What you need to know:
* Georgia State got back on track Friday in Deland, Fla., going 3-0 on day one of the Stetson Beach Invitational.
* The Panthers (9-4, 2-0 CCSA) defeated Jacksonville State 5-0 and New Mexico 3-2 before sweeping Morehead State 5-0 to remain perfect on the day. It was Georgia State’s first-ever meeting with all three schools.
* GSU will return to the sand tomorrow to face host Stetson at 10 a.m. and Florida Atlantic at 1 p.m.
DELAND, Fla. - Georgia State beach volleyball bounced back after a tough weekend out west to go 3-0 on day one of the Stetson Beach Invitational.
The Panthers (9-4, 2-0 CCSA) came out victorious against Jacksonville State, New Mexico and Morehead State. Friday’s matches marked GSU’s first-ever meeting with all three schools.
"Today is a great day to be a Panther," head coach Beth Van Fleet. "We focused on our side of the net and achieved our goals for each set. Playing three duals in a day is always a challenge both mentally and physically. We are recovering now and are looking forward to getting back into the sand tomorrow."
With victories today, Delaney Rohan and Chelsea Ross raised their overall record to 9-4 in the No. 1 flight. Haley Pa’akaula and LeeAnn Starr are tied with Ross and Rohan for the most wins on the season after the matches today.
The Panthers won 13 of the 15 matches on the day. Of the 13 wins, only one went the full length of three sets.
GSU will get back on the sand Saturday at 10 a.m. ET versus host Stetson. The Panthers will be looking to improve to an all-time winning record against the Hatters. Georgia State then matches up against FAU at 1 p.m. GSU has won six of seven matches versus the Owls.
No. 8 Georgia State 5, Jacksonville State 0 – Stetson Beach Invitational – Deland, Fla.
Friday, March 17, 2017
#1: Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) def. Jae-Lyn Visscher/Katie Will (JSU) – 21-10, 21-18
#2: LeeAnn Starr/Haley Pa’akaula (GSU) def. Charis Ludtke/Hannah Kirk (JSU) – 21-10, 21-11
#5: Sarah Agnew/Georgia Johnson (GSU) def. Rachel Perucki/Allyson Zuhlke (JSU) – 21-14, 21-10
No. 8 Georgia State 3, New Mexico 2 – Stetson Beach Invitational – Deland, Fla.
Friday, March 12, 2017
#1: Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) def. Cassie House/Ashley Kelsey (UNM) – 21-13, 21-14
#2: Devanne Sours/Lise Rugland (UNM) def. LeeAnn Starr/Haley Pa’akaula (GSU) – 21-18, 21-19
#5: Georgia Johnson/Allie Elson (GSU) def. Julia Warren/Lauren Twitty – 15-21, 21-18, 15-11
No. 8 Georgia State 5, Morehead State 0 – Stetson Beach Invitational – Deland, Fla.
Friday, March 17, 2017
#1: Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) def. Bailey Nichol/Sydney Schuyler (MORE) – 21-9, 21-9
#2: LeeAnn Starr/Haley Pa’akaula (GSU) def. Hope Rillema/Alli Evans (MORE) – 21-8, 21-9
#4: Georgia Johnson/Olivia Stasevich (GSU) def. Jordan Jones/Morgan Walters (MORE) – 21-3, 21-4
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