Beach Sweeps TCU To Advance To CCSA Finals

by Grant Kauvar | Communications Graduate Assistant
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Beach Sweeps TCU To Advance To CCSA Finals

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The LSU Beach Volleyball team triumphed to a 5-0 victory over TCU in the CCSA semifinals to advance to the championship match later Sunday at 1:30 p.m. vs. Florida State.

The Tigers fell to the Seminoles on Saturday, setting up today’s win or go home match against the Horned Frogs. Friday evening LSU defeated TCU, 3-2, with a dramatic three-set win on Court 5 by Olivia Ordonez and Kahlee York.

In today’s matchup against TCU, it would not come down to the final court or a third set. The Tigers cleaned up some things from the first TCU match and yesterday’s loss to FSU and they were dominant across the board.

Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss got LSU on the board first as they moved to 31-0 on the season with a 21-14 and 21-17 win on Court 1. Just moments later, Ordonez and York took care of business in two sets against TCU this time, 21-16 and 21-17. 

Jess Lansman and Sydney Moore clinched LSU’s spot in the final when they won on Court 4, 21-16 and 21-17. Claire Coppola and Kelli Greene-Agnew played solid for two sets, 21-18 and 23-21, to give LSU the 4-0 edge.

Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope and Grace Seits won the first set on Court 3, 21-18, but TCU took the second by the same score to force a third. The LSU closed to door on the Horned Frogs for the Tigers’ semifinal sweep when it won in the third, 15-12.

LSU 5, TCU 0

Court 1: Kloth/Nuss (LSU) def. Alvarez/Moreno (TCU): 21-14, 21-17

Court 2: Coppola/Greene-Agnew def. Blackburn/Brockett (TCU) (LSU): 21-18, 23-21

Court 3: Seits/Rasnick-Pope (LSU) def. Scott/Gonzalez (TCU)  (LSU): 21-18, 18-21, 15-12

Court 4: Lansman/Moore (LSU) def. Jacobsen/Cavanaugh (TCU): 21-16, 21-17

Court 5: Ordonez/York (LSU) def. White/Miller (TCU): 21-16, 21-17