TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Home court advantage seemed to be in the Seminoles’ favor on Friday, as the seventh-ranked Florida State beach…
With six wins over ranked teams, UCLA’s No. 3 pair of Zana Muno and Savvy Simo earned this week’s VolleyMob Beach Pair of the Week honors. The pair helped the No. 2 Bruins to a 6-0 mark on the week, including a home win over then-No. 1 Pepperdine (4-1).
In 29 matches involving AVCA Top 20 teams, there were three upsets on Saturday. Tulane edged past No. 12 Florida International 3-2. FIU rebounded with a 3-2 win over No. 9 Georgia State. No. 11 Grand Canyon also bested the ninth-ranked Panthers.
The AVCA Top 20 played 24 matches on Friday, with four upsets highlighting the slate. No. 12 Florida International topped No. 11 Grand Canyon and No. 8 South Carolina at the Surf & Turf Invitational in Miami, while No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Hawaii, No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 9 Georgia State and No. 10 LSU cruised through the day.
The East vs. West Tournament featured a strong lineup from each coast this weekend, forming one of the biggest competitions of the 2018 beach volleyball season.
The No. 5/3 Florida State beach volleyball team heads into what could be its most challenging weekend of the season on Saturday, as it faces all of the other AVCA top-5 teams in the East Meets West Challenge.
The No. 4/3 Florida State beach volleyball team will host the earliest home event the team has ever seen as it participates in the FSU Invitational on March 2-3.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday a list of 52 student-athletes who have been selected as 2018 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award recipients.
Florida State sophomore Francesca Goncalves and redshirt sophomore Sara Putt are this week’s VolleyMob Beach Pair of the Week after going 4-0 on the No. 3 line at the Stetson Spring Fling.
The No. 4 Florida State beach volleyball team will start off the season at the Stetson Spring Fling, facing three conference opponents and the hosting Hatters in the event that takes place February 23-24.