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Nov. 12, 1997

Seminoles Ready to Close Out Regular Season

THIS WEEKEND...
Tournament Positioning Key in FSU's Final Matches at Wake Forest & Duke

FSU at Wake Forest * Saturday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
Winston-Salem, North Carolina * Reynolds Gym (1,500)

FSU at Duke * Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 pm
Durham, North Carolina * Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)

FLORIDA STATE Lady Seminoles

  • Record: 22-7.
  • Conference: 9-5.
  • Current Streak: Won 1.
  • Series vs. Wake Forest: The Lady Seminoles lead the series 3-0. FSU swept the Demon

    Deacons in Winston-Salem last season.

  • Series vs. Duke: Florida State trails in the series 3-16. The Lady Seminoles have not defeated Duke in 5+ seasons of ACC play.

    LATELY
    1-3 LOSS VS MARYLAND
    The Terrapins were too tough for FSU in a hard-fought match sending the Lady Seminoles to a 1-3 defeat. Jennifer Werrick led the team with 15 kills. Schneider & Minko headed up the FSU defense with 20 and 16 digs respectively.

    3-0 WIN VS VIRGINIA
    Rebounding from their Friday night loss, the Lady Seminoles quickly disposed of Virginia 15-0, 15-6, 15-6. FSU scored the match's first 20 points and hit .430 over the 3 games. Hawks and Thornton each hit over .600. Schneider and Werrick each tallied double- doubles in the victory.

    WAKE FOREST Demon Deacons

  • Record: 8-20.
  • Conference: 1-12.
  • Streak: Lost 10.
  • Coach: Mary Buczek, 2nd year at Wake Forest.
  • Standouts: Katie Horne (3.83 kpg) and Jessica Hood (1.14 bpg) lead the Demon Deacons.

    DUKE Blue Devils

  • Record: 15-12.
  • Conference: 9-4.
  • Streak: Won 6.
  • Coach: Linda Grensing, 3rd season at Duke.
  • Standouts: The Blue Devils are led by Sarah Peifer (3.77 kpg, 3.92 dpg) and Jenny Stadler (3.72 dpg).

    ROUND 1: WAKE FOREST
    After a slow start, FSU defeated the Demon Deacons 3-1 in Tallahassee. Holly Schneider led the team with 18 kills and 11 digs. Jennifer Werrick, in her first match at FSU, tallied 12 kills and 9 digs in 3 games of action.

    ROUND 1: DUKE
    Despite a career-high 28 kills from Aisha Thornton, FSU fell to Duke in 4 games 7-15, 15- 8, 13-15, 11-15. The 2:21 marathon match featured a string of 20 sideouts at 12-9 in the final game before Duke pulled out the win.

    BEFORE FLORIDA STATE
    Both Wake Forest & Duke meet other ACC opponents this weekend. Wake meets Georgia Tech Friday while Duke faces Tech & Clemson before battling FSU Sunday.

    NOLE NOTES

    IN FOUR OR LESS

  • Florida State has made quick work of its opponents game-wise with 14 sweeps and nine 3-1 victories. In fact, no matches, wins or losses, have gone to five games for the Lady Seminoles this season. FSU has, however, played several marathon matches. 10 FSU conference matches have lasted over 2 hours including a 2:40 battle with UNC. The Lady Seminoles' quickest match was a 53-minute rout of Georgia Southern in September.

    HEMLEPP SIDELINED

  • FSU rookie outside hitter Kate Hemlepp returned to practice Tuesday and is expected to be ready for action this weekend when FSU visits Duke & Wake Forest. She had been sidelined since the UNC match with patellar tendonitis in her right knee.

    WERRICK ROLLS ON

  • Now three-time ACC Rookie of the Week Jennifer Werrick continues to post impressive performances against conference opponents adding double-doubles against Maryland and Virginia over the weekend. In 7 ACC contests, Werrick is averaging 15.0 kills & 12.3 digs per match and 4.0 kills & 3.3 digs per game.

    PLAY THE PERCENTAGES

  • Florida State is making each kill count this season. Thus far, the Lady Seminoles have a .268 hitting percentage. Opponents, on the other hand, are averaging almost 100 points less than FSU at .173. In the ACC, Florida State leads its foes .236-.201.

    A LOOK AT THE POLL

  • The Lady Seminoles jumped back in the AVCA/USA Today Volleyball Coaches Poll last weekand are ranked at #38 in this week's poll. FSU peaked at #30 prior to its match with Florida in late September. Maryland was the only ACC team in the Top 25 this week at #15 and the only other conference team to receive votes.

    ADD A THOUSAND

  • Florida State once again topped the 1,000 mark in attendance on Friday, October 10th as 1,127 Lady Seminole fans watched FSU defeat Clemson 3-1. The 2,782 fans in a standing room only crowd for FSU's match with Florida earlier this season set a new attendance record for the Lady Seminoles in Tully Gym. "It's always been a goal to get the fire marshal in here," said head coach Cecile Reynaud. Tully Gym's capacity is listed as 2,500.

    BOLTEN BREAKS ASSIST RECORD

  • In just her third match back from injury, Fiona Bolten broke a Florida State record for assists in a match with 75 against North Carolina on Halloween night. Jennifer McCall held the previous record of 74 against South Florida in 1993. Bolten also registered the first triple-double by a Lady Seminole this season with then career-highs in assists (65), kills (10), and digs (20) along with 2 blocks and 2 service aces in FSU's 3-1 victory at Clemson on October 26th.

