Oct. 5, 2002
CLEMSON, S.C. - It was a battle. The Seminoles and Tigers fought for five games, but ultimately, Clemson defeated Florida State by a score of 3-2 (23-30, 30-28, 28-30, 30-25, 17-15). The Tigers, on their home court, won the first game and were determined to win it all. With the loss, the Seminoles fall to 10-5 overall, 2-1 in the ACC, while the Tigers improve to 12-7, 3-1 in ACC play.
Dawn Hough led the Seminoles in the loss at Clemson as she had 14 kills on 28 attacks for a hitting percentage of .321. Senior outside hitter Kristin Frye looked strong against the Tigers as she recorded a double double with 20 kills and 11 digs. Alex Sevillano came out strong as she tallied a double double with 17 kills and 13 digs. Sevillano also had five service aces for the Seminoles. Junior setter Jennifer Anderson had a double double as she had 71 assists and 10 digs against the Tigers.
Florida State and Clemson were neck and neck to begin the first game of the match, but the Seminoles gained momentum and at the midway point of game one led by a score of 15-10. The Tigers came out of the break with something to prove, as they took a five point lead of their own at 25-20. Clemson continued to build on this lead and defeated Florida State by a score of 30-23.
The Seminoles jumped out to a quick lead in game two at 18-9, but the Tigers battled back to tie the game at 22. After swapping points numerous times on alternating possessions, Florida State defeated the Tigers by a final score of 30-28.
Following game two, Clemson dominated the court as they led the Seminoles 15-12 at the midway point of game three. Florida State fought back and cut the Tigers' lead to within one point late in the game at 28-27, but Clemson finished strong, defeating the Tribe 30-28.
The Tribe got off to a strong start in game four, but as in previous games, Clemson fought from behind to tie the game at seven. Florida State took control and led by a score of 15-11 halfway into the game. After leading by as much as seven, the Seminoles allowed Clemson to battle back and cut the lead to four, before eventually defeating the tigers by a score of 30-25.
In game five of the match, the Tigers started by scoring three unanswered point, before the Seminoles fought to take the lead at 4-3. At the midway point of the game, Clemson led by a score of 8-6. With momentum on their side, the Tigers defeated Florida State to win the match by a score of 17-15.
The Seminoles will return to action tomorrow, October 6th, when they travel to Atlanta , Ga. to take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech. The match is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.