Oct. 20, 2001
For the second time this season, Florida State and Maryland battled each other for five games, but this time it would be the Seminoles who would come out on top with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Terps (30-28, 29-31, 30-27, 25-30, 15-19). With two ACC wins this weekend the Lady Seminoles improve to 9-9 overall and 6-4 in the ACC, while Maryland falls to 9-9 on the season and 5-5 in conference action.
“This was a critical match for us to win,” said head coach Cecile Reynaud. “The win tonight was an important one after defeating Virginia last night. It is going to be important for us to keep stepping it up throughout the last half of the season. We are thrilled that we finished the weekend 2-0 and we are going to keep working hard.”
The Lady Seminoles had three players finish the night with double-doubles in, sophomore setter Jennifer Anderson who dished out 63 assists and 16 digs, junior outside hitter Kristin Frye tallied 12 kills and 13 digs, while junior outside hitter Alex Sevillano had 21 kills and 12 digs.
In game one, FSU earned a hard-fought 30-28 victory. Senior middle hitter Norisha Campbell tallied eight of her match and career-best 29 kills to lead the Seminoles in the opening frame. In the second game of the evening Maryland would even the match to one game apiece by slipping past FSU, 31-29. Maryland’s junior outside hitter Carey Brennan hit 10 kills for the game and notched six digs to lead the Terps’ charge.
FSU rallied back to game three by a score of 30-27. Campbell added another eight kills while setter Anderson dished out 17 assists for the Lady Seminoles. Maryland would not go down without a fight, coming back to take game four, 30-25 taking the match to a fifth and decisive game. FSU jumped out to a commanding 12-4 lead and never looked back. Despite a late rally by the Terps, the Seminole closed out the match with a 15-9 victory.
The Lady Seminoles will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 23 when they will travel south to face Jacksonville University at 7:30 p.m.