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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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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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