Dec. 6, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida State volleyball team was defeated by the South Florida Bulls in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by a score of 3-0 (21-30, 19-30, 28-30). The Seminoles were plagued by errors Friday evening, recording 30 hitting errors and 10 service errors against the Bulls. With the loss, Florida State finishes the season with a record of 21-13.
Senior middle hitter Dawn Hough led the Seminoles in the loss to the Bulls as she recorded five kills, two service aces, two digs, one solo block and three block assists. Erica Bunch led the Seminole squad in kills with 12. Bunch also had two block assists on the evening. Junior setter Jennifer Anderson had a team-high 33 assists and three digs against the Bulls.
Florida State and South Florida battled early in game one, as the score was close until the midway point. The Bulls led 15-13 halfway into the game and continued to extend their lead with a couple of late runs. The Seminoles could not fight back, as the Bulls defeated Florida State, 30-21.
The Bulls gained momentum after winning game one and continued their success in game two. The Seminoles were able to tie the score early, but could not take the lead. South Florida led 15-10 at the midway point of the game. The Bull extended their lead and led 25-15 late in the match. Florida State could not come back from the deficit, as South Florida defeated the Seminoles, 30-19.
Florida State allowed South Florida to take an early lead, but fought back to take the lead halfway into game three,15-13. The Seminoles could not hold their lead, as the Bulls came back to win 30-28.