Sand Volleyball
    USC Women's Sand Volleyball Finishes Second At Seminole Sand Battle
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    March 24, 2012

    The USC women's sand volleyball team, behind the undefeated pairing of Kendall Bateman and Sam Hirschmann, won 2 of its 3 dual matches on Saturday (March 24) during the first day of competition at the Seminole San Battle in Tallahassee, Fla.

    The Women of Troy (3-1) swept both Stetson and then Florida Gulf Coast by 5-0 scores, but ended the day with a 4-1 loss to host Florida State. All four schools played each other during the day's round robin duals that consisted of 5 pairs teams per school.

    The Seminoles won all 3 of their dual matches to capture the team championship. USC placed second, while Florida Gulf Coast was third at 1-2 and Stetson was fourth at 0-3.

    In the dual versus Florida State (9-0), Bateman-Hirschmann got USC's only win by defeating Stephanie Pellitteri/Mallory Kiley, 21-6, 21-11. It was the first time that any FSU pair lost in 45 individual pairs matches during a team dual this season.

    Last week at USC's 3-day, 4-team tourney, Florida State finished second behind Pepperdine during the team competition portion of the event. USC was third.

    Play in Tallahassee concludes on Sunday (March 25) with a pairs event, featuring a double elimination Gold Bracket with the event's top 10 pairs teams battling to crown a champion and a single elimination Silver Division with the bottom 10 teams.

    Seminole Sand Battle

    Dual Flight Play

    At the Seminole Sand Volleyball Complex in Tallahassee, Fla. - March 24, 2012

    Results: FSU - 3-0; USC - 2-1; FGCU - 1-2; Stetson - 0-3

    USC 5, Stetson 0

    Court 1: Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) def. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (Stetson) - 22-20, 21-16

    Court 2: Natalie Hagglund/Katie Fuller (USC) def. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (Stetson) - 21-14, 21-13

    Court 3: Kelly Irvin/Kirby Burnham (USC) def. Alisha Hoffman/Katie DiGirolamo (Stetson) - 21-16, 21-7

    Court 4: Kendall Bateman/Sam Hirschman (USC) def. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (Stetson) - 21-11, 21-6

     

     

    Court 5: Megan Thornberry/Kati Duddridge (USC) def. Taylor Story/Claudia Kalin (Stetson) - 21-4, 21-12

    FSU 5, FGCU 0

    Court 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) def. Karina Mambuca/Holly Youngquist (FGCU) - 21-19, 21-7

    Court 2: Jekaterina Stepanova/Jace Pardon (FSU) def. Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper (FGCU) - 21-9, 21-12

    Court 3: Melanie Pavels/Visnja Djurdjevic (FSU) def. Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU) - 21-14, 21-6

    Court 4: Stephanie Pellitteri/Mallory Kiley (FSU) def. Lindsey Childs/Olivia Mesner (FGCU) - 21-9, 21-12

    Court 5: Jeassica McGregor/Caitlin Haworth (FSU) def. Gigi Meyer/Whitney Masters (FGCU) - 21-6, 21-11

    USC 5, FGSU 0

    Court 1: Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) def. Karina Mambuca/Holly Youngquist (FGCU) - 21-7, 21-14

    Court 2: Natalie Hagglund/Katie Fuller (USC) def. Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper (FGCU) - 21-10, 21-11

    Court 3: Kelly Irvin/Kirby Burnham (USC) def. Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU) - 21-10, 21-17

    Court 4: Sam Hirschman/Kendall Bateman (USC) def. Lindsey Childs/Olivia Mesner (FGCU) - 21-11, 21-10

    Court 5: Megan Thornberry/Kati Duddridge (USC) def. Gigi Meyer/Whitney Masters (FGCU) - 21-13, 21-12

    FSU 5, Stetson 0

    Court 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) def. Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (Stetson) - 21-11, 16-21, 15-6

    Court 2: Jekaterina Stepanova/Jace Pardon (FSU) def. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (Stetson) - 21-12, 21-9

    Court 3: Visnja Djurdjevic/Melanie Pavels (FSU) def. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (Stetson) - 21-7, 21-10

    Court 4: Stephanie Pellitteri/Mallory Kiley (FSU) def. Claudia Kalin/Taylor Story (Stetson) - 21-16, 21-12

    Court 5: Jeassica McGregor/Caitlin Haworth (FSU) def. Ashley Rutherford/Stephanie Marin (Stet. ) - 21-12, 21-10.

    FGCU 3, Stetson 2

    Court 1: Karina Mambuca/Holly Youngquist (FGCU) def. Maren Rygh/Alexa Stonish (Stet.) - 14-21, 21-16, 16-14

    Court 2: Julie Bassett/Kaley Melville (Stet.) def. Kaitlin Holm/Jill Hopper (FGCU) - 21-13, 21-12

    Court 3: Alisha Hoffman/Katie DiGirolamo (Stet.) def. Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU - 14-21, 21-17, 15-13

    Court 4: Lindsey Childs/Olivia Mesner (FGCU) def. Savannah Byl/Kaylee Ream (Stetson) - 14-21, 21-10, 15-12

    Court 5: Gigi Meyer/Whitney Masters (FGCU) def. Taylor Kennedy/Claudia Kalin (Stetson) - 21-17, 21-19.

    FSU 4, USC 1

    Court 1: Aurora Newgard/Brittany Tiegs (FSU) def. Sara Shaw/Geena Urango (USC) - 21-14, 21-17

    Court 2: Jekaterina Stepanova/Jace Pardon (FSU) def. Natalie Hagglund/Katie Fuller (USC) - 21-17, 21-14

    Court 3: Melanie Pavels/Visnja Djurdjevic (FSU) def. Kelly Irvin/Kirby Burnham (USC) - 21-19, 14-21, 15-13

    Court 4: Sam Hirschman/Kendall Bateman (USC) def. Stephanie Pellitteri/Mallory Kiley (FSU) - 21-6, 21-11

    Court 5: Jeassica McGregor/Caitlin Haworth (FSU) def. Megan Thornberry/Kati Duddridge (USC) - 21-10, 21-10

    Attendance: 542