Moccasins Split Pair of Matches in Home Debut

Moccasins Split Pair of Matches in Home Debut

LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College beach volleyball split a pair of matches in its home debut on Saturday at Ruthven Beach. The Moccasins (2-7) earned a 3-2 win over Stevenson (7-5) in the first match of the day, before falling to Saint Leo (1-1) in the final contest of the afternoon. Stevenson topped Saint Leo by a 3-2 margin in between Florida Southern's contest.

In the first match, the Mustangs took a 1-0 lead by winning at the No. 4 spot but the Moccasins rallied back with a victory at No. 5 (Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt) to tie things up. A win by Stevenson in the No. 3 match would put the Mustangs in position to close things out, but FSC's No. 2 pairing of Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren tied things at 2-2 following a 22-20, 21-14 win, and the No. 1 duo of Anna Tovo/Allie Geary earned the match-clinching win with a 21-19, 21-19 victory.

Florida Southern's second match of the afternoon saw the Moccasins fall behind by two points early after losses at No. 5 and No. 4. The No. 3 pairing of Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson close the gap to 2-1 with a 21-19, 21-15 win, but the Lions snagged a win at No. 2 to clinch the match and closed things out with a victory at the No. 1 spot to make the final 4-1.

The Moccasins are back in action on Wednesday in Boca Raton with matches against St. Petersburg College (2 p.m.) and Florida Atlantic (4 p.m.). Florida Atlantic is ranked No. 20 in the latest AVCA Coaches poll.

Florida Southern 3, Stevenson 2
Mar 16, 2018 at Lakeland, Fla. (Ruthven Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (FSC) def. Annika Schwartz/Trang Christensen (SU) 21-19, 21-19
2. Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren (FSC) def. Lauren Weaver/Katie Leftridge (SU) 22-20, 21-14
3. Jessi Freeman/Darian Hileman (SU) def. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) 21-15, 21-9
4. Victoria Prokic/Julie Nightwine (SU) def. Courtney Charneco/Kayla Dumon (FSC) 21-15, 21-14
5. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) def. Sarah Riggin/Katie McGuire (SU) 21-17, 21-17


Match Notes
Stevenson 6-5
Florida Southern 2-6
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,3,2,1);
Inaugural match at FSC's Ruthven Beach
Official: N/A T-1:33 A-96

Saint Leo 4, Florida Southern 1

Mar 16, 2018 at Lakeland, Fla. (Ruthven Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Anna Garrett/Jenya Kruglova (SLU) def. Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (FSC) 22-20, 21-15
2. Nina Vattovaz/Reggie Van Devender (SLU) def. Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren (FSC) 23-21, 21-17
3. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) def. Jamee Townsend/Brooke Turner (SLU) 21-19, 21-15
4. Britt Sederholm/Paloma Da Silva (SLU) def. Courtney Charneco/Kayla Dumon (FSC) 21-17, 21-18
5. Annabella Arcari/Allie Daul (SLU) def. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) 21-17, 21-16


Match Notes
Saint Leo 1-1
Florida Southern 2-7
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,3,2,1);
T-1:48 A-97