Sept. 10, 2003
Sunset Classic at UC Irvine, September 12-13 – Irvine, California
Florida State, Houston, St. Mary’s College, UC Irvine
Florida State (4-2)
The Seminoles travel to Irvine, California for their second of back-to-back road tournaments in the Sunset Classic at UC Irvine September 12-13. Florida State is coming off of a 2-1 weekend at the Texas State Tournament with wins over Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State. The only loss came against No. 8 Pepperdine. Junior middle blocker Aisha Carr was named to the Texas State Tournament All-Tournament team, her second recognition in as many weeks. Senior L/DS Cerina Pele returns to her home state of California this weekend for the first time since her sophomore year when the Seminoles traveled to the Pepperdine Tournament in Malibu, California to open the 2001 season. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson already has 161 assists (8.05 apg) on the season and is just 629 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.
All-Time Series Vs. The Tournament Field
Florida State trails the all-time series with Houston 4-8. The last time these two schools met was in 1995 in Tallahassee with the Cougars taking the match 3-1 (13-15, 15-12, 9-15, 3-15). The last Florida State win came in 1992 as the Seminoles won 3-2 (11-15, 15-13, 11-15, 15-6, 15-8).
St. Mary’s College (0-0)
This will be the first-ever meeting between Florida State and St. Mary’s College.
UC Irvine (0-1)
Florida State and UC Irvine have only met once with the lone meeting coming in 1991 at the Anteater Invitational in Irvine, California. The Anteaters took the match 3-2 (18-16, 2-15, 13-15, 15-8, 13-15).
Sunset Classic at UC Irvine Match Schedule
Friday, Sept. 12
Florida State vs. St. Mary’s (8:00 PM)
UC Irvine vs. Houston (10:00 PM)
Saturday, Sept. 13
UC Irvine vs. St. Mary’s (2:00 PM)
Houston vs. Florida State (4:30 PM)
St. Mary’s vs. Houston 8:00 PM
UC Irvine vs. Florida State (10:00 PM)
**All Times Eastern**