15-9).

No. 1 Southern California 4, No. 4 Florida State 1
No. 1: Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) d. Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-9, 21-17
No. 2: Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) d. Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-18, 21-16
No. 3: Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin (USC) d. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 14-21, 21-18, 15-13
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC) 21-11, 12-21, 15-13
No. 5: Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) d. Ali Eager/Hailey Luke (FSU) 21-11, 21-18


FLORIDA STATE 4, NEBRASKA 1
03/18/2017, Honolulu, Hi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Finishes 4-1 at Outrigger Invitational.
The Seminoles defeated Nebraska, but fell to No. 1 USC.

HONOLULU, HI - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (8-4) split a pair of matches on Saturday, falling to No. 1 USC, 4-1, before defeating Nebraska, 4-1, to finish up the Outrigger Invitational with a 4-1 record.

"This was a great tournament with a lot of tough teams," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We have learned a lot about ourselves on this trip and we are excited to get back to Tallahassee and work on some things. Overall, I am very happy with how our team competed this trip."

The Noles started off the day with a rematch of Thursday's battle against No. 1 USC. The Garnet and Gold grabbed the first set on two courts with junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger winning 21-14 on court three and redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves winning on court four 21-11. The Trojans took set two on all five courts, however. Graduate senior Leigh Andrew and senior Sierra Sanchez fell first for the Noles as the Trojans won in straight sets, 21-9, 21-17. On court five, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Ali Eager fell to USC's pair of Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer 21-11, 21-18 to put the Noles down 2-0. On court two, junior Vanessa Freire and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman fell 21-18, 21-16 to give the Trojans an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The Noles earned their only point of the match on court four as Horton and Goncalves defeated USC in three sets (21-11, 12-21, 15-13). On court three, Paranagua and Jerger were overpowered in set three (14-21, 21-18, 15-13) as the Trojans took the final point and a 4-1 match victory.

Florida State finished off the Hawaii Outrigger Invitational with a win over Nebraska, 4-1. Paranagua and Jerger earned their 10th win of the season as a pair, as the duo won in straight sets (21-14, 21-16) on court three. The Cornhuskers tied the match up 1-1 as Andrew and Sanchez battled tough in set two before losing 28-26 on court one. The Seminoles gained three-set victories on courts four, two and five. Horton and Goncalves dominated in the first set 21-9, but were forced into a third set after losing set two 21-18. The pair regrouped and finished off the Nebraska pair with a 15-7 set three win on court four. On court two, Freire and Kuhlman recorded the match clinching point as they came back after a 21-15 first set loss and won sets two and three, 21-12, 15-9. On court five, Luke and Eager finished off the Cornhuskers with yet another three-set victory for the Garnet and Gold (21-9, 18-21, 15-9).

No. 4 Florida State 4, Nebraska 1
No. 1: Andie Malloy/Justine Wong-Orantes (UN) d. Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-18, 28-26
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender (UN) 15-21, 21-12, 15-9
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins (UN) 21-14, 21-16
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney (UN) 21-9, 18-21, 15-7
No. 5: Ali Eager/Hailey Luke (FSU) d. Tiani Reeves/Sydney Townsend (UN) 21-9, 18-21, 15-9


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/25/2017, Columbia, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Horton, Goncalves lead No. 4 FSU Beach Volleyball on Day 1 at Grand Slam.

COLUMBIA, SC - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (9-5) split a pair of matches on Saturday during the first day of the Gamecock Grand Slam. FSU fell to No. 1 Southern California, 4-1, before bouncing back to defeat No. 9 Georgia State, 3-2.

"Today was a really good day," head coach Brooke Niles said. "Again this was four weekends in a row that we have faced multiple Top-10 teams. We had a tough loss in the morning, but I think our team bounced back and came out strong against Georgia State."

The Noles squared off against the No. 1-ranked Southern California Trojans for the third time this season to start off the day. The Seminoles came out of the gates hot as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves defeated the Trojans 21-12, 12-21, 19-17 on court four to give the Noles a 1-0 lead. The Trojans won the next four courts, however. The No. 2 pair of junior Vanessa Freire and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman were defeated in three sets, 21-17, 23-21, 15-11.

As the second flights of matches began the Seminoles and Trojans were knotted up 1-1. On court one, senior Sierra Sanchez and graduate senior Leigh Andrew fell in straight sets 21-13, 21-12 to give the Trojans a 2-1 advantage. The final two pairs for the Noles both fell in straight sets, as well. The No. 5 duo of redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Nikki Esposito fell 21-13, 21-18 to give the Trojans a 3-1 lead and the match clinching point. Playing at the No. 3 position, junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger lost to the Trojans 21-17, 22-20 to wrap up the match.

For the second match of the day against Georgia State the Noles once again started off tied 1-1 after the first flight of matches.

Freire and Kuhlman won the first match against the Panthers coming away with a 21-19, 21-17 straight-set victory as the No. 2 pair. Playing at the No. 4 position, freshman Molly McBain and sophomore Nikki Esposito took an early lead after winning the first set 21-14 but could not hold on as they lost sets two and three 25-23 and 15-11.

During the second flight of matches the Noles once again took the first point as Paranagua and Jerger won in straight sets 21-11, 21-12 at the No. 3 position. Georgia State tied the match up once again at 2-2 as Andrew and Sanchez fell to Georgia State's pair of Delaney Rohan and Chelsea Ross in straight sets 21-15, 21-13 on court one.

Horton and Goncalves proved to be clutch, ending the day with two wins, including the match-clinching victory against the Panthers, 21-12, 21-9, on court five.

The duo has won six consecutive matches.

"Tomorrow we need to get more consistency and fine-tune some things," Niles said. "Today we played hard and communicated well, which helped us get some tight points. I am hoping that we continue doing that and fine-tune some offensive things."

No. 1 Southern California 4, No. 4 Florida State 1
No. 1: Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) d. Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-13, 21-12
No. 2: Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) d. Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-17, 21-23, 15-11
No. 3: Terese Cannon/Nicolette Martin (USC) d. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 21-17, 22-20
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC) 21-12, 12-21, 19-17
No. 5: Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) d. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) 21-13, 21-18


FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA STATE 2
03/25/2017

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Horton, Goncalves lead No. 4 FSU Beach Volleyball on Day 1 at Grand Slam.

COLUMBIA, SC - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (9-5) split a pair of matches on Saturday during the first day of the Gamecock Grand Slam. FSU fell to No. 1 Southern California, 4-1, before bouncing back to defeat No. 9 Georgia State, 3-2.

"Today was a really good day," head coach Brooke Niles said. "Again this was four weekends in a row that we have faced multiple Top-10 teams. We had a tough loss in the morning, but I think our team bounced back and came out strong against Georgia State."

The Noles squared off against the No. 1-ranked Southern California Trojans for the third time this season to start off the day. The Seminoles came out of the gates hot as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves defeated the Trojans 21-12, 12-21, 19-17 on court four to give the Noles a 1-0 lead. The Trojans won the next four courts, however. The No. 2 pair of junior Vanessa Freire and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman were defeated in three sets, 21-17, 23-21, 15-11.

As the second flights of matches began the Seminoles and Trojans were knotted up 1-1. On court one, senior Sierra Sanchez and graduate senior Leigh Andrew fell in straight sets 21-13, 21-12 to give the Trojans a 2-1 advantage. The final two pairs for the Noles both fell in straight sets, as well. The No. 5 duo of redshirt junior Hailey Luke and sophomore Nikki Esposito fell 21-13, 21-18 to give the Trojans a 3-1 lead and the match clinching point. Playing at the No. 3 position, junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger lost to the Trojans 21-17, 22-20 to wrap up the match.

For the second match of the day against Georgia State the Noles once again started off tied 1-1 after the first flight of matches.

Freire and Kuhlman won the first match against the Panthers coming away with a 21-19, 21-17 straight-set victory as the No. 2 pair. Playing at the No. 4 position, freshman Molly McBain and sophomore Nikki Esposito took an early lead after winning the first set 21-14 but could not hold on as they lost sets two and three 25-23 and 15-11.

During the second flight of matches the Noles once again took the first point as Paranagua and Jerger won in straight sets 21-11, 21-12 at the No. 3 position. Georgia State tied the match up once again at 2-2 as Andrew and Sanchez fell to Georgia State's pair of Delaney Rohan and Chelsea Ross in straight sets 21-15, 21-13 on court one.

Horton and Goncalves proved to be clutch, ending the day with two wins, including the match-clinching victory against the Panthers, 21-12, 21-9, on court five.

The duo has won six consecutive matches.

"Tomorrow we need to get more consistency and fine-tune some things," Niles said. "Today we played hard and communicated well, which helped us get some tight points. I am hoping that we continue doing that and fine-tune some offensive things."

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 9 Georgia State 2
No. 1: Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) d. Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-15, 21-13
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Haley Pa'akaula/LeeAnn Starr (GSU) 21-19, 21-17
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Amie Held/Natalie Wilson (GSU) 21-11, 21-12
No. 4: Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) d. Nikki Esposito/Molly McBain (FSU) 14-21, 25-23, 15-11
No. 5: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Allie Elson/Jessica Fourspring (GSU) 21-12, 21-9


FLORIDA STATE 4, SOUTH CAROLINA 1
03/26/2017, COLUMBIA, SC, Columbia, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes Strong at Gamecock Grand Slam.
The Seminoles picked up 4-1 victories over South Carolina and Stetson.

COLUMBIA, SC - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (11-5) finished strong at the Gamecock Grand Slam on Sunday, wrapping up the event with a pair of 4-1 victories over No. 9 South Carolina and No. 13 Stetson.

The Noles split with Georgia State and No. 1 Southern California on Saturday to finish 3-1 at the South Carolina-hosted competition.

"Overall we showed a lot of heart out their today," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We had a lot of close wins and are learning to be patient and tough. Overall, it was a great tournament because every team was strong. We were able to come away with three big wins which was great for us."

FSU squared off against tournament host and No. 9-ranked South Carolina to begin the final day of the Grand Slam. The Noles lost the first point of the day as the No. 4 pair of redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves fell 21-19, 27-25. The No. 2 duo of junior Vanessa Freire and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman captured a three-set victory to swing momentum Florida State's way, however.

Coming back from a 21-18 loss in the first set, Freire and Kuhlman captured the next two sets, 21-18, 15-11, to tie up the match at 1-1 heading to the second flight of the day.

To start off the second set of matches, sophomore Ali Eager and freshman Molly McBain gave the Garnet and Gold a 2-1 lead as they defeated the Gamecocks in straight sets 21-16, 21-19 on court five. Playing at the No. 1 position, senior Sierra Sanchez and graduate senior Leigh Andrew came back after a set one loss (21-11) to clinch the match for the Noles. In the third set, Andrew and Sanchez were down 12-11 before they took control. The veteran duo took the lead 13-12 after an Andrew block and then expanded that lead to 14-12 on a Sanchez kill. The Gamecocks made a brief comeback as they brought it within 1, 14-13, but the No. 1 pair for the Seminoles put the match away on an Andrew poke over the right side of the net.

Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger expanded the Seminole lead to 4-1 as they won 21-19, 23-25, 15-10 for their 11th victory as a pair, most of any Seminole tandem. The No. 3 duo dominated the third set by jumping out to an early 6-1 lead and did not look back as they finished the Gamecocks off 15-10.

Florida State finished off the Gamecock Grand Slam against No. 13 Stetson just as rain started to pick up. The No. 2 pair of Freire and Kuhlman captured the Noles first point as they won in straight sets 21-14, 21-15. The Seminoles got out to an early 2-0 lead after the first set of matches as the No. 4 pair of Horton and Goncalves took their match in straight sets as well, 27-25, 21-18.

The Seminoles continued their dominance of the Hatters as The No. 3 duo of Paranagua and Jerger recorded the third straight set victory, 21-19, 21-9. The No. 5 pair of McBain and Eager dropped the only match against Stetson as they were defeated 21-17, 21-16. Playing in the No. 1 position, Andrew and Sanchez captured their second win, 19-21, 21-17, 15-11, of the day as they capped off Florida State's 4-1 win over Stetson.

No. 4 Florida State 4, No. 9 South Carolina 1
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Adrianna Culbert/Ali Denney (SC) 11-21, 21-16, 15-13
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Katie Smith/Katie Zimmerman (SC) 18-21, 21-18, 15-11
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder (SC) 21-19, 23-25, 15-10
No. 4: Macie Tendrich/Shannon Williams (SC) d. Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) 21-19, 27-25
No. 5: Ali Eager/Molly McBain (FSU) d. Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt (SC) 21-16, 21-19


FLORIDA STATE 4, STETSON 1
03/26/2017, Columbia, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes Strong at Gamecock Grand Slam.
The Seminoles picked up 4-1 victories over South Carolina and Stetson.

