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Beach Volleyball Defeated Twice on Saturday

          Release: 04/09/2016
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SIESTA KEY, Fla. – The College of Charleston beach volleyball couldn’t quite get back on track on day two of the Fiesta on Siesta Key tournament on Saturday. The Cougars dropped matches to Florida Atlantic, 4-1, and Jacksonville, 3-2.

CofC (8-10) narrowly missed taking home a win in the team’s second match of the day. Melissa Morello/Kayla Tronick and Allison Beckman/Devon Rachel pulled off wins in their games, but Jacksonville prevailed with wins in Flights No. 2-4.

College of Charleston will face Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the squad’s final match of the tournament.

Florida Atlantic 4, College of Charleston 1

Flight No. 1: Disher/Clesen (FAU) def. Morello/Tronick (CofC), 21-18, 21-9

Flight No. 2: Andre/Chelse (FAU) def. Hills/Foley (CofC), 22-20, 21-13

Flight No. 3: Rhodes/Mummey (CofC) def. Britney/Julia (FAU), 15-21, 21-19, 18-16

Flight No. 4: Jasmine/Nicole (FAU) def. Madison/Ehlers (CofC), 22-20, 21-14

Flight No. 5: Fraley/Grant (FAU) def. Beckman/Rachel (CofC), 21-14, 19-21, 15-11


Jacksonville 3, College of Charleston 2

Flight No. 1: Morello/Tronick (CofC) def. Koop/Prestes (JU), 21-13, 21-19

Flight No. 2: Susan/Finan (JU) def. Hills/Foley (CofC), 12-21, 21-17, 15-10

Flight No. 3: Laskelle/Krawczyk (JU) def. Rhodes/Mummey (CofC), 21-18, 21-17

Flight No. 4: Nushtayeva/Babrowicz (JU) def. Madison/Ehlers (CofC), 21-19, 21-16

Flight No. 5: Beckman/Rachel (CofC) def. Nieto/McMahon (JU), 13-21, 21-13, 15-7

For more information on College of Charleston volleyball, visit or follow the team on Twitter at @CofCVolleyball.