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Sept. 13, 1997

Volleyball Victorious over Georgia State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State women's volleyball team made history this afternoon when the Tribe defeated Georgia State in three games, 15-11, 15-4, 15-6, to improve to a record-setting 9-0 start. Prior to the win, FSU's best start was an 8-0 record back in 1982. With the loss, Georgia State falls to 7-2.

Game one was head to head for most of the match until FSU head coach Cecile Reynaud called a timeout with the score 11-10 in Georgia State's favor. Florida State went on to score the game's next four points to earn the hard-fought victory. FSU picked up in game two, where it had left off in game one, when the Tribe scored the game's first 12 points. The scrappy Lady Panthers didn't go down without a fight and scored four unanswered points, but would not score again. FSU went up 8-2 early in the third and final game and survived a brief GSU rally to earn the match's victory.

Sophomore Aisha Thornton had 14 kills on just 16 attempts with no errors to lead the Lady Seminoles with a career-high .875 hitting performance. Holly Schneider and LaToya Presberry contributed 12 and 10 kills, respectively, while setter Fiona Bolten dished out 41 assists.

Florida State will face Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Mercer in the Florida Atlantic Tournament next weekend in Boca Raton. The Tribe's next home game will be against rival-Florida at 7 p.m. on September 24th.

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