Nov. 2, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s volleyball team will look to close in on its 20th win this weekend, as the squad will take on Wake Forest and Duke in weekend action. The two conference games will mark the final home games of head coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud’s 25th. The Lady `Noles take an 18-9, 6-6 ACC record into this weekend, and will face 16-7, 7-5 Wake Forest on Friday night (7:00 p.m.) and 15-10, 5-7 Duke on Sunday afternoon (1:00 p.m.) in Tully Gymnasium.
The Lady Seminoles are led by Norisha Campbell. The junior from Universal, Texas is currently hitting a team-high .347, which currently stands as the ninth-best mark in school history for a single season. Campbell notched a season-percentage of .360 in her freshman season, making her one of only two FSU athletes on the top-10 list twice (Aisha Thornton). Campbell has also poured in 99 blocks to average 0.96 blocks per game. Her 369 kills marks the third category in which she leads the 2000-squad, as she is currently averaging 3.58 kills per game.
Returning to the lineup for the past four games has been freshman setter Jennifer Anderson. Anderson is coming off a strong weekend, particularly a strong Maryland match in which she hit .500 and poured in 47 assists. Her .417 hitting performance combined with 82 assists in weekend action earned her ACC Rookie-of-the-Week honors for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 29. Anderson has accumulated 625 assists this season for the second-best mark on the squad in that category. She is behind only Jamie Hibbard who played in her absence and notched 656 assists, averaging 6.69 assists per game. Anderson, having only played in 49 of the squad’s 103 games this season, is averaging a team-best 12.76 APG.
The early season loss to the Duke Blue Devils marked the 18th loss for the Lady Seminoles in the all-time series of the two teams. The `Noles have collected six wins overall, with the last game ending in a Duke win in five games. Last season the Tribe dropped both matches to the Blue Devils in four and five games. The Garnet and Gold’s all-time home record against Duke is 2-8, while the two squads are even at 2-2 in neutral locations. The last time FSU defeated the Blue Devils was in 1998, when the `Noles completed a 3-0 victory to win their third straight match over the Blue Devils. The Florida State Lady Seminoles have already defeated Wake Forest once this season, and will look to better their all-time series record against the Demon Deacons to 9-2. The Garnet and Gold are currently 3-1 at home against Wake Forest, with their last win coming in 1998. FSU dropped both the home and away match to Wake Forest in 1999, but did not lose a single game previous to 1999. From 1996 through 1998 FSU won seven-straight matches over Wake Forest with four of them ending in three games. The Tribe has returned to success against the Demon Deacons with a 3-0 win in 2000 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
FSU will honor senior Jennifer Werrick at Senior Night before the start of the match with the Blue Devils.