Sept. 22, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s volleyball team fell to 11-3 and 0-1 in the ACC as they dropped their conference opener to Maryland on Friday night. The Lady Noles took the Terps down to the wire, dragging the match to five games, but ended up two points shy of a win. FSU opened the match with a big win with a 15-6 mark to send Maryland to the other side down 1-0. The Terps fought back, taking down FSU by the same score in game two. The final three games all came down to the wire, as all three games were separated by a total of seven points. The Noles dropped game three, 13-15, won game four (15-12) and fell in the final game, 13-15.
The Lady Seminoles were led again in the kills category by junior Norisha Campbell. The Universal, Texas native nailed 21 kills, closing out the evening with a .273 hitting percentage. She added two blocks and one block assist for FSU. Close behind was Alex Sevillano. The Seminoles’ leader in kills added 16 more, ending the night with a .184 percentage. Jen Hibbard added 53 assists to her season total, as the sophomore has already collected the ninth-most assists all-time at Florida State. Hibbard added a .857 hitting percentage with six kills and not a single error. Dawn Hough added eight kills, with a .200 percentage for the third-most kills on the team. The Noles held a .500 percentage in their first game (15-6) for the best mark in a single game for either team.
The Lady Seminoles will continue ACC action on the road with a match at Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The first serve is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Charlottesville, Va.