USC Beach Volleyball Finishes Day One of CCSA Tournament With a Split
By: USC SID
Emerson, Ga. (USC SID) — The South Carolina beach volleyball team began the first day of the CCSA Conference Tournament with a split, as they faced UAB and Florida State on Friday at Lakepoint Sporting Community.
The Gamecocks are now 19-14 on the season after defeating eighth-seeded UAB 5-0 but falling 5-0 to first-seeded Florida State.
Carolina took a quick 2-0 lead over the Blazers after winning on courts three and four in straight sets, but battled on the final courts with all one, two and five going into three sets. The Gamecocks rallied and took the win at all five spots.
In the dual with Florida State, the Seminoles proved to be too much for the Gamecocks as they won all five matches in straight sets.
South Carolina is back in action Saturday morning as they finish up pool play with fourth-seeded LSU at 10:30 a.m.
#5 South Carolina 5, #8 UAB 0
1. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (SC) def. Sara Rishell/Chelsi Carter (UAB) 21-16, 21-23, 15-12
2. Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (SC) def. Michaela Reesor/Avery Hoven (UAB) 21-16, 17-21, 15-12
3. Macie Tendrich/Katie Reilly (SC) def. Amber Treace/Rachel Evans (UAB) 21-15, 21-16
4. Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood (SC) def. Tressa Buckland/Avei Logoleo (UAB) 21-19, 21-19
5. Erin Neuenfeldt/Litsa Darby (SC) def. Gabbi Moreno/Emily Martinez (UAB) 18-21, 21-18, 15-10
Order of Finish: 4, 3, 5, 2, 1
#1 Florida State 5, #5 South Carolina 0
1. Julie Brown/Jace Pardon (FSU) def. Julia Mannisto/Shannon Williams (SC) 21-11, 21-9
2. Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) def. Sarah Blomgren/Aubrey Ezell (SC) 21-19, 23-21
3. Sierra Sanchez/Vanessa Freire (FSU) def. Macie Tendrich/Katie Reilly (SC) 21-11, 21-14
4. Macy Jerger/Annie Montgomery (FSU) def. Jade Vitt/Delaney Wood (SC) 21-16, 21-8
5. Nikki Esposito/Hailey Luke (FSU) def. Erin Neuenfeldt/Litsa Darby (SC) 21-13, 21-12
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 3, 5, 2