Oct. 20, 2005
The Blue Devils, who won the match with scores of 30-21, 30-23, and 30-28, upped their record to 12-6 overall and 6-4 in league play. The Seminoles are 2-13 all-time when playing at Duke.
Senior Andreza Santos was the lone Seminole to hit in double-figures as she registered 11 kills on 35 attempts. Sophomore libero Summer Weissing had 15 digs and junior Sarah Griffin tallied nine digs and two aces. Senior Lauren Scott had a team-best seven block assists and
The first game remained a close affair early as the Seminoles took a 9-8 lead before the Blue Devils answered back and tied the score at nine-all. From there Duke carried the momentum and went on a 13-6 run to put the game score at 22-13.
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A block solo by sophomore Makini Thompson gave the Seminoles an 11-9 edge in the third outing and they would extend it to 17-15 on a Tomic kill. However, the Blue Devils refused to relinquish and tied the game up at 20-20. A stuff block by Duke tied the game up again at 24-24 and the Blue Devils scored two more times to rally for the 26-24 lead. The Seminoles answered back with two of their own and a Rust/Thompson combined block evened the score at 26-all. A blocking error by Duke gave FSU the lead (27-26) before the Blue Devils called timeout. Duke raced out of the huddle and scored twice for the 28-27 gain and Rust evened it at 28 with a kill. However, the celebration would be short lived as Rust served into the net and FSU followed with a communication miscue for the 30-28 win by Duke.
Duke’s Sarah Salem and Carrie DeMange led the Blue Devil offense with 12 kills each.