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Lady Seminoles Head North For Rematches With Maryland And Virginia

Oct. 21, 1999



Florida State at Virginia — Friday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Charlottesville, Virginia – University Hall (8,457)

Florida State at Maryland — Saturday, October 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

College Park, Maryland — Ritchie Coliseum (1,850)


Lady Seminoles

Florida State

  • Record: 8-13.
  • Conference: 1-7 in the ACC.

Current Streak: Won 2.

Series vs. Maryland: The Lady Seminoles trail in the series 7-12. The Terrapins have won 9 of the last 10 meetings. FSU won three matches in Ritchie Coliseum during the 1998 ACC Tournament but have not beaten Maryland on their home floor since 1992.

Series vs. Virginia: Florida State leads 15-5. The Lady Seminoles downed Virginia twice in 1998, but has not won in Charlottesville since a 3-1 win in 1997.


Lately

North Carolina 3, Florida State 0

Jennifer Werrick led the Lady Seminoles with 9 kills but the Tribe was plagued by 10 service errors and just a .117 hitting percentage as the Tar Heels handed FSU its 7th conference loss of the season.

Florida State 3, NC State 1

Four Lady Seminoles recorded double-digit kills as Florida State powered past NC State in Tully Gym for its first ACC win of 1999. Werrick posted a double-double with 14 kills and 16 digs. FSU outblocked NC State 14-7.

Florida State 3, Jacksonville 0

Florida State made it two-in-a-row with a three-game sweep at Jacksonville Tuesday night. FSU outhit JU .259 to .122. Werrick and Erica Bunch each tallied double-doubles.


The Opponents

Virginia Cavaliers

Current Record:
13-6.

Conference:
6-3 in the ACC.

Lately:
Virginia has won 6 of its last 8 matches.

Coach:
Melissa Aldrich Shelton, 5th year at Virginia.

First Meeting of 1999: Florida State won the first two games, but the Cavaliers rallied to win the final three to keep FSU winless in the ACC. Erica Bunch and Jennifer Werrick each tallied double-doubles in the loss. Norisha Campbell led FSU with 20 kills and 8 blocks. Fellow middle hitter Aisha Thornton added 17 kills.



Maryland Terrapins


Current Record:
10-13.

Conference:
3-6 in the ACC.

Lately:
The Terps have lost 4 their last 5 matches.

Coach:
Janice Kruger, 12th year at Maryland.

First Meeting of 1999: Freshman setter Jamie Hibbard notched a double-double with 50 assists and 13 digs. Aisha Thornton tallied 23 kills on a .472 hitting percentage along with 5 blocks in the defeat. Maryland outhit and outblocked Florida State in the Terrapins 3-1 win in Tully Gymnasium.


Honors

September 3 and 4:

Florida State Classic

Jennifer Werrick
— All-Tournament Team


September 10 and 11:

Northern Illinois Invitational

Jennifer Werrick
— All-Tournament Team


Up Next

Florida State vs. Duke

Friday, October 29th at 7:00 pm


Florida State will look to avenge its four-game loss in its first weekend of ACC action in September The Lady Noles have won 3 of the last 4 against Duke. FSU swept Duke at home in ?98.

Florida State vs. Wake Forest

Sunday, October 31st at 3:30 pm


The Lady Seminoles look to exorcise the Demons as Wake Forest visits Tallahassee on Halloween. FSU has won 7 of 8 all-time meetings with the Demon Deacons.


