What you need to know:

* Georgia State went 1-1 on the final day of the Florida State Invite Saturday. The Panthers (16-11, 6-4) fell to Florida International 4-1 before edging South Carolina 3-2 in Tallahassee, Fla.

* Freshmen Georgia Johnson and Olivia Stasevich posted a 2-0 record to get to 12-2 on the season. Haley Pa’akaula and Jessica Fourspring clinched the match versus South Carolina with a three-set victory in the No. 2 flight.

* Head coach Beth Van Fleet and Georgia State will compete in the final regular season tournament next weekend at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 10 Georgia State fell to Florida International 4-1 before battling back to defeat South Carolina 3-2 for the second time this season Saturday.

In the first leg of the doubleheader, freshmen Georgia Johnson and Olivia Stasevich notched the Panthers’ only victory.

Haley Pa’akaula and Jessica Fourspring clinched the match for GSU with a three-set victory against South Carolina’s Shannon Williams and Ali Denney.

Georgia State improved to 6-0 all-time versus the Gamecocks.

The Panthers return to the sand next Friday, April 14th versus UL Monroe at 3 p.m. ET in LSU’s Battle on the Bayou.

 

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Florida International vs Georgia State

Apr 08, 2017 at

#13 Florida International 4, #10 Georgia State 1

  1. Margherita Bianchin/Frederica Frasca (FIU) def. Chelsea Ross/Delaney Rohan (GSU) 21-12, 21-23, 15-12
  2. Taija Thomas/Katie Friesen (FIU) def. Haley Pa'akaula/Jessica Fourspring (GSU) 17-21, 21-17, 17-15
  3. Katie Hogan/Lina Bernier (FIU) def. Natalie Wilson/Brooke Weiner (GSU) 21-18, 21-17
  4. Anabela Sataric/Mackemzie Walker (FIU) def. Amie Held/Kate Novack (GSU) 19-21, 21-18, 18-16
  5. Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) def. Estefanie Bethancour/Natalia Giron (FIU) 21-23, 21-18, 15-13

Ext. Allie Elson/Ashley McGinn (GSU) def. Kari Peterson/Morgan Crawley (FIU) 22-20, 17-21, 15-4

Match Notes:

Florida International 17-10; National ranking #13

Georgia State 15-10; National ranking #10

Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,3,2,1);

 

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Georgia State vs South Carolina

Apr 08, 2017 at

#10 Georgia State 3, #11 South Carolina 2

  1. Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith (SC) def. Chelsea Ross/Delaney Rohan (GSU) 22-20, 21-15
  2. Haley Pa'akaula/Jessica Fourspring (GSU) def. Shannon Williams/Ali Denney (SC) 15-21, 21-14, 15-11
  3. Katie Zimmerman/Macie Tendrich (SC) def. Natalie Wilson/Brooke Weiner (GSU) 19-21, 21-13, 15-10
  4. Amie Held/Kate Novack (GSU) def. Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder (SC) 21-15, 21-11
  5. Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) def. Jade Vitt/Franky Harrison (SC) 13-21, 21-16, 15-10

Ext. AJ Baumann/Hannah Edelman (SC) def. Allie Elson/Ashley McGinn (GSU) 21-19, 18-21, 15-12

Match Notes:

Georgia State 14-9; National ranking #10

South Carolina 15-5; National ranking #11

Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,1);

 

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