COLUMBIA, SC - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (11-5) finished strong at the Gamecock Grand Slam on Sunday, wrapping up the event with a pair of 4-1 victories over No. 9 South Carolina and No. 13 Stetson.

The Noles split with Georgia State and No. 1 Southern California on Saturday to finish 3-1 at the South Carolina-hosted competition.

"Overall we showed a lot of heart out their today," head coach Brooke Niles said. "We had a lot of close wins and are learning to be patient and tough. Overall, it was a great tournament because every team was strong. We were able to come away with three big wins which was great for us."

FSU squared off against tournament host and No. 9-ranked South Carolina to begin the final day of the Grand Slam. The Noles lost the first point of the day as the No. 4 pair of redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves fell 21-19, 27-25. The No. 2 duo of junior Vanessa Freire and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman captured a three-set victory to swing momentum Florida State's way, however.

Coming back from a 21-18 loss in the first set, Freire and Kuhlman captured the next two sets, 21-18, 15-11, to tie up the match at 1-1 heading to the second flight of the day.

To start off the second set of matches, sophomore Ali Eager and freshman Molly McBain gave the Garnet and Gold a 2-1 lead as they defeated the Gamecocks in straight sets 21-16, 21-19 on court five. Playing at the No. 1 position, senior Sierra Sanchez and graduate senior Leigh Andrew came back after a set one loss (21-11) to clinch the match for the Noles. In the third set, Andrew and Sanchez were down 12-11 before they took control. The veteran duo took the lead 13-12 after an Andrew block and then expanded that lead to 14-12 on a Sanchez kill. The Gamecocks made a brief comeback as they brought it within 1, 14-13, but the No. 1 pair for the Seminoles put the match away on an Andrew poke over the right side of the net.

Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger expanded the Seminole lead to 4-1 as they won 21-19, 23-25, 15-10 for their 11th victory as a pair, most of any Seminole tandem. The No. 3 duo dominated the third set by jumping out to an early 6-1 lead and did not look back as they finished the Gamecocks off 15-10.

Florida State finished off the Gamecock Grand Slam against No. 13 Stetson just as rain started to pick up. The No. 2 pair of Freire and Kuhlman captured the Noles first point as they won in straight sets 21-14, 21-15. The Seminoles got out to an early 2-0 lead after the first set of matches as the No. 4 pair of Horton and Goncalves took their match in straight sets as well, 27-25, 21-18.

The Seminoles continued their dominance of the Hatters as The No. 3 duo of Paranagua and Jerger recorded the third straight set victory, 21-19, 21-9. The No. 5 pair of McBain and Eager dropped the only match against Stetson as they were defeated 21-17, 21-16. Playing in the No. 1 position, Andrew and Sanchez captured their second win, 19-21, 21-17, 15-11, of the day as they capped off Florida State's 4-1 win over Stetson.

No. 4 Florida State 4, No. 13 Stetson 1
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Samantha Harris/Maggie Skjelbred (SU) 19-21, 21-17, 15-11
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Darby Dunn/Kristen Lind (SU) 21-14, 21-15
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll (SU) 21-19, 21-9
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Nobel (SU) 27-25, 21-18
No. 5: Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Carly Perales (SU) d. Ali Eager/Molly McBain (FSU) 21-17, 21-16


FLORIDA STATE 5, TULANE 0
03/31/2017, Miami, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Sweeps Opponents on Day 1 in Miami.
The Seminoles defeated Tulane 5-0 and tournament-host No. 15 FIU 3-2.

MIAMI, FL - Led by the play of graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman, the fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (13-5) started off the Surf & Turf Invitational strong with victories over tournament-host No. 15 FIU (3-2) and Tulane (5-0) on Friday at Lummus Park Beach Courts.

"Leigh and Brooke found a way to win today in tough conditions to help our team," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "It was really windy and warm and we just have to keep grinding out and competing, which they did a really great job of today. It was not always pretty, but it is good to end the day 2-0. FIU is a really tough team that is well coached. We knew they would be ready to compete."

Florida State defeated FIU in dramatic fashion. The Noles were down early as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Molly McBain fell in straight sets 21-16, 21-19 on court four. Three of the remaining four matches went three sets. On court five, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella won the first set 22-20 before falling in the second set 21-18. The duo regrouped and won the third set 15-10. On court two, junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves were able to capture the Garnet and Gold's second point as they won in straight sets, 21-19, 21-19.

The Noles were forced into three sets on courts one and three to decide the match. Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger fell in three sets on court three, leaving the match tied 2-2 with Andrew and Kuhlman battling in the third set on court one.

With the final set tied 5-5, FIU's No. 1 pair of Katie Friesen and Dorina Klinger used a 4-1 run to take a 9-6 lead. However, Andrew and Kuhlman did not panic and came back to tie up the set 10-10, before finishing off the Panthers, 15-11, to win the match for the Seminoles.

"It was a hard fought battle between both teams," Andrew said. "This was a great win for both of us. Brooke kept a lot of pressure on them with her serve, which put us in a position to win the match. We are going to use this momentum to help play well again tomorrow."

FSU squared off against Costal Collegiate Sports Association foe Tulane to begin the Surf & Turf Invitational. The Seminoles dominated from the start as they won four of the five first sets and won four matches in straight sets.

It all got started for the Noles on court five as Luke and Torruella captured the Seminoles' first point in a 21-12, 21-17 straight set win. The winning continued as Horton and McBain achieved a 21-19, 21-17 straight set victory. The Garnet and Gold recorded their match clinching point on court two as Paranagua and Jerger won in straight sets 21-15, 21-16 for their team-high 13th win as a pair and first at the No. 2 position.

The Seminoles wrapped up the dual against Tulane with two more wins as Freire and Goncalves won in straight sets 21-12, 21-13 on court three for their sixth win as a pair. Andrew and Kuhlman battled in a three set win, 10-21, 21-11, 15-8.

No. 4 Florida State 5, Tulane 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen (TU) 10-21, 21-11, 15-8
No. 2: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Tea Juric/Kaylie McHugh (TU) 21-15, 21-16
No. 3: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Briana Correa/Hannah Holmes (TU) 21-12, 21-13
No. 4: Katie Horton/Molly McBain (FSU) d. Tarin Mergener/Annie Shurtz (TU) 21-19, 21-17
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner (TU) 21-12, 21-17


FLORIDA STATE 3, FL INTERNATIONAL 2
03/31/2017, MIAMI, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Sweeps Opponents on Day 1 in Miami.
The Seminoles defeated Tulane 5-0 and tournament-host No. 15 FIU 3-2.

MIAMI, FL - Led by the play of graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman, the fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (13-5) started off the Surf & Turf Invitational strong with victories over tournament-host No. 15 FIU (3-2) and Tulane (5-0) on Friday at Lummus Park Beach Courts.

"Leigh and Brooke found a way to win today in tough conditions to help our team," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "It was really windy and warm and we just have to keep grinding out and competing, which they did a really great job of today. It was not always pretty, but it is good to end the day 2-0. FIU is a really tough team that is well coached. We knew they would be ready to compete."

Florida State defeated FIU in dramatic fashion. The Noles were down early as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Molly McBain fell in straight sets 21-16, 21-19 on court four. Three of the remaining four matches went three sets. On court five, redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella won the first set 22-20 before falling in the second set 21-18. The duo regrouped and won the third set 15-10. On court two, junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves were able to capture the Garnet and Gold's second point as they won in straight sets, 21-19, 21-19.

The Noles were forced into three sets on courts one and three to decide the match. Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger fell in three sets on court three, leaving the match tied 2-2 with Andrew and Kuhlman battling in the third set on court one.

With the final set tied 5-5, FIU's No. 1 pair of Katie Friesen and Dorina Klinger used a 4-1 run to take a 9-6 lead. However, Andrew and Kuhlman did not panic and came back to tie up the set 10-10, before finishing off the Panthers, 15-11, to win the match for the Seminoles.

"It was a hard fought battle between both teams," Andrew said. "This was a great win for both of us. Brooke kept a lot of pressure on them with her serve, which put us in a position to win the match. We are going to use this momentum to help play well again tomorrow."

FSU squared off against Costal Collegiate Sports Association foe Tulane to begin the Surf & Turf Invitational. The Seminoles dominated from the start as they won four of the five first sets and won four matches in straight sets.

It all got started for the Noles on court five as Luke and Torruella captured the Seminoles' first point in a 21-12, 21-17 straight set win. The winning continued as Horton and McBain achieved a 21-19, 21-17 straight set victory. The Garnet and Gold recorded their match clinching point on court two as Paranagua and Jerger won in straight sets 21-15, 21-16 for their team-high 13th win as a pair and first at the No. 2 position.

The Seminoles wrapped up the dual against Tulane with two more wins as Freire and Goncalves won in straight sets 21-12, 21-13 on court three for their sixth win as a pair. Andrew and Kuhlman battled in a three set win, 10-21, 21-11, 15-8.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 15 FIU 2
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Katie Friesen/Dorina Klinger (FIU) 16-21, 21-16, 15-11
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Katie Hogan/Helene Thelle (FIU) 21-19, 21-19
No. 3: Margherita Bianchin/Federica Frasca (FIU) d. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 23-21, 14-21, 15-10
No. 4: Estefanie Bethancourt/Anabela Sataric (FIU) d. Katie Horton/Molly McBain (FSU) 21-16, 21-19
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Lina Bernier/Natalia Giron (FIU) 22-20, 18-21, 15-10


UCLA 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/01/2017, Miami, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes 4-1 in Miami.
The Seminoles defeated No. 12 Arizona State and New Orleans 5-0.

MIAMI, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (15-6) finished off the Surf & Turf Invitational with two victories over No. 13 Arizona State and New Orleans, bouncing back from a morning loss to No. 3 UCLA on Saturday. The Seminoles finished the weekend 4-1.

"We didn't come ready to play this morning, so I challenged the team to bounce back and play well," Florida State head coach Brooke Nile said. "We were able to bounce back and finish the day with some good wins."

After an early morning loss to UCLA, Florida State got back on top as they defeated No. 12 Arizona State 5-0. The Noles got off to a blazing start as they won the first set on all five courts and won in straight sets on four of the five. Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger started it off for the Garnet and Gold on court three as they won in straight sets, 21-13, 21-15.

The Noles kept it rolling as junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves took down the Sun Devils on court two, 21-11, 21-19. Redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella clinched the match for FSU on court five as they captured their fourth win of the weekend, 21-18, 21-12.

The Seminoles capped off the match with two more wins as graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman made it 4-0 with a 21-12, 21-18 win on court one. On court four redshirt junior Katie Horton and sophomore Nikki Esposito wrapped up the 5-0 shutout with a three set defeat of Arizona State's Katelyn Carballo and Ellyson Lundberg, 21-16, 12-21, 15-7.

The Garnet and Gold finished off the weekend with their third 5-0 victory, this time over New Orleans. The Noles did not lose a set to the Privateers as they swept them on courts one through five. Senior Julia Thompson and freshman Danielle Pennington captured the first win for FSU on court five as they won 21-10, 21-9. On court four sophomore Breana Edwards and freshman Molly McBain recorded the Noles second point 21-7, 21-15. These were the first wins of the season for Pennington and Edwards.

On court one Leigh Andrew and senior Sierra Sanchez recorded the match clinching point, winning 21-16, 21-8. The Noles finished off New Orleans on courts two and three as Freire and Goncalves won 21-13, 21-8 and Paranagua and Jerger won 21-16, 21-5.

The Seminoles started the day with a 4-1 loss to the third-ranked Bruins. The Noles were shutout in the first set and only won the second set on one court. Katie Horton and McBain suffered the first loss for the Garnet and Gold on court four as they were defeated in straight sets, 21-17, 21-16. Next to fall for the Noles were Andrew and Kuhlman on court one. They too were defeated in straight sets, 21-16, 24-22. UCLA clinched the match on court two as the Bruins' defeated Freire and Goncalves 21-14, 21-19. On court three Paranagua and Jerger lost 21-19, 25-23 to give UCLA a 4-0 lead.

The bright spot for the Noles against the Bruins was on court five as the duo of Luke and Torruella captured Florida State's only point of the match. The pair was down early as they lost set one 21-18. Luke and Torruella won set two 22-20 and took the lead early in set three and never looked back as they won 15-12 to capture the Noles only point of the match.

No. 3 UCLA 4, No. 4 Florida State 1
No. 1: Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-16, 24-22
No. 2: Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans (UCLA) d. Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) 21-14, 21-19
No. 3: Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia (UCLA) d. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 21-19, 25-23
No. 4: Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey (UCLA) d. Katie Horton/Molly McBain (FSU) 21-17, 21-16
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Chanti Holroyd/Lily Justine (UCLA) 18-21, 22-20, 15-12


FLORIDA STATE 5, ARIZONA STATE 0
04/01/2017, Miami, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes 4-1 in Miami.
The Seminoles defeated No. 12 Arizona State and New Orleans 5-0.

