Nov. 19, 2003
Florida State (15-15, 5-11 ACC)
Florida State volleyball travels to the ACC Tournament in Orlando, Florida on Thursday and will face NC State in the opening round at 7:30 p.m. FSU is the No. 8 seed in the tournament. The Seminoles split matches with Maryland (2-3) and Virginia (3-2) this past weekend in their home finale. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson became FSU’s all-time leader in career assists with her third assist in game one against Virginia (11/16) on Senior Day. She now has 4,827 career assists and 812 (7.59 apg) on the season. Anderson broke Nancy Gaspadarek’s (1986-89) career mark of 4,804 assists. Amanda Santos posted a career-high 13 blocks against Maryland (11/14), while Kristen Rust recorded her third double-double of the season with 13 kills and 14 digs. Aisha Carr currently leads the team with 123 blocks, while Santos (121) is third in the ACC averaging 1.30 blocks per game.
NC State (7-24, 0-16 ACC)
NC State enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 9 seed. The Wolfpack fell to Wake Forest 3-0 by scores of 19-30, 16-30, 16-30 to end their regular season on Sunday. Junior middle blocker Maya Mapp and sophomore outside hitter Adeola Kosoko led NC State offfensively with five kills each. Senior libero Caroline Frede and senior setter Crystal Shannon racked up seven digs apiece, while Shannon also had a team-best 11 assists on the night.
No. 6 Georgia Tech (28-1, 15-1 ACC)
**possible second round opponent**
Georgia Tech enters the ACC Tournament as the top seed after only dropping one match all season. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 3-1 win over Clemson on Saturday night by scores of 30-24, 27-30, 30-15, 30-24. Marisa Aston had a career-high 29 digs and Jayme Gergen recorded 16 kills, five blocks and hit .577 in the win.
Florida State leads the all-time series with NC State (23-5) dating back to 1983, but trails the series with Georgia Tech (6-21) which started in 1991. FSU won both matches with NC State this season 3-1 & 3-0, but was swept in both meetings with Georgia Tech. The Seminoles and Yellow Jackets met in last year’s ACC Championship match in Atlanta.