March 10, 2019 - by

Beach Splits East Meets West; Falls to Top-Ranked UCLA and USC

UCLA Results | USC Results

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – The No. 4 Florida State beach volleyball team (11-4, 6-1 CCSA) fell to No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Southern California on the second day of the Bruins’ East Meets West Invitational on Sunday (March 10). After FSU took down Pepperdine and Hawaii on Saturday, UCLA and USC came out of the tournament as the only undefeated teams.

In the Seminoles’ match against the Bruins, UCLA was able to clinch the match quickly by taking the top three courts, followed by another point earned with a win at No. 5. Redshirt junior Sara Putt and junior Payton Caffrey came back to win a three-set decision to earn FSU a team point and end the match.

Later that afternoon, FSU fought off a tough USC team for the second time in four days, earning the first point with a win from junior Molly McBain and freshman Kate Privett at the No. 4 position. The Women of Troy then won the next three consecutive points to clinch the match before the sophomore duo of Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick closed out the match with a three set win at No. 2.

FSU returns home next weekend for Alumni Weekend and a Garnet and Gold scrimmage, held at the Seminole Beach Volleyball Courts Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 pm. The following weekend, FSU will host the Seminole Beach Battle, welcoming Arizona, Austin Peay and Stetson.


Match #14: No. 1 UCLA def. No. 4 FSU, 4-1

  1. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) def. Brooke Kuhlman/Payton Rund (FSU), 21-12, 21-16
  2. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) def. Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick (FSU), 21-16, 21-15
  3. Zana Muno/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) def. Molly McBain/Kate Privett (FSU), 21-18, 21-12
  4. Sara Putt/Payton Caffrey (FSU) def. Lea Monkhouse/Savvy Simo (UCLA), 4-21, 21-17, 15-11
  5. Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks (UCLA) def. Macy Jerger/Jenna Johnson (FSU), 21-18, 21-18

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2*, 5, 4


Match #15: No. 2 USC def. No. 4 FSU, 3-2

  1. Tina Graudina/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Payton Rund/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU), 21-12, 21-15
  2. Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick (FSU) def. Sammy Slater/Terese Cannon (USC), 16-21, 21-19, 17-15
  3. Alexandra Poletto/Haley Hallgren (USC) def. Sara Putt/Payton Caffrey (FSU), 21-19, 22-20
  4. Molly McBain/Kate Privett (FSU) def. Joy Dennis/Cammie Dorn (USC), 21-11, 21-9
  5. Mollie Ebertin/Maja Kaiser (USC) def. Jenna Johnson/Macy Jerger (FSU), 21-15, 21-18

Order of finish: 4, 5, 3, 1*, 2



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