Sept. 6, 2004
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –
Riding a three-match winning streak to start the 2004 season, the Florida State University volleyball team was looking forward to its next match against the University of Alabama on Tuesday (Sept. 7). Unfortunately the Seminoles will have to wait until this weekend to get back on to the court again as severe rain and winds from Hurricane Frances have forced the postponement of the match.
“Due to the unfortunate circumstances caused by Hurricane Frances, we felt that it was in the best interest of both programs to postpone the match for the safety of the student-athletes, coaching staff and support staff,” Florida State head coach Todd Kress said. “Both teams were really looking forward to playing the match, it’s a great border rivalry and needs to be played, but right now our first priority is for the safety of everyone involved with both programs.”
Florida State coaches and administrators contacted Alabama early on Monday morning to let them know that rain and flooding associated with Hurricane Frances would prevent the Seminoles from getting to Tuscaloosa for Tuesday’s match.
The Seminoles claimed the title at the 2004 FSU Invitational last weekend by sweeping all three of the weekend’s matches. Florida State is off to its best start since the 2000 campaign. The Tribe returns to the court on Friday when they take on Oakland in the first game of the Michigan-Pepsi Challenge, hosted by the University of Michigan.