February 27, 2018 - by
Goncalves and Putt Garner VolleyMob Pair of the Week Honors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After clinching all four victories for FSU in the team’s opening weekend, sophomore Francesca Goncalves and redshirt sophomore Sara Putt will take home the first individual honors of the 2018 season.

At the No. 3 position, the pair knocked off all four of their opponents with three straight-set victories and one three-set comeback win. Goncalves/Putt were also credited with the third team point in each match, clinching all four wins for the Seminoles.

Goncalves, the reigning CCSA Freshman of the Year, went 29-7 in 2017, playing on the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 lines. She went 12-3 at No. 2, 3-0 at No. 3, 13-4 at No. 4 and 1-0 at No. 5.

Putt, an All-American transfer from Stetson, enters her first year with the team in 2018. The 2016 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and half of the league’s Pair of the Year with Vendy Strakova redshirted the 2017 season. The AVCA All-American went 32-3 at the No. 1 position for the Hatters in 2016.

FSU was one of only two AVCA Top 5 teams alongside Southern California to remain undefeated after the first weekend of play, and the team’s 4-0 record stands as the best in the CCSA after opening weekend.

 

Goncalves/Putt Results – Stetson Spring Fling

  • Feb. 23 – #4 FSU def. #16 Florida Atlantic, 5-0
    • Goncalves/Putt def. Nicole Navarro/Nicole Grant, 21-16, 21-19
  • Feb 23 – #4 FSU def. #8 South Carolina, 4-1
    • Goncalves/Putt def. Leah Perri/Macie Tendrich, 21-14, 21-15
  • Feb 24 – #4 FSU def. #12 Georgia State, 4-1
    • Goncalves/Putt def. Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson, 21-14, 21-15
  • Feb 24 – #4 FSU def. #15 Stetson, 4-1
    • Goncalves/Putt def. Rachel Noble/Samantha Harria, 19-21, 22-20, 15-13

 

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