Oct. 2, 2001
The Florida State Lady Seminoles won their second consecutive match in front of an energetic home crowd at Tully Gym (563). Florida State defeated Miami in a 3-0 shutout (30-16, 30-16, 30-21). With the win the Tribe now improves to 4-7 while Miami falls to 6-6 on the season.
"Miami had some players that really hit the ball pretty hard but we were able to get underneath it and dig them up," said head coach Cecile Reynaud. "At this point the win is good for our confidence, and all in all we played excellent volleyball tonight."
The Lady Seminoles opened the first game of the night with a .563 hitting percentage to Miami's .034 and tallied a team total of 15 blocks to Miami's five.
"We are playing very, very good," said Reynaud. "I love to come into Tully Gym and feel like, play excellent volleyball on our side of the net. We have to continue practicing hard and we need to play well against North Carolina where hopefully we will play some smart volleyball."
Florida State was led by senior standout Norisha Campbell who led both teams with a match-high in kills (14). Campbell would set a season-high hitting percentage against the Hurricanes at .722, her career-high stands at .789. Elizabeth Pound would set a career-high against Miami with seven block-assists while tallying two service aces. Erica Bunch added another double-double to her career-total in 12 kills and 12 digs. Bunch also saw her fourth consecutive match-high in digs.
"We feel great after tonight's win," said senior Norisha Campbell. "After our loss against Maryland we had a meeting and we all decided that it was time to make a change. I must say that our team has come together these past two games and you can see it both on and off the court."
Florida State will take to the road this weekend as they prepare to keep their winning streak going against ACC opponents North Carolina and NC State. The Lady Seminoles face UNC Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. and face NC State Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. The Tribe will return home on Tuesday, Oct. 9 when they face the FAMU Rattlerettes at 7:00 p.m. in Tully Gym.