Nov. 13, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. — Three players finished with double figures in kills for Florida State as the Seminoles swept the NC State volleyball team, 3-0 (30-28, 30-20, 30-15) at Reynolds Coliseum Friday night. The loss knocks the Wolfpack down to 10-19 overall, 0-15 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while FSU moves to 17-10, 8-7 in conference play.
NC State took the early lead in game one, but then the Seminoles managed to come back to even things out at 21-21. The two teams continued to go back-and-forth until Florida State moved into a 29-28 lead, and would take the contest on the next point. The Seminoles broke out of the gate in the second game, taking a 5-2 lead and then building it to 17-13. The Pack, however, turned the tide and clawed back to pull within one point at 18-17, only to see FSU go on a 12-3 run to close out the game. Then in the final game of the night, NC State found itself down 10-3 right from the start. Shortly thereafter, the Seminoles had a 20-6 lead and were looking to shut the door. But the Wolfpack sparked another comeback scoring nine more points before the contest was over.
Junior middle blocker Laruen Scott (Carson, Calif./Barton CC) recorded a match-high 14 kills, followed by senior middle blocker Aisha Carr (Dallas, Texas/Skyline HS) and junior leftside Kristen Rust (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley HS), who each tallied 13 kills to lead the offensive attack of Florida State. Sophomore setter Jessica Skower (Naples, Fla./Naples HS)anchored the offense with 46 assists, while freshman libero Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla./Olympic Heights HS) picked up a match-high 15 digs. Senior middle blocker Amanda Santos (Minas Gerais, Brazil/College of S. Idaho) also stepped up with five total blocks.
FSU will finish the 2004 regular season at UNC Saturday night against the Tar Heels. First serve is set for 6:00 p.m.