Mocs Split on Final Day of Battle on the Bay

Mocs Split on Final Day of Battle on the Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Florida Southern College beach volleyball picked up the first win in program history as it split its final two matches on the last day of the Battle on the Bay at the North Shore Sand Courts in St. Petersburg on Saturday afternoon. The Moccasins (1-3) snagged a 3-2 win over Morehead State in the first match of the day before falling to tournament host Eckerd, 4-1, in the last match of the weekend.

The Mocs took the first match by picking up wins at the No. 1-3 spots in the lineup. FSC's top duo of Allie Geary and Anna Tovo earned a 21-13, 21-16 win, while the tandem of Lauren Kenny and Kayla Trefren were winners at No. 2 by scores of 21-15, 21-3. In the No. 3 matchup, Sydney Marshall, and Makena Wilson were winners via set scores of 21-10, 21-19. The Eagles came away with wins at No. 4 (21-11, 21-16) and No. 5 (21-18, 21-11).

In the final match of the afternoon, the duo of Marshall/Wilson came from behind for a win at the No. 3 spot (16-21, 21-18, 16-14). The No. 4 team of Morgan Cleary and Emily Jones pushed their contest to three sets before falling by scores of 21-14, 19-21, 15-7. The Tritons won in straight set at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 slots.

Florida Southern will head to Stetson next weekend to take on the Hatters at 2 p.m. on Friday. The weekend at the Stetson Tournament concludes with matches against Mercer (12 p.m.) and Texas A&M Kingsville (4 p.m.) on Saturday.

Florida Southern 3, Morehead State 2
Mar 03, 2018 at St. Petersburg, Fla. (North Shore Courts)

Doubles competition
1. Allie Geary/Anna Tovo (FSC) def. Liz Allen/Jessie Wachtman (MSU) 21-13, 21-16
2. Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren (FSC) def. Chandler Clark/Olivia Lohmeier (MSU) 21-15, 21-13
3. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) def. Alyssa Cecil/Karlee Reynolds (MSU) 21-10, 21-19
4. Jordan Jones/Lauren Rokey (MSU) def. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) 21-11, 21-16
5. Maddie Fella/Danielle McCarson (MSU) def. Katie Bergeron/Kayla Dumon (FSC) 21-18, 21-11

Eckerd College 4, Florida Southern 1
Mar 03, 2018 at St. Petersburg, Fla. (North Shore Courts)

Doubles competition
1. Kaitlyn Sibson/Paula Hoffmann (EC) def. Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (FSC) 21-6, 21-14
2. Madison Whiting/Arielle Erillo (EC) def. Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren (FSC) 21-13, 21-14
3. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) def. Mackenzie Redner/Savanna Cary (EC) 16-21, 21-18, 16-14
4. Kali Boatwright/Stephanie Bogda (EC) def. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) 21-8, 21-9
5. Rachel Cornatzer/Jordan Duffy (EC) def. Morgan Cleary/Emily Jones (FSC) 21-14, 19-21, 15-7
Ext. Fernanda Reis/Samantha Bevilacqua (EC) def. Emily Jones/Morgan Cleary (FSC) 21-14, 21-16


Match Notes
Eckerd College Battle On The Bay