EMERSON, Ga. - The final day of the 2019 CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship is set, as top seed Florida State, #2 LSU, #3 FIU and #5 Georgia State all won their quarterfinal duals to advance to the semifinals on Sunday.
The morning started off with elimination round action. TCU swept UAB, 5-0 to advance, while FAU defeated UNCW 4-1. College of Charleston took down Tulane, 4-1, to advance to the quarterfinal. Fourth seed South Carolina survived and advanced by beating Southern Miss, 4-1.
In the afternoon session, all the squads who received a bye to the quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals. Top seed and defending champ, Florida State kept their unblemsihed record in the tournament just that, as they swept TCU to earn their spot in the semifinals. LSU received a scare from College of Charleston, but prevailed by winning on court eight to take the dual, 3-2. Third seeded FIU, breezed by South Carolina 4-1 to clinch their berth in the semifinals. Georgia State was the last squad to earn their spot in the semis, as they fended off FAU 3-2. Georgia Johnson made Georgia State history, as she won her 91st career match to move into first in program history.
The semifinals will begin on Sunday morning at 10 AM ET and will be streamed on Facebook Live.
#3 FIU Panthers (3-0) - Follow @FIUVolleyball
- FIU clinched a spot in their third straight CCSA Semifinal, as they took down South Carolina 4-1 in quarterfinal action
- All-Conference pair of Margherita Bianchin & Federica Frasca have yet to drop set in the tournament, as they have gone 3-0 so far
#1 Florida State Seminoles (3-0) - Follow @FSU_BeachVB
- The three-time defending CCSA Champs have displayed sheer dominance so far, as they won all three matches by a score of 5-0
- The 'Noles can secure a spot in their fourth straight CCSA Final with a win against Georgia State on Sunday morning
#5 Georgia State Panthers (3-0) - Follow @GSUBeachVB
- Georgia State won an exciting dual against FAU to advance to the semifinals, as it came down to the final two courts
- GSU's looks to make it back to the CCSA Championship Final for the first time since 2016, which was their best finish ever at the event
#2 LSU Tigers (3-0) - Follow @LSUBeachVB
- LSU advanced to their fourth-straight CCSA Final, as they took down College of Charleston 3-2. Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope and Toni Rodriguez won on court eight to secure the dual
- Top pair and two-time CCSA Pair of the Year, Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss have no dropped a set so far in the championship