The Seminoles took down No. 18 Florida Atlantic, UNC Wilmington and TCU, all in 5-0 decisions, without dropping a single set in the process.
Senior Tory Paranagua earned her 100th career win on Friday, making her only the fifth Seminole to reach the milestone. Her 102 overall wins ranks fifth all-time in program history, and she is only three wins away from taking fourth place.
FSU returns to action Saturday morning and is set to face UAB at 11:00 am and Georgia State 3:30 pm. The team will celebrate Senior Day prior to the match against Georgia State.
Saturday’s schedule is subject to change depending on weather. Fans can check for updates on Seminoles.com, FSU Beach Volleyball social media accounts, and the FSU Athletics Rainline at 645-GAME.
Friday, April 6
|8:00 am||Georgia State vs. TCU||TCU 4, GSU 1|
|9:45 am||Florida State vs. Florida Atlantic||FSU 5, FAU 0|
|11:30 am||UAB vs. TCU||TCU 5, UAB 0|
|1:15 pm||Florida State vs. UNC Wilmington||FSU 5, UNCW 0|
|3:00 pm||UAB vs. Georgia State||GSU 3, UAB 2|
|4:45 pm||UNC Wilmington vs. Florida Atlantic||FAU 5, UNCW 0|
|6:30 pm||Florida State vs. TCU||FSU 5, TCU 0|
Saturday, April 7
|Time||Match||Live Stats Links||Results|
|8:00 am||UNC Wilmington vs. Georgia State||Live Stats||GSU 5, UNCW 0|
|9:30 am||TCU vs. Florida Atlantic||Live Stats||FAU 3, TCU 1|
|11:00 am||Florida State vs. UAB||Live Stats|
|12:30 pm||UNC Wilmington vs. TCU||Live Stats|
|2:00 pm||UAB vs. Florida Atlantic||Live Stats|
|3:30 pm||Florida State vs. Georgia State||Live Stats|
Order of finish: 5,4,2,3,1
The Seminoles started off strong in their first match of the event, picking up two wins in the first round of play at the No. 4 and 5 positions. The senior duo of Luke/Horton clinched the win for FSU with another straight-set win at No. 2, and Freire/Paranagua and Putt/Jerger finished off the sweep.
FSU didn’t drop a set in the match, sweeping the match in straight sets on all five courts. It marked Florida State’s second win over FAU and its tenth win over a ranked opponent this season.
Ext. Nikki Esposito/Ali Eager (FS) def. Kyla Augustine/Reagan Evans (UNCW) 21-14, 21-15
Order of finish: 5,4,3,2,1
FSU once again earned a pair of quick wins following a dominant performance from both McBain/Kuhlman and Goncalves/Torruella to gain a 2-0 lead in the match. Sara Putt and Macy Jerger made quick work of their opponent on the third court to clinch the match for the Seminoles, and the top seeded pairs finished it off for a quick route of the Seahawks.
Order of finish: 4,5,2,1,3
Florida State closed out the first day of its home event with its second meeting with the Horned Frogs this season. The Seminoles’ consistency at the bottom of the lineup helped the team start the match on the right foot, earning an easy 2-0 lead after the first round of play. The teams on the first three courts battled to stay ahead of a strong TCU offensive performance, but it was Hailey Luke and Katie Horton who were able to clinch the Seminoles’ third sweep of the day.
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