Nov. 1, 2003
Tallahassee, Fla – Florida State volleyball (14-12, 4-8 ACC) swept NC State (7-20, 0-12 ACC) 3-0 in dominating fashion by scores of 30-19, 30-27, 30-14 on Saturday. The win for FSU marked the third straight sweep of a Florida State opponent. The last time the Seminoles swept three straight opponents was in 2001 when FSU swept North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest all in a row.
Aisha Carr (13), Kristen Rust (12), Cassie McLaughlin (12) and Nikki Anthony (12) all recorded double-digit kills in the Seminoles’ win. Jennifer Anderson had 36 assists and is now just 83 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.
Neither team could catch a lead in game one as each team traded points to a 10-10 tie. NC State finally broke the stalemate by taking a 12-10 lead as the Seminoles seemed to struggle early on. FSU came right back to tie the game at 15 at the halfway point of the opening game on Aisha Carr’s kill down the middle. Florida State worked its way back to take an 18-16 lead and increased that lead to three at 21-18 on Amanda Santos’ kill off of an errant dig from the Wolfpack. The Seminoles only allowed NC State to score one more point as FSU won game one 30-19.
Florida State raced out to a 6-2 lead in the beginning of game two only to see the Wolfpack rally to tie the game at six. With the score tied at 10, NC State went on a 3-0 run to take its largest lead of the match by a score of 13-10. The Wolfpack pushed their lead to four at 17-13, but FSU continued to fight as they tied the score at 18. The Seminoles continued their 7-1 run to take a 20-18 lead that forced an NC State timeout. NCSU then went on a run of its own, a 6-1 spurt, to take a 24-21 advantage. Once again Florida State rallied to tie the score, this time at 26 and FSU went on to take the game from there 30-27.
The Seminoles raced out to a 4-1 advantage in game three and increased that lead to seven at 11-4 behind an offensive outbreak. NC State couldn’t get anything going offensively as Florida State’s lead moved to 11 by a score of 20-9 and forced a Wolfpack timeout. FSU rolled through the remainder of game three as the Seminoles took the game 30-14 and the match 3-0.
Florida State travels to Clemson (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) and No. 4 Georgia Tech (6:00 p.m.) next weekend, November 7-8.