October 3, 1999 - by
FSU Starts Strong, Falls To Virginia, 3-2

Oct. 3, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Lady Seminole volleyball team won the first
two games, but Virginia won the final three as Florida State fell to the
Cavaliers 15-9, 15-11, 14-16, 12-15, 10-15 in Tully Gym Sunday afternoon.
The loss kept FSU winless in ACC play at 0-4 and dropped the Lady
Seminoles to 5-10 overall. Virginia improved to 10-4, 3-1 in conference.
Florida State built an 11-6 lead in game one behind five kills from
Jennifer Werrick and four from Norisha Campbell. Courtney Dipert closed
out the game with a pair of aces, two of the five FSU aces in the first
game, for a 15-9 Lady Seminole win.

Virginia gained the early lead in game two at 9-3, but Campbell
led the Lady Seminoles back with six kills in the middle to narrow the gap
to 9-8. After sophomore Elizabeth Pound tied the game at 11 with an ace,
freshman outside hitter Erica Bunch took charge. Bunch blasted a pair of
kills and teamed with senior Aisha Thornton for a big block to push the
FSU lead to 14-11. Following a pair of sideouts, Bunch dropped in a
service ace to win game two for the Lady Seminoles 15-11.

Control seesawed throughout game three with the Cavaliers taking a
late 13-11 lead. But Campbell again rallied FSU with a solo block and a
powerful kill to tie the game at 13. After a Virginia error gave FSU a
14-13 edge, the Cavaliers retook the lead with a kill and a block by
Andrea Fischer and Deanna Zwarich. An ace by Whitney Bilger gave Virginia
the game 16-14.

The Lady Seminoles jumped out to a 7-0 advantage in the fourth
game, but Virginia responded to cut the lead to 7-5. Virginia took the
lead following a pair of blocks at 12-11 and a Jessica Parsons kill put
the Cavaliers up for good enroute to a 15-12 game four win.

Virginia capitalized on a sluggish FSU start in the fifth and
decisive game. The Cavaliers led by five and never looked back as they
finished off their impressive rally to win the match 15-10.

“Unforced errors hurt us today,” said head coach Dr. Cecile
Reynaud. “We had the opportunity to win by could not finish them off. It
is certainly disappointing.”

Individually, Campbell led the Lady Noles with 20 kills and 8
blocks. Erica Bunch and Jennifer Werrick each tallied double-doubles in
the defeat. For Virginia, Jessica Parsons posted a team-high 30 kills
along with 12 digs. Deanna Zwarch and Mary Frances Scott each notched a
double-double in the victory.

As a team, FSU out-hit Virginia .253 to .176 and out-blocked the
Cavaliers 13-12. Florida State also dominated at serve with nine aces
while Virginia totaled 27 service errors in the match.

Florida State continues conference play next weekend when the Lady
Seminoles travel to face conference leader Clemson on Friday and Georgia
Tech in Atlanta on Saturday. The Cavaliers hit Tobacco Road next weekend
with matches at Duke and Wake Forest.

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