Nov. 13, 2003
Florida State (14-14, 4-10 ACC)
Florida State volleyball concludes the home portion of its schedule this weekend against Maryland and Virginia. The Seminoles fell at Clemson (1-3) and No. 7 Georgia Tech (0-3) this past weekend. Prior to the two conference losses, FSU had won three straight wins over South Florida, North Carolina and NC State. Kristen Rust recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Clemson and Georgia Tech, which marked her first career double-double. Aisha Carr currently leads the team with 110 blocks, while Amanda Santos (103) is fourth in the ACC in blocks averaging 1.24 bpg. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson has 707 assists (7.80 apg) on the season and is just 33 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.
Maryland (22-7, 11-4 ACC)
The Terrapins fell to Virginia 2-3 at home on Tuesday night by scores of 31-29, 30-24, 27-30, 28-30, 9-15. Pacing the Terrapins was senior Lynnsy Jones with 18 kills, two aces, 13 digs and three blocks. Playing in their last home match as Terrapins, Jones, Fiona DeFreitas and Lauren Wilson were honored with their families before the match. DeFreitas finished with 27 digs, one shy of a career-high.
Virginia (24-7, 8-7 ACC)
The Virginia volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to post an impressive 3-2 (29-31, 24-30, 30-27, 30-28, 15-9) victory over Maryland Tuesday night. The Cavaliers have now won four consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference matches, including three on the road, to improve to 24-7 overall and 8-7 in the ACC. Alexis Geocaris posted a team-high .444 hitting percentage and knocked down a career-high 21 kills to help lead the UVA to victory.
Florida State leads the all-time series with Virginia (19-8) dating back to 1987, but trails the series with Maryland (11-16). The last time Virginia defeated FSU in Tallahassee was on October 3, 1999 (2-3). The Seminoles lost the first match with the Cavaliers 1-3 back on October 10 by scores of 28-30, 31-29, 25-30, 28-30. FSU also lost to Maryland 0-3 at the Comacast Center (12-30, 20-30, 27-30) in the first meeting of the year on October 11. The Seminoles have won four of the last six over UM.