Huntsville, Alabama – The fourth-ranked Florida State Seminoles (26-9) lost to No. 2 TCU in a close 3-2 duel. The Seminoles will look to keep their championship chances alive tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. EST. They will play Tulane’s winner against LSU.
FSU 2, TCU 3
The Horned Frogs have been a problem for the Seminoles this season, earning their third win over FSU. TCU’s only series wins were this season, but the Seminoles still lead the all-time series 13-3.
TCU got their first match point on the first pitch. All-Americans Maddie Anderson and Brook Bauer lost to another All-American pair 21-14, 21-18.
Raelyn White and Caitlin Moon tied the game on court five with a straight-set win over the Horned Frogs. The pair won the first set 21-17 and won the second set on extra points 26-24.
The Seminoles took the game lead against TCU 2-1 with a win on court four by duo Morgan Chacon and Jordan Polo. Chacon and Polo won the first set 21-12, then TCU forced the third set with a 22-20 win in the second set. Chacon and Polo fought back and won the third set 19-17.
Almost immediately after, TCU tied the duel at 2-2 with a win on court three. Anna Long and Kate Privett won the first set 21-19 and lost the second set 22-20. The Horned Frogs got the momentum going into the third set and won 15-12.
The match decision came down to court two with Alaina Chacon and Madison Fitzpatrick. The pair forced the match to three sets after losing the first set 21-18. They responded and overturned the score, winning 21-18 in the second set. TCU took the lead early in the third set and were able to edge out Chacon and Fitzpatrick and win 15-12.
Rating Summary – FSU 2, TCU 3
- Daniela Alvarez/Tania Moreno (TCU) defeats. Brook Bauer/Maddie Anderson (FSU) 21-14, 21-18
- Sutton Mactavish/Kaylie McHugh (TCU) defeated. Alaina Chacon/Madison Fitzpatrick (FSU) 21-18, 18-21, 15-12
- Alexis Fillippone/Hailey Brockett (TCU) def. Kate Privett/Anna Long (USF) 19-21, 22-20, 15-12
- Jordan Polo/Morgan Chacon (FSU) def. Maria Gonzalez/Ana Vergara (TCU) 21-12, 20-22, 19-17
- Caitlin Moon/Raelyn White (FSU) won. Megan Muret/Rochelle Scott (TCU) 21-17, 26-24
Order of arrival: 1,5,4,3,2
The Seminoles play tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. EST against Tulane’s winner against LSU. Live stats and links for streams will be provided on social media and at Seminoles.com.
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