#16 FAU Beach Volleyball Falls to No. 8 FIU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (April 6, 2019) – The 16th-ranked Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball team lost to rival FIU 3-2 at the FSU Beach Bash on Saturday. The Owls are now 11-11 on the year.  

Recap

Kaila Dorish and Julia Lewkowicz fell in straight sets on court five. Savannah Pesante and Sam Gott, playing together for the first time, outlasted the FIU duo 15-11 in the third set at no. 4. On court two, Amanda Silva and Nicole Grant suffered a straight set loss. Erica Brok and Mackenzie Morris also fell victim to a Panther sweep on court one. Jillenne Cangelosi and Megan Mcgrath recorded their 13th straight set win of the season with a 21-16, 21-19 victory at no. 3. Lily Richman and Bailey Myott lost 21-18, 21-17 on the exhibition court. 

#8 FIU 3, #16 Florida Atlantic 2

1. FRASCA, Federica/BIANCHIN, Margherita (FIU) def. Erica Brok/Mackenzie Morris (FAU) 21-13, 21-15

2. KLINGER, Dorina/KLINGER, Ronja (FIU) def. Amanda Silva/Nicole Grant (FAU) 21-14, 21-16

3. Jillenne Cangelosi/Megan Mcgrath (FAU) def. THELLE, Helene/PETRANOVIC, Nina (FIU) 21-16, 21-19

4. Savannah Pesante/Sam Gott (FAU) def. HUGHES, Abbie/DENNEY, Ali (FIU) 21-10, 15-21, 15-11

5. BERNIER, Lina/ZEMBYLA. Erika (FIU) def. Kaila Dorish/Julia Lewkowicz (FAU) 21-13, 21-16

Ext. ERTELTOVA, Emma/FRIESEN, Katie (FIU) def. Bailey Myott/Lily Richman (FAU) 21-18, 21-17

Quotable

FAU Head Coach Capri Grotowski

“The team played better today. We switched up the lineup, so we had to deal with some growing pains, but our energy was great. We just have to keep getting better.”

UP NEXT

The Owls finish up the regular season at home when they host the Beach Bash in Paradise on Friday, April 11, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Florida Atlantic University Athletics:

FAU Athletics is comprised of 21 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student athletes that compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball, beach volleyball, cheer and dance. The Owls are a NCAA Division I-A (FBS) institution and compete in Conference USA and the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) (Beach Volleyball, Men’s Swimming). The Owls have been playing football since 2001 and have captured two bowl games. The dance team finished its 2014 season No. 8, nationally. FAU Cheer won a national championship in 2016.

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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