first_imgThe Privateers (5-1) are set to host the New Orleans Invitational on Friday and Saturday, beginning with a 9 a.m. CT first serve against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday. UNO will face conference foes Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Nicholls at 3 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday, respectively, and close out the weekend against Tulane at 4 p.m. Saturday. Honorable Mention: Breanna Box/Lindsey Toney, Abilene Christian; Bailey Lyons/Devon Bright, Nicholls. The twosome went 3-1 at the FIU Invitational in South Beach, helping the Privateers to the same mark over the weekend. After dropping a Friday morning matchup with No. 14 FIU 5-0, UNO won three-straight matches over San Diego City College (3-0), Missouri State (3-2) and Florida Memorial (5-0) to close out the weekend slate. With the Privateers knotted at 2-2 against Missouri State, the duo bounced back from an opening-set defeat, claiming the final two sets 21-16 and 15-8 to seal the team win. Pair of the Week – Veronica Corcoran – Senior – Closter, N.J. / Lucie Pokorna – Freshman – Kladno, Czech RepublicCorcoran and Pokorna improved to 5-1 on the year with three-consecutive victories at the top flight after dropping their opening match to No. 14 FIU, despite pushing their opponents to three sets (21-16, 18-21, 8-15). Corcoran and Pokorna won in straight sets against their San Diego City (21-11, 21-14) and Florida Memorial (21-15, 21-15) foes. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Veronica Cororan and Lucie Pokorna are the Southland Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.last_img


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