USC Beach Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season Play With Two Wins

By: USC SID

USC volleyball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — Going out with a sweep, the South Carolina beach volleyball team ends their regular season at home with wins over UNC-Wilmington and Carson-Newman on Sunday at Wheeler Beach.

The Gamecocks opened the day with a 4-1 victory over the Seahawks and finished with a 5-0 victory over Carson-Newman, for the second time this season. Carolina won nine out of ten matches in straight sets.

“It was exciting to end our regular season here at home with two wins, especially with all the work they put into the match with LSU last night and coming out on the wrong end of it,” said head coach Moritz Moritz. “We finished strong and battled today. We made some really good strides, which is great going into the CCSA tournament next weekend.”

South Carolina will be back in action in Emerson, Ga. next weekend for the CCSA Conference tournament where they will take on No. 3 Florida State, LSU and UAB to begin the event.

Dual Results
South Carolina 4, UNC-Wilmington 1

1. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (SC) def. Bella Borgiotti/Katie McCullough (UNCW) 21-8, 21-12
2. Macie Tendrich/Katie Reilly (SC) def. Maddy Kline/Ashleigh Crutcher (UNCW) 21-14, 21-15
3. Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (SC) def. Nicole Lott/Kristen Powell (UNCW) 23-21, 25-23
4. Sydney Alvis/Sarah Kelly (UNCW) def. Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood (SC) 18-21, 21-13, 19-17
5. Erin Neuenfeldt/Litsa Darby (SC) def. Halle Hunt/Anna Cross (UNCW) 21-13, 21-17
Exh. Alyssa Desjardins/Courtney Mullinax (UNCW) def. Katie McCormick/Katie Cross (SC) 22-20, 21-16

Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2, 3, 1

South Carolina 5, Carson-Newman 0

1. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (SC) def. Ally King/Katie Will (CNU) 21-17, 21-19
2. Macie Tendrich/Katie Reilly (SC) def. Molly Locke/Maddie Zyburt (CNU) 21-14, 21-9
3. Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (SC) def. Sara Fairley/Taylor Lowe (CNU) 21-11, 21-12
4. Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood (SC) def. Kristina Hill/Natalie Harris (CNU) 21-12, 21-7
5. Erin Neuenfeldt/Litsa Darby (SC) def. Megan Morris/Eileen Anderson (CNU) 21-4, 21-13
Exh. Emma Lock/AJ Baumann (SC) def. Hannah Robertson/Allie Foster (CNU) 21-16, 21-9

Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2, 3, 1

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