EMERSON, Ga. – The top-seeded Florida State beach volleyball team stayed perfect in the first day of pool play at the CCSA Championship, downing UNCW and FAU in a pair of 5-0 decisions. The Seminoles are now 26-6 this season and are still undefeated in the conference tournament since it began in 2016.
Pool play continues on Saturday (April 21), as the Seminoles take on fourth-seeded LSU at 9:00 am and fifth-seeded Georgia State at noon. The top two teams from each pool will continue on to Sunday’s semifinals, and the two winners will move on to the championship match at 1:00 pm.
The Seminoles started the day off by winning the first sets at No. 2 and 5, and quickly rounding out the first sets at 3, 4 and then 1. Goncalves/Torruella was the first pair to earn a point for the Seminoles, and it was the No. 4 pair of Kuhlman/McBain that clinched the match for FSU.
The sweep marked the fourth win over the Seahawks in the series, and the second time FSU has opened the CCSA Championship with a 5-0 win over UNCW. The Seminoles have not surrendered a point in any of those four matches.
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The Owls took a set off of the Seminoles at the fifth position to start off the match, but FSU was able to secure the rest of the first sets at the top of the lineup. After a quick first set win, the No. 3 pairing of Jerger/Putt was able to secure the first point for the Seminoles.
Luke/Horton stayed ahead throughout the match to earn a win and give FSU a 2-0 lead, and Kuhlman/McBain clinched the win for the second time with a victory at the fourth position. Wins on 1 and 5 completed the Seminoles’ second sweep of the day.
Check out a quick recap of our first match against UNCW before we get back on the sand 👀⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Z34HPKuzYG
— FSU Beach Volleyball (@FSU_BeachVB) April 20, 2018
Records to Watch
The CCSA Championship semifinals and finals will be airing live on Eleven Prime on twitch.tv along with their linear channel, which is available on DIRECTV channel 623, Verizon Fios channel 597 and AT&T U-verse channel 1665.
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