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The Daily Nole — March 8, 2019: FSU Beach Volleyball Splits Two in California

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It’s Friday, Florida State fans. As your work week comes to a close, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. The news and notes section of this post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

Florida State beach volleyball split a pair of match-ups on the West Coast against top-10 teams on Thursday. The Seminoles fell to No. 2 USC 3-2 in a top-5 match-up before knocking off Long Beach State to wrap up the day, 5-0.

The first match-up couldn’t have been more contested as all five duals went three sets. FSU combinations of Payton Caffrey and Sara Putt and the duo of Jenna Johnson and Macy Jerger each scored victories for the Seminoles. With the match knotted at two, Terese Cannon and Sammy Slater won it for the Women of Troy, topping Florida State’s Alaina Chacon and Madison Fitzpatrick, 27-25, 19-21, 15-13.

It was Chacon and Fitzpatrick who would clinch the match for the Seminoles against Long Beach State, topping the duo of Zoi Konstantopoulou and Nicci Reinking, 22-20, 22-20. Although FSU won all five duals, three went to a third set.

Between the Lines

In addition to beach volleyball, FSU women’s basketball defeated Duke in the ACC Tournament on Thursday night, 51-41.

On the Agenda

FSU women’s hoops will continue the ACC Tournament on Friday against NC State. The contest starts after 8 p.m. EST and airs on Raycom Sports. FSU women’s tennis will be at Texas while women’s golf participates in the Darius Rucker Challenge in Hilton Head. FSU softball opens a 3-game set against Arizona at 8 p.m. EST on Pac-12 Networks. FSU baseball opens ACC play against Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. EST on ACC Network Extra. FSU track and field will begin the NCAA Indoor Championships.

News and Notes

FSU basketball is currently No. 15, according to Ken Pomeroy.

FSU basketball’s Trent Forrest and David Nichols we’re each named All-Academics by the ACC on Friday.

FSU women’s hoops fell to NC State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night, 69-62.

FSU baseball scored three runs in the 10th inning to stun Virginia Tech, 9-8, on Friday night.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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