Nov. 13, 1999
RALEIGH, N.C. — Sophomore Norisha Campbell had a team-high 18
kills on her way to a .353 hitting performance, but the Florida State
volleyball team lost to NC State in the final regular-season match of
the season by scores of 11-15, 15-12, 10-15, 8-15 this evening at
Reynolds Coliseum. The loss puts FSU at 8-22 overall and 1-15 in the
ACC while the Wolfpack improves to 13-18 and 5-11.
The Pack quickly mounted a 6-2 advantage as the Seminoles seemed
out of sink. The Noles soon found themselves down 6-12 but a Coach
Reynaud time-out revitalized the team. The gap soon closed to one as
the Seminoles rolled off the next five points. Kim Hall countered with
a time-out of her own and the Pack responded by tallying the final three
points of the game to win, 15-11. NC State freshman Tara Greene had a
game high five kills in the opening frame.
The second game opened with controversy as Florida State was
caught out of rotation. With help from the ensuing side-out, NC State quickly evened
the score at 2-2. The Seminoles then settled down and forced Hall to
call a time-out as they pulled ahead 5-3. NC State came out of the play
stoppage more focused as they soon knotted the contest at 6-6.
Eventually, the Seminoles were able to take a 11-8 advantage and force
Hall into calling her final time-out of the game. Coach Reynaud took
her first time-out of the game with her squad leading 14-10 and they responded by winning the game
15-12. The Pack?s Charece Williams led the game with seven kills while
FSU’s Aisha Thornton had a team high five.
The third game proved to be much closer than the early stages
dictated. The Pack quickly jumped out to an early 11-4 advantage,
scoring the first nine points of the match and causing the Seminoles to
use both of their time-outs. Florida State, however, had plenty of
fight left as they soon narrowed the advantage to 12-10. Following
Hall’s second time-out of the game, the Pack tallied the final three
points to win the match, 15-10. NC State once again got a huge performance out of Charece Williams, who led
the game with seven kills. NC State middle hitter Stephanie Stambaugh
also contributed six kills.
The fourth game saw the Noles force Hall into a time-out with an
early 5-2 lead. NC State soon evened up the contest at 6-6 and made
Reynaud call for a play stoppage of her own. The Pack kept rolling,
however, as Reynaud signaled for her final time-out with the Seminoles
down 7-11. NC State would go on to bang out four of the final five
points as Kerry Bridenback served up the victorious score.
Up next for Florida State is the ACC Tournament, which will be
held at the Disney Wild World of Sports located in Orlando, Fla.
NC State (13-18, 5-11) defeated Florida State (8-22, 1-5), 15-11, 12-15,
Kills: NC State 67 (Charece Williams, 23), FSU 68 (Norisha Campbell 18)
Digs: NC State 64 (Meredith Price, 14), FSU 53 (Jamie Hibbard 15)
Assists: NC State 62 (Erin Vesey 56), FSU 63 (Jamie Hibbard 61)