Oct. 11, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State junior outside hitter
Jennifer Werrick recorded a match-high 22 kills on her way to a .514
hitting performance as she led the Lady Seminoles to a 15-12, 15-8, 15-9
victory over crosstown-foe Florida A&M this evening at Tully Gymnasium.
FSU remains perfect against the Rattlerettes and leads the series 15-0.
The Lady Seminoles improve to 6-12 on the season while FAMU’s record
goes to 11-4.
Game one started out tight before the Lady Seminoles went on a
roll. Leading 6-5, FSU ran off eight points to take a solid 14-5
advantage, however, FAMU didn’t go down without a fight. The
Rattlerettes forced a sideout and rallied for seven points to pull
within two at 14-12 before the Lady Seminoles prevailed, 15-12.
In the second set, FAMU struck first and led 2-0 before the
Tribe got on the board. FSU went up 4-2, thanks to Courtney Dipert’s
three-straight service aces, and the game remained close until when tied
at 8-8, Florida State scored the game’s final seven points to take the
The Lady Seminoles had to come from behind to take game three
and the match. Florida State fell behind 4-8 and following a timeout,
pulled to within one at 7-8. The Rattlerettes pulled ahead by two at
9-7, but FSU came back to tie the contest. Following seven sideouts,
the Lady Seminoles finally regained the lead and went on to score the
game’s final six points.
“I think it’s important for our schools to play each other,” FSU
Head Coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud said. “It’s kind of nice to play a
non-conference match at this point of the season. Tonight’s win was an
important one for this team. It was really good for our kids,
confidence-wise, to come home and get a win. Now we have to continue to
stay focused, which is sometimes tough to do with a young team.”
FSU sophomore Norisha Campbell tallied double figures with 14
kills and three solo blocks while freshman Erica Bunch added 12 kills.
Senior Courtney Dipert and Dawn Hough each had five service aces as the
Lady Seminoles had 12 for the match. FAMU’s Reneeka Gause had an
impressive evening with 20 kills and a .412 hitting performance.
The Lady Seminoles have an ACC weekend ahead at Tully Gym. The
Tribe will host North Carolina on Friday, Oct. 15th at 7 p.m., and NC
State on Sunday, Oct. 17th at 1 p.m.