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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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Preview: Beach volleyball at Tiger Beach Challenge

The FGCU beach volleyball team will travel to Baton Rouge to take part in the Tiger Beach Challenge hosted by LSU. Play will be Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19. Play for the Eagles will begin Saturday at 1 p.m. against the University of Alabama at Birmingham  followed immediately after with a game against Houston Baptist University at 3 p.m. FGCU will wrap up play on Sunday first with Spring Hill College at 9 a.m. and South Carolina at 1 p.m. Next, FGCU will host Webber International Wednesday, March 22 at 4...

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Preview: Beach volleyball vs. Eckerd College

Coming off its first win in the season opener, the FGCU women’s beach volleyball team is set to host a double header against Eckerd College. The first match up will be Wednesday, March 15 beginning at 4 p.m. and the second match will follow immediately after at 6 p.m. Eckerd is currently six games into its season, with an overall record of 4-2. Recently, the Tritons competed in the Gulf Shores Spring Hill Invitational, splitting their games 2-2. The Eagles and Tritons met last season at Eckerd College with FGCU taking the match 4-1. Next, the Eagles will travel...

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FGCU beach volleyball opens up season with win over Webber International

The FGCU beach volleyball team started off its season with a 3-2 win over Webber International Friday night. “It’s nice to get the season started with a win while learning a little bit more about where we need to prioritize our training efforts,” head coach Matt Botsford said. “This early on, we’re still trying to figure out our lineup and who compliments who, so this was a very helpful step in that process.” The No. 5 duo of Caroline Jordan and Kaitlan Krivdo started off strong with a three-set win. Seniors Madi Wilcox and Leigh Pudwill suffered a tough...

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Preview: Beach volleyball at Webber International

The FGCU beach volleyball team will kick off their 2017 season against Webber International on Friday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. This match is set to take place at Babson Park, Florida. Last season, the Eagles ended with an overall record of 11-8, while Webber International ended with an overall record of 2-11. The last time these two teams met was last season at Estero Community Park with the game going to five sets and the Eagles taking it 4-1. Next, the Eagles will take on Eckerd College on Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in...

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FGCU volleyball adds four new faces

FGCU head volleyball coach, Matt Botsford, has signed four student-athletes during the early signing period. Cortney VanLiew, Snowy Burnam, Alayna Ryan and Sharonda Pickering will join the Eagles for the 2017 season. “I’m really excited that these four have decided to continue their careers at FGCU,” said Botsford. “They each possess a great blend of volleyball acumen and athleticism that will help propel this team to even greater heights. Equally important is the passion that they have each shown for this program and university. They are committed to our vision for the future and eager to make an impact.”...

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FGCU volleyball falls to Lipscomb in ASUN final

In the final game of the ASUN championship tournament, the Eagles fell 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 17-25, 25-23) to first-seeded Lipscomb on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Eagles ended the season 27-6 (11-3 ASUN), setting a DI record with 27 wins. Even though the outcome did not favor FGCU, the team played a strong game, putting up 18.5 blocks, which marks the most in a single match for the Eagles in the DI era and fourth-most in program history. FGCU’s defense was led by libero Karissa Rhodes, who led the Bisons’ offensive to a season-low .043 hitting percentage. “Tonight was a gritty...

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FGCU volleyball falls to Lipscomb in ASUN final

In the final game of the ASUN Championship Tournament, the FGCU volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 17-25, 25-23) to first-seeded Lipscomb on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Eagles ended the season 27-6 (11-3 ASUN), setting a DI record with 27 wins. Even with the outcome not favoring FGCU, the team played a strong game fight, putting 18.5 blocks, which marks the most in a single match for the Eagles in the DI era and fourth-most in program history. FGCU’s defense was led by libero Karissa Rhodes, who led the Bisons’ offensive to a season-low .043 hitting percentage. “Tonight was a...

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FGCU volleyball advances to ASUN Championship final with win over Kennesaw State

Trailing two sets to one and losing grip in the fifth set, the FGCU volleyball team dug deep, earning itself a win against #2 Kennesaw State (19-25, 25-21, 20-25, 26-24, 15-11), advancing to its first ASUN Championship Final since 2009. In the first set, Kennesaw State came out strong with 8-3 lead after converting on all of their first five attacks. The Owls extended its lead to 14-8, but FGCU made the game within four after a kill by Carroll and block assists from Leigh Pudwill and Serrano. However, FGCU didn’t fight back enough, dropping the set 25-19. In the...

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