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Oct. 10, 1997

Lady Seminole Volleyball Keeps Rolling

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Freshman outside hitter Kate Hemlepp turned in a .481 hitting performance to help lead the Florida State Lady Seminole volleyball team to a 16-2 record and 4-1 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a win over Virginia this evening. FSU downed the Cavaliers in four games by scores of 15-8, 6-15, 15-8, 15-9. With the loss, UVA falls to 12-8 and 1-3 in the league.

FSU outhit the Cavaliers .310 to .149 and tallied 21 more kills on its way to the four-set victory. Junior middle hitter Susan Hawks led all players with a career-high 17 kills, while Hemlepp added 16 and sophomore Aisha Thornton contributed with 10 kills. Sophomore setter Kensy Zulueta, who is playing in place of the injured Fiona Bolten, set a season-high 57 assists and hit .714 with six kills, one error on seven attempts. Junior Holly Schneider had nine kills and led the team with 13 digs and three service aces. Virginia hit a dismal .149 for the match.

"I was very impressed with Virginia," FSU coach Cecile Reynaud said. "They ran a quick offense and are a very strong serving team. We were very fortunate to come away with the victory. It was a good win for us."

FSU will play at Maryland on Sunday in a 2 p.m. match. The Terrapins are ranked 18th nationally.

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