What you need to know:

*Georgia State beach volleyball will begin play at the CCSA Tournament Friday facing Tulane and South Carolina.

*Each of the 12 teams will advance to Saturday’s single elimination bracket.

*All duals will be played at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, Georgia.


ATLANTA- No. 16 Georgia State beach volleyball will face Tulane and No. 13 South Carolina in pool play at the CCSA Tournament at the LakePoint Sporting Community Friday afternoon. The Panthers will face the Green Wave at 1:30 p.m. before facing the Gamecocks at 4:30 p.m. in Emerson, Georgia.


GSU was 2-0 against Tulane with both meetings coming at neutral sites in early March. The Panthers downed the Wave 3-2 on March 2 in Fort Worth Texas, and swept Tulane 5-0 a week later in Gulf Shores, Alabama. State dropped their only meeting with the Gamecocks in a 3-2 decision in Columbia, S.C. on March 16.


Following Friday’s pool play, all 12 CCSA teams will be reseeded for a single elimination tournament beginning Saturday morning with the top four teams earning first round byes. The round of 12 and the quarterfinal round will be played on Saturday, while the semifinals and championship duals will be on Sunday.


As a team the Panthers are 107-53 in flights 1-5 against all opponents, with at least 20 wins in each of the five positions. Brooke Weiner leads State with a 24-8 record, and her 88 career wins are just two shy of the most in GSU history. Weiner and Kate Novack have paired for a 19-6 record in the three flight for the Panthers and the duo has won their last 10 matches.


Freshmen Maddy Delmonte and Becky Tresham, sophomore Eden Hawes, and juniors Maddie Gordon and Kate Novack have each topped the 20-win mark on the season. Delmonte and Hawes are 10-4 since pairing together playing in flights one and two, and Tresham and Gordon have won exactly 20 matches together including impressive wins over pairs from No. 2 USC and No. 4 LSU.


All matches will be played at the Rally Volleyball Courts at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, Georgia. Parking is available at 163 LakePoint Parkway, Cartersville, Georgia 30121 for $5 per car.


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