TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The third-ranked Florida State beach volleyball team (22-4) lost to No. 15 FIU at home Friday night, 3-2.
After rain delays all day that did not allow the Seminoles to play their only match of the day until 7 pm, the Garnet and Gold fell to FIU 3-2. The match came down to the third set on court four that the Seminoles lost 18-16.
Florida State took a 1-0 lead with a quick win on court two by Torrey Van Winden and Keara Rutz. They took the first set 21-11 and then the second set 21-15. FSU expanded their lead to 2-0 with a 21-17, 21-13 win on court five from Jenna Johnson and Kate Privett.
FIU went on to take the final three courts, all in three sets. They took court three first with a 21-13, 12-21, 15-12 win. FIU then tied it up with a 14-21, 21-15, 15-11 win on court one.
The match came down to the third set on court four between Payton Caffrey and Liz Waters-Leiga and Abbie Hughes and Paige Kalkhoff of FIU. FIU took the first set 21-16 and FSU forced a third set with a 21-17 second set win. The third set was back and forth but FIU came away with an 18-16 win.
Due to impending weather tomorrow, this is a new schedule of play. Senior Day will be celebrated after FSU’s 8:00 am match against Stetson.
8:00 AM – FSU vs. Stetson
9:15 AM – Exhibition matches and Senior Day Presentation
10:15 AM – Coastal Carolina vs. FAU
11:30 AM – UNF vs. FIU
12:45 PM – Coastal Carolina vs. Stetson
2:00 PM – FIU vs. FAU
3:15 PM – FSU vs. UNF
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