March 14, 2015
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University sand volleyball team swept its first day at the UNF Sand Invitational with a pair of 3-2 victories on Saturday.
The Owls defeated the host Ospreys in their first match of the day. At no. 5, Lexi Rhein and Natalie Fraley won their match in straight sets, 21-14, 21-16. The two teams of Brittany Pellitteri and Andrea Galinis at no. 3 and Delaney Clesen and Alyssa Warren at no. 4 both needed three sets to defeat their respective opponents and clinch the match. Galinis and Pellitteri won a hard fought third set 15-13, while Clesen and Warren had to sweep the final two sets after dropping the first set, 21-16.
Gabrielle Dischler and Beth Shoaff claimed set one at no. 2 and fell just short in the second set, ultimately falling 15-9 in set number three. At no. 1, Mandy McIntosh and Chelsey Tekavec lost in two sets.
FAU defeated Jacksonville in its second match on Saturday. All five courts in the match were sweeps. Rhein and Fraley swept their second opponent of the day at no. 5, 21-15, 21-19. Warren and Clesen had to put in extra work to clinch the second set at no. 4, 23-21. Pellitteri and Galinis won two competitive sets at no. 3, 21-19, 21-18 to clinch the match.
FAU will take finish action at UNF Sand Volleyball on Sunday. They will face Georgia State and South Carolina.
FAU-UNF Match Results
#1 Cari Whitmire/Cameron McGuire (UNF) def. Chelsey Tekavec/Mandi McIntosh (FAU) 21-14, 21-9
#2 Tessa Alyman/Jess Kinlaw (UNF) def. Beth Shoaff/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 12-21, 22-20, 15-9
#3 Andrea Galinis/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) def. Tanner Garbutt/Julie Tremblay (UNF) 21-18, 17-21, 15-13
#4 Alyssa Warren/Delaney Clesen (FAU) def. Ebony Gunn/Emily Davanzo (UNF) 16-21, 21-15, 15-11
#5 Lexi Rhein/Natalie Fraley (FAU) def. Kimberly Ferguson/Ambre Desaulnay (UNF) 21-14, 21-16
FAU-JU Match Results
#1 Kelly Koop/Sammie Strausbaugh (JU) def. Chelsey Tekavec/Savannah Hicks (FAU) 21-14, 21-15
#2 Emily Laskelle/Maya Prestes (JU) def. Beth Shoaff/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 22-20, 21-17
#3 Andrea Galinis/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) def. Lauren Gresham/Mackenzie Swann (JU) 21-19, 21-18
#4 Alyssa Warren/Delaney Clesen (FAU) def. Cristina Finan/Jizzy Gerualdo (JU) 21-12, 23-21
#5 Lexi Rhein/Natalie Fraley (FAU) def. Olga Nushtayeva/Shelby Babowicz (JU) 21-15, 21-19