Aug. 25, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. - Florida State opened the 2007 season against UNC Asheville as they played host to the FSU Invitational on Saturday, August 25. The Seminoles swept the Bulldogs three games to none (30-11, 30-23, 30-22) and won its fifth straight home opener under head coach Todd Kress.
Florida State's record moves to 1-0 while UNC Asheville drops to 0-2 on the season, after dropping to TCU 3-0 (30-7, 30-27, 30-22) on Friday night.
Junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) had a stellar debut notching 19 kills along with three aces and 22 points. Djuric joins the Seminoles after playing for two seasons at Oregon.
Returnee Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) began her sophomore season with an impressive 12 kills on 17 attacks and 14 points, leading Florida State in attack percentage with 0.647.
Also capturing double digits in kills and points was senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.) with 12 kills and 22 attacks for 13.5 points.
Senior Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla.) added 12 digs to her resume, bringing her career total to 1,391 and moving her only 392 digs away from breaking the Florida State school record of 1,771 held by Luiza Ramos.
In game one against UNCA, the Seminoles went on a 10-point streak for the win, holding the Bulldogs at 11. But the team out of Asheville, N.C., wasn't defeated, going nearly point for point with FSU in game, losing by seven.
In the final game of the afternoon, UNC Asheville scored the first point off Florida State's serve and held off the Seminoles until they made a comeback and took the lead with 15 points to the Bulldogs' 14. FSU would go on to win 30-22, giving UNCA its second loss of the tournament.
Florida State is back on the court tonight at 7 p.m. as they take on the Horned Frogs of TCU. The game will be broadcast live for free and can be accessed by logging onto Seminoles.com.