What you need to know:
*Georgia State beach volleyball went 1-1 for the second straight day.
*The Panthers defeated Eckerd College 4-1 for their second victory of the season.
*GSU’s next action will be next weekend in St. Augustine.
DELAND, FLA- GSU Beach split a pair of matches Saturday to finish the Stetson Spring Fling. The Panthers defeated Eckerd 4-1, but dropped the late morning matchup with No. 4 Florida State by the same score. GSU was schedule to play an afternoon daul against FAU, but the match was cancelled.
In the early morning match the Panthers took the first two points as freshmen Ashley Bauchert and Eden Hawes won in a tight three set match for the second straight day in the five spot. Amie Held and Rebekah Brodbeck cruised to a two set victory in the four position.
Graduate transfers, Annika and Teegan Van Gunst both impressed in their Georgia State debuts. Teegan teamed up to win with Tiffany Creamer in the one fight, and Annika, paired with Brooke Weiner won both sets 21-12 to give GSU the win.
Teegan and Tiffany would team up to earn another victory in the second dual of the day, defeating the number one pair from FSU. Unfortunately it would be the only win against the Seminoles for the Panthers who dropped the dual 4-1.
The dual scheduled with Florida Atlantic was cancelled.
GSU will take their 2-2 record to St. Augustine next weekend for four duals, including battles with top-ten South Carolina and LSU.
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GSU vs. Eckerd
- Teegan Van Gunst/Tiffany Creamer (GSU) def. Savanna Cary/Mackenzie Redner (EC) 21-9, 21-19 2. Annika Van Gunst/Brooke Weiner (GSU) def. Madison Whiting/Arielle Erillo (EC) 21-12, 21-12
- Paula Hoffmann/Kaitlyn Sibson (EC) def. Ashley McGinn/Allie Elson (GSU) 19-21, 21-15, 17-15
- Rebekah Brodbeck/Amie Held (GSU) def. Rachel Cornatzer/Jordan Duffy (EC) 21-16, 21-10
- Eden Hawes/Ashley Bauchert (GSU) def. Stephanie Bogda/Kali Boatwright (EC) 21-10, 18-21, 15-13 Ext. Mattie Johnson/Meagan McCall (GSU) def. Fernanda Reis/Samantha Bevilacqua (EC) 21-17, 21-7
GSU vs. FSU
- 1.Teegan Van Gunst/Tiffany Creamer (GSU) def. Macy Jerger/Tory Paranagua (FSU) 21-15, 21-19
- 2. Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) def. Annika Van Gunst/Brooke Weiner (GSU) 21-15, 22-20
- 3. Francesca Goncalves/Sara Putt (FSU) def. Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson (GSU) 21-14, 21-15
- 4. Katie Horton/Hailey Luke (FSU) def. Ashley McGinn/Allie Elson (GSU) 21-8, 21-9
- 5. Molly McBain/Madison Fitzpatrick (FSU) def. Amie Held/Kate Novack (GSU) 21-19, 21-14