Oct. 1, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Lady Seminole volleyball team fell to 0-3 in
Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 6-15, 15-13, 8-15, 11-15 loss to
Maryland in Tully Gym Friday night. Florida State is now 5-9 overall
while the Terrapins improved to 8-9, 2-2 in conference.
The Terrapins took charge in game one behind the service of sophomore
Libby Alberts. Maryland tallied eight points on Alberts’ serve enroute to
an early nine-point edge. The Lady Seminoles never gained the momentum as
Maryland took game one 15-6.
Six kills from both senior Aisha Thornton and junior Jennifer
Werrick helped the Lady Seminoles rebound to tie the match at one game
apiece. Sophomore Norisha Campbell came up big in the middle with three
blocks in FSU’s 15-13 game two victory.
Maryland regained control in the third game tallying just one
attack error and out-hitting the Lady Seminoles .361 to .275 in the game
for a 15-8 win. Florida State shuffled its lineup for game four with
sophomore Elizabeth Pound showing some impressive play in the middle, but
the Terrapins outlasted the Lady Seminoles to close out the match with a
Individually for the Florida State, Thornton posted 23 kills on a
.472 hitting percentage and added five blocks. Setter Jamie Hibbard
recorded her fifth double-double of the year with 50 assists and 13 digs.
For the Terrapins, Carey Brennan totaled a team-high 14 kills while Beth
Murphy and Kate Hannas added 13 each. Hannas and Nnenna Amobi also
tallied six blocks apiece. As a team, Maryland notched 10 service aces to
just a pair for the Lady Seminoles.
Florida State continues ACC play Sunday when the Lady Seminoles
meet Virginia at 12:30 p.m. in Tully Gym. Maryland returns home to face
UMBC Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.