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Chubb, Theesfeld Finish Third At Aspire Higher Sand Volleyball Tournament

Courtesy: CofCSports.com
          Release: 03/10/2012
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WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The College of Charleston top sand volleyball grouping of Lizzie Theesfeld and Elyse Chubb finished third overall to lead the Cougars in the second day of the Aspire Higher competition in Winter Haven, Fla., on Friday.

The pairing began the day with a match against the College of Charleston two squad of Kelly Kolich and Emily Shelton with an opportunity to advance in the winner's bracket on the line. Theesfeld and Chubb emerged victorious with a 21-14, 21-17 match victory.

The ones advanced to face FSU next, but fell 13-21, 8-21, and moved to the loser's bracket. With elimination on the line, Chubb and Theesfeld played one game to 28 and were able to knock off the FSU group, 28-26, to advance to the semifinals.

The Seminoles took game one of the semifinals, 21-10, and advanced after a very tight 21-16 decision over the Cougars.

After falling to Chubb and Theesfeld, the CofC two squad of Kolich and Shelton lost to Stetson 20-28 and bowed out of the tournament.

The CofC third pairing of Andi Zbojniewicz and Kerstin Koehler won an elimination match against Stetson, 28-21. They then lost to FSU's fours, 28-21.

College of Charleston's number four pairing of Emily Neideffer and Kallie McKown dropped a very close match to FSU, 19-21 and 23-25. The grouping then won a consolation match over Stetson, 28-21.

The Cougar fives, Sloane White and Catey Warren, defeated FSU in a consolation match, 21-15 and 21-18.

The Cougars will host the College of Charleston Sand Classic on March 23-25 at the Creekside Tennis and Swim facility in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Mercer, Pepperdine and North Florida will face off against the Cougars in the three-day event.

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