Nov. 9, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State's volleyball team sought a rematch against Boston College inside Tully Gym and were victorious with a 3-0 (30-20, 31-29, 30-15) sweep on Lucy McDaniel Court. The night also marked a new career digs record for the Seminoles as senior libero Summer Weissing broke the 13 year-old record held by Luiza Ramos in 2004 with 14 digs against the Eagles. Weissing's career total is now 1,775, four ahead of Ramos' 1,771.
"Summer has been in the libero position since her freshman year and she's gotten better each season," head coach Todd Kress said. "She's a great kid both on and off the court. She's all about Florida State volleyball and I'm really happy for her to get the record tonight."
In the match tonight, the new record holder recorded 14 digs as the Seminoles swept the Eagles in three for the first time since 2006. Florida State improves its record to 10-7 in the ACC and 13-12 overall, while Boston College slips to 6-11 in conference and 12-15 on the season.
While Weissing's focus in tonight's match wasn't set on breaking the record, she said it was hard not to think about it.
"It feels really great," Weissing said. "I'm just thankful to play at FSU, so to get a record is a bonus. I'm glad it's over because I'm not really a stat person, but tonight it was hard not to pay attention because I was hearing about it all day."
The match against Boston College was an overall success for Florida State as it bounced back from an upset at Duke last weekend to take the all-time series record to 6-1 against the Eagles.
It was no surprise that senior Makini Thompson led her team with 13 kills, one block solo and two block assists. Thompson also contributed 15 of the 60 total points for FSU. Freshman Lauren Richardson came out on top with a .500 hitting percentage with 10 kills on 16 attempts with only two errors. The Ocala, Fla., native also had a block assist and 10.5 points overall.
Also recording double-digit kills against BC was Brianna Barry with 10 on 23 attempts and four errors. The sophomore middle blocker led the Seminoles with three block assists, one of which secured the win in game one with help from Richardson.
While Florida State dominated game one, holding the lead throughout, the team struggled in the second round as the Eagles fought to maintain the advantage. With the score tying at points 27, 28 and 29, the Seminoles knew they didn't want a repeat of their last meeting with Boston College and took control of the situation. Back-to-back kills by Thompson on the assist from freshman Lauren Rosenthal gave FSU the 2-0 lead going into the break.
The first match of the season between these two teams ended in a 3-2 Eagle victory, but began similar as the Seminoles were up two games to none. Fortunately, tonight was a very different story as the Seminoles came back in game three with the same fierce attitude they had in game one.
Florida State held Boston College to 15 points to end the match in a clean 3-0 sweep in front of a crowd of 500 Seminole fans.
Next up for the Seminoles will be the Terrapins of Maryland tomorrow night in Tully Gym. Maryland also enters Saturday's match off a sweep at Miami tonight. The action will be available live on ACC Select at 7:00 p.m. by logging onto Seminoles.com.