TAMPA, Fla. --- The Tusculum University beach volleyball team dropped its first two matches of the Florida swing against Division I UNC Wilmington and Division II powerhouse Tampa by finals of 4-1 and 5-0, respectively.
The Pioneers return to the sand on Wednesday (March 11) at Eckerd for a doubleheader battle against the Tritons, starting at 2 p.m.
In the match against UNC Wilmington, the No. 3 pair of Haley Davis and Stephanie Cho picked up the Pioneers' lone win of the day by scores of 23-21, 13-21, 15-10. All others, including the exhibition showing, went down in consecutive frames.
Tusculum fell in straight sets in all flights to the reigning AVCA Small College Champion Tampa Spartans. Emily Lawless and Maddie Bass were able to take the exhibition pair to a third frame, but fell just short.