Beach Volleyball Falls to Tampa and Webber International

Beach Volleyball Falls to Tampa and Webber International

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Florida Southern College beach volleyball played its first-ever competitive matches on Friday at the Battle on the Bay, hosted by Eckerd College at the North Shore Sand Courts in St. Petersburg. The Moccasins (0-2) fell to Tampa, 4-1, in their first match of the day, and wrapped things up with a narrow 3-2 loss to Webber International.

The Mocs lost in straight sets in three of five matches against Tampa, but the duo of Lauren Kenny and Kayla Trefren earned a win at the No. 2 spot (21-12, 19-21, 15-11) and the No. 3 tandem of Sydney Marshall and Makena Wilson fell in a tough three-set contest (21-10, 18-21, 15-10).

In the final match of the day against Webber International, Florida Southern got wins from Marshall/Wilson at No. 3  (21-17, 24-22) and Katie Bergeron/Kayla Dumon at No. 5 (21-12, 21-19). Katie Lowe and Kaitlin Umberhandt fell in three sets at the No. 4 spot (21-11, 18-21, 15-13).

Florida Southern will wrap up the Battle on the Bay against Morehead State (10 a.m.) and Eckerd (1 p.m.) tomorrow at the North Shore Sand Courts.

Florida Southern vs Tampa (Mar 02, 2018)

Tampa 4, Florida Southern 1
Mar 02, 2018 at St. Petersburg, Fla. (North Shore Courts)

Doubles competition
1. Melissa Elias/Sorrel Houghton (UT) def. Allie Geary/Anna Tovo (FSC) 21-12, 21-11
2. Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren (FSC) def. Leigh Buttner/Gabbi Pacatte (UT) 21-12, 19-21, 15-11
3. Nicole Dominguez/Katie McKiel (UT) def. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) 21-10, 18-21, 15-10
4. Taylor George/Sarah Moore (UT) def. Kaitlin Umberhandt/Katie Lowe (FSC) 21-19, 21-14
5. Claire Blumenthal/Alexandra Misca (UT) def. Emily Jones/Morgan Cleary (FSC) 21-6, 21-8
Ext. Marisa Beisner/Nylah Demps (UT) def. Casey Slezak/Katie Bergeron (FSC) 21-9, 21-9

Webber International vs Florida Southern (Mar 02, 2018)

Webber International 3, Florida Southern 2
Mar 02, 2018 at St. Petersburg, Fla. (North Shore Courts)

Doubles competition
1. Bowen, Emily/Baxter, Carlee (WIU) def. Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (FSC) 21-11, 21-13
2. Lake, Amber/Tannone, Hannah (WIU) def. Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren (FSC) 21-17, 21-19
3. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) def. Rautiainen, Salla/Embry, Laura (WIU) 21-17, 24-22
4. Fusarelli, Molly/Allston, Kobi (WIU) def. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) 21-11, 18-21, 15-13
5. Katie Bergeron/Kayla Dumon (FSC) def. Mills, Teryn/Terry, Jessica (WIU) 21-12, 21-19


Match Notes
Eckerd College Battle On The Bay