Oct. 9, 2001
The Florida State Lady Seminoles played host to local rival FAMU tonight, who entered competition against Florida State 11-0 on the season. The Lady Seminoles took on the Rattlerettes in front of a packed Tully Gym (752). The Lady Seminoles took game one 30-19. FAMU would bounce back to win the second game of the night going 33-31, but it would not be enough. Florida State would take the next two games (30-19, 32-30) for the win. FSU improves to 6-8 overall, while FAMU takes their first loss of the season going 11-1.
Florida State recorded 17 team blocks on the night to FAMU's 7 while scoring a hitting percentage of .237 to the Rattlerettes .054.
"We have played many close matches this season where we have scored over thirty points," said head coach Cecile Reynaud. "This experience in the past was beneficial to us tonight enabling us to take the win in a tough final game.".
FSU's Alex Sevillano had a match-high in kills with 18, while also tallying a team-high 45 attacks. Sevillano finished the night with eight digs, a service ace and four block assists. Junior Erica Bunch, notched another double-double to her career total with 10 kills and a match-high 16 digs. Norisha Campbell hit .345 on the night with 14 kills and 29 attacks while adding nine block assists. Sophomore setter Jennifer Anderson had a match-high 49 assists.
"We felt good tonight, said sophomore Jennifer Anderson. "We came into tonight not thinking about the inner-town rivalry, we just took tonight for tonight."
FAMU's Fiorella Aita Junek had a double-double in 13 kills and 12 digs, while Shante Haymore was second on the Rattlerettes with 13 kills, 36 attacks and five block assists.
The Lady Seminoles will try and continue their run at home as they prepare to face ACC opponents Duke and Wake Forest. Duke, currently stands at No. 2 in the conference and will take on FSU on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m. following their match with Duke, FSU will face Wake Forest on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1:00 p.m.