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Sand Volleyball Wins a Pair

  • Chris Nee

    FSU release:

    The No. 3-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team grabbed a pair dual match victories on Friday at the Jacksonville University tournament, defeating UAB, 5-0, and Jacksonville, 4-1, at the Dolphin Beach Volleyball Complex.

    The Seminoles opened the day by routing the Blazers, winning each match but two in three sets.

    Sophomore Jace Pardon and senior Marija Milosavljevic (Court 2), freshman Julie Brown and sophomore Melanie Pavels (Court 3) and sophomore Stephanie Pellitteri and freshman Nina Pellitteri (Court 5) all swept their UAB opponents in two sets.

    FSU's No. 1 tandem of senior Fatma Yildirim and junior Aurora Davis and No. 4 pair of freshman Katherine Plessy and senior Mallory Kiley captured their victories in three sets.

    Following the sweep of UAB, Florida State took down the host Dolphins.

    Only Pardon and Milosavljevic lost to JU, falling in three sets on Court 1 to Taylor Nyquist and Sammie Strausbaugh.

    The Seminoles won on the four other courts as Yildirim and Davis (Court 2), Brown and Pavels (Court 3), the Pellitteri's (Court 4) and Kiley and Jeassica McGregor (Court 5) all snatched two-set victories.

    Florida State will face Jacksonville again at 12 p.m. on Saturday before wrapping up the tournament against Stetson at 2 p.m.

    For more information on the Florida State sand volleyball team, follow the Seminoles on Twitter at: @FSU_SVB.

    Results:

    Florida State 5, UAB 0
    Court 1 -
    FSU Fatma Yildirim/Aurora Davis def. UAB Kiriana Hirini/Bethany Thomas, 21-10, 21-23, 15-8
    Court 2 - FSU Jace Pardon/Marija Milosavljevic def. UAB Kirsten Gallagher/Ally Slaughter, 21-15, 21-17
    Court 3 - FSU Julie Brown/Melanie Pavels def. UAB Alison Woods/Sam Serby, 21-11, 21-13
    Court 4 - FSU Katherine Plessy/Mallory Kiley def. UAB Sarah Rishnell/Rachel Fairbanks, 21-18, 18-21, 15-12
    Court 5 - FSU Stephanie Pellitteri/Nina Pellitterri def. UAB Becca Howard/Kate Morrell, 21-9, 21-15

    Florida State 4, Jacksonville 1
    Court 1 -
    JU Taylor Nyquist/Sammie Strausbaugh def. FSU Jace Pardon/Marija Milosavljevic, 19-21, 21-19, 12-15
    Court 2 - FSU Fatma Yildirim/Aurora Davis def. JU Kendall Courtney/Niatha Cullen, 21-16, 21-17
    Court 3 - FSU Julie Brown/Melanie Pavels def. JU Gabriela Roman/Alyssa Robertson, 21-16/21-12
    Court 4 - FSU Stephanie Pellitteri/Nina Pellitterri def. JU Nicole Tepitz/Emily Laskell , 21-14, 21-7
    Court 5 - FSU Mallory Kiley/Jeassica McGregor def. JU Kylie Jacob/Thalya Pagan, 21-7, 21-8

    Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.

  • So far in following this young sport it looks like Coach Corso has done a great job of recruiting depth for our team. Our #1 and #2 opairs may not be as strong as some of the west coast counterparts but we are as good or better in our 3-5.