Women's Beach Volleyball

Sandy Owls Beat Tulane at FIU Surf and Turf Tournament

April 2, 2016

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team took part in the FIU Surf and Tournament on Saturday, defeating Tulane 3-2, before falling to #8 Georgia State 4-1 and #2 USC 5-0.
FAU defeated Tulane 3-2 in its first match of the day. Chelsey Tekavec and Andrea Galinis won their match at no. 3 in straight sets to put the Owls up 1-0. Brittany Pellitteri and Heather Weiss lost at no. 2 to even the match at 1-1. Delaney Clesen and Gabrielle Dischler recovered from a first set loss to win in three sets at no. 1. Natalie Fraley and Nicole Grant outlasted the Green Wave tandem at no. 4 to clinch the match for FAU. At no. 5, Nicole Navarro and Julia Lewkowicz won the first set and forced extra points in the third, but ultimately fell 21-19.
The Owls fell to no. 8 Georgia State 4-1 in their second match. Lewkowicz and Cunningham won on court five to avoid the sweep. FAU was swept by USC 5-0 in their final match.
FAU will participate in the Fiesta on Siesta Key tournament on April 8 and 9.
FAU-Tulane Match Results
FAU won 3-2
1. Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) def. Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner (TUL) 16-21, 21-13, 16-14 2. Lan Nguyen/Madeline Mertz (TUL) def. Heather Weiss/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 23-21, 21-13
3. Chelsey Tekavec/Andrea Galinis (FAU) def. Miah Diirell/Christina McAfee (TUL) 21-10, 21-18
4. Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) def. Sarah Strasner/Hannah Holmes (TUL) 21-15, 22-24, 15-12 5. Anna Chin/Briana Correa (TUL) def. Nicole Navarro/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 17-21, 21-18, 21-19

FAU-#8 Georgia State Match Results
GSU won 4-1
1. Jansen Button/Sara Olivova (GSU) def. Gabrielle Dischler/Delaney Clesen (FAU) 21-18, 21-14
2. Katelyn Rawls/Nina Interwies (GSU) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Heather Weiss (FAU) 21-14, 21-12
3. Milani Pickering/Delaney Rohan (GSU) def. Chelsey Tekavec/Andrea Galinis (FAU) 21-16, 21-18
4. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) def. Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) 21-17, 21-14
5. Julia Lewkowicz/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) def. Jessica Fourspring/Alexis Townsend (GSU) 21-15, 21-16

FAU-#2 USC Match Results
USC won 5-0
1. Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes (USC) def. Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 21-9, 21-10
2. Alexa Strange/Sophie Bukovec (USC) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Heather Weiss (FAU) 21-15, 21-11
3. Allie Wheeler/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Andrea Galinis/Chelsey Tekavec (FAU) 21-15, 21-16
4. Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Natalie Fraley/Nicole Grant (FAU) 21-17, 21-13
5. Katrina Kernochan/Terese Cannon (USC) def. Julia Lewkowicz/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) 21-9, 21-12

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