MIAMI, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (15-6) finished off the Surf & Turf Invitational with two victories over No. 13 Arizona State and New Orleans, bouncing back from a morning loss to No. 3 UCLA on Saturday. The Seminoles finished the weekend 4-1.

"We didn't come ready to play this morning, so I challenged the team to bounce back and play well," Florida State head coach Brooke Nile said. "We were able to bounce back and finish the day with some good wins."

After an early morning loss to UCLA, Florida State got back on top as they defeated No. 12 Arizona State 5-0. The Noles got off to a blazing start as they won the first set on all five courts and won in straight sets on four of the five. Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger started it off for the Garnet and Gold on court three as they won in straight sets, 21-13, 21-15.

The Noles kept it rolling as junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves took down the Sun Devils on court two, 21-11, 21-19. Redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella clinched the match for FSU on court five as they captured their fourth win of the weekend, 21-18, 21-12.

The Seminoles capped off the match with two more wins as graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman made it 4-0 with a 21-12, 21-18 win on court one. On court four redshirt junior Katie Horton and sophomore Nikki Esposito wrapped up the 5-0 shutout with a three set defeat of Arizona State's Katelyn Carballo and Ellyson Lundberg, 21-16, 12-21, 15-7.

The Garnet and Gold finished off the weekend with their third 5-0 victory, this time over New Orleans. The Noles did not lose a set to the Privateers as they swept them on courts one through five. Senior Julia Thompson and freshman Danielle Pennington captured the first win for FSU on court five as they won 21-10, 21-9. On court four sophomore Breana Edwards and freshman Molly McBain recorded the Noles second point 21-7, 21-15. These were the first wins of the season for Pennington and Edwards.

On court one Leigh Andrew and senior Sierra Sanchez recorded the match clinching point, winning 21-16, 21-8. The Noles finished off New Orleans on courts two and three as Freire and Goncalves won 21-13, 21-8 and Paranagua and Jerger won 21-16, 21-5.

The Seminoles started the day with a 4-1 loss to the third-ranked Bruins. The Noles were shutout in the first set and only won the second set on one court. Katie Horton and McBain suffered the first loss for the Garnet and Gold on court four as they were defeated in straight sets, 21-17, 21-16. Next to fall for the Noles were Andrew and Kuhlman on court one. They too were defeated in straight sets, 21-16, 24-22. UCLA clinched the match on court two as the Bruins' defeated Freire and Goncalves 21-14, 21-19. On court three Paranagua and Jerger lost 21-19, 25-23 to give UCLA a 4-0 lead.

The bright spot for the Noles against the Bruins was on court five as the duo of Luke and Torruella captured Florida State's only point of the match. The pair was down early as they lost set one 21-18. Luke and Torruella won set two 22-20 and took the lead early in set three and never looked back as they won 15-12 to capture the Noles only point of the match.

No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 12 Arizona State 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette (ASU) 21-12, 21-18
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Madison Berridge/Oluoma Okaro (ASU) 21-11, 21-19
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Frances Giedraitis/Cassidy Pickrell (ASU) 21-13, 21-15
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Katelyn Carballo/Ellyson Lundberg (ASU) 21-16, 12-21, 15-7
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Kwyn Johnson/Mia Rivera (ASU) 21-18, 21-12


FLORIDA STATE 5, NEW ORLEANS 0
04/01/2017, Miami, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes 4-1 in Miami.
The Seminoles defeated No. 12 Arizona State and New Orleans 5-0.

MIAMI, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (15-6) finished off the Surf & Turf Invitational with two victories over No. 13 Arizona State and New Orleans, bouncing back from a morning loss to No. 3 UCLA on Saturday. The Seminoles finished the weekend 4-1.

"We didn't come ready to play this morning, so I challenged the team to bounce back and play well," Florida State head coach Brooke Nile said. "We were able to bounce back and finish the day with some good wins."

After an early morning loss to UCLA, Florida State got back on top as they defeated No. 12 Arizona State 5-0. The Noles got off to a blazing start as they won the first set on all five courts and won in straight sets on four of the five. Junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger started it off for the Garnet and Gold on court three as they won in straight sets, 21-13, 21-15.

The Noles kept it rolling as junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves took down the Sun Devils on court two, 21-11, 21-19. Redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella clinched the match for FSU on court five as they captured their fourth win of the weekend, 21-18, 21-12.

The Seminoles capped off the match with two more wins as graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman made it 4-0 with a 21-12, 21-18 win on court one. On court four redshirt junior Katie Horton and sophomore Nikki Esposito wrapped up the 5-0 shutout with a three set defeat of Arizona State's Katelyn Carballo and Ellyson Lundberg, 21-16, 12-21, 15-7.

The Garnet and Gold finished off the weekend with their third 5-0 victory, this time over New Orleans. The Noles did not lose a set to the Privateers as they swept them on courts one through five. Senior Julia Thompson and freshman Danielle Pennington captured the first win for FSU on court five as they won 21-10, 21-9. On court four sophomore Breana Edwards and freshman Molly McBain recorded the Noles second point 21-7, 21-15. These were the first wins of the season for Pennington and Edwards.

On court one Leigh Andrew and senior Sierra Sanchez recorded the match clinching point, winning 21-16, 21-8. The Noles finished off New Orleans on courts two and three as Freire and Goncalves won 21-13, 21-8 and Paranagua and Jerger won 21-16, 21-5.

The Seminoles started the day with a 4-1 loss to the third-ranked Bruins. The Noles were shutout in the first set and only won the second set on one court. Katie Horton and McBain suffered the first loss for the Garnet and Gold on court four as they were defeated in straight sets, 21-17, 21-16. Next to fall for the Noles were Andrew and Kuhlman on court one. They too were defeated in straight sets, 21-16, 24-22. UCLA clinched the match on court two as the Bruins' defeated Freire and Goncalves 21-14, 21-19. On court three Paranagua and Jerger lost 21-19, 25-23 to give UCLA a 4-0 lead.

The bright spot for the Noles against the Bruins was on court five as the duo of Luke and Torruella captured Florida State's only point of the match. The pair was down early as they lost set one 21-18. Luke and Torruella won set two 22-20 and took the lead early in set three and never looked back as they won 15-12 to capture the Noles only point of the match.

No. 4 Florida State 5, New Orleans 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Blessing Dunn/Cara Sander (UNO) 21-16, 21-8
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Veronica Corcoran/Victoria Corcoran (UNO) 21-13, 21-7
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Brooklyn Frank/Rachel Kuhn (UNO) 21-16, 21-5
No. 4: Breana Edwards/Molly McBain (FSU) d. Lauren Levy/Rhyan Rand (UNO) 21-7, 21-15
No. 5: Danielle Pennington/Julia Thompson (FSU) d. Brianna Vega/Samantha Uline (UNO) 21-10, 21-9


FLORIDA STATE 5, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 0
04/07/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Grabs Two Wins at Home.
The Seminoles defeated No. 16 TCU and No. 14 FAU 5-0.

TALLAHASEE, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (17-6) started off the Staybridge Suites Invitational with two 5-0 victories over No. 16 TCU and No. 14 FAU.

"This is the team I have been waiting to see," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "They were gritty and excited to play at home in front of their fans, and show everyone how good they are. We played great today and people played really well against us, but we were able to withstand their charges and focus on our side of the net. I am really proud with how everyone played."

The Noles started off the invitational with a dominating win over TCU, winning four of the five matches in straight sets. Redshirt junior Katie Horton and sophomore Nikki Esposito started things off with a 21-14, 21-13 win. Redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella kept it rolling for the Garnet and Gold as they won in three sets, 16-21, 21-15, 15-11, on court five. Florida State clinched the match with a 21-9, 21-13 win by junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger on court three.

The Noles wrapped up the Horned Frogs as junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves won 21-8, 21-10 on court two. Graduate senior Leigh Andrew along with sophomore Brooke Kuhlman capped off Florida State's 5-0 win over TCU with a 21-10, 21-15 straight set victory on court one.

The Garnet and Gold finished off the day against the 14th-ranked Owls with yet another 5-0 win. Florida State once again got the first team point as Luke and Torruella won in straight sets 21-14, 21-11. The Noles recorded their second point of the match as Horton and Esposito came back from a 21-17 first set loss to capture the second set 22-20. In the third set Horton and Esposito battled back and forth before they came away with a 15-11 win.

"We just had to focus on our side," Horton said. "We were giving them the points. When we started focusing on our side it went a lot better, and we were able to make a comeback."

The Noles wrapped up the game against FAU as Freire and Goncalves defeated the Owls 21-13, 21-11 on court two. On court three Paranagua and Jerger gave the Noles a 4-0 match lead as they defeated FAU's Jazmine Barker and Brittany Pellitteri 21-17, 21-16. Andrew and Kuhlman were able to finish of FAU with a 21-12, 24-22 win on court one.

No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 16 Texas Christian 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Jaelyn Greene/Amy Neal (TCU) 21-10, 21-15
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Haven Hill/Molly Scheel (TCU) 21-8, 21-10
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Tyler Lucas/Bridget Odmark (TCU) 21-9, 21-14
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Avery Arellano/Clair Doyle (TCU) 21-14, 21-13
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Sarita Mikals/Ariah Palter (TCU) 16-21, 21-15, 15-11


FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 0
04/07/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Grabs Two Wins at Home.
The Seminoles defeated No. 16 TCU and No. 14 FAU 5-0.

TALLAHASEE, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (17-6) started off the Staybridge Suites Invitational with two 5-0 victories over No. 16 TCU and No. 14 FAU.

"This is the team I have been waiting to see," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "They were gritty and excited to play at home in front of their fans, and show everyone how good they are. We played great today and people played really well against us, but we were able to withstand their charges and focus on our side of the net. I am really proud with how everyone played."

The Noles started off the invitational with a dominating win over TCU, winning four of the five matches in straight sets. Redshirt junior Katie Horton and sophomore Nikki Esposito started things off with a 21-14, 21-13 win. Redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella kept it rolling for the Garnet and Gold as they won in three sets, 16-21, 21-15, 15-11, on court five. Florida State clinched the match with a 21-9, 21-13 win by junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger on court three.

The Noles wrapped up the Horned Frogs as junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves won 21-8, 21-10 on court two. Graduate senior Leigh Andrew along with sophomore Brooke Kuhlman capped off Florida State's 5-0 win over TCU with a 21-10, 21-15 straight set victory on court one.

The Garnet and Gold finished off the day against the 14th-ranked Owls with yet another 5-0 win. Florida State once again got the first team point as Luke and Torruella won in straight sets 21-14, 21-11. The Noles recorded their second point of the match as Horton and Esposito came back from a 21-17 first set loss to capture the second set 22-20. In the third set Horton and Esposito battled back and forth before they came away with a 15-11 win.

"We just had to focus on our side," Horton said. "We were giving them the points. When we started focusing on our side it went a lot better, and we were able to make a comeback."

The Noles wrapped up the game against FAU as Freire and Goncalves defeated the Owls 21-13, 21-11 on court two. On court three Paranagua and Jerger gave the Noles a 4-0 match lead as they defeated FAU's Jazmine Barker and Brittany Pellitteri 21-17, 21-16. Andrew and Kuhlman were able to finish of FAU with a 21-12, 24-22 win on court one.

No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 14 Florida Atlantic 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice (FAU) 21-12, 24-22
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour (FAU) 21-13, 21-11
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-17, 21-16
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) 17-21, 22-20, 15-11
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Ashlan Cunningham/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 21-14, 21-11


FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
04/08/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Florida State Beach Volleyball Finishes The Weekend With Another 5-0 Win.
The Seminoles defeated No. 11 South Carolina 5-0.

TALLAHASEE, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (18-6) finished off the Staybridge Suites Invitational with their third 5-0 victory of the weekend, this time against No. 11 South Carolina.

"Our team came ready to play this weekend," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "This is what I have been waiting for all year. On all five spots they worked hard and the people who did not play were supporting each other. It was just a great weekend overall. I am proud of how they competed. There were a lot of different changes in the schedule and the way our schedule has been all year I think we are ready for everything and are peaking at the right time."

For the third time this weekend, the Noles grabbed a 5-0 victory. Florida State captured the first point of the match with a three-set victory on court four as redshirt junior Katie Horton and sophomore Nikki Esposito won 21-18, 14-21, 15-12. Redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella extended the Garnet and Gold's lead to 2-0 as they came back to win in three sets on court five, 17-21, 21-15, 16-14. The Seminoles clinched the match as the No. 3 duo of junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger won 21-18, 21-12.

Florida State kept it rolling as graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman won in three sets on court one, 21-12, 14-21, 15-11. The Noles captured the final point of the morning as junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves grabbed a straight set win 33-31, 21-14. Freire and Goncalves battled in the marathon first set as the match kept going back and forth until the duo finally pulled away on court two.

