LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College beach volleyball fell in straight sets to No. 8 Florida International on Wednesday. The Mocs (11-12) faced a tough opponent in the Panther (14-9) who entered the match winners of three of the last four matches including wins over nationally ranked opponents in Florida State and Florida Atlantic.
The Mocs went down quickly on the three and five courts and were unable to rebound dropping both points in two-sets each. The Mocs number four duo of Morgan Cleary and Genevive Chiaramonte stayed with the competition as they dropped the first 21-15. In the second set, the battled point in point with the Panthers number four pair including tieing the set a 9-9. The duo would get the score to 12-11 before FIU would go on a 9-3 run to close out the set and point.
Florida Southern will head to Tavaras for the AVCA Small College Championships. Seedings for the championships will be announced early next week.