Nov. 6, 2001
The Lady Seminole volleyball team took on the University of Central Florida this evening in Tully Gym. Florida State defeated the Golden Knights in four games (30-16, 27-30, 30-17, 30-22). With the win the Lady Seminoles improve to 13-11 overall while UCF falls to 17-6.
The Lady Seminoles out hit the Golden Knights .322 to .153 and out blocked UCF 12 to six. Junior Alex Sevillano, who posted 16 digs, contributed three service aces and nine kills in the win. Senior Norisha Campbell tallied a match-high 17 kills and 31 attacks for a .419 hitting percentage. Senior Elizabeth Pound had a .500 hitting percentage with only one error on the night and eight kills, while notching six blocks.
"We started off strong tonight, but then it seemed we just went flat," said head coach Cecile Reynuad. "We had two of our starters out tonight with Dawn and Erica being ill and injured. Tonight gave us a great chance to see some other members of the squad play. We saw Chrissy Bloomgren come in tonight and she did a nice job."
UCF was led by outside hitter Leyre Santaella Sante who had 16 kills and 41 attacks. Piper Morgan came through with a team-high .400 hitting percentage. Junior Cassy Kerner finished the night with 13 kills and 25 attacks while posting five block assists.
The Lady Seminoles now prepare for their final two home matches North Carolina and NC State before hosting the ACC tournament Nov. 15-18. FSU takes on the ACC No. 2 seed UNC on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. and NC State on Sunday, Nov.11 at 1:00 p.m.
"It's always an advantage playing at home," said Reynaud. "We have to make sure we get some rest before we face UNC. Our team looked a little tired and a little flat and that can't happen when facing North Carolina."