Oct. 13, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State volleyball was unlucky on the road once again, giving up a two game lead to Boston College in a 3-2 decision in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on October 13. The Seminoles, who come off a loss to Maryland on Friday, are now 6-11 overall and 3-6 in the ACC. Boston College moves to 10-9 and 4-5 in the conference after sweeping Miami on Friday.
Florida State took control of the court early in the evening, winning the first two games and holding Boston College to only 35 points going into the third round.
The Seminoles dominated game one with a .424 hitting percentage on 18 kills to the Eagles' .103 with only nine kills. Senior Makini Thompson had a good game with seven kills for a perfect .500 percentage and seven and a half points. Keeping up with Thompson once again was junior Mira Djuric who had five kills (.625), two service aces and seven points in the 30-17 win.
Game two went just as smooth for Florida State as a kill by Djuric sealed the 30-18 win. The Seminoles held the Eagles to a .023 hitting percentage and allowed only 10 kills to get passed them. Thompson once again led the garnet and gold with five kills and five and half points.
Boston College came back with a vengeance in game three, matching the Seminoles point for point in the first half. The Eagles were able to break away with a 24-21 lead but couldn't shake FSU as they tied it up at 29 apiece. It was anyone's game with two points on the line, but the home team pulled out everything they had and landed two kills on the Seminoles' side to take its first win of the night.
The fourth game started out very much the same with both teams staying within one point of each other until Boston College widened the gap with a five point lead at point 25. The Seminoles would remain at 20 as the Eagles slammed kill after kill to win with 30.
The last chance for Florida State started out on the wrong foot as they were unable to score until the fifth point of the game. Boston College never gave up the lead, holding FSU to 7 as the Eagles marched on to win the match 15-7. Despite the loss, Djuric was able to record her first double-double of the season, finishing the evening 13-11 in kills and digs. Djuric also had five aces and 19.5 points while Thompson recorded 19 kills, seven digs and 20.5 points in the match. Sophomore Brianna Barry had a good night as she nabbed 11 kills and five assisted blocks.
Florida State has yet to win on the road since pre-season when they took a 3-1 match from Kansas at the Spartan Invitational, but have another chance next weekend as the Seminoles travel to North Carolina to take on the UNC Tar Heels on Friday, Oct. 19 and the Wolfpack of NC State on Saturday, Oct. 20.