Coastal Falls to Florida Gulf Coast, #9 Stetson


April 8, 2017

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina beach volleyball team concluded its weekend of matches in Florida on Saturday, suffering back-to-back losses to Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson for the second straight day. The Eagles and Hatters each defeated the Chants by 5-0 margins.

Coastal sits at 1-11 overall, and 0-6 in the ASUN after Saturday's pair of matches.

Match 1 vs. Florida Gulf Coast
FGCU took four of the five courts in straight sets.

Halie Werkmeister and Caroline Jordan won the first point on the fourth court due to an injury forfeit. Madi Wilcox and Leigh Pudwill then gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead after defeating Dora Lulic and Kate Federico at No. 5. FGCU clinched the match at No. 3, where Katherine Puisis and Karissa Rhoades topped Autmn Otto and Aleksandra Djuric.

The first court was decided in straight sets, and Sara Booth and Katie Davis split the opening two sets with Giovanna Borgiotti and Ashley Glickert on the second court before the FGCU duo prevailed 15-12 in the third.

Match 2 vs. #9 Stetson
Saturday's second match against Stetson mirrored Friday afternoon's match against the Hatters.

For the second straight day, the top court was played deep into a third set, with Maggi Skjelbred and Samantha Harris eventually overcoming Coastal's top duo of Natasa Savovic and Tahleia Bishop.

The final four courts were decided in straight sets, with the point on the second court awarded to Stetson due to an injury forfeit.

Coastal closes its regular season next weekend when it hosts its first-ever home matches at the new Coastal Carolina Beach Volleyball Complex. The Chants will play a pair of matches on Friday and Saturday against North Florida and Jacksonville.

Florida Gulf Coast 5, Coastal Carolina 0
1. Amanda Carroll/Mackenzie Allen (FGCU) def. Bishop, Tahleia/Savovic, Natasa (COASTAL) 21-12, 21-15
2. Giovanna Borgiotti/Ashley Glickert (FGCU) def. Davis, Katie/Boothe, Sara (COASTAL) 18-21, 21-16, 15-12
3. Katherine Puisis/Karissa Rhoades (FGCU) def. Otto, Autumn/Djuric, Aleksandra (COASTAL) 21-14, 21-15
4. Halie Werkmeister/Caroline Jordan (FGCU) def. Cahill, Carla/Mandic, Iva (COASTAL) 21-0, 21-0
5. Madi Wilcox/Leigh Pudwill (FGCU) def. Lulic, Dora/Federico, Kate (COASTAL) 21-16, 21-14

Match Notes:
Coastal Carolina 1-10, 0-5 ASUN
Florida Gulf Coast 13-3, 6-1 ASUN
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,3,1,2);

#9 Stetson 5, Coastal Carolina 0
1. Maggie Skjelbred/Samantha Harris (STET) def. Savovic, Natasa/Bishop, Tahleia (COASTAL) 12-21, 21-16, 15-11
2. Caroline Pomet/Sam D'Adamo (STET) def. Cahill, Carla/Mandic, Iva (COASTAL) 21-0, 21-0
3. Darby Dunn/Kristin Lind (STET) def. Davis, Katie/Boothe, Sara (COASTAL) 21-14, 21-9
4. Emily Carroll/Kaylee Anderson (STET) def. Otto, Autumn/Djuric, Aleksandra (COASTAL) 21-6, 21-9
5. Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Noble (STET) def. Lulic, Dora/Federico, Kate (COASTAL) 21-9, 21-8



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