Beach volleyball ends weekend sweep

WILMINGTON, North Carolina –UNCW capped its opening weekend with a pair of shutout wins over Stevenson and Catawba on Sunday at Capt’n Bill’s Volleyball Facility.

The Seahawks finished their weekend with a 4-0 record while Stevenson and Catawba were 2-2 and 0-4 respectively.

Against Stevenson, Ellie Bucci and Tessa Rogers opened the duel with a 21-8, 21-14 in the fourth pairing and Tyla Cutrie and Kaley McLaughlin followed by a 24-19, 21-19 win in the fifth pairing.

Mattie Johnsonpreseason All-Sun Conference winner, teamed with Ashley Thompson for a 21-11, 21-17 double victory in the first pairing.

Bucci and Rogers fashioned another dominant win in the fourth pairing, 21-, 21-7. Grace Sistrunk and Sadie Sharkey provided the double clincher with a 21-8, 21-12 win in the second pairing.

Next up for the Seahawks is the FAU Beach Burrow Bash on March 4-5 in Boca Raton, Fla.


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