FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
No. 3 Fins Upset No. 2 Stetson in A-Sun Opening Round
Mayara Prestes (Photo credit: Skip Tapp)
Mayara Prestes (Photo credit: Skip Tapp)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Jacksonville University sand volleyball upset No. 2 Stetson in the opening round of the 2014 Atlantic Sun Sand Volleyball Tournament on Friday, April 18. The No. 3 Fins will compete on Saturday at 9 a.m. against the winner of No. 4 Mercer and No. 1 North Florida.


Jacksonville defeated Stetson 3-2 in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 duos.

No. 1 pair Taylor Nyquist and Sammie Strausbaugh defeated Kaylee Anderson and Kaley Melville 21-17 and 21-16, No. 2 pair Niatha Cullen and Kendall Courtney beat Catherine Coston and Savannah Byl 21-17, 17-21 and 15-11, and No. 4 duo Gabriela Roman and Mayara Prestes won 25-23 and 21-15 over Stetson’s Maren Rygh and Jordann Dierickx.

JU’s No. 3 pair of Rachel Miller and Lauren Homrich lost 21-14 and 21-15 to Stetson’s Rachael Farrell and Julie Bassett while No. 5 Emily Laskelle and Alyssa Robertson lost 21-15 and 26-24 to Stetson’s Kristin Lind and Tiffany Creamer.