"In matches that go over 21, you just have to keep your momentum," Freire said. "If you slow down and end up dropping that set it completely changes the whole outcome of the game."

No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 11 South Carolina 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith (SC) 21-12, 14-21, 15-11
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Ali Denney/Shannon Williams (SC) 33-31, 21-14
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman (SC) 21-18, 21-12
No. 4: Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder (SC) 21-18, 14-21, 15-12
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt (SC) 17-21, 21-16, 15-11


FLORIDA STATE 3, PEPPERDINE 2
04/14/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Rally to Top No. 2 Pepperdine.
Florida State improved to 24-0 all-time at home after avenging a March loss to the Wave.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team picked up one of the biggest wins in school history, defeating two-time national champion and second-ranked Pepperdine, 3-2, on Friday afternoon at the FSU Alumni Weekend Tournament at the Seminole Beach Volleyball Courts.

The Noles picked up third-set victories on Courts 1 and 2 within a minute of each other to edge the Wave in the seventh meeting all-time between the two beach volleyball powerhouse programs. FSU avenged a 3-2 loss to the Pepperdine from earlier this season on March 12 in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and continued its incredible 24-match undefeated streak at home. The Noles are 24-0 all-time in dual matches at the Seminole Beach Volleyball Complex.

"Last time we played Pepperdine it was just as close," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "We grinded out a little better at the end. I told them before the match to expect every match to go 16-14 in the third set, so I think they were mentally prepared in for the long run."

Florida State will look to take the momentum from its historic victory into Saturday when the Noles will play three matches. FSU will honor its three seniors, Leigh Andrew, Sierra Sanchez and Julia Thompson, and hold a ring ceremony for its 2016 CCSA Champions before the final match.

The win over Pepperdine also gives Florida State at least one victory over every program it has ever faced since beach volleyball (then called sand volleyball) first became a collegiate sport in 2012.

"The top courts have been a battle for us all year," Niles said. "We are such a good point scoring team that if we get frustrated if we don't score points. This match was really won on our side of the court and side out. We have done a really good job focusing on that this half of the season."

The Seminoles split with the Wave in the first flight, as redshirt freshman Eva Torruella and redshirt junior Hailey Luke won 21-16, 21-18 on Court 5, while redshirt junior Katie Horton and sophomore Nikki Esposito fell 22-20, 21-10 on Court 4. Torruella had 14 kills and three blocks in the win.

The second flight began with the match knotted in a 1-1 tie, and Florida State captured first set victories on all three courts.

On Court 3, junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger won the first set, but dropped the next two, ultimately falling to Pepperdine's No. 3 pair of Skylar Caputo and Heidi Dyer, 19-21, 21-18, 15-10, to give the Wave a 2-1 advantage.

The top two pairs for the Noles and the Wave battled back and forth in a match that was similar to the teams' first meeting - only with a better result.

Junior Vanessa Freire and freshman Francesca Goncalves took the first set on Court 2, 21-16, before dropping the second set, 21-19, to Pepperdine's No. 2 duo of Corinne Quiggle and Brittany Howard. In the tie-breaking third set, the Noles jumped out to an 8-3 lead and held off a Wave comeback attempt to win 15-11 and tie the match at 2-2. Freire had five blocks in the match and had the game-winning kill, while Goncalves tallied 22 kills.

"I think it was point by point," Freire said. "We were trying not to get too ahead of ourselves, realizing the game was on our shoulders. We were just focusing on our side of the court, getting a clean shot and pushing every point."

With Freire and Goncalves battling on Court 2, FSU's No. 1 pair of graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman were in their own nail-biter with Pepperdine's top pair of Delaney Kudsen and Madalyn Roh, taking the first set 21-19 before dropping the second set, 21-16. Andrew and Kuhlman were ahead early in the final set, taking a 7-3 lead, but Pepperdine fought back, moving within a point, 14-13, just as FSU was tying the match 2-2. The Noles picked up the final point to win the match with Andrew driving home a powerful kill to end the match and give FSU the 3-2 win.

"This win is awesome," Andrew said. "It feels so good. To win at home and beat them and hopefully get a better seed in the NCAA tournament. We going to celebrate this win, but we will be back at it again tomorrow."

Andrew finished with 18 kills, three blocks and three aces in the match, while Kuhlman totaled 15 kills and three aces of her own.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 2 Pepperdine 2
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh (PU) 21-19, 16-21, 15-13
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) d. Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle (PU) 21-16, 19-21, 15-11
No. 3: Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer (PU) d. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 19-21, 21-18, 15-10
No. 4: Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson (PU) d. Nikki Esposito/Katie Horton (FSU) 22-20, 21-10
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Kaity Bailey/Sarah Seiber (PU) 21-16, 21-18


FLORIDA STATE 3, GRAND CANYON 2
04/15/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Honor Seniors, Finish 3-1 at Home Tournament.
The Noles are set to begin post season play next week in the CCSA Conference Championships.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team got back in the sand on Saturday after defeating No. 2 Pepperdine Friday night. The Noles faced some of their toughest competition of the season as they prepare to defend their CCSA Championship next weekend.

Florida State picked up victories over No. 10 Grand Canyon, 3-2, and No. 14 FIU, 3-2, before falling to the second-ranked Waves, 4-1, in the final match of the Noles' Alumni Weekend Tournament.

FSU finished 3-1 on the weekend to move to 21-7 on the season. The Noles held a ring ceremony for the 2016 conference championship team and also honored their three seniors, Leigh Andrew, Sierra Sanchez and Julia Thompson, before battling the Waves at the end of the day.

"Every weekend we have the toughest schedule," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "Every weekend we play teams in the Top-15. We are going to learn from this and try to get better heading into the conference tournament."

The Garnet and Gold started the morning off with a 3-2 win over No. 10 Grand Canyon. It was the third win over Grand Canyon and the second straight win for the Noles over a West Coast school. Redshirt Junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella were the first to fall for FSU as Grand Canyon won in straight sets 21-18, 21-15.

The Seminoles bounced back and won three of the next four matches, three of them in straight sets. Pair four captured the Noles first point as junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger won in straight sets 21-17, 21-10. They led the whole match as they took an 11-5 lead in the second set and never looked back. Jerger led the way for Florida State with 12 kills and four aces.

The Noles gained a 2-1 lead as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves dominated in straight sets, 21-11, 21-12. The Garnet and Gold got out to 6-1 lead in the second set and kept expanding the lead as they won 21-12. Goncalves dominated the match with 14 kills and five aces. Horton was a brick wall as she had four blocks.

Florida State clinched the match, 3-1, as graduate senior Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman defeated The Antelopes No. 2 pair of Rebecca Conrad and Jessica Stransfield. They were down early in the first set, but took the lead and never looked back en route to a 21-17 first set win. Andrew and Kuhlman took the lead at the beginning of set and never lost it as they finished up taking the second set 21-12 on an Andrew kill over the right side of the net.

Kuhlman was the star of the match as she recorded 20 of the Noles' 32 kills.

The Seminoles wrapped up the match with a three-set loss on court one from junior Vanessa Freire and senior Sanchez. The duo fell in the first set 21-16 before they came back to win the second set, 22-20. They fell in the third set 15-12 to give the Noles a 3-2 match win.

The Noles captured another 3-2 victory on Saturday as they took down FIU for the second time this season.

The Seminoles captured the first two possible points in the first flight of matches. Horton and Goncalves dominated the first set as they won 21-11. They did not have it as easy in set two as they were down 11-7 before they came back to win 21-18. Horton was a force on the court as she accounted for 17 kills and another two blocks.

Luke and Torruella gave the Garnet and Gold a 2-0 lead as they came back from a 21-16 first set loss. The No. 4 duo for the Noles took an early lead in the second set and capped it off 21-18. They once again got off to a fast start against FIU's Anabela Sataric and Estefanie Bethancourt in set three. They finished off the panthers 15-9 thanks to Torruella's 21 kills and three aces.

Florida State then dropped two straight matches to tie it up 2-2. It started with a Paranagua and Jerger straight set loss, 22-20, 21-15. The Noles then lost on court one as Andrew and Kuhlman fell in a three set match 21-14, 20-22, 15-12.

It came down to court two as Sanchez and Freire faced off against FIU's Katie Hogan and Lina Bernier. The Noles took the first set from FIU 21-16. The Panthers took an early lead at 5-3, before the Garnet and Gold tied it up at 7-7. Sanchez and Freire then took the lead and held onto it for a first set victory. In the second set FSU never led and dropped it 21-15.

As the match hinged on the tiebreaking third set, the Seminole duo got out of the gates fast and took a 7-2 lead. The Panthers fought back and brought it within four, 14-10, before they served one into the net to give the Noles a 15-10 set three victory and a 3-2 match win.

Florida State finished off the day against Pepperdine for the second time in two days. The Noles beat the Wave 3-2 on Friday.

The Seminoles got out to a 1-0 lead as Horton and Goncalves took a straight set win at position four over Pepperdine's Deahna Kraft and Anika Wilson, 21-17, 21-15. Horton had another impressive showing as she recorded 19 kills and another two blocks.

The Noles did not record another match point as three of the final four matches went three sets. Pepperdine grabbed a 2-1 lead as Luke and Torruella lost to Pepperdine's Sarah Seiber and Nikki Lyons, 12-21, 21-18, 15-7, on court five, and Andrew and Kuhlman lost 21-19, 21-13 to Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh on court one.

In the final two matches the Noles took the first set but lost the second. Freire and Sanchez led early in the third set, 3-2, but were not able to keep it long as the Wave held the lead 9-8. The Seminoles were able to tie it up 11-11, but could not hold off Pepperdine as the Waves capped off the third set 15-12 and clinched match point.

While Freire and Sanchez were battling Paranagua and Jerger were in a fight of their own in the third set. They were down most of the third set until they tied it up, 7-7. They took an 11-10 lead and then kept swapping points with the Waves. It was tied 14-14 before Pepperdine's Skylar Caputo and Heidi Dyer scored the final two points to give them a 16-14 third set win and a 4-1 match victory over Florida State.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 10 Grand Canyon 2
No. 1: Tjasa Kotnik/Molly Turner (GCU) d. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-16, 20-22, 15-12
No. 2: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Rebecca Conrad/Jessica Stanstfield (GCU) 21-17, 21-12
No. 3: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Tyanna Roy/Anna Unnasch (GCU) 21-11, 21-12
No. 4: Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Emily Reinking/Hannah Towne (GCU) 21-17, 21-10
No. 5: Jessica Clark/Kelli Iverson (GCU) d. Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) 21-18, 21-15


FLORIDA STATE 3, FL INTERNATIONAL 2
04/15/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Honor Seniors, Finish 3-1 at Home Tournament.
The Noles are set to begin post season play next week in the CCSA Conference Championships.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team got back in the sand on Saturday after defeating No. 2 Pepperdine Friday night. The Noles faced some of their toughest competition of the season as they prepare to defend their CCSA Championship next weekend.

Florida State picked up victories over No. 10 Grand Canyon, 3-2, and No. 14 FIU, 3-2, before falling to the second-ranked Waves, 4-1, in the final match of the Noles' Alumni Weekend Tournament.

FSU finished 3-1 on the weekend to move to 21-7 on the season. The Noles held a ring ceremony for the 2016 conference championship team and also honored their three seniors, Leigh Andrew, Sierra Sanchez and Julia Thompson, before battling the Waves at the end of the day.

"Every weekend we have the toughest schedule," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "Every weekend we play teams in the Top-15. We are going to learn from this and try to get better heading into the conference tournament."

The Garnet and Gold started the morning off with a 3-2 win over No. 10 Grand Canyon. It was the third win over Grand Canyon and the second straight win for the Noles over a West Coast school. Redshirt Junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella were the first to fall for FSU as Grand Canyon won in straight sets 21-18, 21-15.

The Seminoles bounced back and won three of the next four matches, three of them in straight sets. Pair four captured the Noles first point as junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger won in straight sets 21-17, 21-10. They led the whole match as they took an 11-5 lead in the second set and never looked back. Jerger led the way for Florida State with 12 kills and four aces.

The Noles gained a 2-1 lead as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves dominated in straight sets, 21-11, 21-12. The Garnet and Gold got out to 6-1 lead in the second set and kept expanding the lead as they won 21-12. Goncalves dominated the match with 14 kills and five aces. Horton was a brick wall as she had four blocks.

Florida State clinched the match, 3-1, as graduate senior Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman defeated The Antelopes No. 2 pair of Rebecca Conrad and Jessica Stransfield. They were down early in the first set, but took the lead and never looked back en route to a 21-17 first set win. Andrew and Kuhlman took the lead at the beginning of set and never lost it as they finished up taking the second set 21-12 on an Andrew kill over the right side of the net.

