Coastal Suffers Consecutive Losses at Stetson
DELAND, Fla. - The Coastal Carolina beach volleyball team lost the first half of four matches to be played at Stetson this weekend, falling 3-2 to Florida Gulf Coast and 5-0 to the ninth-ranked host Hatters on Friday.
The pair of losses drops Coastal to 1-9 overall for the season, and 0-4 in ASUN Conference matches.
Match 1 vs. Florida Gulf Coast
FGCU got on the board first with a straight-sets victory by Halie Werkmeister and Caroline Jordan on the fifth court.
A Chanticleer injury on the second court allowed FGCU's second pairing of Giovanna Borgiotti and Ashley Glickert to win via forfeit, and the Eagles clinched the match with the next point on the third court, courtesy of Karissa Rhoades and Katherine Puisis.
Match 2 vs. #9 Stetson
Coastal's second pairing of Carla Cahill and Aleksandra Djuric was unable to compete due to the injury suffered earlier in the day, which awarded Stetson the opening point by forfeit.
The Hatters then won in straight sets on the fourth and fifth courts to seal the match.
All courts except the first were decided in straight sets. Coastal's top duo of Savovic/Bishop split the opening two sets with Samantha Harris and Maggi Skjelbred before falling 15-13 in the third.
Coastal returns to action on Saturday with another pair of matches against both Florida Gulf Coast (10 a.m.) and Stetson (4 p.m.)
Florida Gulf Coast 3, Coastal Carolina 2
1. Savovic, Natasa/Bishop, Tahleia (COASTAL) def. Amanda Carroll/Mackenzie Allen (FGCU) 21-18, 14-21, 15-12
2. Giovanna Borgiotti/Ashley Glickert (FGCU) def. Cahill, Carla/Djuric, Aleksandra (COASTAL) 21-1, 21-0
3. Karissa Rhoades/Katherine Puisis (FGCU) def. Boothe, Sara/Davis, Katie (COASTAL) 21-14, 21-19
4. Federico, Kate/Mandic, Iva (COASTAL) def. Madi Wilcox/Leigh Pudwill (FGCU) 21-15, 21-17
5. Halie Werkmeister/Caroline Jordan (FGCU) def. Lulic, Dora/Otto, Autumn (COASTAL) 21-11, 21-12
Coastal Carolina 1-8, 0-3 ASUN
Florida Gulf Coast 12-2, 5-0 ASUN
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,2,3,1); FGCU won court 2 due to injury forfeit
#9 Stetson 5, Coastal Carolina 0
1. Samantha Harris/Maggie Skjelbred (STET) def. Savovic, Natasa/Bishop, Tahleia (COASTAL) 22-20, 19-21, 15-13
2. Kristin Lind/Darby Dunn (STET) def. Cahill, Carla/Djuric, Aleksandra (COASTAL) 21-0, 21-0
3. Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll (STET) def. Boothe, Sara/Davis, Katie (COASTAL) 21-16, 21-18
4. Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Noble (STET) def. Lulic, Dora/Otto, Autumn (COASTAL) 21-6, 21-4
5. S. Helland-Hansen/Carly Perales (STET) def. Mandic, Iva/Federico, Kate (COASTAL) 21-10, 21-9
Coastal Carolina 1-9, 0-4 ASUN
Stetson 13-10, 6-0 ASUN; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (2,4,5,3,1); Stetson won court 2 due to injury forfeit