SATURDAY, MAY 03, 2014
Nyquist and Strausbaugh Conclude National Action
GULF SHORES, Ala. – Though the season didn’t end quite as
they would have hoped, it was still a successful season for the Jacksonville
University sand volleyball duo of senior Taylor Nyquist and junior Sammie
Strausbaugh, who went 1-3 in pool play at the American Volleyball Coaches
Association (AVCA) Sand Volleyball National Championships over the weekend. The
pair was making their second straight trip to Nationals, and ended 1-3
competing against teams from Long Beach State, Louisiana-Monroe, Loyola
Marymount and UAB.
Concluding pool play on Saturday, the pair lost matches to Betsi Metter and Litara Keil of Loyola Marymount and Zuzana Markova and Marcela Araya of Louisiana-Monroe to bow out of the competition. At 1-3, they fell just shy of the record needed to advance into the single-elimination bracket that followed.
Nyquist and Strausbaugh concluded the sesaon with a 17-11 record.
2013-14 SAND VOLLEYBALL