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Beach Volleyball

No. 9 Gamecocks Sweep Home Doubleheader
March 10, 2018

Final Stats

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina beach volleyball team opened its home schedule with a pair of wins Saturday. The Gamecocks took down Jacksonville (0-2) and North Florida (4-5) to push their overall record to 9-1 this season.

In the morning match with the Dolphins, the Gamecocks earned the 4-1 win, with sweeps in all four of the wins. Julia Mannisto and Carly Schnieder provided the clinching point with a 21-16, 21-9 win in the third flight.

South Carolina came in with full focus to close the day against a UNF team that pushed them in last weekend's tournament in St. Augustine. A focused Gamecock lineup locked down the Ospreys, getting five sweeps for the 5-0 win. North Florida had only one pair score more than 15 points in a single set across the lineup. Macie Tendrich and Leah Perri won their sixth-straight match overall to open the dual, and Ali Denney and Shannon Williams clinched the win with a 21-11, 21-11 win in the number one matchup.


  • South Carolina is now 33-12 in duals at Wheeler Beach.
  • The Gamecocks have won four-straight duals with North Florida, reversing a three-game losing streak that started the series. The last three decisions have been 5-0 sweeps.
  • Ali Denney and Shannon Williams won their 17th dual as a pair after beating UNF on Saturday. That moves them up to eighth in program history for career wins for a pair.
  • Jess Vastine and Caroline Skaff teamed up in the exhibition match for both duals. The pair beat Jacksonville 21-13, 22-20 and came from behind to beat UNF, 18-21, 21-10, 15-13.


The team will host a talented field next weekend with the two day Gamecock Grand Slam. The Gamecocks play Georgia State and current national No. 1 Pepperdine on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m., respectively, and LSU and Jacksonville State on Sunday at 1 and 5. Attendance at Wheeler Beach is free all season long.




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