Kuhlman was the star of the match as she recorded 20 of the Noles' 32 kills.

The Seminoles wrapped up the match with a three-set loss on court one from junior Vanessa Freire and senior Sanchez. The duo fell in the first set 21-16 before they came back to win the second set, 22-20. They fell in the third set 15-12 to give the Noles a 3-2 match win.

The Noles captured another 3-2 victory on Saturday as they took down FIU for the second time this season.

The Seminoles captured the first two possible points in the first flight of matches. Horton and Goncalves dominated the first set as they won 21-11. They did not have it as easy in set two as they were down 11-7 before they came back to win 21-18. Horton was a force on the court as she accounted for 17 kills and another two blocks.

Luke and Torruella gave the Garnet and Gold a 2-0 lead as they came back from a 21-16 first set loss. The No. 4 duo for the Noles took an early lead in the second set and capped it off 21-18. They once again got off to a fast start against FIU's Anabela Sataric and Estefanie Bethancourt in set three. They finished off the panthers 15-9 thanks to Torruella's 21 kills and three aces.

Florida State then dropped two straight matches to tie it up 2-2. It started with a Paranagua and Jerger straight set loss, 22-20, 21-15. The Noles then lost on court one as Andrew and Kuhlman fell in a three set match 21-14, 20-22, 15-12.

It came down to court two as Sanchez and Freire faced off against FIU's Katie Hogan and Lina Bernier. The Noles took the first set from FIU 21-16. The Panthers took an early lead at 5-3, before the Garnet and Gold tied it up at 7-7. Sanchez and Freire then took the lead and held onto it for a first set victory. In the second set FSU never led and dropped it 21-15.

As the match hinged on the tiebreaking third set, the Seminole duo got out of the gates fast and took a 7-2 lead. The Panthers fought back and brought it within four, 14-10, before they served one into the net to give the Noles a 15-10 set three victory and a 3-2 match win.

Florida State finished off the day against Pepperdine for the second time in two days. The Noles beat the Wave 3-2 on Friday.

The Seminoles got out to a 1-0 lead as Horton and Goncalves took a straight set win at position four over Pepperdine's Deahna Kraft and Anika Wilson, 21-17, 21-15. Horton had another impressive showing as she recorded 19 kills and another two blocks.

The Noles did not record another match point as three of the final four matches went three sets. Pepperdine grabbed a 2-1 lead as Luke and Torruella lost to Pepperdine's Sarah Seiber and Nikki Lyons, 12-21, 21-18, 15-7, on court five, and Andrew and Kuhlman lost 21-19, 21-13 to Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh on court one.

In the final two matches the Noles took the first set but lost the second. Freire and Sanchez led early in the third set, 3-2, but were not able to keep it long as the Wave held the lead 9-8. The Seminoles were able to tie it up 11-11, but could not hold off Pepperdine as the Waves capped off the third set 15-12 and clinched match point.

While Freire and Sanchez were battling Paranagua and Jerger were in a fight of their own in the third set. They were down most of the third set until they tied it up, 7-7. They took an 11-10 lead and then kept swapping points with the Waves. It was tied 14-14 before Pepperdine's Skylar Caputo and Heidi Dyer scored the final two points to give them a 16-14 third set win and a 4-1 match victory over Florida State.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 14 Florida International 2
No. 1: Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca (FIU) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-14, 20-22, 15-12
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan (FIU) 21-16, 15-21, 15-10
No. 3: Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas (FIU) d. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 22-20, 21-15
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Mariana De Paula/Mackenzie Walker (FIU) 21-11, 21-18
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric (FIU) 16-21, 21-18, 15-9


PEPPERDINE 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/15/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Honor Seniors, Finish 3-1 at Home Tournament.
The Noles are set to begin post season play next week in the CCSA Conference Championships.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fourth-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team got back in the sand on Saturday after defeating No. 2 Pepperdine Friday night. The Noles faced some of their toughest competition of the season as they prepare to defend their CCSA Championship next weekend.

Florida State picked up victories over No. 10 Grand Canyon, 3-2, and No. 14 FIU, 3-2, before falling to the second-ranked Waves, 4-1, in the final match of the Noles' Alumni Weekend Tournament.

FSU finished 3-1 on the weekend to move to 21-7 on the season. The Noles held a ring ceremony for the 2016 conference championship team and also honored their three seniors, Leigh Andrew, Sierra Sanchez and Julia Thompson, before battling the Waves at the end of the day.

"Every weekend we have the toughest schedule," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "Every weekend we play teams in the Top-15. We are going to learn from this and try to get better heading into the conference tournament."

The Garnet and Gold started the morning off with a 3-2 win over No. 10 Grand Canyon. It was the third win over Grand Canyon and the second straight win for the Noles over a West Coast school. Redshirt Junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella were the first to fall for FSU as Grand Canyon won in straight sets 21-18, 21-15.

The Seminoles bounced back and won three of the next four matches, three of them in straight sets. Pair four captured the Noles first point as junior Victoria Paranagua and sophomore Macy Jerger won in straight sets 21-17, 21-10. They led the whole match as they took an 11-5 lead in the second set and never looked back. Jerger led the way for Florida State with 12 kills and four aces.

The Noles gained a 2-1 lead as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves dominated in straight sets, 21-11, 21-12. The Garnet and Gold got out to 6-1 lead in the second set and kept expanding the lead as they won 21-12. Goncalves dominated the match with 14 kills and five aces. Horton was a brick wall as she had four blocks.

Florida State clinched the match, 3-1, as graduate senior Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman defeated The Antelopes No. 2 pair of Rebecca Conrad and Jessica Stransfield. They were down early in the first set, but took the lead and never looked back en route to a 21-17 first set win. Andrew and Kuhlman took the lead at the beginning of set and never lost it as they finished up taking the second set 21-12 on an Andrew kill over the right side of the net.

Kuhlman was the star of the match as she recorded 20 of the Noles' 32 kills.

The Seminoles wrapped up the match with a three-set loss on court one from junior Vanessa Freire and senior Sanchez. The duo fell in the first set 21-16 before they came back to win the second set, 22-20. They fell in the third set 15-12 to give the Noles a 3-2 match win.

The Noles captured another 3-2 victory on Saturday as they took down FIU for the second time this season.

The Seminoles captured the first two possible points in the first flight of matches. Horton and Goncalves dominated the first set as they won 21-11. They did not have it as easy in set two as they were down 11-7 before they came back to win 21-18. Horton was a force on the court as she accounted for 17 kills and another two blocks.

Luke and Torruella gave the Garnet and Gold a 2-0 lead as they came back from a 21-16 first set loss. The No. 4 duo for the Noles took an early lead in the second set and capped it off 21-18. They once again got off to a fast start against FIU's Anabela Sataric and Estefanie Bethancourt in set three. They finished off the panthers 15-9 thanks to Torruella's 21 kills and three aces.

Florida State then dropped two straight matches to tie it up 2-2. It started with a Paranagua and Jerger straight set loss, 22-20, 21-15. The Noles then lost on court one as Andrew and Kuhlman fell in a three set match 21-14, 20-22, 15-12.

It came down to court two as Sanchez and Freire faced off against FIU's Katie Hogan and Lina Bernier. The Noles took the first set from FIU 21-16. The Panthers took an early lead at 5-3, before the Garnet and Gold tied it up at 7-7. Sanchez and Freire then took the lead and held onto it for a first set victory. In the second set FSU never led and dropped it 21-15.

As the match hinged on the tiebreaking third set, the Seminole duo got out of the gates fast and took a 7-2 lead. The Panthers fought back and brought it within four, 14-10, before they served one into the net to give the Noles a 15-10 set three victory and a 3-2 match win.

Florida State finished off the day against Pepperdine for the second time in two days. The Noles beat the Wave 3-2 on Friday.

The Seminoles got out to a 1-0 lead as Horton and Goncalves took a straight set win at position four over Pepperdine's Deahna Kraft and Anika Wilson, 21-17, 21-15. Horton had another impressive showing as she recorded 19 kills and another two blocks.

The Noles did not record another match point as three of the final four matches went three sets. Pepperdine grabbed a 2-1 lead as Luke and Torruella lost to Pepperdine's Sarah Seiber and Nikki Lyons, 12-21, 21-18, 15-7, on court five, and Andrew and Kuhlman lost 21-19, 21-13 to Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh on court one.

In the final two matches the Noles took the first set but lost the second. Freire and Sanchez led early in the third set, 3-2, but were not able to keep it long as the Wave held the lead 9-8. The Seminoles were able to tie it up 11-11, but could not hold off Pepperdine as the Waves capped off the third set 15-12 and clinched match point.

While Freire and Sanchez were battling Paranagua and Jerger were in a fight of their own in the third set. They were down most of the third set until they tied it up, 7-7. They took an 11-10 lead and then kept swapping points with the Waves. It was tied 14-14 before Pepperdine's Skylar Caputo and Heidi Dyer scored the final two points to give them a 16-14 third set win and a 4-1 match victory over Florida State.

No. 2 Pepperdine 4, No. 4 Florida State 1
No. 1: Delany Knudsen/Madalyn Roh (PU) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-19, 21-13
No. 2: Brittany Howard/Corinne Quiggle (PU) d. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 17-21, 21-19, 15-12
No. 3: Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer (PU) d. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 14-21, 22-20, 16-14
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson (PU) 21-17, 21-15
No. 5: Nikki Lyons/Sarah Seiber (PU) d. Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) 12-21, 21-18, 15-7


FLORIDA STATE 5, UNC-WILMINGTON 0
04/21/2017, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Off To a Dominant Start At The CCSA Championship.
Florida State defeated UNCW and Tulane 5-0 on the first day of pool play at the CCSA Championship.

EMERSON, Ga. - The No. 1-seeded Florida State beach volleyball team started off the CCSA Championship with two dominant 5-0 wins against UNCW and Tulane to begin pool play at the Lakepoint Sporting Community. The Noles only dropped one set as they featured two new pairings on court two and three.

"Everyone's lineups are strong top to bottom and pairs are moving around," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "It is all about match-ups out here, and we are ready to be challenged. All year we have been put in tough situations."

The Noles started the day off against ninth-seeded UNCW to begin pool play in Pool A. As all five courts got started at once, the Garnet and Gold jumped out to a fast start as they led on four of the five courts midway through the first set.

On court four, redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves captured the first of five straight-set victories for the Seminoles. They took down UNCW's pair of Bella Borgiotti and Sydney Alvis, 21-10, 21-9. Florida State captured its second point of the morning on court two as juniors Vanessa Freire and Victoria Paranagua took down the Seahawks' duo of Emily Corrigan and Maddy Kline, 21-9, 21-13. The Noles gathered their third point and the match clincher on court five with redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella taking the win, 21-12, 21-10 against UNCW's Halley Hunt/Raquel Rooney.

FSU finished off the Seahawks on courts three and one to round out the match with a 5-0 victory for the Noles. Senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger took down UNCW's No. 3 duo of Sarah Kelly and Katie McCullough, 21-15, 21-18. On court one, graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman rendered the Seahawks flightless as they too took down UNCW in straight sets, 21-17, 21-16.

The Seminoles picked up right where they finished as they defeated eighth-seeded Tulane in dominating fashion as well (5-0). Florida State won four of the five matches in straight sets.

Pairs two, four and five gathered the Noles first three points, just as they did in the previous match. Horton and Goncalves finished off their day with yet another impressive performance as they took down Tulane's Anna Chin and Sarah Strasner 21-12, 21-16. This was the seventh win in a row for the pair and it extended the duo's record to 12-1.

Luke and Torruella gathered the second point of the match on court five as they took down the Green Wave duo of Briana Correa and Cristina McAfee 21-19, 21-11. Paranagua and Freire clinched the match for the Garnet and Gold as they took down Lan Nguyen and Annie Surtz of Tulane on court two.

On court one, Andrew and Kuhlman brought the Florida State lead to 4-0 after the fourth straight set win for the Seminoles, 21-19, 21-19. On court three, the Garnet and Gold finished up their second shutout of the day as they defeated Tulane's Tarin Mergerner and Maddy Mertz 19-21, 21-17, 15-13 in a three-set thriller.

Florida State only lost one set all day. This marks the sixth straight shutout for the Seminoles in CCSA Conference play.

"We had confidence going into this week," said Niles. "We have had a couple good weeks in a row and I think they want to prove themselves out here and set a standard for next week."

No. 4 Florida State 5, UNCW 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Tanna Aljoe/Nicole Lott (UNCW) 21-17, 21-16
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Emily Corrigan/Maddy Kline (UNCW) 21-9, 21-13
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Sarah Kelly/Katie McCullough (UNCW) 21-15, 21-18
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Sydney Alvis/Bella Borgiotti (UNCW) 21-10, 21-9
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Halley Hunt/Raquel Rooney (UNCW) 21-12, 21-10


FLORIDA STATE 5, TULANE 0
04/21/2017, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Off To a Dominant Start At The CCSA Championship.
Florida State defeated UNCW and Tulane 5-0 on the first day of pool play at the CCSA Championship.

