Oct. 11, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Seminoles look to rebound this weekend after two heartbreaking losses on the road last week to Clemson and Georgia Tech. Florida State will host ACC opponents Virginia and Maryland in the weekend series. The Tribe will take on the Virginia Cavaliers (6-14, 0-5 ACC) Friday, October 11th and the Maryland Terrapins (13-7, 2-3 ACC) Saturday, October 12th at Tully Gymnasium. Both matches are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Florida State leads the all-time series against Virginia with a record of 17-7, while Maryland holds a 15-9 advantage over the Seminoles in their series.
The Seminoles will look to their talented group of seniors this weekend as Florida State returns to conference action. Kristin Frye and Alex Sevillano are just two of the seniors who will look to continue their success this weekend as the Tribe faces the Cavaliers and Terrapins. Frye currently leads the team in kills with 233 and has a hitting percentage of .287. Frye can break into the top 10 among FSU's all-time career service ace leaders this weekend with only three more service aces. Sevillano has been a force for the Seminoles as she has notched 201 kills, a team-high 36 service aces and 126 digs. Junior setter Jennifer Anderson has contributed to the Seminoles' effort this season as she has recorded 813 assists and moved into 2nd place among FSU's all-time assists leaders.
Virginia will also be looking to rebound after a tough loss to Maryland October 8th. The Cavaliers have gotten off to a slow start in ACC play as they currently hold a record of 0-5 in the conference. Junior outside hitter Paige Davis has been the driving force for the Cavaliers this season as she has recorded 204 kills, 25 service aces and 206 digs. Senior standout Simona Kuipers leads the team in hitting percentage as she has hit .209 on the season. Kuiper has also tallied 134 kills and 69 blocks for Virginia. Freshman outside hitter Kristin Chaney leads the Cavaliers in assists with 500. Chaney has also recorded 126 digs and 18 service aces.
With two victories under their belts since losing seven straight matches, the Terrapins will be looking to start another winning streak. To start the season, Maryland won 11 consecutive matches. The Terps are led by junior outside hitter Lynnsy Jones. Jones has recorded 331 kills, 37 service aces, 151 digs and 48 blocks for Maryland this season. Lindsay Davey, a senior setter, leads the team in assists with 663. Senior outside hitter Carey Brennan has been a dominating factor for the Terrapins as she has tallied 263 kills, 16 service aces, a team-high 220 digs and a hitting percentage of .268.
Following the weekend series, Florida State will host the FAMU Rattlerettes Wednesday, October 16th, at 7:00 p.m. The match will be held at Tully Gymnasium.