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Sand Volleyball Picks Up a Pair of Victories During Big A-Sun Weekend
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | by MIke Hill (@MIke_Hill84)
Photo Credit: Linwood Ferguson
Photo Credit: Linwood Ferguson

MACON, Ga.  – The Florida Gulf Coast sand volleyball team wrapped up its first roadtrip of Atlantic Sun Conference play on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles split four matches on the weekend, sweeping Mercer (3-2, 3-2) and falling to North Florida (5-0, 4-1) at the Mercer Sand Volleyball Complex.

With the weekend split FGCU improved to 3-5 overall (3-5 A-Sun).

Junior Kaitlin Holm (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS/Marshall) and sophomore Whitney Masters (Muncie, Ind./Wapahani HS) highlighted Friday's play, picking up a 2-1 win in the No. 1 pairing against the Bears (18-21, 22-19, 17-15). Senior Lindsey Childs (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./South Plantation HS) and sophomore Olivia Mesner (Boca Raton, Fla./Spanish River HS) topped Mercer’s Madison Petsos and Molly Locke 2-1 (23-21, 16-21, 15-13) and sophomore Jill Hopper (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) and freshman Natalie Feathers (St. Petersburg, Fla./Indian Rocks Christian HS) downed MU’s Lizzie Knapper and Emily Brett 2-1 (21-14, 17-21, 15-12

On Saturday, Masters and Holm defeated MU’s Jamie Duffy and Jenn Katona 2-0 (21-16, 21-18), Brooke Kohler (Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter HS/Clemson) and Brittany Muse (Arcadia, Fla./DeSoto County HS) topped Emily Rochefort and Caroline Carlton 2-0 (21-17, 21-16), while Mesner and Childs took down the Bears duo of Codi Schepp and Zoe Becton 2-1 (22-20, 19-21, 15-10). Kohler and Muse also defeated UNF’s Carolyn Jenkins and Cari Whitmire 2-0 (21-14, 21-10).

The Green and Blue return to the sand on April 5, when they host the Owls of FAU at Estero Community Park. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS
FGCU 3, Mercer 2
No. 1 - Whitney Masters/Kaitlin Holm (FGCU) def. Jamie Duffy/Jenn Katona (Mercer) 
2-1 (18-21, 22-19, 17-15)

No. 2 - Caroline Carlton/Emily Rochefort (Mercer) def. Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU)
2-0 (21-11, 21-19)

No. 3 - Olivia Mesner/Lindsey Childs (FGCU) def. Madison Petsos/Molly Locke (Mercer)  
2-1 (23-21, 16-21, 15-13)

No. 4 - Codi Schepp/Zoe Becton (Mercer) def. Liga Strautniece/Christine Pinder (FGCU)
2-0 (21-16, 21-16)

No. 5 - Jill Hopper/Natalie Feathers (FGCU) def. Lizzie Knapper/Emily Brett (Mercer)  
2-1 (21-14, 17-21, 15-12)

North Florida 5, FGCU 0
No. 1 - Dagnija Medina/Anna Budinska (UNF) def. Kaitlyn Holm/Whitney Masters (FGCU)
2-0 (21-17, 21-15)

No. 2 - Carolyn Jenkins/Cari Whitmire (UNF) def. Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU)
2-0 (23-21, 21-17)

No. 3 - Emily Strack/Anna Wagner (UNF) def. Olivia Mesner/Lindsey Childs (FGCU)
2-0 (21-18, 21-11)

No. 4 - Britt Claessens/Julie Trembley (UNF) def. Liga Strautniece/Christine Pinder (FGCU)
2-0 (21-11, 21-15)

No. 5 - Cameron McGuire/Paige Pridgeon (UNF) def. Jill Hopper/Natalie Feathers (FGCU)
2-0 (21-16, 21-9)

 

SATURDAY RESULTS
FGCU 3, Mercer 2
No. 1 – Whitney Masters/Kaitlin Holm (FGCU) def. Jamie Duffy/Jenn Katona (Mercer)
2-0 (21-16, 21-18)

No. 2 - Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU) def. Emily Rochefort/Caroline Carlton (Mercer)
2-0 (21-17, 21-16)

No. 3 - Olivia Mesner/Lindsey Childs (FGCU) def. Codi Schepp/Zoe Becton (Mercer)
2-1 (22-20, 19-21, 15-10)

No. 4 - Madison Petsos/Molly Locke (Mercer) def. Liga Strautniece & Christine Pinder (FGCU)
2-1 (16-21, 21-18, 15-11)

No. 5 - Lizzie Knapper/Emily Brett (Mercer) def. Jill Hopper/Natalie Feathers (FGCU)
2-0 (21-15, 21-19)

North Florida 4, FGCU 1
No. 1 - Dagnija Medina/Anna Budinska (UNF) def. Kaitlyn Holm/Whitney Masters (FGCU)
2-0 (21-11, 21-12)

No. 2 - Brooke Kohler/Brittany Muse (FGCU) def. Carolyn Jenkins/Cari Whitmire (UNF)
2-0 (21-14, 21-10)

No. 3 - Emily Strack/Anna Wagner (UNF) def. Olivia Mesner/Lindsey Childs (FGCU)
2-0 (21-16, 21-15)

No. 4 - Britt Claessens/Julie Trembley (UNF) def. Liga Strautniece/Christine Pinder (FGCU)
2-0 (21-15, 21-11)

No. 5 - Cameron McGuire/Paige Pridgeon (UNF) def. Jill Hopper/Natalie Feathers (FGCU)
2-0 (21-17, 21-8)