Oct. 19, 2001
The Florida State volleyball squad defeated ACC opponent Virginia for the second time this season. FSU fell to Virginia in the first game, 26-30, but the squad would rally together to come back and take the next three games for the win (30-20, 30-26, 30-21). Junior Erica Bunch had a match-high 19 digs while adding 17 kills and a match-high 42 attacks. Lady Seminole Dawn Hough returned to action this evening in two games following a stress fracture to her right ankle. The Lady Seminoles now improve to 8-9 overall and 5-4 in the ACC, while the Cavaliers fall to 5-12 on the season and 1-9 in conference action.
"Although we did not play well in the first game of the evening, we were able to adjust certain things and finish out the night strong," said head coach Cecile Reynaud. "Hopefully the win gained us some confidence as we face Maryland tomorrow night."
Leading the way for the Lady Seminoles, Bunch showed a great defensive presence on the court notching another doubles-double to her career with 17 kills and a career and match-high of 19 digs. Bunch also tallied the match-high in total attacks with 42. Senior Norisha Campbell finished the night with a .406 hitting percentage, with 18 kills and four block assists. Also contributing to the Seminole win, was junior member Alex Sevillano who tallied 16 kills, 38 attacks and a match-high four service aces. Sophomore setter Jennifer Anderson had 50 set assists, while Cerina Pele finished with 10 digs.
Virginia was led by Shannon Boyle with 14 kills, 26 attacks and a .346 hitting percentage. Joining Boyle was Katie Synan who finished the night with 11 kills and 25 attacks. Defensively, Lily Phillips added 11 digs. Amanda Fischer added 13 kills, 32 attacks and five block assists.
The Lady Seminoles return to action Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5:00 p.m. when they face Maryland at Ritchie Coliseum. Match time is set for 5:00 p.m.