GULF SHORES, Ala. – On Friday, May 3rd, the Florida State beach volleyball team begins play in the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship as the No. 3 seed. The Seminoles went 28-5 this season and earned their fourth straight CCSA title.
FSU opens play against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Friday at 12:00 pm CT (1 pm EST). Florida State leads the series against Cal Poly 2-0 including a 4-1 win at home earlier this season. The Seminoles will play a second match tomorrow, with the time depending on their first match result.
he Seminoles enter the NCAA Championship on a 12-match win streak and are one of just two programs in the nation (along with Pepperdine) to have played in every AVCA Championship (2012-15) and NCAA Championship (2016-18). Florida State is also the only program in the country to win four straight conference titles.
FSU saw 16 opponents ranked in the AVCA Top-10 this season and came away with 11 wins. The Seminoles did not lose to a team currently ranked lower than fourth in the polls and posted sweeps in 12 matches this season without being swept once. They earned sweeps in six of their last eight matches including a 3-0 sweep of LSU in the CCSA Championship match.
Friday, May 3 – All times are eastern
Match 1: USC vs. Stetson – 10:00 am (ESPNU)
Match 2: LSU vs. Pepperdine – 11:00 am (ESPNU)
Match 3: Hawaii vs. UCLA – 1:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 4: Florida State vs. Cal Poly – Noon (ESPNU)
Match 5: TBD vs. TBD – 2:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 6: TBD vs. TBD – 3:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 7: TBD vs. TBD – 4:00 pm (ESPNU)
Match 8: TBD vs. TBD – 5:00 pm (ESPNU)
Saturday, May 4 – All times are eastern
Elimination Bracket – Second Round
Match 9: TBD vs. TBD – 2:00 pm (ESPN2)
Match 10: TBD vs. TBD – 3:00 pm (ESPN2)
Third Round – Semifinal
Match 11: TBD vs. TBD – 4:00 pm (ESPN2)
Elimination Bracket – Third Round
Match 12: TBD vs. TBD – 6:00 pm (ESPNU)
Sunday, May 5 – All times are eastern
Elimination Bracket – Final
Match 13: TBD vs. TBD – 10:30 pm (ESPN2)
National Championship – Final
Match 14: TBD vs. TBD – 2:00 pm (ESPN)
Match times are approximate, as matches will begin a minimum of 10 minutes after the conclusion of the previous match but no earlier than the stated time.
Order for Matches 9 and 10 will be determined at the conclusion of Match 8.
All broadcast times are Eastern. All time and networks are subject to change.
Florida State’s Lineup
No. 1 – Madison Fitzpatrick and Alaina Chacon
No. 2 – Sara Putt and Payton Rund
No. 3 – Brooke Kuhlman and Avery Poppinga
No. 4 – Payton Caffrey and Molly McBain
No. 5 – Macy Jerger and Kate Privett
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