What you need to know:

* Georgia State started off the 2017 season with two convincing victories over UNC Wilmington and College of Charleston. The Panthers defeated UNCW 4-1 before sweeping Charleston 5-0 to finish the day.

* GSU moves to 2-0 on the season and in the conference after defeating the Seahawks and Cougars.

* The Panthers take on host UNF and Spring Hill College Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. respectively.


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – No. 8 Georgia State started off the season in high-fashion Saturday with two convincing victories in the UNF Invitational over UNC Wilmington and College of Charleston.

“It's great to be back in season,” head coach Beth Van Fleet said. “All the teams out here today were battling hard and noticeably excited to be competing against new faces. As for our team, it was great to watch our new athletes manage their matches and display the GSU determination and grit that has been a consistent component of our culture.”

The Panthers rolled to a 4-1 victory against UNC Wilmington to kick off the UNF Invitational. Georgia State is now 3-0 all-time versus the Seahawks.

In the second match of the day, GSU swept College of Charleston 5-0. The Panthers improved to 2-0 overall and in the CCSA. State is now 4-2 all-time versus the Cougar

The Panthers will get back on the sand Sunday at 9:30 a.m. to take on host North Florida. GSU closes out the UNF Invitational with Spring Hill College at 12:30 p.m. ET.

UNF Invitational - Match #1

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Georgia State vs UNCW

Mar 04, 2017 at St. Augustine, Fla.

(St. Augustine Pier)

Georgia State 4, UNCW 1

Doubles competition

  1. Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) def. Tanna Aljoe/Nicole Lott (UNCW) 16-21, 21-18, 15-10
  2. Natalie Wilson/Brooke Weiner (GSU) def. Emily Corrigan/Katie McCullough (UNCW) 21-15, 21-15
  3. LeeAnn Starr/Haley Pa'akaula (GSU) def. Maddy Kline/Raquel Rooney (UNCW) 21-15, 21-17
  4. Sydney Alvis/Sarah Kelly (UNCW) def. Jessica Fourspring/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) 19-21, 21-18, 20-18
  5. Allie Elson/Amie Held (GSU) def. Bella Borgiotti/Kati Smith (UNCW) 21-15, 21-17

Ext. Halle Hunt/Courtney Mullinax (UNCW) def. Georgia Johnson/Kate Novack (GSU) 21-10, 21-18    

UNF Invitational - Match #2

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Georgia State vs College of Charleston

Mar 04, 2017 at St. Augustine, Fla.

(St. Augustine Pier)

Georgia State 5, College of Charleston 0

Doubles competition

  1. Rohan/Ross (GSU) def. Hills/Ehler (CofC) 21-15, 23-21
  2. Starr/Pa’akaula (GSU) def. Mummey/Rhodes (CofC) 21-19, 18-21, 15-11
  3. Fourspring/Weiner (GSU) def. Madison/Brennan (CofC) 21-16, 21-19
  4. Agnew/Johnson (GSU) def. Rachel/Beckman (CofC) 21-19, 21-19
  5. Elson/Held (GSU) def. Folley/Freed (CofC) 21-15, 21-19

 

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