Oct. 24, 2008
BLACKSBURG, Va. – In the first road trip in two weeks and against a team tied for first in the conference, Florida State volleyball defeated Virginia Tech, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23), at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. The victory evened the Seminoles’ ACC record to 5-5 and 13-7 overall. FSU upped its series record against the Hokies to 20-2.
“I thought overall we played consistent, which is good,” Seminole head coach Chris Poole said. “I really think a big difference is that we’ve now gone two weeks with everyone back in practice. We looked smooth and more in sync. I think a lot of it has to do with us being able to play a couple weeks at home and get our feet back under us.”
The Seminoles were led offensively by Stephanie Neville and Lauren Richardson, recording 12 and 11 kills each, respectively. Neville turned in an impressive .374 attack average, while Richardson added four digs and a block-assist.
“I thought we looked much more alive and more ready,” Poole said. “It was a total team effort; we had a lot of people contributing.”
The Hokies led in only one category with seven blocks to the Seminoles’ four. This was only the second win for FSU when trailing in blocks this season.
“It was a great win,” Poole said. “It’s great to go on the road and be able to get a win like that.”
Florida State has little time to prepare as it heads straight to Charlottesville, Va., to face Virginia tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. The Noles are 24-13 all-time against the Cavaliers and 9-9 when playing on the road.