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Sept. 26, 1997

Volleyball Falls to North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Florida State Lady Seminole volleyball team fell to North Carolina in three games in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools. UNC topped FSU by scores of 15-13, 15-6 and 15-6 to improve to 7-5 and 1-0 while the Tribe fell to 12-2 and 0-1 in the ACC with its second straight three-set loss.

Despite a double-double performance of 15 kills and 13 digs by junior outside hitter LaToya Presberry, the Lady Seminoles hit a season-low .179 in the match. Sophomore Aisha Thornton registered 14 kills, 2 errors on 23 attempts to lead the Tribe with a .522 hitting performance. The Lady Seminoles, who had been dominating all season in the blocking department, were outblocked 18-14 for the match. Junior setter Fiona Bolten also recorded a double-double with 36 assists and 10 digs on the night.

North Carolina was led by Tori Seibert's match-leading 18 kills. She had just one error on 30 attempts for a .567 night. UNC hit .343 for the match.

Florida State continues action at North Carolina State tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.

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