Mocs Top Lions, Fall to Eckerd and No. 13 FIU

Mocs Top Lions, Fall to Eckerd and No. 13 FIU

SAINT LEO, FL - Florida Southern College beach volleyball defeated Saint Leo but fell to both Eckerd and No. 13 Florida International on Saturday to wrap up the Saint Leo Invitational at the Saint Leo Beach Volleyball Courts. The Moccasins (3-12) took down the Lions (1-4) by a 3-2 final, before falling by 5-0 scores to both the Tritons (11-5) and Panthers (15-5).

Florida Southern's No. 1 pairing of Anna Tovo/Allie Geary were 21-18, 24-22 winners against Saint Leo, while the No. 2 tandem of Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (21-12, 22-24, 15-13) also snagged a victory. It was the Mocs' No. 3 team of Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren who sealed the win for FSC by overcoming a first-set loss to win in a three-set thriller (16-21, 21-18, 23-21).

In the final two matches of the day, Florida Southern was defeated in straight sets at every flight. The Moccasins wrap up their inaugural home slate on Tuesday against Lincoln Memorial (12 p.m.) and Tampa (4 p.m.).

Florida Southern 3, Saint Leo 2
Mar 24, 2018 at Saint Leo, Fla.

Doubles competition
1. Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (FSC) def. Jenya Krulova/Anna Garrett (SLU) 21-18, 24-22
2. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) def. Jamee Townsend/Brooke Turner (SLU) 21-12, 22-24, 15-13
3. Lauren Kenny/Kayla Trefren (FSC) def. Nina Vattovaz/Reggie Van Devender (SLU) 16-21, 21-18, 23-21
4. Paloma Da Silva/Britt Sederholm (SLU) def. Courtney Charneco/Katie Bergeron (FSC) 21-9, 21-16
5. Annabella Arcari/Allie Daul (SLU) def. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) 21-11, 21-14

 

Match Notes
Florida Southern 3-10
Saint Leo 1-4
T-1:39 A-45

 

Eckerd College 5, Florida Southern 0
Mar 24, 2018 at Saint Leo, Fla.

Doubles competition
1. Kaitlyn Sibson/Paula Hoffmann (EC) def. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) 21-13, 21-12
2. Savanna Cary/Mackenzie Redner (EC) def. Allie Geary/Lauren Kenny (FSC) 21-11, 21-17
3. Jordan Duffy/Rachel Cornatzer (EC) def. Courtney Charneco/Kayla Trefren (FSC) 21-18, 24-22
4. Arielle Erillo/Fernanda Reis (EC) def. Kaitlin Umberhandt/Katie Lowe (FSC) 21-18, 21-8
5. Stephanie Bogda/Kali Boatwright (EC) def. Katie Bergeron/Morgan Cleary (FSC) 21-4, 21-11

 

Match Notes
Eckerd College 11-5
Florida Southern 3-11

 

#13 FIU 5, Florida Southern 0
Mar 24, 2018 at Saint Leo, Fla.

Doubles competition
1. Federica Frasca/Margherita Bianchin (FIU) def. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) 21-11, 21-15
2. Dorina Klinger/Katie Friesen (FIU) def. Lauren Kenny/Allie Geary (FSC) 21-16, 21-15
3. Lina Bernier/Madison Besterfield (FIU) def. Courtney Charneco/Kayla Trefren (FSC) 21-10, 21-11
4. Estefanie Bethancour/Natalia Giron (FIU) def. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) 21-9, 21-4
5. Mariana Dal Pozzo/Taija Thomas (FIU) def. Emily Jones/Casey Slezak (FSC) 21-10, 21-8

 

Match Notes
FIU 15-5; National ranking #13
Florida Southern 3-12