Oct. 8, 2003
Florida State (9-7, 1-3 ACC)
The Florida State volleyball team hits the road to play at Virginia (Fri. 7:00 p.m.) and Maryland (5:00 p.m.) this weekend. The Seminoles fell to Duke (0-3) and Wake Forest (1-3) this past weekend. FSU was 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. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson has 432 assists (7.85 apg) on the season and is just 358 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.
Virginia (17-4, 1-4 ACC)
The University of Virginia volleyball team continues a four-match Atlantic Coast Conference homestand Friday night, October 10, hosting Florida State. The Cavaliers are coming off a 3-0 loss to North Carolina on Tuesday night by scores of 22-30, 23-30, 32-30 and fall to 1-4 in conference play. UVA began the season 16-0 before entering conference play. Virginia is led by junior Alexis Geocaris’ .346 hitting percentage and 89 blocks (1.24 bpg), while senior Paige Davis leads the team with 278 kills.
Maryland (15-4, 4-1 ACC)
The University of Maryland women’s volleyball team will be in the middle of a three-match homestand when the Seminoles come to town on Saturday afternoon. Maryland defeated NC State 3-0 (30-27, 30-23, 30-17) on Tuesday. Prior to the win over the Wolfpack, the Terrapins lost to No. 5 Georgia Tech, 3-1, but defeated Clemson in four games the previous weekend. The Terps are now tied for second place in the ACC behind the undefeated Yellow Jackets.
Florida State leads the all-time series with Virginia (19-7) dating back to 1987, but trails the series with Maryland (11-15) which started in 1976. The Seminoles have won the last five meetings with Virginia dating back to the 2000 season. FSU won both meetings last season in four games. Florida State has won four of the last five meetings with Maryland, including three straight. The Seminoles have just won three matches at Maryland in the 27-year history.