March 19, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 19¬, 2016) â€" The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball split its two matches at the Carolina Classic on Sunday. The Owls (4-2) swept Jacksonville State in their first match, before falling to host South Carolina in their second match. FAU dominated JSU 5-0 in their first match of the day.
The Owls thoroughly outclassed the Gamecocks, winning all five matches in straight sets. JSU only scored in double figures in two sets, on courts two and three.
The Owls lost to South Carolina 3-2 in the final match of the day. On the exhibition court, Jazmine Barker and Nicole Navarro won the first set 21-14 and fought hard in the third set, but fell 15-13. At no. 5, Julia Lewkowicz and Ashlan Cunningham completed an impressive day with a 23-21, 21-10 sweep over the Gamecock duo. On court no. 4, Nicole Grant and Natalie Fraley lost a pair of competitive sets by matching 21-18 scores. The Gamecock duo of Macie Tendrich and Katie Reilly defeated Andrea Galinis and Chelsey Tekavec 21-18, 21-16 at no. 3. USC clinched the match with a 21-18, 21-17 win at no. 2. The Owls' top duo of Gabrielle Dischler and Delaney Clesen won their match in straight sets, 21-18, 21-13.
FAU wraps up action at the Carolina Classic on Sunday when they play ULM and North Florida at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.
FAU-JSU Match Results
#1 Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) def. Hannah Kirk/Charis Ludtke (JSU) 21-6, 21-4
#2 Andrea Galinis/Chelsey Tekavec (FAU) def. Ashley Clingan/Mackenzie Rombach (JSU) 21-7, 21-13
#3 Heather Weiss/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) def. Kira Hahn-Ventrell/Allison Zuhlke (JSU) 21-7, 21-15 #4 Ashlan Cunningham/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) def. Anna O'Leary/Amanda Eberle (JSU) 21-8, 21-3 #5 Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) def. Jordan Moorer/Hope Gaskin (JSU) 21-4, 21-4
FAU-USC Match Results
#1 Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) def. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (USC) 21-18, 21-13
#2 Heather Weiss/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) lost to Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (USC) 21-18, 21-17 #3 Andrea Galinis/Chelsey Tekavec (FAU) lost to Macie Tendrich/Katie Reilly (USC) 21-18, 21-16
#4 Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) lost to Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood (USC) 21-18, 21-18
#5 Ashlan Cunningham/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) def. Erin Neuenfeldt/Katie McCormick (USC) 23-21, 21-10
Exh. Jazmine Barker/Nicole Navarro (FAU) lost to Litsa Darby/Lauren Percy (USC) 14-21, 21-13, 15-13