Moccasins Top Tampa, Fall to Lincoln Memorial

Moccasins Top Tampa, Fall to Lincoln Memorial

LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College beach volleyball split its final pair of home matches on Tuesday at Ruthven Beach, falling to Lincoln Memorial by a 4-1 score before defeating Tampa, 3-2, in the final contest of the day. The Moccasins (4-13) got a win at the No. 2 spot in the match against the Lady Railsplitters (5-4) and finished off the Spartans (8-8) in dramatic fashion with a pair of three-set wins to clinch the contest.

Against Lincoln Memorial, the Mocs fell in straight sets in all but the No. 2 contest, which the duo of Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson won (23-21, 20-22, 15-11). In the contest against Tampa, the Moccasins got off to a fast start as the No. 4 pairing of Kayla Trefren/Gabby Fresh picked up a 21-12, 21-9 victory. The Spartans won at No. 5 (21-17, 2-19), but Florida Southern's No. 3 tandem of Lauren Kenny/Nicole Mattson put FSC in front 2-1 with a 21-16, 23-21 win.

The Spartans would knot things up again at 2-2 when their No. 1 team narrowly defeated the Moccasin pairing of Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (19-21, 21-14, 15-9). In what turned out to be the decisive point of the match, Florida Southern's No. 2 team of Marshall/Wilson snuck through with a 21-14, 19-21, 15-11 win.

The Moccasins will play at the AVCA Small College Championship in Tavares, FL next weekend (April 7-8) before closing out their inaugural season at Tampa on April 10.

Lincoln Memorial 4, Florida Southern 1
Mar 27, 2018 at Lakeland, Fla. (Ruthven Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Abby Cash/Lindsey Nartker (LMU) def. Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (FSC) 21-16, 21-12
2. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) def. Danielle Ged/Hailey Lake (LMU) 23-21, 20-22, 15-11
3. Rylee Storms/Erica Whiteaker (LMU) def. Lauren Kenny/Nicole Mattson (FSC) 21-18, 7-21, 15-9
4. Danielle Stachura/Kai Wesemann (LMU) def. Courtney Charneco/Kayla Trefren (FSC) 21-9, 21-18
5. Kayla Kidney/Sarah Jones (LMU) def. Katie Lowe/Kaitlin Umberhandt (FSC) 21-19, 17-21, 15-6


Match Notes
Lincoln Memorial 5-4
Florida Southern 3-13
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,1,3,2);
T-2:03 A-46

Florida Southern 3, Tampa 2

Mar 27, 2018 at Lakeland, Fla. (Ruthven Beach)

Doubles competition
1. Sorrel Houghton/Melissa Elias (UT) def. Anna Tovo/Allie Geary (FSC) 19-21, 21-14, 15-9
2. Sydney Marshall/Makena Wilson (FSC) def. Gabbi Pacatte/Katie McKiel (UT) 21-14, 19-21, 15-11
3. Lauren Kenny/Nicole Mattson (FSC) def. Leigh Buttner/Nicole Dominguez (UT) 21-16, 23-21
4. Kayla Trefren/Gabby Fresh (FSC) def. Alexandra Misca/Sarah Moore (UT) 21-12, 21-9
5. Nylah Demps/Taylor George (UT) def. Courtney Charneco/Katie Bergeron (FSC) 21-17, 21-19


Match Notes
Tampa 8-8
Florida Southern 4-13
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,3,1,2);
T-1:39 A-53