EMERSON, Ga. - The No. 1-seeded Florida State beach volleyball team started off the CCSA Championship with two dominant 5-0 wins against UNCW and Tulane to begin pool play at the Lakepoint Sporting Community. The Noles only dropped one set as they featured two new pairings on court two and three.

"Everyone's lineups are strong top to bottom and pairs are moving around," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "It is all about match-ups out here, and we are ready to be challenged. All year we have been put in tough situations."

The Noles started the day off against ninth-seeded UNCW to begin pool play in Pool A. As all five courts got started at once, the Garnet and Gold jumped out to a fast start as they led on four of the five courts midway through the first set.

On court four, redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves captured the first of five straight-set victories for the Seminoles. They took down UNCW's pair of Bella Borgiotti and Sydney Alvis, 21-10, 21-9. Florida State captured its second point of the morning on court two as juniors Vanessa Freire and Victoria Paranagua took down the Seahawks' duo of Emily Corrigan and Maddy Kline, 21-9, 21-13. The Noles gathered their third point and the match clincher on court five with redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella taking the win, 21-12, 21-10 against UNCW's Halley Hunt/Raquel Rooney.

FSU finished off the Seahawks on courts three and one to round out the match with a 5-0 victory for the Noles. Senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger took down UNCW's No. 3 duo of Sarah Kelly and Katie McCullough, 21-15, 21-18. On court one, graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman rendered the Seahawks flightless as they too took down UNCW in straight sets, 21-17, 21-16.

The Seminoles picked up right where they finished as they defeated eighth-seeded Tulane in dominating fashion as well (5-0). Florida State won four of the five matches in straight sets.

Pairs two, four and five gathered the Noles first three points, just as they did in the previous match. Horton and Goncalves finished off their day with yet another impressive performance as they took down Tulane's Anna Chin and Sarah Strasner 21-12, 21-16. This was the seventh win in a row for the pair and it extended the duo's record to 12-1.

Luke and Torruella gathered the second point of the match on court five as they took down the Green Wave duo of Briana Correa and Cristina McAfee 21-19, 21-11. Paranagua and Freire clinched the match for the Garnet and Gold as they took down Lan Nguyen and Annie Surtz of Tulane on court two.

On court one, Andrew and Kuhlman brought the Florida State lead to 4-0 after the fourth straight set win for the Seminoles, 21-19, 21-19. On court three, the Garnet and Gold finished up their second shutout of the day as they defeated Tulane's Tarin Mergerner and Maddy Mertz 19-21, 21-17, 15-13 in a three-set thriller.

Florida State only lost one set all day. This marks the sixth straight shutout for the Seminoles in CCSA Conference play.

"We had confidence going into this week," said Niles. "We have had a couple good weeks in a row and I think they want to prove themselves out here and set a standard for next week."

No. 4 Florida State 5, Tulane 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Tea Juric/Kaylie McHugh (TU) 21-19, 21-19
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Lan Nguyen/Annie Surtz (TU) 21-15, 21-17
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Tarin Mergerner/Maddy Mertz (TU) 19-21, 21-17, 15-13
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner (TU) 21-12, 21-16
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Briana Correa/Cristina McAfee (TU) 21-19, 21-11


FLORIDA STATE 3, SOUTH CAROLINA 2
04/22/2017, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Clinch a Spot In the CCSA Finals.
Florida State defeated South Carolina 3-2 and FIU 4-1 to win Pool A before taking down FAU 4-1 to make the CCSA finals.

EMERSON, GA - The No. 1-seeded Florida State beach volleyball team defeated FAU (4-1) in the semifinals of the CCSA Championship after finishing pool play with two wins over South Carolina (3-2) and FIU (4-1) earlier in the day at the Lakepoint Sporting Community. The Noles will be taking on FIU in the championship match on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Seminoles are looking to win the CCSA Championship for the second straight year.

"I am super proud of them today," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "We took care of business today and expected to be in the finals."

The semifinals were originally scheduled for Sunday, but were played on Saturday due to heavy rain expected on Sunday.

The Seminoles won three first sets and were leading in set two on all courts against FAU before play was suspended for 15 minutes because of lightning. This did not phase the Garnet and Gold as they went on to take the second set on four of the five courts.

The Noles captured the first two matches giving Florida State a 2-0 lead. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire buried the Owls' duo of Jazmine Barker and Brittany Pellitteri in straight sets 21-10, 21-10. On court three, senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger played their best match of the day as they too won in straight sets 21-14, 21-11.

FAU was able to gather one point on court one as graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman fell in straight sets, 22-20, 22-20.

On court four, redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves gathered the point that sent the Noles to the CCSA Championship Match. They took down FAU's Nicole Grant and Nicole Navarro 21-19, 25-23.

The only match of the round that went three sets was on court five as redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella had to battle it out before they won 16-21, 21-15, 15-12 to give the Garnet and Gold a 4-1 win over the Owls.

The Noles started the day off against fourth-seeded South Carolina to begin the final day of pool play in Pool A. As all five courts got started at once, FSU got out to a slow start as they only led on courts two and four midway through the first set.

Freire and Paranagua made quick work of the Gamecocks as they took down Shannon Williams and Ali Denney in straight sets, 21-13, 21-13. Horton and Goncalves continued their hot streak as they gave the Noles a 2-0 lead after their third straight set victory of the tournament, this time over South Carolina's Julia Mannisto and Carly Schnieder, 21-11, 21-17.

The Seminoles clinched the match on court one as Andrew and Kuhlman battled against South Carolina's Adrianna Culbert and Katie Smith. They were down 8-6 early in the first before they battled back. The pairs kept swapping points until Andrew and Kuhlman pulled away and gathered a 26-24 first set win. The Noles' No. 1 duo was behind late in the second set as the Gamecocks led 18-16. Andrew and Kuhlman went on a five-point run capped off with an ace over the right side of the net to give them a 21-18 second set win and the Noles a 3-0 advantage over South Carolina.

The Gamecocks were able to fight back as they brought courts three and five to a third set. Sanchez and Jerger made a big comeback in set one as they were down 9-4 and came back to win 24-22. They were not able to hold on to the momentum as they lost sets two and three, 21-19, 15-11.

On court five, Luke and Torruella lost the first set 21-19, but came back to take the second set 21-19. In the third set Luke and Torruella went back and forth with South Carolina's Jade Vitt and Franky Harrison as they were tied 14-14. The Gamecocks scored the final two points to win set three 16-14, but Florida State won the match 3-2.

For the second match of the day the Noles took on fifth-seeded FIU. Florida State improved to 4-0 at the CCSA Championship after defeating the panthers 4-1, and clinched a spot in the semifinals.

The Garnet and Gold clinched by winning the first three matches, taking courts two, three and five.

On court two, Paranagua and Freire continued their dominance as they defeated FIU's Katie Friesen and Taija Thomas, 21-18, 21-14, to give the Noles their first point of the match. Just seconds after Paranagua and Freire won, Jerger and Sanchez secured Florida State's second point as they beat the Panther duo of Helene Thelle and Natalia Giron, 21-17, 21-15.

On court five, Luke and Torruella gathered their first win of the day as they too won in straight sets, 21-18, 21-17. This win put the Seminoles up 3-0 over the Panthers and secured FSU a spot in the semifinals with a 4-0 performance in pool play.

On courts one and four the Noles were still playing as they both lost in set one, but won the second set. Horton and Goncalves were not able to secure a third set victory as they lost 15-12 to FIU's Lina Bernier and Katie Hogan for just their second loss as a pair. Meanwhile on court one, Andrew and Kuhlman were in a battle with the Panthers' No. 1 duo of Margherita Bianchin and Frederica Frasca. The pair was tied 6-6 in the third set before they started to pull away to a 10-7 lead. Andrew and Kuhlman maintained their lead and won the third set 15-12 to give Florida State a 4-1 win over FIU.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 12 South Carolina 2
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Adrianna Culburt/Katie Smith (SC) 26-24, 21-18
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Ali Denney/Shannon Williams (SC) 21-13, 21-13
No. 3: Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman (SC) d. Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 22-24, 21-19, 15-11
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder (SC) 21-11, 21-17
No. 5: Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt (SC) d. Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) 21-19, 19-21, 16-14


FLORIDA STATE 4, FL INTERNATIONAL 1
04/22/2017, CCSA, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Clinch a Spot In the CCSA Finals.
Florida State defeated South Carolina 3-2 and FIU 4-1 to win Pool A before taking down FAU 4-1 to make the CCSA finals.

EMERSON, GA - The No. 1-seeded Florida State beach volleyball team defeated FAU (4-1) in the semifinals of the CCSA Championship after finishing pool play with two wins over South Carolina (3-2) and FIU (4-1) earlier in the day at the Lakepoint Sporting Community. The Noles will be taking on FIU in the championship match on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Seminoles are looking to win the CCSA Championship for the second straight year.

"I am super proud of them today," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "We took care of business today and expected to be in the finals."

The semifinals were originally scheduled for Sunday, but were played on Saturday due to heavy rain expected on Sunday.

The Seminoles won three first sets and were leading in set two on all courts against FAU before play was suspended for 15 minutes because of lightning. This did not phase the Garnet and Gold as they went on to take the second set on four of the five courts.

The Noles captured the first two matches giving Florida State a 2-0 lead. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire buried the Owls' duo of Jazmine Barker and Brittany Pellitteri in straight sets 21-10, 21-10. On court three, senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger played their best match of the day as they too won in straight sets 21-14, 21-11.

FAU was able to gather one point on court one as graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman fell in straight sets, 22-20, 22-20.

On court four, redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves gathered the point that sent the Noles to the CCSA Championship Match. They took down FAU's Nicole Grant and Nicole Navarro 21-19, 25-23.

The only match of the round that went three sets was on court five as redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella had to battle it out before they won 16-21, 21-15, 15-12 to give the Garnet and Gold a 4-1 win over the Owls.

The Noles started the day off against fourth-seeded South Carolina to begin the final day of pool play in Pool A. As all five courts got started at once, FSU got out to a slow start as they only led on courts two and four midway through the first set.

Freire and Paranagua made quick work of the Gamecocks as they took down Shannon Williams and Ali Denney in straight sets, 21-13, 21-13. Horton and Goncalves continued their hot streak as they gave the Noles a 2-0 lead after their third straight set victory of the tournament, this time over South Carolina's Julia Mannisto and Carly Schnieder, 21-11, 21-17.

The Seminoles clinched the match on court one as Andrew and Kuhlman battled against South Carolina's Adrianna Culbert and Katie Smith. They were down 8-6 early in the first before they battled back. The pairs kept swapping points until Andrew and Kuhlman pulled away and gathered a 26-24 first set win. The Noles' No. 1 duo was behind late in the second set as the Gamecocks led 18-16. Andrew and Kuhlman went on a five-point run capped off with an ace over the right side of the net to give them a 21-18 second set win and the Noles a 3-0 advantage over South Carolina.

The Gamecocks were able to fight back as they brought courts three and five to a third set. Sanchez and Jerger made a big comeback in set one as they were down 9-4 and came back to win 24-22. They were not able to hold on to the momentum as they lost sets two and three, 21-19, 15-11.

On court five, Luke and Torruella lost the first set 21-19, but came back to take the second set 21-19. In the third set Luke and Torruella went back and forth with South Carolina's Jade Vitt and Franky Harrison as they were tied 14-14. The Gamecocks scored the final two points to win set three 16-14, but Florida State won the match 3-2.

For the second match of the day the Noles took on fifth-seeded FIU. Florida State improved to 4-0 at the CCSA Championship after defeating the panthers 4-1, and clinched a spot in the semifinals.

The Garnet and Gold clinched by winning the first three matches, taking courts two, three and five.

On court two, Paranagua and Freire continued their dominance as they defeated FIU's Katie Friesen and Taija Thomas, 21-18, 21-14, to give the Noles their first point of the match. Just seconds after Paranagua and Freire won, Jerger and Sanchez secured Florida State's second point as they beat the Panther duo of Helene Thelle and Natalia Giron, 21-17, 21-15.

On court five, Luke and Torruella gathered their first win of the day as they too won in straight sets, 21-18, 21-17. This win put the Seminoles up 3-0 over the Panthers and secured FSU a spot in the semifinals with a 4-0 performance in pool play.

On courts one and four the Noles were still playing as they both lost in set one, but won the second set. Horton and Goncalves were not able to secure a third set victory as they lost 15-12 to FIU's Lina Bernier and Katie Hogan for just their second loss as a pair. Meanwhile on court one, Andrew and Kuhlman were in a battle with the Panthers' No. 1 duo of Margherita Bianchin and Frederica Frasca. The pair was tied 6-6 in the third set before they started to pull away to a 10-7 lead. Andrew and Kuhlman maintained their lead and won the third set 15-12 to give Florida State a 4-1 win over FIU.

