SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
Sand Volleyball Beats South Carolina, Falls to LSU, #4FSU
Kendall Courtney and Niatha Cullen (Photo credit: Skip Tapp)
Kendall Courtney and Niatha Cullen (Photo credit: Skip Tapp)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jacksonville University sand volleyball finished 1-for-3 on Saturday at host Florida State University.

The Dolphins lost to LSU 3-2 in their opening match, took down South Carolina 4-1, and fell to #4 Florida State 4-1.

Against LSU, No. 1 Taylor Nyquist and Sammie Strausbaugh won in straight sets, 21-11 and 21-15, while No. 2 Kendall Courtney and Gabriela Roman came back from a first set 19-21 loss to win 21-14 and 15-7.
LSU’s No. 3 Victoria Boraski and Cati Leak defeated Emily Laskelle and Mayara Prestes 18-21, 21-16 and 15-13, No. 4 Malorie Pardo and Laura Whalen beat Lauren Homrich and Rachel Miller 14-21, 23-21 and 15-11, and No. 5 Emma Hiller and Briana Holman defeated Jizzian Gesualdo and Shelby Barnett 21-15 in straight sets.

Against South Carolina, Jacksonville’s No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 pairs earned victories, while No. 3 Homrich and Hannah McMahon were defeated 21-9 and 21-19.

Up against the fourth-best team in the country Florida State, No. 2 Courtney and Niatha Cullen were able to knock off FSU’s Julie Brown and Melanie Payels 22-20 and 21-17, while No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 pairs all lost.

LSU 3, Jacksonville 2
At Florida State Sand Volleyball Complex, Tallahassee, Fla.
1.) Taylor Nyquist-Sammie Strausbaugh (JU) def. Meghan Mannari-Katie Lindelow (LSU) 21-11, 21-15
2.) Kendall Courtney-Gabriela Roman (JU) def. Kaitlin Hatcher-Helen Boyle (LSU) 19-21, 21-14, 15-7
3.) Victoria Boraski-Cati Leak (LSU) def. Emily Laskelle-Mayara Prestes (JU) 18-21, 21-16, 15-13
4.) Malorie Pardo-Laura Whalen (LSU) def. Lauren Homrich-Rachel Miller (JU) 14-21, 23-21, 15-11
5.) Emma Hiller-Briana Holman (LSU) def. Jizzian Gesualdo-Shelby Barnett (JU) 21-15, 21-15

Jacksonville 4, South Carolina 1
At Florida State Sand Volleyball Complex, Tallahassee, Fla.
1.) Taylor Nyquist-Sammie Strausbaugh (JU) def. Paige Wheeler-Megan Kent (SC) 12-21, 21-15, 15-9
2.) Kendall Courtney-Niatha Cullen (JU) def. Mikaela Christiaansen-Sarah Blomgren (SC) 19-21, 21-18. 15-12
3.) Jordan Loney-Jade Vitt (SC) def. Lauren Homrich-Hannah McMahon (JU) 21-9, 21-19
4.) Gabriela Roman-Mayara Prestes (JU) def. Chynna Ratner-Litsa Darby (SC) 21-17, 21-8
5.) Alyssa Robertson-Emily Laskelle (JU) def. Erin Neuenfeldt-Koko Atoa-Williams (SC) 21-18, 9-21, 15-6

#4 Florida State 4, Jacksonville 1
At Florida State Sand Volleyball Complex, Tallahassee, Fla.
1.) Jace Pardon-Aurora Davis (FSU) def. Taylor Nyquist-Sammie Strausbaugh (JU) 21-16, 21-19
2.) Kendall Courtney-Niatha Cullen (JU) def. Julie Brown-Melanie Pavels (FSU) 22-20, 21-17
3.) Julia Thompson-Annie Montgomery (FSU) def. Gabriela Roman-Mayara Prestes (JU) 21-17, 21-17
4.) Fatma Yildirim-Sarah Wickstrom (FSU) def. Emily Laskelle-Rachel Miller (JU) 21-12, 21-10
5.) Hailey Luke-Sierra Sanchez (FSU) def. Lauren Homrich-Jizzian Gesualdo (JU) 21-6, 21-9