Ashlan Cunningham and the Owls split their opening day at the Stetson Spring Fling on Friday.

Women's Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Splits Opening Day at Stetson Spring Fling

Feb. 23, 2018

FAU-FSU Final Stats
FAU-Eckerd Final Stats

DELAND, Fla. -The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team opened its 2018 season at the Stetson Spring Fling on Friday. The Sandy Owls lost to no. 4 Florida State in their first match, but nipped Eckerd College 3-2 in their second match.

Match 1 vs. Florida State

The Seminoles won four of the five scoring courts in straight sets. On the no. 1 court, Jessalyn Kinlaw and Gabrielle Dischler won the second set 21-17 to force a third set, but dropped the decisive frame 15-6 to clinch the sweep. FSU also swept the exhibition court.

Florida State 5, Florida Atlantic 0

  1. Macy Jerger/Tory Paranagua (FSU) def. Jessalyn Kinlaw/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 21-12, 17-21, 15-6
  2. Brooke Kuhlman/Vanessa Freire (FSU) def. Carly Scarborough/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-16, 23-21
  3. Francesca Goncalves/Sara Putt (FSU) def. Nicole Navarro/Nicole Grant (FAU) 21-16, 21-19
  4. Hailey Luke/Katie Horton (FSU) def. Mackenzie Morris/Erica Brok (FAU) 21-14, 21-18
  5. Molly McBain/Eva Torruella (FSU) def. Kaila Dorish/Ashlan Cunningham (FAU) 21-10, 21-17

Ext. Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick (FSU) def. Jazmine Barker/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 21-18, 21-19

Order of Finish: 4,5,3,2,1

Match 2 vs. Eckerd College

Dischler and Kinlaw won their match at no. 1 21-17, 21-15. On the no. 5 court, Ashlan Cunningham and Kaila Dorish were victorious in three sets to give FAU a 2-0 lead. Eckerd rallied, winning on both courts two and three to level the score at 2-2. The match then came down to court four, where Mackenzie Morris and Erica Brok scored a decisive 21-6, 21-10 decision to clinch the match for FAU.

­­­FAU 3, Eckerd 2

  1. Gabrielle Dischler/Jessalyn Kinlaw (FAU) def. Savanna Cary/Mackenzie Redner (EC) 21-17, 21-15
  2. Madison Whiting/Arielle Erillo (EC) def. Carly Scarborough/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-16, 21-18
  3. Paula Hoffmann/Kaitlyn Sibson (EC) def. Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) 21-13, 21-18
  4. Mackenzie Morris/Erica Brok (FAU) def. Rachel Cornatzer/Stephanie Bogda (EC) 21-6, 21-10
  5. Ashlan Cunningham/Kaila Dorish (FAU) def. Abbie O'Ferrell/Jordan Duffy (EC) 21-7, 14-21, 15-10


FAU Head Coach Capri Grotowski

"We've still got some work to do, but (today) was a good start to the season.


The Owls conclude action at the Stetson Spring Fling on Saturday against South Carolina and Georgia State. Live stats will be available at

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