TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The second-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (21-0) takes its program-best 21-0 start to California this weekend for two matches against No. 1 USC (12-0) and two matches against No. 4 UCLA (11-1).
The Seminoles begin play in California on Saturday, April 3 at USC. FSU plays the Women of Troy at 1 pm and 4 pm EST. Florida State is 4-12 all-time against USC and 2-3 against Southern Cal on their home courts. The last time the Garnet and Gold defeated USC was during the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles defeated USC 3-1 in the first round.
Both matches against USC will be streamed live at: https://pac-12.com/live/usc
On Sunday, April 4, Florida State heads over to UCLA’s campus for a pair of matches against the Bruins at 1 and 4:30 pm EST. The Seminoles are 7-8 against UCLA and 0-1 on UCLA’s home courts. Florida State’s last win over UCLA also came in the 2018 NCAA Tournament when the Noles beat the Bruins 3-1 in the second round.
Both matches against UCLA will be streamed live at: https://uclabruins.com/sports/2021/2/24/beach-volleyball-streaming-landing-page.aspx
Florida State is off to its best start in school history, 21-0. The Seminoles are 33-1 dating back to the beginning of last season. FSU currently has four of the 10 players in the country that are still unbeaten as Kate Privett, Sara Putt and Maddie Anderson are all 21-0. Jenna Johnson is 18-0. Putt and Anderson enter the week being named the CCSA Pair of the Week after their performance together last weekend.
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Numbers To Note
221 – Florida State holds an all-time record of 221-42 (.840)
156 – Head Coach Brooke Niles is 156-27 (.852) in her six seasons at Florida State. She is the program’s all-time leader in wins.
53 – Florida State is 53-2 all-time at home.
48 – Florida State has been ranked in the top-5 in 48 of the 54 AVCA top-20 rankings since beach volleyball became an NCAA sport in 2016. Florida State has been in the top-7 in all 54 polls.
33 – Florida State is 33-3 all-time during opening weekend.
21 – Florida State is off to a 21-0 start. The best start in program history
8 – Florida State has made it to all eight AVCA or NCAA Championship tournaments. They are one of two schools to have accomplished such feat.
4 – Florida State has won four straight CCSA Championships. They the only beach volleyball program to win four straight beach volleyball conference championships.