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Preview: Beach volleyball at ASUN Beach Volleyball Championship

The FGCU beach volleyball team will head to Deland to take part in the ASUN Beach Volleyball Championship beginning Saturday, April 22. Play will conclude on Sunday, April 23. The Eagles currently hold a 13-6 overall record and a 6-4 record for conference play. The Eagles have had the most success with the No. 3 pairing of Katherine Puisis and Karissa Rhoades as they’ve gone 13-4 this season. Last season, the Eagles went 2-2 at the ASUN championship in three days of...

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Preview: Beach volleyball vs. FIU

The FGCU beach volleyball team is set to host the FIU Panthers Tuesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in what will be the last match before the ASUN Beach Volleyball Championship. The Panthers come into this match up with an overall record of 18-10 after competing in seven tournaments so far this season. The last time these two teams met was during the 2014 season at the Stetson Pairs Tournament and the FIU Surf and Turf Tournament. The Panthers took both games, 1-4 and 0-5, respectively. Next, the Eagles will compete in the ASUN Beach Volleyball Championship beginning Saturday,...

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Preview: Beach volleyball vs. Stetson

The FGCU volleyball team is set to host Stetson in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. with the second game following immediately at 6 p.m. The Eagles will be coming off a two-game series against Coastal Carolina and Mercer, where the team went 2-2 over the weekend. Stetson is coming into this match with an overall record of 15-11 and a strong 8-0 conference record. Last season, when these two conference teams met, the Hatters took both matches from the Eagles 4-1. Next, FGCU will host FIU Tuesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in what will...

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FGCU beach volleyball splits first and second day in weekend doubleheader

The FGCU beach volleyball team traveled to Deland to compete in its first ASUN doubleheader against Coastal Carolina and Mercer this weekend. The Eagles took both matches from Coastal Carolina but suffered two losses against Mercer. Despite tough wind conditions on day one, FGCU claimed a 3-2 victory over the Chanticleers with wins from No. 2, 3 and 5, but suffered from a 3-2 loss to Mercer. “Conditions were tough this afternoon with some pretty heavy winds throughout the day,” head coach Matt Botsford said. “I didn’t think our ball handling was as sharp as it needed to be...

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Preview: Beach volleyball vs. Coastal Carolina and Mercer

Fresh off of two victories against Jacksonville and UNF respectively, the FGCU beach volleyball team will head to Deland to face Coastal Carolina and Mercer. With doubleheaders on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, the Eagles will take on Coastal Carolina at 12 p.m. and Mercer at 2 p.m. on Friday. Then the Eagles will take on Costal Carolina at 10 a.m. and Mercer at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Mercer comes into its two contest against the Eagles on a two-game losing streak, falling to UNCW and South Carolina over the weekend. Coastal Carolina comes into its two...

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Preview: Beach volleyball at Jacksonville

The FGCU beach volleyball team will face Jacksonville Friday, March 31 at 2 p.m., immediately following the 12 p.m. game against UNF. The Eagles will then play the Dolphins again Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. Jacksonville and FGCU met twice last season where the Eagles and Dolphins split the matches. Jacksonville took the first match 2-3, then the Eagles took the second 4-1. Jacksonville comes into this match with an overall record of 6-8 and 0-1 in conference play. Next, the Eagles will head to Deland to compete in a Coastal Carolina and Mercer series beginning Friday, April...

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Preview: Beach volleyball at North Florida

The FGCU beach volleyball team will travel to Jacksonville to take on UNF Friday, March 31 at 12 p.m. After two games against Jacksonville Friday and Saturday, the Eagles will wrap up play in Jacksonville with a second game against UNF Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. These two teams met three times last season, with the Ospreys taking all games. The last game was during the final round of the ASUN Beach Volleyball Championship, with UNF taking it 0-5. The Ospreys come into this match up with an overall record of 5-7. The Eagles will then face Jacksonville...

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FGCU beach volleyball drops match against FAU

The FGCU beach volleyball team fell 1-4 to FAU with the only win coming from the No. 3 pair of Katie Puisis and Karissa Rhoades. “FAU played a great match today, and their depth across the five pairs was just too much to overcome,” head coach Matt Botsford said. “Obviously we are very encouraged with what Katie and Karissa were able to do today against a tough opponent, but overall there were just too many unforced errors. I really thought the serve-and-pass game let us down as we could not pressure FAU the way we would have liked to.”...

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Preview: Beach volleyball vs. Webber International

The FGCU beach volleyball team will host Webber International in their second meeting of the season. The game will take place Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. at Estero Community Park. The Eagles won the first match 3-2 at Babson Park, Florida on Friday, March 10. Before meeting earlier this season, the teams competed at Estero Community Park with the game going to five sets and the Eagles taking it 4-1. Next, the Eagles will go on the road for the next nine matches, with their first match against FAU on Monday, March 27 at 4...

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FGCU beach volleyball finishes 3-1 at Tiger Beach Challenge

The FGCU beach volleyball team was undefeated going into day two of the Tiger Beach Challenge, but suffered a 0-5 loss against South Carolina, ending the two-day tournament 3-1. On day one, the Eagles went undefeated with a 5-0 win over UAB and a 3-2 win against Houston Baptist. To begin day two, FGCU took a 3-2 win over Spring Hill College but suffered from their only loss to the Gamecocks, 0-5. In the matches against UAB and Houston Baptist, the No. 1 pairing of Mackenzie Allen and Amanda Carroll took three-set wins in both of their matches. At...

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