Sand Volleyball Wins Two Matches on Sunday
Cocoa Beach, Fla. - The Georgia State sand volleyball team won its second consecutive match at the Ron Jon Surf Shop Beach-n-Boards Fest with a 3-2 win over Jacksonville Sunday afternoon.
The Panthers went 2-1 over the weekend, following Sunday morning's 3-2 win over North Florida.
The Panthers will try to keep their win streak alive when they play host to Mercer in their inaugural home match on Tuesday, at 5 p.m., at the GSU Sand Volleyball Complex.
GSU 3, JACKSONVILLE 2
The Panther's No. 1 pair, Lane Carico and Katie Madewell, went a perfect 3-0 over the weekend. They continued their winning ways with a two-set victory over the Dolphin's No. 1 pair with a routine 21-13, 21-5 win.
MATCH RESULTS - Georgia State 3, Jacksonville 2
GSU 3, NORTH FLORIDA 2
The Georgia State sand volleyball team recorded its first win in program history Sunday morning, defeating the defending Atlantic-Sun champions, North Florida, in the Ron Jon Surf Shop Beach N' Board Fest.This was just the second match in school history that began Saturday.
The Panthers rallied after losing the first two duals to overcome the Ospreys and post a 3-2 victory.
The top three pairs for the Panthers came away victorious. The No. 1 pair of Lane Carico and Katie Madewell picked up their second win of the weekend. After winning Saturday morning against Stetson, the duo defeated North Florida's top pair in two, 21-15 in both sets.
For the GSU No. 2 and No. 3 pairs, each picked up their first career wins. The No. 2 duo for the Panthers, freshmen Jansen Button and Sara Olivova, rallied after losing the first set 18-21. The pair outlasted their Osprey opponents, winning the next two sets 21-18 and 15-9, to grab the victory.
The Ospreys, in their second season of play, are the defending Atlantic Sun Champions and went 9-2 in their inaugural season.
MATCH RESULTS - Georgia State 3, North Florida 2
#1 - Lane Carico/Katie Madewell (GSU) def. Daginja Medina/ Anna Budinska, UNF, 21-15, 21-15
#2 - Jansen Button/Sara Olivova (GSU) def. Carolyn Jenkins/Cari Whitmire (UNF), 18-21, 21-18, 15-9
#3 - Katelyn Rawls/Milani Pickering (GSU) def. Cameron McGuire/Paige Pridgeon (UNF), 24-26, 21-18, 15-10
#4 - Julie Trembley/Britt Claussens (UNF) def. Alexis Elmurr/Karlee Kavanaugh (GSU), 9-21, 12-21
#5 - Nicole Baron/Anna Wagner (UNF) def. Nikki Senopoulos/Kaitlynn Hufstetler (GSU) 12-21, 5-21
#6 - (Exh) Molly Smestad/Alexis Townsend (GSU) def. UNF, 2-0