September 23, 1999 - by
Lady Seminoles Begin ACC Schedule On Tobacco Road

Sept. 23, 1999



Florida State at Duke
Friday, September 24th at 7:30 pm
Durham, North Carolina
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)


Florida State at Wake Forest
Saturday, September 25th at 7:00 pm
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Reynolds Gym (2,000)

Florida State

Record: 5-5.
Conference: 0-0 in the ACC.
Current Streak: Won 2.

Series vs. Duke: Florida State trails 6-15, but the Lady Seminoles have won 3 straight over the Blue Devils including a pair of sweeps in 1998. FSU has won the last 2 meetings in Durham.

Series vs. Wake Forest: Florida State leads 7-0. Florida State downed the Demon Deacons three times last year. FSU won 3-2 at home, 3-0 in Winston-Salem, and 3-0 at the ACC Tournament in College Park, Maryland.

Lately

#9 UC Santa Barbara 3, Florida State 0

The ninth-ranked Gauchos swept Florida State in Tallahassee last Wednesday. FSU managed just a .126 hitting percentage on 33 kills. Jennifer Werrick led FSU wth 10 kills. Jamie Hibbard added seven digs.

Florida State 3, Florida Atlantic 0

Florida State rebounded to sweep the Owls last Friday. Werrick posted a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs. Norisha Campbell led the team with 13 kills and 5 blocks. Aisha Thornton totaled a team-best .615 hitting percentage in the win.

Florida State 3, Liberty 2

The Lady Seminoles outlasted Liberty in five games to end the weekend with a victory. Thornton blasted 22 kills on a .594 hitting percentage. Kristin Frye led FSU at the net with 7 blocks. Werrick & Hibbard added double-doubles.

This Weekend

Duke
Blue Devils

Current Record: 4-4* (vs Clemson Wednesday).
Conference: 0-0* in the ACC.
In 1998: 9-20, 4-12 in the ACC.
Coach: Jolene Nagel, 1st year at Duke.
Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.
Standouts: Jami Ediger (2.73 kpg, 1.30 bpg) and Dominique Philipp (3.27 kpg, 2.40 dpg) lead the Blue Devils.


Wake Forest
Demon Deacons


Current Record: 10-3* (vs Georgia Tech Fri).
Conference: 0-1* in the ACC.
In 1998: 21-12, 7-9 in the ACC.
Coach: Mary Buczek, 4th season at Wake.
Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1.
Standouts: The Demon Deacons are led by Trina Maso de Moya (3.78 kpg, 4.27 dpg) and Jenny Hood (2.28 kpg, 1.41 bpg).

ACC

In this week’s ACC statistics…


Aisha Thornton
3rd in hitting %age (.371)
10th in kills per game (3.37)


Jennifer Werrick
4th in kills per game (4.00)
9th in digs per game (2.74)

On TV

Sunshine Network Home Broadcasts


Florida State vs Florida
Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00 pm


Florida State vs Florida A&M
Monday, October 11th at 8:00 pm


Florida State vs Wake Forest
Sunday, October 31st at 3:30 pm


Nole Notes

Aisha’s Big Numbers

Senior middle hitter Aisha Thornton posted some impressive numbers during the Lady Seminoles’ three matches last week. She averaged a .469 hitting percentage including a .615 performance against FAU. Her 22 kills Saturday against Liberty was a team-high.

Atlantic Coast Conference Openers

Florida State is just 2-6 in ACC openers since joining the league in 1991. All six losses have come when FSU opens its ACC slate on the road. This is the sixth straight year FSU has opened its ACC schedule on the road. FSU has opened twice at Duke, losing 1-3 in 1992 and 0-3 in 1994. The Noles last conference opener victory came in 1993 at home against Clemson.

Injury Report

Freshman middle hitter Dawn Hough will not play this weekend due to swelling in her right knee. An MRI earlier this week came back negative. Jennifer Werrick will also sit out to rest her sore ankles.

Approaching 600

Head coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud is approaching the 600-victory plateau. Entering this weekend’s play, she has a total of 594 career victories, all as head coach of the Lady Seminoles.

Double Doubles

Through 10 matches


Erica Bunch (1)
vs Auburn 13 kills 16 digs

Jamie Hibbard (4)
vs Auburn 46 assists 17 digs
vs- UT-Arlington 76 assists 12 digs
at Northern Illinois 41 assists 10 digs
vs Liberty 64 assists 22 digs

Jennifer Werrick (4)
vs- UT-Arlington 27 kills 17 digs
at Northern Illinois 12 kills 10 digs
vs Florida Atlantic 12 kills 10 digs
vs Liberty 21 kills 18 digs


Honors

September 3-4: Florida State Classic
Jennifer Werrick — All-Tournament Team



September 10-11: Northern Illinois Invitational
Jennifer Werrick — All-Tournament Team

Statline

Comparing this season’s statistics for Florida State and this week’s opponents.

              Kills/Gm  Att/Gm  Hitting %  Opp. H%  Aces/Gm  Digs/Gm  Blks/Gm  Asst/Gm
Florida State 14.74     36.71   .228       .231     1.51     12.63    2.36     13.26
Duke          14.30     38.43   .204       .166     1.67     14.73    3.38     12.50
Wake Forest   15.98     38.98   .257       .141     1.74     15.40    2.72     13.56



This is the first week of conference matches for all three schools.

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