February 22, 2020 - by
Beach Continues The Perfect Start With Wins Over HBU, No. 9 Stetson and No. 16 TCU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The second-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (4-0) continued their fast start to the season with three wins, including a 4-1 win over No. 9 Stetson and a 5-0 win over No. 16 TCU.

The Seminoles have swept three of their four matches this season with 5-0 wins over Houston Baptist and TCU.

No. 2 Florida State vs. Houston Baptist

The Seminoles got the day started with their second sweep in as many matches against Houston Baptist. The Noles played the same five pairs that started the season.

Sophomore Kate Privett and freshman Maddie Anderson got things rolling for Florida State with a 21-10, 21-13 win on court three. Senior Molly McBain and junior Alaina Chacon quickly followed things up with a dominating 21-8, 21-9 win on court one. Senior Payton Caffrey and freshman Liz Waters-Leiga clinched the match for the Noles with a 21-10, 21-19 win on court four.

Sophomore Lexi McKeown and freshman Keara Rutz extended the lead to 4-0 with a 21-18, 21-18 win on court five. Juniors Alice Zeimann and Madison Fitzpatrick capped off the Seminoles’ first victory of the day with a 21-15, 21-19 win on court two.

No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 9 Stetson

Florida State earned their first ranked win of the regular season as they defeated No. 9 Stetson 4-1. The Seminoles had one change to the lineup as sophomore Jenna Johnson entered on court five.

Caffrey and Waters-Leiga improved to 3-0 as a pair as they won 21-15, 21-13 to get the Seminoles on the board. McBain and Chacon quickly followed suit earning a 21-14, 21-18 win on court one. Rutz and Johnson clinched it for the Noles with a 21-18, 21-13 win on court five.

Privett and Anderson extended the Seminole lead to 4-0 with a 22-20, 21-16 win on court three. The Seminoles then surrendered their first point of the season on court two as Zeimann and Fitzpatrick won the first set before losing the next two.

No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 16 TCU

Florida State continued its dominance in its final match of day two of the Seminole Beach Bash. FSU earned its third sweep of the season with a 5-0 win over No. 16 TCU.

Privett and Anderson continued to dominate, remaining perfect with a 21-15, 21-14 win on court three. Johnson and Rutz earned their second win as a pair with a 21-14, 21-13 win on court five to give the Noles a 2-0 lead. McBain and Chacon clinched the win with a 21-10, 21-17 win on court one for their fourth win together in the early season.

Fitzpatrick and Zeimann extended the lead to four with a 21-14, 21-15 win on court two. Caffrey and Waters-Leiga capped off the match with a three-set win on court four that saw the pair killing some shots in the final set on the way to a 15-8 win.

Florida State wraps up the Seminole Beach Bash tomorrow with three more matches. The Noles start the day at 10:30 am against No. 7 Cal Poly. They wrap up the tournament with back-to-back matches against South Carolina and Tampa at 3:30 pm and 4:45 pm.

All live stats and results for the Seminole Beach Battle are posted at: https://seminoles.com/2020-seminole-beach-bash/

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#2 Florida State 5, HBU 0

  1. Molly McBain/Alaina Chacon (FS) def. Tori Hinojosa/Danielle Okeke (HBU) 21-8, 21-9
  2. Madison Fitzpatrick/Alice Zeimann (FS) def. Natalie Bennett/Elsa Descamps (HBU) 21-15, 21-19
  3. Kate Privett/Maddie Anderson (FS) def. Kylie Bryan/Danielle Wheeler (HBU) 21-10, 21-13
  4. Payton Caffrey/Liz Waters-Leiga (FS) def. Lauren Huggins/Maddie Butters (HBU) 21-10, 21-19
  5. Keara Rutz/Lexi McKeown (FS) def. Brennan Miller/Amy Underdown (HBU) 21-18, 21-18

Match Notes:
Florida State 2-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,4,5,2);

#2 Florida State 4, #9 Stetson 1

  1. Molly McBain/Alaina Chacon (FS) def. Carly Perales/S. Helland-Hansen (STET) 21-14, 21-18
  2. Ana Costa/Kyce Martins (STET) def. Alice Zeimann/Madison Fitzpatrick (FS) 17-21, 21-12, 15-10
  3. Kate Privett/Maddie Anderson (FS) def. Yasmin Kuck/Shae Henson (STET) 22-20, 21-16
  4. Payton Caffrey/Liz Waters-Leiga (FS) def. Rebecca Ingram/Quinci Birker (STET) 21-15, 21-13
  5. Keara Rutz/Jenna Johnson (FS) def. Kamryn Johnson/Madison Bobes (STET) 21-18, 21-13

Match Notes:

Florida State 3-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (4,1,5,3,2);

#2 Florida State 5, #16 TCU 0

  1. Molly McBain/Alaina Chacon (FS) def. Daniela Alvarez/Olivia Beyer (TCU) 21-10, 21-17
  2. Madison Fitzpatrick/Alice Zeimann (FS) def. Rochelle Scott/Jensyn Bledsoe (TCU) 21-14, 21-15
  3. Maddie Anderson/Kate Privett (FS) def. Taylor Bradley/Trinity Cavanaugh (TCU) 21-15, 21-14
  4. Payton Caffrey/Liz Waters-Leiga (FS) def. Avery Arellano/Hailey Brockett (TCU) 21-16, 15-21, 15-8
  5. Jenna Johnson/Keara Rutz (FS) def. Haven Hill/Hayley Boll (TCU) 21-14, 21-13

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,5,1,2,4);

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