Nov. 17, 2007
Atlanta, Ga. – In a nail-biting match in O’Keefe Gym, Florida State was unable to maintain an early lead to fall to Georgia Tech 3-1 (30-27, 25-30, 20-30, 27-30). This was the final road match for the Seminoles who are now 11-9 in the ACC and 14-14 overall.
The Seminoles took control early in game one, holding onto the lead at point 19. The Yellow Jackets were weak in the blocking category with one team and two assisted, while FSU looked strong with five team, two solos and six assisted. The Seminoles’ went on a five-point streak mid-way through the game finished with a .289 team attacking percentage.
The second game of the evening started with the Seminoles on a four-point run, but a kill from Georgia Tech’s Ulrike Stegemann put a stop to it. This time it was the Yellow Jackets who held onto the advantage mid-way through to win it 30-25.
Back on the court for game three, Florida State was unable to hold it together as Georgia Tech controlled the advantage throughout.
Game four was saw a more focused Seminole squad as they maintained their composure and crept out to a comfortable lead early on. But the Yellow Jackets were determined to notch the victory on their home court and came back with a vengeance to win on a four-point run, 30-27.
Leading Florida State in kills was sophomore Brianna Barry with 16 on 31 attempts for an impressive .452 hitting percentage. Barry also contributed a block assist and 16.5 points.
With 11 kills apiece, junior Mira Djuric and sophomore Jordana Price contributed a total of 30.5 points against the Yellow Jackets. Djuric was able to put down three service aces and recorded two solo blocks and two assists. Price, whose hitting percentage was .304, led FSU with three block assists and notched a solo in game one.
Also recording stats against Tech was sophomore setter Nikki Baker with 52 assists, five kills and two service aces.
Despite the disappointing weekend away, the Seminoles look to sweep their last home series against NC State and North Carolina surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. FSU takes on the Wolfpack on Wed., Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. and the Tar Heels the Friday after Thanksgiving at 1:00 p.m.