Nov. 3, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Seminoles defeated the Virginia Cavaliers by a score of 3-0 (30-24, 30-13, 30-25) Sunday, November 3rd, in Charlottesville, Va. While Florida State has been perfect at home this season, the Tribe had yet to experience the same success on the road. This weekend road trip proved to be different. The Seminoles defeated Maryland Saturday afternoon, before knocking off Virginia Sunday. With the victory against the Cavaliers, the Seminoles improve to 18-8 overall and 9-3 in the conference. Virginia falls to 7-22 on the season with an ACC record of 1-12.
Senior leadership proved to be key again for the Florida State squad, as three of the four seniors put up double-digit kills. Opposite Kristin Frye led the way for the Seminoles, recording 12 kills on 24 attacks with one error for a hitting percentage of .458. Frye also notched six digs, five assists and a career-high six service aces on the afternoon. Middle hitter Dawn Hough had 12 kills, one solo block, two block assists and a hit .429 for the Seminoles. Senior outside hitter Alex Sevillano tallied 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .286 against Virginia. Erica Bunch contributed nine kills and three block assists to the Seminoles' effort. Bunch also hit .429 against the Cavaliers. Junior setter Jennifer Anderson recorded a double double against Virginia with 43 assists and 12 digs.
Virginia was led by Shannon Boyle, who recorded 10 kills on 18 attacks with one error for a hitting percentage of .500. Alexis Geocaris notched six kills, two service aces, five block assists and hit .267 for the Cavaliers. Lily Phillips contributed 24 assists, five kills, six digs, and two block assists to the Virginia effort. Phillips hit .417 against the Seminoles.
Florida State will return to Tully Gymnasium Friday, November 8th, when the Seminoles host the 23rd-ranked Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech at 7:00 p.m. The Tribe will face the Clemson Tigers Saturday, November 9th, at 7:00 p.m.