Nov. 25, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State sophomore Summer Weissing set the school's single season dig record with 11 on the day, as the Seminoles concluded its season with a 3-0 win over Wake Forest (17-14, 10-12 ACC) on Lucy McDaniel Court at Tully Gym Friday afternoon. Weissing completed the year with 513 digs and edged former Seminole Luiza Ramos (1994) who's record of 507 digs remained secure for 11 years.
Game scores were 30-25, 30-26, 30-28.
"It is an honor to be in good company with those who have set school records before me," said Weissing. "I am excited that we got a victory today especially for the seniors. This has been a fun year and we plan to use this momentum going into next season."
Because the league coaches voted against a conference tournament, Florida State ends the season with a 13-17 overall and 11-11 Atlantic Coast Conference record. For a season that started a little shaky, the Seminoles redeemed themselves and closed out the year with eight victories in the last 11 matches.
Florida State sophomore Makini Thompson continued her strong offensive play, leading FSU with a team-best 20 kills on 41 attacks for a .317 hitting percentage. Senior Kristen Rust had a match-high 14 digs and junior Sarah Griffin contributed 10 kills. Thompson also had four total blocks, including two solos, and Rust tallied nine kills and a .400 hitting percentage. Senior Lauren Scott totaled nine kills and senior Andreza Santos pitched in eight.
FSU hit its second best clip of the year at .331 percent. Wake was held to a .195 mark.
"First of all, I'm happy for our seniors," said fourth-year FSU head coach Todd Kress. "This was a great ending to three great careers. They have sacrificed and competed over the years and for a team that started out the season injury plagued, this was a good way to end. Our team played with heart and determination this entire season and never gave up. I could not be more proud of them."
Wake Forest's Jessica Furlong paced the Demon Deacons team with 10 kills.