March 26, 2015
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University sand volleyball team played a double dual match versus Webber International on Thursday. The Owls won the first match 5-0 and won the second 4-1. It was senior day and Mandy McIntosh and Alyssa Warren were honored prior to the match.
In the first match, Mandy McIntosh and Beth Shoaff were forced to a third set on the number one court before winning the decisive set 15-9. At no. 2, Chelsey Tekavec and Alyssa Warren were also taken to a third set before clinching the match with a 15-11 victory. Delaney Clesen and Gabrielle Dischler took their match at no. 3 in straight sets.
Brittany Pellitteri and Andrea Galinis swept their match at no. 4, as did Lexi Rhein and Gabriella Pyle at no. 5, completing the sweep of the Warriors in the first match. Webber's only win of the day came at no. 3 during the second match, where Brittany Pellitteri and Andrea Galinis came up just short in the third set, 13-15. All four of FAU's wins came in straight sets, with Lexi Rhein and Gabriella Pyle having the easiest time, winning 21-8 and 21-6 at no. 4.
"We have gotten better since the season started and that showed today," said Capri Grotowski, FAU sand volleyball coach. "The real test will be to continue that improvement moving forward."
The Owls will take part in the FIU Surf and Turf Tournament beginning on Friday, April 3. Results and a recap of the tournament action will be available at fausports.com.
WIU-FAU Match 1 Results
#1 Beth Shoaff/Mandy McIntosh (FAU) won 21-19, 15-21, 15-7
#2 Chelsey Tekavec/Alyssa Warren (FAU) won 23-21, 13-21, 15-11
#3 Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) won 21-7, 21-10
#4 Andrea Galinis/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-8, 21-13
#5 Lexi Rhein/Gabriella Pyle (FAU) def. 21-10, 21-9
WIU-FAU Match 2 Results
#1 Chelsey Tekavec/Alyssa Warren (FAU) won 21-10, 21-8
#2 Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) won 21-7, 21-9
#3 Andrea Galinis/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) lost 15-21, 21-15, 15-13
#4 Lexi Rhein/Gabriella Pyle (FAU) won 21-8, 21-11
#5 Savannah Hicks/Natalie Fraley (FAU) won 21-7, 21-11