Florida State’s Horton & Goncalves Earn CCSA Beach Pair Of The Week

  0 volleymob | March 21st, 2017 | ASUN Conference, College - Beach, News

Redshirt junior Katie Horton and freshman Francesca Goncalves earned CCSA Pair of the Week honors after posting a 4-0 record this past week.

Horton and Goncalves helped lead the fourth-ranked Seminoles to a 3-1 record this past weekend at the Hawaii Outrigger Invitational at Honolulu, Hawaii. Three of their four matches came against Top-10 teams including two 3-2 wins over No. 7 Arizona and No. 5 Hawaii.

The Seminole duo, who played at the number four position all weekend and for the first time together, went 4-0 and were responsible for FSU’s only point in a 4-1 setback to No. 1 Southern California.

Horton and Goncalves opened the tournament with a three-set victory over Arizona’s Hailey Devlin and Sam Manley, 21-15, 18-21, 15-12, before another three-set victory over Hawaii’s Ari Homayun and Carly Kan, 21-12, 11-21, 15-12. They finished off the weekend with two more three-set victories over USC’s Abril Bustamante and Joy Dennis, 21-11, 12-21, 15-13, and Nebraska’s Mikaela Foecke and Kenzie Maloney, 21-9, 18-21, 15-7.

This also marks the second week in a row that a Seminole pair has won the CCSA Pair of the week award (Victoria Paranagua and Macy Jerger).


No. 4 Florida State def. No. 7 Arizona, 3-2

No. 4 Florida State def. No. 5 Hawaii, 3-2

No. 1 Southern California def. No. 4 Florida State, 4-1

No. 4 Florida State def. Nebraska, 4-1


Katie Horton/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) def. Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley (UA) 21-15, 18-21, 15-12
Katie Horton/Francesca Goncalves (FSU) def. Ari Homayun/Carly Kan (UH) 21-12, 11-21, 15-12
Katie Horton/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) def. Abril Bustamante/Joy Dennis (USC) 21-11, 12-21, 15-13
Katie Horton/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) def. Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney (NU) 21-9, 18-21, 15-7

News courtesy of Florida State Athletics.

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