No. 4 Florida State 4, No. 10 Florida International 1
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca (FIU) 19-21, 23-21, 15-12
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas (FIU) 21-18, 21-14
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Natalia Giron/Helene Thelle (FIU) 21-17, 21-15
No. 4: Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan (FIU) d. Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) 21-13, 21-23, 15-12
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric (FIU) 21-18, 21-17


FLORIDA STATE 4, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 1
04/22/2017, CCSA Semi-Final, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Beach Noles Clinch a Spot In the CCSA Finals.
Florida State defeated South Carolina 3-2 and FIU 4-1 to win Pool A before taking down FAU 4-1 to make the CCSA finals.

EMERSON, GA - The No. 1-seeded Florida State beach volleyball team defeated FAU (4-1) in the semifinals of the CCSA Championship after finishing pool play with two wins over South Carolina (3-2) and FIU (4-1) earlier in the day at the Lakepoint Sporting Community. The Noles will be taking on FIU in the championship match on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Seminoles are looking to win the CCSA Championship for the second straight year.

"I am super proud of them today," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "We took care of business today and expected to be in the finals."

The semifinals were originally scheduled for Sunday, but were played on Saturday due to heavy rain expected on Sunday.

The Seminoles won three first sets and were leading in set two on all courts against FAU before play was suspended for 15 minutes because of lightning. This did not phase the Garnet and Gold as they went on to take the second set on four of the five courts.

The Noles captured the first two matches giving Florida State a 2-0 lead. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire buried the Owls' duo of Jazmine Barker and Brittany Pellitteri in straight sets 21-10, 21-10. On court three, senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger played their best match of the day as they too won in straight sets 21-14, 21-11.

FAU was able to gather one point on court one as graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman fell in straight sets, 22-20, 22-20.

On court four, redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves gathered the point that sent the Noles to the CCSA Championship Match. They took down FAU's Nicole Grant and Nicole Navarro 21-19, 25-23.

The only match of the round that went three sets was on court five as redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella had to battle it out before they won 16-21, 21-15, 15-12 to give the Garnet and Gold a 4-1 win over the Owls.

The Noles started the day off against fourth-seeded South Carolina to begin the final day of pool play in Pool A. As all five courts got started at once, FSU got out to a slow start as they only led on courts two and four midway through the first set.

Freire and Paranagua made quick work of the Gamecocks as they took down Shannon Williams and Ali Denney in straight sets, 21-13, 21-13. Horton and Goncalves continued their hot streak as they gave the Noles a 2-0 lead after their third straight set victory of the tournament, this time over South Carolina's Julia Mannisto and Carly Schnieder, 21-11, 21-17.

The Seminoles clinched the match on court one as Andrew and Kuhlman battled against South Carolina's Adrianna Culbert and Katie Smith. They were down 8-6 early in the first before they battled back. The pairs kept swapping points until Andrew and Kuhlman pulled away and gathered a 26-24 first set win. The Noles' No. 1 duo was behind late in the second set as the Gamecocks led 18-16. Andrew and Kuhlman went on a five-point run capped off with an ace over the right side of the net to give them a 21-18 second set win and the Noles a 3-0 advantage over South Carolina.

The Gamecocks were able to fight back as they brought courts three and five to a third set. Sanchez and Jerger made a big comeback in set one as they were down 9-4 and came back to win 24-22. They were not able to hold on to the momentum as they lost sets two and three, 21-19, 15-11.

On court five, Luke and Torruella lost the first set 21-19, but came back to take the second set 21-19. In the third set Luke and Torruella went back and forth with South Carolina's Jade Vitt and Franky Harrison as they were tied 14-14. The Gamecocks scored the final two points to win set three 16-14, but Florida State won the match 3-2.

For the second match of the day the Noles took on fifth-seeded FIU. Florida State improved to 4-0 at the CCSA Championship after defeating the panthers 4-1, and clinched a spot in the semifinals.

The Garnet and Gold clinched by winning the first three matches, taking courts two, three and five.

On court two, Paranagua and Freire continued their dominance as they defeated FIU's Katie Friesen and Taija Thomas, 21-18, 21-14, to give the Noles their first point of the match. Just seconds after Paranagua and Freire won, Jerger and Sanchez secured Florida State's second point as they beat the Panther duo of Helene Thelle and Natalia Giron, 21-17, 21-15.

On court five, Luke and Torruella gathered their first win of the day as they too won in straight sets, 21-18, 21-17. This win put the Seminoles up 3-0 over the Panthers and secured FSU a spot in the semifinals with a 4-0 performance in pool play.

On courts one and four the Noles were still playing as they both lost in set one, but won the second set. Horton and Goncalves were not able to secure a third set victory as they lost 15-12 to FIU's Lina Bernier and Katie Hogan for just their second loss as a pair. Meanwhile on court one, Andrew and Kuhlman were in a battle with the Panthers' No. 1 duo of Margherita Bianchin and Frederica Frasca. The pair was tied 6-6 in the third set before they started to pull away to a 10-7 lead. Andrew and Kuhlman maintained their lead and won the third set 15-12 to give Florida State a 4-1 win over FIU.

No. 4 Florida State 4, No. 15 Florida Atlantic
No. 1: Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice (FAU) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 22-20, 22-20
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-10, 21-10
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour (FAU) 21-14, 21-11
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) 21-19, 25-23
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Ashlan Cunningham/Carly Scarborough (FAU) 16-21, 21-15, 15-12


FLORIDA STATE 3, FL INTERNATIONAL 0
04/23/2017, CCSA Championship, Emerson, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Beach Volleyball Wins Back-to-Back CCSA Titles.
FSU defeated FIU (3-0) to capture the 2017 CCSA Championship.

EMERSON, GA - The No. 1-seeded Florida State beach volleyball team defeated fifth-seeded FIU (3-0) on Sunday to take home the CCSA Championship for the second year in a row. The win at the LakePoint Sporting Community marks 11 consecutive CCSA Tournament victories for the Noles.

"This is a big confidence boost," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said "The last three weeks we have been playing really good volleyball. We are just ready to compete."

The Seminoles stepped out onto the sand in the pouring rain to take on the Panthers for the second time of the CCSA Tournament, with this match for the conference championship.

"I don't think one person on the team even talked about the rain," Niles said. "We wanted to win no matter what the elements were. All year we have battled different things and it has prepared us for this."

Florida State got out to an early lead as the Noles won the first set on four of the five courts. Redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella dominated for the Noles on court five. They were able to take down the Panthers duo of Anabela Sataric and Estefanie Bethancourt 21-12, 21-6. They gave the Noles an early 1-0 lead in the championship match. The Garnet and Gold did not look back.

On court three, senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger were able to give the Seminoles a 2-0 lead. They battled in the first set winning 21-19. In the second set they had it easier as the pair took down FIU's Helene Thelle and Natalia Giron 21-9 behind the blocking of Sanchez.

"It has been an awesome year," Sanchez said. "There has been so many changes to our lineup and so many different things happening. We were finally able to come together. Macy and I were able to come together as a pair and it was amazing to get better through this tournament. I think getting through that last match was a testament to the whole team and how hard we work."

Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire clinched the Conference Championship for the Noles on court two as too won in straight sets. They caged the Panthers as they came back in the second set to win. The Seminole duo won the first set 21-16, but were down late in the second set 18-16. Paranagua and Freire went on a 5-1 run capped with a Paranagua kill to give the Noles a 3-0 lead and their second consecutive CCSA conference championship.

The Noles No. 2 Duo of Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire earned tournament MVP Honors while Katie Horton and Francesca Goncalves were named to the all-tournament team.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 10 Florida International 0
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) vs. Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca (FIU) 17-21, 16-17 dnf
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Katie Friesen/Taija Thomas (FIU) 21-16, 21-19
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Natalia Giron/Helene Thelle (FIU) 21-19, 21-9
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) vs. Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan (FIU) 21-15, 10-19 dnf
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Estefanie Bethancour/Anabela Sataric (FIU) 21-12, 21-6


HAWAII 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/05/2017, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Splits Matches On Day 1 at NCAA Championship.
Florida State defeated South Carolina 3-0 and fell to Hawaii 3-1.

GULF SHORES, AL – Fourth-seeded Florida State began the quest for its first national title on Friday by rebounding from an early loss to take down South Carolina, 3-0, on day one of the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. The Noles lost their first match of the day to fifth-seeded Hawaii, 3-1, before regrouping to defeat the eighth-seeded Gamecocks to move on to day two of the double-elimination national championship tournament.

Florida State will get back into action on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT against second-seeded UCLA. The winner of the Seminoles and the Bruins will go on to take on the winner of LSU and Hawaii. The loser of Florida State vs. UCLA will be eliminated.

“We came out this morning thinking Hawaii was just going to give it to us, but they were definitely ready to play,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “They have great coaches and we needed to be a little bit tougher and more aggressive, which we were able to do against a good South Carolina team.”

After the disappointing loss to Hawaii in the morning, the Garnet and Gold got back on the sand to take on conference foe South Carolina on a very windy afternoon.

“We were definitely frustrated we could not come out a little stronger,” said junior Vanessa Freire. “The wind is a great equalizer. We had to refocus and get ready for our second match. We wanted to get that win and we got it to move on to tomorrow.”

Florida State jumped out to a quick start against the Gamecocks in the first set leading on four of the five courts. The Seminoles were able to maintain control and take set one on four courts.

On court two, juniors Victoria Paranagua and Freire we able to capture the first point of the match after falling to Hawaii earlier in the day. The duo won in straight sets, 21-17, 21-19. They were quickly followed by graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman who captured the Noles second point in a 25-23, 21-17 straight set victory on court one. Andrew carried the Florida State defense as she was able to come away with seven blocks in the match.

“It was exciting for Tory and I to get the win against South Carolina, especially since we got off to a slow start,” said Freire. “We cleaned it up and did everything we needed to do. We were crisp and Tory picked up my slack when she needed to.”

On courts three, four and five the matches all went to three sets.

There was a race to the finish on these three courts as they all came down to the wire. On court three, senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger were able to finish before everyone else as they won 21-14, 17-21, 15-13.

The Noles were not as fortunate earlier in the day as they stepped onto the sand during a brisk Friday morning to begin their sixth national championship event. The Garnet and Gold got out to a slow start as they trailed on four of the five courts early in set one. They bounced back and took set one on three different courts.

Florida State took the first point of the match on court five as redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella defeated Hawaii in straight sets, 21-14, 22-20. The Rainbow Wahine answered with a straight set win of their own on court one. Florida State’s No. 1 pair of Andrew and Kuhlman fell to Hawaii’s duo of Tucker and Martin, 21-15, 21-14.

Hawaii captured its second point of the match as they won on court four. FSU’s No. 4 pair of redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves fell in the first set 21-14, but were able to win the second set, 21-16, to force a third set. The Seminoles were tied 3-3 in the third before Hawaii went on a 6-2 run to give the Rainbow Wahine a 9-5 advantage. Hawaii went on to take set three 15-9.

The match came down to courts 2 and 3 as both were sent to a third set. On court two, Paranagua and Freire fell into a hole early as they were down 5-0. On court three at the same time Sanchez and Jerger were in a battle of their own. They jumped out to an early 10-6 lead before Hawaii stormed back and tied it up at 13-13. While the two teams were exchanging points on court three, Paranagua and Jerger fought their way back on court two to get it within one, 14-13. The Rainbow Wahine proved to be too much for the Seminoles as they won 15-13 on court two to take the match 3-1.

No. 1: Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker (UH) d. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) 21-15, 21-14
No. 2: Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor (UH) d. Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 16-21, 21-18, 15-13
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) vs. Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver (UH) 23-21, 19-21 dnf
No. 4: Ari Homayun/Carly Kan (UH) d. Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) 21-14, 16-21, 15-9
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) d. Amy Ozee/Hannah Zalopany (UH) 21-14, 22-20


FLORIDA STATE 3, SOUTH CAROLINA 0
05/05/2017, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Splits Matches On Day 1 at NCAA Championship.
Florida State defeated South Carolina 3-0 and fell to Hawaii 3-1.

GULF SHORES, AL – Fourth-seeded Florida State began the quest for its first national title on Friday by rebounding from an early loss to take down South Carolina, 3-0, on day one of the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. The Noles lost their first match of the day to fifth-seeded Hawaii, 3-1, before regrouping to defeat the eighth-seeded Gamecocks to move on to day two of the double-elimination national championship tournament.

Florida State will get back into action on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT against second-seeded UCLA. The winner of the Seminoles and the Bruins will go on to take on the winner of LSU and Hawaii. The loser of Florida State vs. UCLA will be eliminated.

