Sept. 19, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State volleyball team (6-4) swept Jacksonville (1-7) 3-0 (30-12, 30-28, 30-12) on Friday afternoon to improve to 28-0 in the all-time series against the Dolphins. Sophomore Kristen Rust recorded a career-high 17 kills, while Aisha Carr added 11 for the Seminoles. Jennifer Anderson and Jessica Skower combined for 44 assists to control the offense. FSU will host the Miami Hurricanes tonight at 8:00 p.m., the match will be televised live on Sunshine.
FSU jumped out to a commanding 6-3 lead and continued on an11-2 scoring spree to take a 17-5 lead just past the halfway mark of game one. The Seminoles and Dolphins traded the next four points, but Florida State still had the advantage at 21-9. With FSU up by 14 at 24-10, the Seminoles closed out the game on a 6-2 run to take game one by a score of 30-12. Florida State hit .486 as a team to dominate the game.
Jacksonville took its first lead of the match at 2-1, but with game two tied at seven apiece the Seminoles went up 11-8 behind a 4-1 FSU run. The game found its way to a 15-15 tie only to see JU go on a 3-0 spurt to take their biggest lead of the match at 18-15. In what turned out to be a tight game, Florida State rallied and got enough separation to win game two 30-28.
The Seminoles were tied early on with the Dolphins at 2-2 in game three, but Florida State would go on a signature run to take the lead 8-5. While only holding a three point lead FSU put together another run, this one for 11-3, cruising to an 19-8 advantage. The Seminoles controlled the remainder of the game and went on to a 30-12 game three victory to sweep the match.
Rust led FSU with a career-high 17 kills and Carr had 11 in the Seminole win. Anderson (24) and Skower (20) combined for 44 assists, while defensively Cerina Pele recorded 11 digs along with Sarah Griffin’s 10 digs.
Florida State will play the Miami Hurricanes tonight, Sepetember 19, at Lucy McDaniel Arena in Tully Gymnasium at 8:00 p.m. The match will be televised live on Sunshine. The Seminoles will conclude the FSU Classic against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, September 20 at 12:00 p.m.