Oct. 15, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 17 Florida State volleyball team travels to the northeast this weekend as the Seminoles play at Maryland and Boston College on Friday and Sunday.
FSU (15-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) jumped into first place in the ACC this past weekend with wins over Wake Forest and Duke. The victory marked the first time in 12 tries that the Seminoles earned a win against the Blue Devils and was the first successful effort in Durham, N.C. since the 1998 season.
For their stellar work in the state of North Carolina, senior Jordana Price and sophomore Rachael Morgan were honored this week. Price was named the ACC Player of the Week while Morgan earned player of the week honors from American Volleyball Scouting Report.
As a team, the ‘Noles jumped from No. 19 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll back to No. 17 — a slot the team had previously held before a loss to Georgia Tech on Oct. 2. The No. 17 ranking is tied for the highest in program history.
This weekend against the Terrapins and Eagles, FSU is looking to stay out in front in the race for the league title. The Seminoles and Blue Devils currently have identical ACC records but because of last weekend’s outcome, Florida State boasts the tie-breaker.
Maryland enters Friday’s 5:30 p.m. match with a 10-10 overall record and 2-5 mark in league play. The Terps were swept by Georgia Tech and Clemson last weekend. As for Boston College, the Eagles are 11-7 overall and 1-6 in the ACC as they too were swept by the Yellow Jackets and Tigers.
FSU and BC square off at 1 p.m. on Sunday.