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

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 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)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  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)

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
 
N
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Columbia, SC
 
03/25
 
A
SOUTH CAROLINA  
03/26
 
N
STETSON
Columbia, SC
 
03/26
 
N
GEORGIA STATE
Columbia, SC
 
03/31
 
N
ARIZONA STATE
Miami, Fl
 
03/31
 
A
FL INTERNATIONAL  
04/01
 
N
TULANE
Miami, Fl
 
04/02
 
N
NEW ORLEANS
Miami, Fl
 
04/07
 
H
TEXAS CHRISTIAN  
04/08
 
H
SOUTH CAROLINA  
04/08
 
H
FLORIDA ATLANTIC  
04/14
 
H
PEPPERDINE  
04/15
 
H
FL INTERNATIONAL  
04/15
 
H
PEPPERDINE  
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    8- 4     0- 0     3- 0     5- 4


Results                                       Highest   vs         Tie
Name                                            Rank   Rank  CCSV Break  Tournaments   1     2     3     4     5    Nat  Total
--------------------------------------------- ------- ----- ----- -----  ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman                                        1-2                3-6                                 3-6
Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez                                        0-1                0-2   0-1                           0-3
Ali Eager/Hailey Luke                                              1-0                                        2-1         2-1
Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke                                         1-0                                  2-0   1-1         3-1
Nikki Esposito/Eva Torruella                                                                                  0-1         0-1
Vanessa Freire/Francesa Goncalves                                  2-2                      5-2                           5-2
Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman                                      1-1                0-1   1-1                           1-2
Vanessa Freire/Victoria Paranagua                                  1-0                      2-0                           2-0
Francesa Goncalves/Katie Horton                                    4-0                                  4-0               4-0
Francesa Goncalves/Macy Jerger                                                                    1-0                     1-0
Katie Horton/Molly McBain                                          1-1                                  0-1   2-1         2-2
Katie Horton/Eva Torruella                                         1-1                                        2-1         2-1
Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua                                     3-1                            9-1                     9-1
Macy Jerger/Sierra Sanchez                                                                        1-0                     1-0
Hailey Luke/Sierra Sanchez                                         1-0                                  2-1               2-1
Molly McBain/Sierra Sanchez                                        1-0                                  1-1               1-1

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        

Bozena Culo
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------

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   

Breana Edwards
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------

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        

Vanessa Freire
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
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  

Francesa Goncalves
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
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   

Katie Horton
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
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   

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

Macy Jerger
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
03/04/2017            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        

Brooke Kuhlman
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
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  

Hailey Luke
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------
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   

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   

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        

Danielle Pennington
Doubles          Opp
  Date     Rank Rank Pos Partner                   Opponent                                 School               W-L Score
---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- --------------------

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        

Julia Thompson
Doubles          Opp
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Eva Torruella
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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 


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