TCU Downs No. 10 GSU, No. 13 FIU
April 7, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- The TCU beach volleyball team picked up a pair of signature wins Friday on the first day of the Staybridge Suites Invitational hosted by Florida State University by notching 3-2 victories over No. 10 Georgia State and No. 13 Florida International.
The Horned Frogs (15-8) were going for the trifecta in wins over ranked teams, but fell to No. 4 Florida State 5-0 in the final match of the day.
"It's been a great weekend so far. The whole team is playing good," TCU beach coach Hector Gutierrez said. "We came here to get some of those wins and we did it."
On the docket Saturday on the final day of competition, TCU battles No. 14 Florida Atlantic at 11:30 a.m. Due to a scheduling issue, the previously scheduled match with No. 11 South Carolina will not be played, Gutierrez said.
"We expect to go in and compete (Against FAU). They are a great team, and they are ranked. It's been a long day today, and hopefully we can recover and be ready tomorrow," Gutierrez said.
On the season, the Horned Frogs have four victories over ranked teams. Before Friday's wins over GSU and FIU, TCU beat No. 15 Arizona State and then-No. 15 Cal Poly in California in March.
Amy Neal and Jaelyn Greene increased their winning streak to nine straight with three-set wins over GSU's Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (21-18, 11-21, 15-10) and FIU's Dorina Klinger/Katie Friesen (21-12, 20-22, 15-6) before falling to Florida State's Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman 12-21, 22-20, 6-15 in the nightcap.
Ariah Palter got the Horned Frogs on the board first against GSU with a 22-20, 24-22 win over Ashley McGinn/Allie Elson. After Neal and Greene posted their win, Jillian Bergeson and Shane Peters closed out the match with a 15-21, 21-18, 15-10 win over Brooke Weiner/Amie Held.
Palter and Tyler Lucas defeated FIU's Anabela Sataric/Estefanie Bethancour 18-21, 21-8, 15-13 to tie the match at 1-1. Neal and Greene defeated FIU's Dorina Klinger/Katie Friesen 21-12, 20-22, 15-6 to tie the match at 2-2 before Bergeson and Peters clinched the match for TCU by beating Brooke Weiner/Amie Held (GSU) 15-21, 21-18, 15-10.
A recap of all the weekend matches will be available on GoFrogs.com, following the completion of the competitions each day. The matches can also be followed on Twitter @TCUBeachVB.
No. 16 TCU 3, No. 10 Georgia State 2
1. Amy Neal/Jaelyn Greene (TCU) def. Delaney Rohan/Chelsea Ross (GSU) 21-18, 11-21, 15-10
2. Haley Pa'akaula/Jessica Fourspring (GSU) def. Molly Scheel/Haven Hill (TCU) 19-21, 22-20, 15-10
3. Jillian Bergeson/Shane Peters (TCU) def. Brooke Weiner/Amie Held (GSU) 15-21, 21-18, 15-10
4. Olivia Stasevich/Georgia Johnson (GSU) def. Clair Doyle/Avery Arellano (TCU) 21-14, 23-21
5. Ariah Palter/Sarita Mikals (TCU) def. Ashley McGinn/Allie Elson (GSU) 22-20, 24-22
Match Notes: TCU 13-7; National ranking No. 16; Georgia State 14-9; National ranking No.10; Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,1,3,2)
No. 16 TCU 3, No. 13 Florida International 2
1. Amy Neal/Jaelyn Greene (TCU) def. Dorina Klinger/Katie Friesen (FIU) 21-12, 20-22, 15-6
2. Frederica Frasca/Margherita Bianchin (FIU) def. Molly Scheel/Haven Hill (TCU) 21-13, 21-16
3. Jillian Bergeson/Shane Peters (TCU) def. Morgan Crawley/Kari Peterson (FIU) 21-16, 17-21, 15-11
4. Lina Bernier/Katie Hogan (FIU) def. Clair Doyle/Avery Arellano (TCU) 21-8, 21-18
5. Ariah Palter/Tyler Lucas (TCU) def. Anabela Sataric/Estefanie Bethancour (FIU) 18-21, 21-8, 15-13
Match Notes: Florida International 17-9; National ranking No. 13; TCU 14-7; National ranking No. 16 ; Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,2,1,3)
No. 4 Florida State 5, No. 16 TCU 0
1. Leigh Andrew/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) def. Amy Neal/Jaelyn Greene (TCU) 21-10, 21-15
2. Vanessa Freire/Francesca Goncalves (FSU) def. Molly Scheel/Haven Hill (TCU) 21-8, 21-10
3. Macy Jerger/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) def. Bridget Odmark/Tyler Lucas (TCU) 21-9, 21-14
4. Katie Horton/Nikki Esposito (FSU) def. Clair Doyle/Avery Arellano (TCU) 21-14, 21-13
5. Eva Torruella/Hailey Luke (FSU) def. Ariah Palter/Sarita Mikals (TCU) 16-21, 21-15, 15-11
TCU 13-7; National ranking No. 16 Florida State 15-6; National ranking No. 4; Order of finish: Doubles (4,3,5,2)
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