While the Seminoles were able to tie up the score 1-1 with a win on court 5, the Waves retaliated in the second round by taking the first set on the top three courts. Pepperdine was able to close out the match at No. 2 with a straight set win, but the Seminoles won the second set at No. 1 to force a third.
From there, Pepperdine was able to close on the third court to clinch the win, and the Waves came back at No. 1 to take a three-set win.
The Seminoles shook up the lineups for their single-dual match against the Waves, switching around the No. 1 and 2 positions to give Sara Putt and Vanessa Freire a shot at the first court.
Despite the changes in positions, the Seminoles were able to see the same consistency at the bottom of the lineup, as Molly McBain and Madison Fitzpatrick earned the first point for the Seminoles to tie up the score.
The duo has one of the best records on the team so far this season, going 7-2 at the No. 5 position. Fitzpatrick led the match with 18 kills and had the fewest attack errors on the court,
Florida State will stay in California for another day to take on Loyola Marymount and Long Beach State at the Beach’s home courts on Thursday (March 15). The Seminoles are 4-0 against the Lions and have an even 4-4 record against the 49ers.
Pepperdine 4, Florida State 1
Exhibition 6: Alaina Chacon/Eva Torruella (FSU) def. Jordan Ferrari/Katie Gavin (PEPP) – 21-18, 21-14
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2, 3*, 1
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