LAKEPOINT, Ga. – The Florida State beach volleyball team has earned the No. 1 seed for the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Beach Volleyball Championship for the third consecutive year, the league office announced on Sunday (April 15).
The Seminoles posted a perfect 10-0 record against CCSA opponents and a 24-6 overall record this season following wins against ranked Georgia State and LSU teams in their final weekend of the regular season.
FSU will open the tournament against the ninth-seeded UNC Wilmington Seahawks on Friday, April 20, and will then take on eight-seeded Florida Atlantic. The second day of pool play will continue on Saturday as the Seminoles face No. 4 LSU and No. 5 Georgia State.
The top two teams from each pool will compete in the semifinal round on Sunday morning, with the championship match following at 1:00 pm.
|Match 1||9:00 am||Florida State vs. UNCW||Courts 1-5|
|Match 2||9:00 am||South Carolina vs. UAB||Courts 6-10|
|Match 3||10:30 am||LSU vs. Georgia State||Courts 1-5|
|Match 4||10:30 am||FIU vs. College of Charleston||Courts 6-10|
|Match 5||12:00 pm||Florida State vs. Florida Atlantic||Courts 1-5|
|Match 6||12:00 pm||South Carolina vs. Tulane||Courts 6-10|
|Match 7||1:30 pm||LSU vs. UNCW||Courts 1-5|
|Match 8||1:30 pm||College of Charleston vs. UAB||Courts 6-10|
|Match 9||3:00 pm||Georgia State vs. Florida Atlantic||Courts 1-5|
|Match 10||3:00 pm||FIU vs. Tulane||Courts 6-10|
|Match 11||9:00 am||South Carolina vs. College of Charleston||Courts 1-5|
|Match 12||9:00 am||Florida State vs. LSU||Courts 6-10|
|Match 13||10:30 am||Tulane vs. UAB||Courts 1-5|
|Match 14||10:30 am||Florida Atlantic vs. UNCW||Courts 6-10|
|Match 15||12:00 pm||South Carolina vs. FIU||Courts 1-5|
|Match 16||12:00 pm||Florida State vs. Georgia State||Courts 6-10|
|Match 17||1:30 pm||Tulane vs. College of Charleston||Courts 1-5|
|Match 18||1:30 pm||LSU vs. Florida Atlantic||Courts 6-10|
|Match 19||3:00 pm||FIU vs. UAB||Courts 1-5|
|Match 20||3:00 pm||Georgia State vs. UNCW||Courts 6-10|
|Semifinal 1||9:00 am||Group 1 #1 vs. Group 2 #1||Courts 1-5|
|Semifinal 2||10:30 am||Group 1 #2 vs. Group 2 #2||Courts 6-10|
|Championship Match||1:00 pm||Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2||Courts 5-9|
Eleven Sports will broadcast the CCSA Championship Semifinals and Final on Sunday, April 22. Thanks to a new partnership between Eleven Sports and the CCSA, the CCSA Championship semifinals will be broadcast for the first time in conference history.
Scouting the Field
South Carolina has earned the No. 2 seed for the first time since joining the CCSA. The Gamecocks featured a 9-3 record against CCSA opponents, which included multiple wins against Georgia State and a victory against LSU. The Gamecocks enter the CCSA Championship with a 20-6 record, the third-straight 20-win season for the program. The No. 3 seed belongs to FIU as the Panthers tie their highest seeding in CCSA Championship history.
FIU comes in with a 20-8 mark on the season, 7-3 against CCSA opponents this year. It marks the first time the Panthers have posted back-to-back 20-win seasons, as they look to bring home their first CCSA title this season after a runner-up result last year.
LSU and Georgia State round out the top half of the seeding in the CCSA Championship. The Tigers will have the No. 4 seed after a 22-10 mark during the regular season. LSU posted a signature win back on March 10th when they defeated then No. 2 USC for the first time in program history at the East Meets West Challenge. Georgia State will be the No. 5 seed after closing the regular season with 22 wins. The Panthers were 7-7 against CCSA opponents this season.
Tulane and College of Charleston split the next two seedings slots as the Green Wave earned five wins against conference opponents. Florida Atlantic will be the No. 8 seed, with UNCW and UAB rounding out the 10 seeds that will compete in pool play starting on Friday, April 21.
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