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Florida State Defeats Wake Forest 3-0 To Advance To The Semi-finals Of The ACC Tournament
Courtesy: Seminoles.com
Release: 11/16/2001
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The No. 4 seed Florida State Lady Seminoles defeated No. 5 Wake Forest 3-0 to advance into the semi-finals of the 2001 ACC Tournament at Tully Gym. The Lady Seminoles were led by junior Alex Sevillano, who had who had 17 kills in the contest. Junior Kristin Frye finished with a .458 hitting percentage in the win.

"Wake Forest's Trina Maso de Moya was player of the year last year and I think she is fantastic," said head volleyball coach for Florida State Cecile Reynaud. "I am just glad that we were able to play in Tully Gym this year. Since we dropped a close match to wake in Winston-Salem, I knew it would be to our advantage for our players to play with great intensity in front of the home crowd."

Wake Forest's Maso de Moya was player of the year last year and I think she is fantastic. I am just glad that we were able to play in Tully Gym this year. Since we dropped a close match up there in Winston-Salem, I knew it would be to our advantage for our players to play with great intensity in front of the home crowd.

Wake Forest started game one with a 10-6 advantage, but saw Florida State use a 9-1 run to take the lead for good at 15-14. The Demon Deacons moved within 20-19, but FSU closed the game on a 10-4 run to win 30-23. Sevillano led FSU with eight kills in the frame.

Trailing at the start of game two, 5-3, the Seminoles used a 10-2 spurt to open up a 13-7 lead following a kill by Erica Bunch. The teams traded points before Florida State prevailed, 30-26. There were 14 ties in the third game as neither side could take control. Florida State took the lead for good at 26-25 when Bunch again had the key point on a cross-court kill. She finished with eight kills and 10 digs.

"It's huge to play at home during this tournament," said FSU junior outside hitter Kristin Frye. "We get all our fans in and they make a lot of noise. The more noise and fans we have, the easier it is to pull off a win in three like this."

Florida State (16-11) will now face the winner of No. 8 Virginia/ No.1 Duke match at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Wake Forest falls to 18-11 overall. The Lady Seminoles are 0-2 against Duke this season and 2-0 against the Cavaliers.

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