What you need to know:
* No. 9 Georgia State rolled to a 4-1 victory over the College of Charleston to kick off the CCSA Championship. The Panthers (20-13) fell to No. 15 Florida Atlanticf 3-2 to go 1-1 on day one.
* Haley Pa'akaula and Jessica Fourspring went 2-0 in the No. 2 flight to improve to 9-1 as a pair this season. Georgia Johnson and Olivia Stasevich secured GSU's second dual victory with a 21-11, 21-16 win over FAU.
* Georgia State returns to the sand tomorrow versus LSU at noon ET. GSU closes out round robin play with UAB at 3 p.m.
EMERSON, Ga. – No. 9 Georgia State got off to a strong start at the CCSA Championship Friday morning with a 4-1 victory against the College of Charleston. The Panthers (20-13) fell 3-2 to No. 15 FAU to finish day one at the LakePoint Complex.
GSU notched their second win over the Cougars after taking flights one through four in straight sets.
In the No. 1 flight, CCSA Pair of the Year Delaney Rohan and Chelsea Ross cruised to their 22nd victory of the season with a 21-8, 21-17 win on court six.
Jessica Fourspring and Haley Pa’akaula won 21-12, 21-3 in the No. 2 flight. Senior Natalie Wilson and sophomore Brooke Weiner earned a dominant 21-18, 21-4 victory. Amie Held and Kate Novack clinched the match with a straight-set win.
Fourspring and Pa'akaula went undefeated on the day with another straight-set victory over FAU. The pair is now 9-1 this season.
Olivia Stasevich and Georgia Johnson overpowered FAU's No. 5 pair for their 14th victory as a duo.
Head coach Beth Van Fleet and Georgia State are back on the sand tomorrow at noon ET versus LSU. The Panthers will be looking for their first win versus the Tigers this season.
Sand Volleyball Match Results
College of Charleston vs Georgia State
Apr 21, 2017 at Emerson, Ga. (Lakepoint Sporting Complex)
Georgia State 4, College of Charleston 1
1. Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) def. Riana Brennan/Maddie Hills (COFC) 21-8, 21-17
2. Jessica Fourspring/Haley Pa'akaula (GSU) def. McKala Rhodes/Krissy Mummy (COFC) 21-13, 21-12
5. Taylor Foley/Lauren Freed (COFC) def. Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson (GSU) 19-21, 21-15, 15-8
Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3,4,5);
Sand Volleyball Match Results
Florida Atlantic vs Georgia State
Apr 21, 2017 at Emerson, Ga.
(Lakepoint Sporting Complex)
Florida Atlantic 3, Georgia State 2
- Jessalyn Kinlaw/Megan Rice (FAU) def. Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) 21-19, 21-17
- Jessica Fourspring/Haley Pa'akaula (GSU) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Jazmine Barker (FAU) 21-18, 23-21
- Candace Lacour/Gabby Dischler (FAU) def. Brooke Weiner/Natalie Wilson (GSU) 21-16, 21-19
- Nicole Navarro/Nicole Grant (FAU) def. Amie Held/Kate Novack (GSU) 15-21, 21-18, 18-16
- Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson (GSU) def. Ashlan Cunningham/Carly Scarbrough (FAU) 21-11, 21-16
Florida Atlantic 18-10
Georgia State 20-12
Order of finish: Doubles (5,3,1,2,4);
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