Only twice in NCAA beach volleyball championship history has there been an upset where the seed difference was more than 1. The other: last year, where #4 Florida State beat #2 UCLA in the semi-finals of the elimination bracket. The other small handful of upsets have all been 1-seed differences.
The top four seeds in the championship advanced to Sunday’s semifinal round as No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 South Carolina each topped their groups and LSU and FIU earned runner-up spots.
Four teams emerged undefeated at the end of an exciting day at the Rally Volleyball Courts at LakePoint Sporting Community, site of the CCSA Beach Volleyball Championships: FIU, Florida State, LSU and South Carolina.
For the first time in 2017, the Charlotte 49ers volleyball team hits the road in Conference USA play traveling to UAB and Florida Atlantic this weekend. The trip begins in Birmingham Friday before finishing in South Florida on Sunday.
Defending champion Cyprus kicked off the finals with a sweep of Faroe Islands, but later fell to host Luxembourg 3-1.
No. 2 Serbia closed out its domination of Pool B in the women’s qualification rounds with a sweep of host Poland.
Serbia remained undefeated in women’s Pool B, but Poland could not hold home court, falling to Czech Republic in five sets, dropping to second in the standings heading into Sunday’s finale in Warsaw, Poland.