March 31, 2022 - by

Beach Looks to Face Three Ranked Opponents at UNF Invite

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles (16-4) will travel to Jacksonville, Fla. this weekend for the UNF Invite. The Seminoles are ranked fourth for the fourth week in a row in both the AVCA and CBVB polls.

The Seminoles will face four opponents this weekend, three of which are ranked in the top-20. Florida State will take on No. 18 Pepperdine, No. 10 Florida Atlantic, UNF and No. 11 Georgia State.

On April 1st, the Seminoles will take on Pepperdine at 10:00 AM. The Waves currently lead the all-time series 9-2 against FSU. The teams have not met since the 2019 season at Manhattan Beach, California where the Noles won 4-1. Last weekend, Pepperdine defeated San Jose State 4-1, Saint Mary’s 5-0, and Santa Clara 4-1. They also dropped a match 5-0 to No. 5 Loyola Marymount.

The last match of the first day will be a rematch against No. 10 FAU at 2:00 PM. The teams already met once this season in Tallahassee during the Seminole Beach Bash in which the Noles defeated the Owls 4-1. The Seminoles have swept the Owls seven times in the series history and have allowed only eight match points through the 14 times that the teams have met. FAU is coming off a 3-1 weekend at the Stetson Beach Bash where the Owls defeated No. 18 Stetson and No. 13 Georgia State 4-1, swept Coastal Carolina 5-0, and lost to No. 19 FIU 3-2.

The Seminoles will open the second day of matches against host team UNF at 10:00 AM. Florida State currently leads the all-time series 5-0. In the 2021 season, Florida State swept the Ospreys 5-0. UNF is coming into this weekend after going 4-0 at the UNO Invitational, beating Spring Hill 4-1, New Orleans 5-0, Southeastern Louisiana 5-0, and Nicholls State 5-0.

Georgia State is scheduled to be the last match up on April 2nd at 2:00 PM. Florida State currently leads the series 13-1. This will be the second time this season that the teams are meeting. The Seminoles defeated the Panthers 4-1 at the TCU Horned Frog Challenge in March. Georgia State finished last weekend 2-2 with wins against Coastal Carolina and No. 20 Stetson and losses to No. 19 FIU and No. 10 FAU.

Schedule

April 1

10:00 AM      No. 18 Pepperdine

2:00 PM        No. 10 FAU

April 2

10:00 AM      UNF

2:00 PM        No. 11 Georgia State

Follow Along

Live stats will be available for all the matches this weekend. The match against UNF will also be streamed via SWOOPLife Live. The links for live stats and the stream are provided on Seminoles.com.

Follow along on our social media pages for score updates. For more information, visit Facebook (Florida State Beach Volleyball), Twitter (FSU_BeachVB) and Instagram (FSUbeachvolleyball).

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