“We came out this morning thinking Hawaii was just going to give it to us, but they were definitely ready to play,” Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. “They have great coaches and we needed to be a little bit tougher and more aggressive, which we were able to do against a good South Carolina team.”

After the disappointing loss to Hawaii in the morning, the Garnet and Gold got back on the sand to take on conference foe South Carolina on a very windy afternoon.

“We were definitely frustrated we could not come out a little stronger,” said junior Vanessa Freire. “The wind is a great equalizer. We had to refocus and get ready for our second match. We wanted to get that win and we got it to move on to tomorrow.”

Florida State jumped out to a quick start against the Gamecocks in the first set leading on four of the five courts. The Seminoles were able to maintain control and take set one on four courts.

On court two, juniors Victoria Paranagua and Freire we able to capture the first point of the match after falling to Hawaii earlier in the day. The duo won in straight sets, 21-17, 21-19. They were quickly followed by graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman who captured the Noles second point in a 25-23, 21-17 straight set victory on court one. Andrew carried the Florida State defense as she was able to come away with seven blocks in the match.

“It was exciting for Tory and I to get the win against South Carolina, especially since we got off to a slow start,” said Freire. “We cleaned it up and did everything we needed to do. We were crisp and Tory picked up my slack when she needed to.”

On courts three, four and five the matches all went to three sets.

There was a race to the finish on these three courts as they all came down to the wire. On court three, senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger were able to finish before everyone else as they won 21-14, 17-21, 15-13.

The Noles were not as fortunate earlier in the day as they stepped onto the sand during a brisk Friday morning to begin their sixth national championship event. The Garnet and Gold got out to a slow start as they trailed on four of the five courts early in set one. They bounced back and took set one on three different courts.

Florida State took the first point of the match on court five as redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella defeated Hawaii in straight sets, 21-14, 22-20. The Rainbow Wahine answered with a straight set win of their own on court one. Florida State’s No. 1 pair of Andrew and Kuhlman fell to Hawaii’s duo of Tucker and Martin, 21-15, 21-14.

Hawaii captured its second point of the match as they won on court four. FSU’s No. 4 pair of redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves fell in the first set 21-14, but were able to win the second set, 21-16, to force a third set. The Seminoles were tied 3-3 in the third before Hawaii went on a 6-2 run to give the Rainbow Wahine a 9-5 advantage. Hawaii went on to take set three 15-9.

The match came down to courts 2 and 3 as both were sent to a third set. On court two, Paranagua and Freire fell into a hole early as they were down 5-0. On court three at the same time Sanchez and Jerger were in a battle of their own. They jumped out to an early 10-6 lead before Hawaii stormed back and tied it up at 13-13. While the two teams were exchanging points on court three, Paranagua and Jerger fought their way back on court two to get it within one, 14-13. The Rainbow Wahine proved to be too much for the Seminoles as they won 15-13 on court two to take the match 3-1.

No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith (SC) 25-23, 21-17
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Ali Denney/Shannon Williams (SC) 21-17, 21-19
No. 3: Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) d. Macie Tendrich/Katie Zimmerman (SC) 21-14, 17-21, 15-13
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) vs. Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder (SC) 18-21, 21-16 dnf
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) vs. Franky Harrison/Jade Vitt (SC) 21-19, 17-21 dnf


FLORIDA STATE 3, UCLA 1
05/06/2017, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championship.
The Noles defeated No. 2 seed UCLA 3-1, but their thrilling comeback fell short against Hawaii in Gulf Shores.

GULF SHORES, AL - After upsetting second-seeded UCLA, 3-1, on Saturday morning, Florida State's thrilling comeback attempt came up just short against fifth-seeded Hawaii. The Seminoles narrowly finished fourth at the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship.

It marks the fifth top-four finish at the national championship in six trips for the Seminoles.

Trailing 2-0, Florida State won a pair of three-set matches to tie the dual 2-2 against the Rainbow Wahine in the battle to make the final day of the national tournament. The final point came down to court five where Hawaii eliminated the Noles in an epic third set, 27-25, to give the Rainbow Wahine the 3-2 victory.

"We had an amazing season and to come in fourth at nationals is not a bad way to end it," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "This is why I love beach volleyball in college because it's a true team sport and it always comes down to one game and it could have gone either way. Hats off to Hawaii and congrats to them, but it hurts for us."

Florida State finished the 2017 season with a 29-9 record, the second most wins in a season behind the 32 wins from a year ago.

After a very windy first day of the championship, the Noles stepped onto the beach on a mild Saturday afternoon against the Bruins.

The Garnet and Gold got out to a slow start as they trailed on three of the five courts midway into the first set. Florida State was able to turn it around and take set one on three different courts.

The Bruins were able to capture the first point of the match as they took court three in straight sets. The UCLA duo of Torrey Van Winden and Elise Zappia defeated FSU's senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger, 21-13, 21-13.

The Noles fought back and made sure that would be the only point UCLA gained as they won three straight points to take the match 3-1.

Florida State gathered its first point on court four as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves won in straight sets, 21-18, 21-18, for their first win of the weekend. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire broke the 1-1 tie as they won their match in three sets, 21-18, 16-21, 15-10.

The match came down to courts one and five as the Noles trailed on both. The Seminoles' No. 1 pair of graduate Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman were down 12-10 in the third set, but were able to come back and tie it up at 14-14. While court one was battling, FSU's pair of redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella were trying to make a comeback of their own down 13-9.

Andrew and Kuhlman exchanged points with the McNamara twins of UCLA until they took the lead 16-15, and then put them away 17-15 to take the match 3-1.

"I had no idea that was to win the game until I turned around and saw the whole team running towards us," Andrew said. "It was such a great feeling."

This marked the first time all season that Florida State had beaten the second-ranked Bruins.

The Seminoles' season came to an end as they lost to Hawaii for the second time this weekend.

The Noles were down 2-0 early and battled back to tie it up before the exciting match on court five.

Hawaii grabbed the first point of the match on court four as they defeated Horton and Goncalves in straight sets, 21-14, 22-20. The Rainbow Wahine expanded their lead to two as they beat Sanchez and Jerger on court three, 21-16, 20-22, 15-7.

The Seminoles had fight in them as they came back and tied it up at 2-2. Paranagua and Freire lost the first set, but came back take the last two. The duo went back and forth with Hawaii until they pulled away and took the third set 15-13 to get the Noles within one.

On court one, Andrew and Kuhlman were also in a third set battling to keep the Garnet and Gold alive. They were down 7-4 early in the third set, but fought back to tie it up at 9-9. The pair was finally able to get ahead and take down Hawaii's pair of Morgan Martin and Mikayla Tucker, 17-15, behind Andrew's seven blocks.

With the match tied 2-2 everyone's attention turned to court five between Florida State's Luke and Torruella and Hawaii's Amy Ozee and Hannah Zalopany. The pairs were exchanging points from the start and no one could get an advantage. Hawaii was finally able to pull it out in the end as the set to 15 got extended and the Rainbow Wahine pulled out a 27-25 third set victory.

The Noles show no signs of slowing down heading into the 2018 season under Niles. FSU returns eight players who started in the national championship and lose only three players off the CCSA Champions.

Andrew, Kuhlman, Paranagua and Freire will all continue their season next week as they will be competing in the USA Volleyball Collegiate Pairs Tournament. The two teams will compete against a field of 24 teams in Hermosa Beach, Calif. with a chance of making the USA Collegiate National Team.

No. 4 Florida State 3, No. 2 UCLA 1
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) 21-19, 16-21, 17-15
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Kamila Tan/Madi Yeomans (UCLA) 21-18, 16-21, 15-10
No. 3: Torrey Van Winden/Elise Zappia (UCLA) d. Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-13, 21-13
No. 4: Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) d. Jordan Anderson/Izzy Carey (UCLA) 21-18, 21-18
No. 5: Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) vs. Lily Justine/Savvy Simo (UCLA) 20-22, 21-19, 11-14


HAWAII 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/06/2017, NCAA, Gulf Shores, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beach Volleyball Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championship.
The Noles defeated No. 2 seed UCLA 3-1, but their thrilling comeback fell short against Hawaii in Gulf Shores.

GULF SHORES, AL - After upsetting second-seeded UCLA, 3-1, on Saturday morning, Florida State's thrilling comeback attempt came up just short against fifth-seeded Hawaii. The Seminoles narrowly finished fourth at the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship.

It marks the fifth top-four finish at the national championship in six trips for the Seminoles.

Trailing 2-0, Florida State won a pair of three-set matches to tie the dual 2-2 against the Rainbow Wahine in the battle to make the final day of the national tournament. The final point came down to court five where Hawaii eliminated the Noles in an epic third set, 27-25, to give the Rainbow Wahine the 3-2 victory.

"We had an amazing season and to come in fourth at nationals is not a bad way to end it," Florida State head coach Brooke Niles said. "This is why I love beach volleyball in college because it's a true team sport and it always comes down to one game and it could have gone either way. Hats off to Hawaii and congrats to them, but it hurts for us."

Florida State finished the 2017 season with a 29-9 record, the second most wins in a season behind the 32 wins from a year ago.

After a very windy first day of the championship, the Noles stepped onto the beach on a mild Saturday afternoon against the Bruins.

The Garnet and Gold got out to a slow start as they trailed on three of the five courts midway into the first set. Florida State was able to turn it around and take set one on three different courts.

The Bruins were able to capture the first point of the match as they took court three in straight sets. The UCLA duo of Torrey Van Winden and Elise Zappia defeated FSU's senior Sierra Sanchez and sophomore Macy Jerger, 21-13, 21-13.

The Noles fought back and made sure that would be the only point UCLA gained as they won three straight points to take the match 3-1.

Florida State gathered its first point on court four as redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves won in straight sets, 21-18, 21-18, for their first win of the weekend. Juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire broke the 1-1 tie as they won their match in three sets, 21-18, 16-21, 15-10.

The match came down to courts one and five as the Noles trailed on both. The Seminoles' No. 1 pair of graduate Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman were down 12-10 in the third set, but were able to come back and tie it up at 14-14. While court one was battling, FSU's pair of redshirt junior Hailey Luke and redshirt freshman Eva Torruella were trying to make a comeback of their own down 13-9.

Andrew and Kuhlman exchanged points with the McNamara twins of UCLA until they took the lead 16-15, and then put them away 17-15 to take the match 3-1.

"I had no idea that was to win the game until I turned around and saw the whole team running towards us," Andrew said. "It was such a great feeling."

This marked the first time all season that Florida State had beaten the second-ranked Bruins.

The Seminoles' season came to an end as they lost to Hawaii for the second time this weekend.

The Noles were down 2-0 early and battled back to tie it up before the exciting match on court five.

Hawaii grabbed the first point of the match on court four as they defeated Horton and Goncalves in straight sets, 21-14, 22-20. The Rainbow Wahine expanded their lead to two as they beat Sanchez and Jerger on court three, 21-16, 20-22, 15-7.

The Seminoles had fight in them as they came back and tied it up at 2-2. Paranagua and Freire lost the first set, but came back take the last two. The duo went back and forth with Hawaii until they pulled away and took the third set 15-13 to get the Noles within one.

On court one, Andrew and Kuhlman were also in a third set battling to keep the Garnet and Gold alive. They were down 7-4 early in the third set, but fought back to tie it up at 9-9. The pair was finally able to get ahead and take down Hawaii's pair of Morgan Martin and Mikayla Tucker, 17-15, behind Andrew's seven blocks.

With the match tied 2-2 everyone's attention turned to court five between Florida State's Luke and Torruella and Hawaii's Amy Ozee and Hannah Zalopany. The pairs were exchanging points from the start and no one could get an advantage. Hawaii was finally able to pull it out in the end as the set to 15 got extended and the Rainbow Wahine pulled out a 27-25 third set victory.

The Noles show no signs of slowing down heading into the 2018 season under Niles. FSU returns eight players who started in the national championship and lose only three players off the CCSA Champions.

Andrew, Kuhlman, Paranagua and Freire will all continue their season next week as they will be competing in the USA Volleyball Collegiate Pairs Tournament. The two teams will compete against a field of 24 teams in Hermosa Beach, Calif. with a chance of making the USA Collegiate National Team.

No. 5 Hawaii 3, No. 4 Florida State 2
No. 1: Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) d. Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker (UH) 21-14, 15-21, 17-15
No. 2: Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) d. Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor (UH) 18-21, 21-19, 15-12
No. 3: Emily Maglio/Laurel Weaver (UH) d. Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-16, 20-22, 15-7
No. 4: Ari Homayun/Carly Kan (UH) d. Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton (FSU) 21-14, 22-20
No. 5: Amy Ozee/Hannah Zalopany (UH) d. Hailey Luke/Eva Torruella (FSU) 21-17, 18-21, 27-25