Oct. 11, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Seminoles defeated Virginia Friday, October 11th, at Tully Gymnasium by a score of 3-1 (30-23, 23-30, 30-16, 30-27). Florida State was led by its outstanding seniors, Kristin Frye, Alex Sevillano, Erica Bunch and Dawn Hough. With the victory over the Cavaliers, the Tribe improves to 11-6 overall, 3-2 in the ACC, while Virginia falls to 6-15, 0-6 in the ACC.
Senior outside hitter Sevillano recorded her sixth double-double of the season in the victory over Virginia. Sevillano had 10 kills, 10 digs and hit .333 for the Seminoles on the evening. Frye was a force for Florida State, as she had 14 kills, seven digs, one service ace and hit .550 against the Cavaliers. Bunch dominated the Virginia defense as she tallied a team-high 19 kills, two blocks and hit .343 for the Tribe. With a hitting percentage of .615, middle hitter Hough led the Seminoles in that category. Hough was also responsible for one service ace and five digs. Junior setter Jennifer Anderson led the team in assists (52) and service aces (2).
The Seminoles jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in game one and never looked back. At the midway point of the match, Florida State was ahead, 15-12. The Tribe continued to fight and broadened their lead to 27-21 late in the match. After allowing the Cavaliers to score only two more points, the Seminoles finished game one, defeating the Virginia, 30-23.
Game two began much like game one. The only difference was that Virginia jumped out to an early four point lead. Early in the game, the Cavaliers led the Seminoles 7-11. Although the Seminoles battled, Virginia held their four point lead as they were ahead 15-11 at the midway point of game two. The Seminoles cut the Cavaliers' lead to three numerous times late in the game, but Virginia was victorious, 30-23.
After the break between games two and three, the Seminoles came out of the locker room with fire in their eyes. The score was close for the first third of the game, with Florida State leading by no more than three points, but the Tribe pulled away as they led 15-7 halfway into the game. The Seminoles only gave up nine points to the Cavaliers in the second half of the game and went on to win, 30-16.
Florida State and Virginia battled in game four, as the score was tied or within one point for most of the first half. The Seminole led the Cavaliers by a score of 15-13 at the midway point. Virginia cut the Florida State lead to within one late in the game at 25-24, but could not do anymore damage, as the Seminoles earned a 30-27 victory.
Florida State will return to action tomorrow, October 12th, when the Seminoles take on the Maryland Terrapins at 7:00 p.m. The match will be played at Tully Gymnasium.