Ashlan Cunningham (L) and Julia Lewkowicz (R) won both of their matches in straight sets on Saturday.

Women's Beach Volleyball

Sandy Owls Sweep Day One of the Gulf Coast Beach Volleyball Bash

March 11, 2017

Final Stats

GULF SHORES, Ala. - The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team won both of its matches at the Gulf Coast Beach Volleyball Bash on Saturday. The Owls defeated Tulane 3-2 and New Orleans 5-0.

Match 1 vs. Tulane

Carly Scarborough and Maja Ristic lost the first set in their exhibition match, but rallied to force a third set, before falling 15-7. Nicole Grant and Nicole Navarro won a hotly contested match in straight sets at no. 4. On the no. 5 court, Ashlan Cunningham and Julia Lewkowicz also won in straight sets. Jessalyn Kinlaw and Megan Rice swept their match at no. 1. Gabrielle Dischler and Candace Lacour cruised to a 21-8 win in the first set, but the Tulane duo recovered to win the match at no. 3. Brittany Pellitteri and Jazmine Barker won the first set at no. 2 21-12, but lost the third set.

Florida Atlantic 3, Tulane 2

  1. Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice (FAU) def. Maddie Mertz/Lan Nguyen (Tulane) 21-10, 23-21
  2. Tea Juric/Kaylie McHugh (Tulane) def. Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 12-21, 21-15, 15-7
  3. Hannah Holmes/Sarah Strasner (Tulane) def. Gabby Dischler/Candace Lacour (FAU) 8-21, 21-18, 16-14
  4. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) def. Tarin Mergener/Briana Correa (Tulane) 23-21, 21-18
  5. Julia Lewkowicz/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) def. Christina McAfee/Annie Shurtz (Tulane) 21-17, 22-20

Ext. Lindsey Huber/Anna Chin (Tulane) def. Maja Ristic/Carly Scarborough (FAU) 21-15, 10-21, 15-7.

Match 2 vs. New Orleans

The Owls had relatively easy wins on the four remaining courts, sweeping all of them in straight sets.

Florida Atlantic 5, New Orleans 0

  1. Megan Rice/Jessalynn Kinlaw (FAU) def. Cara Sander/Victoria Corcoran (UNO) 21-16, 21-13
  2. Brittany Pelletteri/Jazmine Barker (FAU) def. Veronica Corcoran/Blessing Dunn (UNO) 21-3, 21-17
  3. Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour (FAU) def. Brook Frank/Rachel Kuhn (UNO) 21-11, 21-8
  4. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) def. Lauren Levy/Brianna Vega (UNO) 21-9, 21-14
  5. Julia Lewkowski/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) def. Samantha Uline/Karly Baker (UNO) 21-8, 21-7

Upcoming

The Owls will wrap up the Gulf Coast Beach Volleyball Bash on Sunday.

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