April 14, 2022 - by

Beach Volleyball Heads West for Last Weekend of Regular Season

Tallahassee, Fla. – The fourth-ranked Florida State Seminoles (24-5) will travel to California this weekend to participate in Cal Poly’s Center of Effort Challenge. The Seminoles will take on No. 3 UCLA, No. 13 Cal Poly, No. 6 LMU, and No. 1 USC.

The first day of the Center of Effort Challenge will feature two opponents that the Seminoles have already faced this season. The Noles will start the day with a rematch against No. 3 UCLA at 5:00 PM EST. UCLA defeated FSU 3-2 at the March to May Tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala. on March 18th. It was a very close dual as the Seminoles defeated the Bruins on courts one and two and lost in three sets on courts four and five. UCLA currently leads the all-time series 11-7.

The second dual of the day will be against the host school, Cal Poly, at 9:30 PM EST. The two teams last met at Florida State’s Beach Bash on February 26th, 2022, where the Seminoles swept the Mustangs 5-0. FSU leads the all-time series 6-0, four of which were sweeps.

Day two of the Center of Effort Challenge will be feature some of the toughest duals back-to-back this season. The Noles will start the day against LMU at 3:30 PM EST. The teams met last in the 2021 season in Tallahassee, resulting in a 4-1 win for the Seminoles. Florida State leads the all-time series 6-0 against LMU.

The final match of the regular season will be against No. 1 USC at 6:00 PM EST. The teams met this season at the Stetson Sun-N-Sand Invitational on March 12th. After numerous hours of rain delay, the Trojans defeated FSU 3-1. Kate Privett and Raelyn White earned the solo match point for the Seminoles on court five, winning in three sets. USC leads the all-time series 15-5.

Schedule

April 15
5:00 PM EST  No. 3 UCLA
9:30 PM EST  No. 13 Cal Poly

April 16
3:30 PM EST  No. 6 LMU
6:00 PM EST  No. 1 USC

Follow Along

Live stats will be available for all the matches this weekend. The links for the live stats are provided on the schedule 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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