Coastal Splits a Pair at UNCW Beach Bash
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina beach volleyball team won its first match of the season Saturday afternoon as the Chanticleers defeated Stevenson, 4-1, in their second match of the day after falling 5-0 to South Carolina in the first.
Coastal's season record moves to 1-6 with the day's split.
Match 1 (South Carolina 5 -- 0) Coastal fell to the Gamecocks for the second time this season as South Carolina won all five courts in straight sets.
USC's fourth, fifth and first pairings captured the first three points in that order to clinch the match. Their second and third pairings finished the match and gave South Carolina its final two points.
Dora Lulic and Leah Hardeman opened the match with a straight-sets win at No. 5. Iva Mandic and Kate Federico followed in similar fashion at four, as did Tahleia Bishop and Natasa Savovic at No. 1 to clinch the match.
Coastal's third pairing of Sara Boothe and Carla Chahill provided the Chants' final point.
The UNCW Beach Bash concludes on Sunday with a final match against College of Charleston at 10:30 a.m.
South Carolina 5, Coastal Carolina 0
1. Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith (SC) def. Savovic, Natasa/Bishop, Tahleia (COASTAL) 21-11, 21-11
2. Katie Zimmerman/Ali Denney (SC) def. Djuric, Aleksandra/Davis, Katie (COASTAL) 21-18, 21-11
3. Macie Tendrich/Shannon Williams (SC) def. Boothe, Sara/Cahill, Carla (COASTAL) 21-13, 21-14
4. Carly Schnieder/Julia Mannisto (SC) def. Mandic, Iva/Federico, Kate (COASTAL) 21-8, 21-8
5. Franky Harrison/Hannah Edelman (SC) def. Hardeman, Leah/Lulic, Dora (COASTAL) 21-8, 21-8
Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,1,2,3);
Coastal Carolina 4, Stevenson 1
1. Bishop, Tahleia/Savovic, Natasa (COASTAL) def. Kristen Brooks/Samantha Perillo (STE) 21-10, 21-12
2. Lauren Weaver/Katie Leftridge (STE) def. Davis, Katie/Djuric, Aleksandra (COASTAL) 21-15, 13-21, 15-10
3. Boothe, Sara/Cahill, Carla (COASTAL) def. Grace Coleman/Trang Christensen (STE) 14-21, 21-18, 15-12
4. Mandic, Iva/Federico, Kate (COASTAL) def. Megan Hren/Darian Hileman (STE) 21-18, 21-19
5. Lulic, Dora/Hardeman, Leah (COASTAL) def. Chelsea Ireland/Deanna Bradbury (STE) 21-16, 21-15
Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,1,3,2);