What you need to know:
* Georgia State outlasted Stetson 3-2 before falling to Florida Atlantic 3-2 to conclude the Stetson Beach Invitational Saturday.
* The Panthers (10-5, 2-1 CCSA) went 4-1 overall in the tournament down in Deland, Fla. GSU improved to 4-3 all-time against Stetson and fell to 6-2 versus the Owls.
* Head coach Beth Van Fleet and the team will be back in action next weekend for the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C. The Panthers begin the tournament with the Hatters Saturday at 9 a.m. ET.
DELAND, Fla. – The Georgia State beach volleyball team split a pair of closely contested matches to finish off the Stetson Beach Invitational. The Panthers outlasted Stetson 3-2 before falling to conference foe Florida Atlantic by the same score.
GSU (10-5, 2-1 CCSA) clinched the Stetson match on Chelsea Ross and Delaney Rohan’s three-set victory over Stetson’s Kristin Lind and Darby Dunn.
Brooke Weiner and Jessica Fourspring also defeated a Stetson pair in three sets. Georgia Johnson and Olivia Stasevich rolled to knock off the Hatters’ Tiffany Creamer and Rachel Noble in straight sets.
In the second leg of the doubleheader, LeeAnn Starr and Haley Pa’akaula secured a victory in the No. 2 flight. Johnson and Stasevich earned their second win of the day after grinding out a 15-10 result in the decisive set.
Georgia State will return to the sand next weekend for the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C.
The Panthers battle Stetson again to begin the tournament on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET.
Georgia State 3, Stetson 2
- Chelsea Ross/Delaney Rohan (GSU) def. Kristin Lind/Darby Dunn (STET) 9-21, 21-19, 27-25
- Samantha Harris/Maggie Skjelbred (STET) def. Haley Pa'akaula/LeeAnn Starr (GSU) 21-16, 21-18
- Emily Carroll/Kaylee Anderson (STET) def. Amie Held/Natalie Wilson (GSU) 21-15, 21-13
- Brooke Weiner/Jessica Fourspring (GSU) def. Lauren Durham/Julie Varga (STET) 16-21, 21-19, 15-13
- Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) def. Tiffany Creamer/Rachel Noble (STET) 25-23, 27-25
Florida Atlantic 3, Georgia State 2
- Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice (FAU) def. Chelsea Ross/Delaney Rohan (GSU) 18-21, 21-8, 15-11
- LeeAnn Starr/Haley Pa’akaula (GSU) def. Jazmine Barker/Brittany Pellitteri (FAU) 21-7, 21-17
- Gabrielle Dischler/Candace Lacour (FAU) def. Natalie Wilson/Amie Held (GSU) 21-23, 22-20, 15-12
- Nicole Grant/Nicole Navarro (FAU) def. Jessica Fourspring/Brooke Weiner (GSU) 21-23, 21-18, 15-4
- Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) def. Ashlan Cunningham/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 24-22, 15-21, 15-10
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