April 21, 2018
EMERSON, Ga. - The Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team split day two at the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) tournament on Saturday. FAU defeated UNC-Wilmington 3-2, then lost to #8 LSU 4-1.
Match 1 vs. UNC-Wilmington
Brittany Pellitteri and Julia Lewkowicz fell in straight sets at no. 5. Nicole Navarro and Kaila Dorish swept on court four to even the score. Gabrielle Dischler and Jessalyn Kinlaw took a 21-12, 21-13 straight set win at no. 2 to put FAU up 2-1. The Seahawks eked out a 15-12 set three win on court one to tie the match. Erica Brok and Mackenzie Morris overcame an 18-21 loss in the first set, completing the rally with a 15-12 win in set three to clinch the match.
#18 Florida Atlantic 3, UNC-Wilmington 2
- Nicole Lott/Maddy Kline (UNCW) def. Carly Scarborough/Amanda Silva (FAU) 19-21, 21-13, 15-12
- Gabrielle Dischler/Jessalyn Kinlaw (FAU) def. JM Lewandowski/Brynn Montgomery (UNCW) 21-12, 21-13
- Erica Brok/Mackenzie Morris (FAU) def. Halle Hunt/Katie McCullough (UNCW) 18-21, 21-13, 15-12
- Nicole Navarro/Kaila Dorish (FAU) def. Raquel Rooney/Jaime Thomas (UNCW) 21-13, 21-16
- Courtney Mullinax/Sarah Kelly (UNCW) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 21-16, 21-17
Match 2 vs. #8 LSU
Pellitteri and Lewkowicz fell in straight sets at no. 5, as did Navarro and Dorish on court four and Silva and Scarbrough at no. 1. Dischler and Kinlaw took a thrilling first set 23-21 on court two before winning the second set 21-18 to complete the sweep. Brok and Morris earned a 21-13 win at no. 3, but couldn't stave off the Tigers' rally, ultimately falling 15-9 in the third set.
#8 LSU 4, #18 Florida Atlantic 1
- Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss (LSU) def. Carly Scarborough/Amanda Silva (FAU) 21-12, 21-10
- Jessalyn Kinlaw/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) def. Haleigh Nelson/Mandi Orellana (LSU) 23-21, 21-18
- Hunter Domanski/Olivia Powers (LSU) def. Erica Brok/Mackenzie Morris (FAU) 13-21, 21-16, 15-9
- Emmy Allen/Megan Davenport (LSU) def. Nicole Navarro/Kaila Dorish (FAU) 21-19, 22-20
- Riley Young/Maddie Ligon (LSU) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 21-15, 21-12
The Sandy Owls finish the season with an 18-15 dual match record. They will now wait and see if any pairs are selected to the National Pairs Championship.