Oct. 15, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State volleyball will play host to the Carolina schools this weekend on Lucy McDaniel Court at Tully Gym. The Seminoles and Tar Heels are set to play at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, while FSU and NC State will battle at 1:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to both matches and the first 200 fans in attendance tonight will receive Go Noles cards. Sunday’s match is presented by Bagel Bagel, and the first 200 fans will receive a water bottle and a Bagel Bagel Buck.
The Tribe (10-7, 2-4) will look to win their second straight match Friday when second-place North Carolina (11-8, 6-1) rolls into town. In its last outing, Carolina was defeated by cross-town foes and No. 24th-ranked Florida A&M, 3-0, which snapped a five-match winning streak.
After putting up a good fight and coming so close to winning its first ACC match of the season against Virginia Tech last Saturday night (Oct. 9), the NC State volleyball team (10-9, 0-6) now shifts its focus to the upcoming weekend when it faces Miami and Florida State. The Wolfpack will take on the Hurricanes on Friday night at 7 p.m., and then travel over to Tallahassee for a match against the Seminoles at 1 p.m.
Florida State head coach Todd Kress, one of the most talented young coaches in the country, will search for milestone victory 200 this weekend. Prior to his arrival in Tallahassee three seasons ago, Kress spent seven years coaching at Fairfield University and Northern Illinois University, where he compiled a record of 152-75. Kress is the second-youngest active coach in the country with such a high winning percentage (.640) and is he ranked among the Top 35 overall.