Oct. 13, 2003
Florida State (9-9, 1-5 ACC)
The Florida State volleyball team continues its three-game road trip at UCF on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. FSU fell to Virginia (1-3) and Maryland (0-3) this past weekend to go to 1-5 in ACC play and 9-9 overall on the season. The Seminoles have lost five straight matches and look to break the trend against the Golden Knights. Florida State has won 24 straight over UCF. FSU is still without junior middle blocker Amanda Santos due to a fractured finger on her right hand and senior Renee Hill who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in her left knee. Santos was third in the ACC averaging 1.31 blocks per game prior to fracturing her finger against NC State on September 26th. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson has 500 assists (8.06 apg) on the season and is just 290 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.
Central Florida (12-3, 3-0 A-SUN)
The UCF Golden Knights are riding an 11-game winning streak heading into their match with Florida State on October 14. The Golden Knights are 4-0 at home and have yet to lose a match in conference play. Tuesday night’s match against the Seminoles will only be the second home match since September 13th for UCF. UCF is led by senior setter Jenny Frank’s .374 hitting percentage and 688 assists (11.66 apg), while sophomore Emily Watts is the team leader in kills with 195.
Florida State leads the all-time series with UCF (26-7) dating back to 1976. The two schools last met in 2001 with the Seminoles winning 3-1 by scores of 30-16, 27-30, 30-17 and 30-22. FSU has won 24 straight matches over the Golden Knights going all the way back to 1980. The last UCF win came on September 19, 1980 when UCF defeated Florida State 2-0 by scores of 8-15, 8-15.