March 30, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The No. 3-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team picked up two more dual match victories on Saturday at the Dolphin Beach Volleyball Complex, beating Jacksonville, 4-1, and Stetson, 5-0.
The Seminoles are now 9-2 in dual matches this season. FSU also beat Jacksonville and UAB on Friday.
"We're got a lot of depth and a lot of flexibility and we were able to try out some new lineups today," Florida State head coach Danalee Corso said. "We have a lot of options and I though we competed a lot better today. Julie (Brown) and Melanie (Pavels) were again impressive today and the Pellitteri sisters played great. Everyone in the region is getting better. We need to stay ahead."
Against the host Dolphins, Florida State captured two-set victories on Courts 2 through 5, as only the Seminoles' No. 1 tandem of senior Fatma Yildirim and junior Aurora Davis lost to JU's Taylor Nyquist and Sammie Strausbaugh, 21-17, 16-21, 15-13.
Sophomore Jace Pardon and senior Maria Milosavljevic (Court 2), sophomore Stephanie Pellitteri and freshman Nina Pellitteri (Court 3), freshman Julie Brown and sophomore Melanie Pavels (Court 4) and senior Mallory Kiley and junior Jeassica McGregor (Court 5) each swept their respective Jacksonville opponents.
Following the win over Jacksonville, FSU made short work of Stetson. Davis and Yildirim won in three sets on Court 1.
Pardon and Milosavljevic (Court 2), Brown and Pavels (Court 3), the Pellitteri's (Court 4) and Kiley and McGregor (Court 5) all won their matches against the Hatters in two sets.
The Florida State sand volleyball team returns to action on April 6-7 against Georgia State, Tulane and ULM in Atlanta, Ga.
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Results: Florida State 4, Jacksonville 1 Court 1 - JU Taylor Nyquist/Sammie Strausbaugh def. FSU Fatma Yildirim/Aurora Davis, 21-17, 16-21, 15-13 Court 2 - FSU Jace Pardon/Maria Milosavljevic def. JU Kendall Courtney/Niatha Cullen, 21-9, 21-12 Court 3 - FSU Stephanie Pellitteri/Nina Pellitterri def. JU Gabriela Roman/Alyssa Robertson, 21-10, 21-4 Court 4 - FSU Julie Brown/Melanie Pavels def. JU Thalya Pagan/Kylie Jacob, 21-4, 21-11 Court 5 - FSU Mallory Kiley/Jeassica McGregor def. JU Emily Laskelle/Nicole Teplitz, 21-10, 21-10
Florida State 5, Stetson 0 Court 1 - FSU Aurora Davis/Fatma Yildirim def. SU Kaley Melville/Julie Bassett, 17-21, 21-16, 15-13 Court 2 - FSU Jace Pardon/Maria Milosavljevic def. SU Savannah Byl, Maren Rygh, 21-16, 21-16 Court 3 - FSU Julie Brown/Melanie Pavels def. SU Catherine Coston/Alisha Hoffman, 21-16, 21-5 Court 4 - FSU Stephanie Pellitteri/Nina Pellitteri def. SU Katie DiGirolamo/Jordann Dierickx, 21-8, 21-9 Court 5 - FSU Mallory Kiley/Jeassica McGregor def. SU Erin Robertson/Erika White, 21-12, 21-9