Florida State, Hawai’i Advance in Early NCAA Beach Matches

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 06th, 2017 | Big West, CCSA, College - Beach, News, Pac-12


·         May 5-7, 2017

·         Gulf Shores, Alabama

·         Interactive Bracket

·         Live Updates

Day 2 of the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships got underway with a pair of contender’s bracket matches. No. 4 seed Florida State and No. 5 Hawai’i advanced and will face each other at 5 p.m. ET. The day’s action also will include a match between No. 1 seed USC and No. 3 seed Pepperdine in the winner’s bracket.

Contender’s bracket – #4 Florida State def. #2 UCLA 3-1

UCLA won the first point of the day, taking the No. 3 pairing with Torrey Van Winden and Elise Zappia winning in straight sets. Florida State rebounded to take court 4 and court 2 and pulling off an upset on Court 1 to secure the victory. Brooke Kuhlman and Leigh Andrew trailed 12-9 in the decisive third set before battling back to steal away the 17-15 win and upset of the McNamara twins to give the Seminoles the match.

1.       Kuhlman/Andrew (FSU) def. N. McNamara/M. McNamara (UCLA) 21-19, 16-21, 17-15

2.       Freire/Paranagua (FSU) def. Tan/Yeomans (UCLA) 21-18, 15-21, 15-10

3.       Van Winden/Zappia (UCLA) def. Sanchez/Jerger (FSU) 21-13, 21-13

4.       Horton/Goncalves (FSU) vs.  Carey/Anderson (UCLA) 21-18, 21-18

5.      Luke/Torruella (FSU) def. Simo/Justin (UCLA) 20-22, 21-19, DNF

Contender’s bracket – #5 Hawaii def. #7 LSU 3-0

Hawaii made quick work of newcomer LSU, winning the first set on three of the five courts, and going on to take courts 2, 3 and 4 in straight sets to advance.  Carly Kan and Ari Homayun got things started for the Rainbow Wahine, taking the No. 4 pairing 21-12, 21-13. Nearly simultaneous finished on courts two and three ended the match as Emily Maglio and Laurel Weaver and Ka’iwi Schucht and Nikki Taylor picked up the straight set wins.

1. Coppola/Nuss (LSU) vs. Tucker/Martin (UH) 21-19, DNF

2. Taylor/Schucht (UH) def. Allen/Ligon (LSU) 21-15, 21-13

3. Maglio/Weaver (UH) def. Powers/Lindelow (LSU) 21-16, 21-12

4. Kan/Homayun (UH) def. Leak/Molle (LSU) 21-12, 21-13

5: Young/Davenport (LSU) vs. Dzee/Zalopany (UH) – 21-19, DNF



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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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