    SCHNEIDER TAKES CHARGE

  • Junior Holly Schneider has taken charge on both offense and defense for the Lady Seminoles lately. Schneider is averaging 16.6 kills and 18.3 digs per contest over her last 7 conference matches including a 20-dig performance against Maryland last Friday.

    ROOKIE AWARDS ROLL IN

  • Florida State's freshman class has wowed the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. Outside hitters Kate Hemlepp and Jennifer Werrick have garnered 6 of the 11 ACC Rookie of the Week awards this year.

    DUKE'S DOMINATION

  • Duke has dominated the Lady Seminoles since FSU joined the ACC in 1992. The Blue Devils ran their record to 11-0 against Florida State since the Tribe joined the ACC in 1992 with their 3-1 victory in Tallahassee earlier this season. FSU's last victory over Duke came in 1989 in Washington DC. The Lady Seminoles' only win in Durham was a 3-1 triumph in 1987.

    AT THE NET

  • After an uncharacteristic blocking performance at Florida, FSU rebounded at the net with 9 team blocks against Maryland and 12 versus the Cavaliers this past weekend. Throughout the 1997 season, the Lady Seminoles have come up big at the net in victories registering more block assists than their opponent in 20 of their 22 wins this year. Overall, Florida State leads opponents 348-215 in block assists through 29 matches.

    NO MERCY

  • Florida State has had little mercy for its opponents in 1997. The Lady Seminoles have outscored their opponents 1215-850 thus far this season. Florida State also holds a 862- 511 edge over visitors to Tully Gym in 16 home matches.

    CONFERENCE SWEEPS

  • Florida State looks to sweep its fourth ACC opponent this season when it meets Wake Forest Saturday night. The Lady Seminoles have already completed regular season sweeps of Clemson, NC State, and Virginia. FSU swept 3 conference opponents in 1996.

    CONSISTENT CONTRIBUTORS

  • Only two players have competed in every game of every match for the Lady Seminoles this season. Senior defensive specialist Christy Minko has tallied 224 digs, second-best on the team, during her 99 games of action. Junior outside hitter Holly Schneider leads the team with 324 kills, 51 service aces, and 329 digs during her 99-game run. In addition to Minko and Schneider, Susan Hawks is the only other FSU player to have participated in all 53 conference games this year.

    HONORS & AWARDS

    FLORIDA STATE CLASSIC Susan Hawks, Most Valuable Player Fiona Bolten & LaToya Presberry, All Tournament Team ALL-SPORT(R)/MICHIGAN CHALLENGE LaToya Presberry, Most Valuable Player Fiona Bolten & Kate Hemlepp, All-Tournament Team ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE week of SEPTEMBER 1-7 LaToya Presberry, Player of the Week Kate Hemlepp, Rookie of the Week week of SEPTEMBER 8-14 Aisha Thornton, Co-Player of the Week Kate Hemlepp, Rookie of the Week week of SEPT. 29 - Oct. 5 Kate Hemlepp, Rookie of the Week week of OCTOBER 13-19 Jennifer Werrick, Rookie of the Week week of OCT. 27 - Nov. 2 Jennifer Werrick, Rookie of the Week week of NOVEMBER 3-9 Jennifer Werrick, Rookie of the Week BY THE NUMBERS FSU & the ACC individual OVERALL Hitting Percentage 1 Aisha Thornton .369 3 Susan Hawks .341 Kills per Game 8 Holly Schneider 3.27 Assists per Game 1 Fiona Bolten 13.03 Digs per Game 6 Holly Schneider 3.32 Service Aces per Game 1 Holly Schneider 0.52 Blocks per Game 3 Susan Hawks 1.20 individual ACC ONLY Hitting Percentage 3 Aisha Thornton .326 6 Susan Hawks .308 Digs per Game 3 Holly Schneider 4.20 Service Aces per Game 4 Holly Schneider 0.43 team OVERALL Hitting Percentage 1 Florida State .268 Kills per Game 3 Florida State 15.81 Service Aces per Game 3 Florida State 1.83 team ACC ONLY Hitting Percentage 4 Florida State .236 Service Aces per Game 2 Florida State 1.72 ACC STANDINGS Through Wednesday, November 12th School Conf Overall Games 1 Maryland 14-0 23-0 69-19 2 Duke 9-4 15-12 57-41 3 Florida State 9-5 22-7 70-29 4 Clemson 8-6 21-6 72-34 5 Georgia Tech 8-6 15-14 57-51 6 North Carolina 6-8 14-14 56-50 7 Virginia 4-10 16-15 54-54 8 NC State 3-11 10-20 44-71 9 Wake Forest 1-12 8-20 38-87

    LOOKING AHEAD
    The Lady Seminoles return to North Carolina for the ACC Tournament in Raleigh. Seedings will be determined following this weekend's action.

    1997 ACC TOURNAMENT AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE
    NOVEMBER 21-23 * RALEIGH, NC
    FRIDAY: FIRST ROUND
    * #8-seed vs. #9-seed (Play -in) 10 am * #1 vs. Play-in winner 1 pm * #4 vs. #5 3 pm * #2 vs. #7 6 pm * #3 vs. #6 8 pm SATURDAY: SEMIFINALS * #1 / #8-9 winner vs. #4 / #5 winner 4 pm * #2 / #7 winner vs. #3 / #6 winner 6 pm SUNDAY: CHAMPIONSHIP * Semifinal winners 3:30 pm * Live on the Sunshine Network
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