FSU in the ACC


Through Matches of Sunday, October 17th

Individual

Hitting Percentage

3. Aisha Thornton      .360   

Kills Per Game

5. Jennifer Werrick    3.95

Assists Per Game

6. Jamie Hibbard       11.54

Blocks Per Game

3. Norisha Campbell    1.27
5. Aisha Thornton      1.21


Team

Hitting Percentage

5. Virginia         .215
6. Florida State    .209
8. Maryland         .204

Kills Per Game

4. Virginia         16.32
8. Florida State    14.60
9. Maryland         14.18

Assists Per Game

2. Virginia         14.80
8. Florida State    13.09
9. Maryland         12.15

Service Aces Per Game

4. Virginia         1.74
6. Maryland         1.55
9. Florida State    1.41

Digs Per Game

3. Virginia         16.75
7. Maryland         15.20
9. Florida State    12.77

Blocks Per Game

4. Maryland         2.57
5. Virginia         2.52
6. Florida State    2.43


ACC Standings

Through Matches of Wednesday, October 20th

     Team             ACC   Overall   Streak
1.   North Carolina   8-0   17-3      Won 15
2.   Clemson          7-1   18-1      Won 3
3.   Virginia         6-3   13-6      Won 1
4.   Wake Forest      5-4   17-6      Lost 2
5.   Georgia Tech     3-5   13-8      Won 1
6.   Maryland         3-6   10-13     Lost 1
7.   Duke             3-6   9-10      Won 1
8.   NC State         2-6   11-12     Lost 2
9.   Florida State    1-7   8-13      Won 2


Nole Notes

Approaching 600

Head coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud is approaching the 600-victory plateau. With a pair of wins last week, she enters this week’s play with a total of 597 career victories, all as head coach of the Lady Seminoles.

A Little Offense from the Defense

Senior defensive specialist was on the offensive last Friday against North Carolina. Dipert recorded a career-high three kills on four attempts. Her .750 hitting percentage led the Lady Seminoles in the match.

15-0 Win, It’s An Annual Event

Florida State powered past NC State 15-0 in game four Sunday in Tully Gym to nail down its first ACC victory of the season. The Lady Seminoles now have four 15-0 game victories over the past three seasons, all in Tully Gym.

1999: NC State 15-12, 16-14, 13-15, 15-0

1998:
UNC 15-0, 12-15, 8-15, 15-6, 15-13

1997:
Virginia 15-0, 15-6, 15-6

1997:
Georgia Southern 15-5, 15-0, 15-3

Pound Practically Perfect on Serve

Sophomore outside hitter Elizabeth Pound led the way for Florida State in its 15-0 game four win against NC State Sunday. After Kensy Zulueta served the game’s first two points, Pound put in 13 straight serves as the Lady Seminoles rolled to their 15-0 victory.

Injury Report

Only freshman outside hitter Kristin Frye remains out of action for the Lady Seminoles this weekend. Frye suffered a hairline fracture of her right ankle during game two of FSU’s match with Virginia on October 3rd.

Double-Digit Numbers

Junior outside hitter Jennifer Werrick has been FSU’s offensive leader throughout the season. Werrick has double-digit kill totals in 15 of 19 matches played in 1999. She has tallied 10 or more kills in 7 of 8 matches for the Lady Seminoles this month and recorded a career-high 27 kills against UT-Arlington on September 10th. She and MH Aisha Thornton have each topped 20 kills in three matches this season. Thornton notched 23 against Maryland on October 1st.

Middle Hitters Star for FSU in ACC Play

Senior middle hitter Aisha Thornton and sophomore MH Norisha Campbell have led the FSU statistically in their first eight ACC matches this season. Each is averaging 3.52 kills per game and over 1.25 blocks per game. Thornton leads the team with .333 hitting percentage in ACC play. Among ACC players, Campbell ranks 3rd and Thornton 5th in blocks per game.


On TV

Remaining Televised Home Matches

Florida State vs Wake Forest

Sunday, October 31st at 3:30 pm

Live on the Sunshine Network

The Lady Seminoles are 2-1 on TV this year.


Double Doubles

Through 21 matches

Luana Ruiz Azevedo (1)
at Duke 15 kills 15 digs

Erica Bunch (3)

vs Auburn              13 kills     16 digs
vs Virginia            16 kills     13 digs
at Jacksonville        10 kills     10 digs

Jamie Hibbard (7)

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
vs Maryland            50 assists   13 digs
vs NC State            46 assists   11 digs
at Jacksonville        35 assists   12 digs

Jennifer Werrick (7)

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
vs Virginia            14 kills     18 digs
vs NC State            14 kills     16 digs
at Jacksonville        11 kills     10 digs


StatLine

Comparing this season’s statistics for FSU and its upcoming opponents (through Oct. 21, * through Oct. 17).

OVERALL         Kills/Gm  Att/Gam   Hitting %  Opp. H%  Aces/Gm  Digs/Gm  Blks/Gm  Asst/Gm
Florida State   14.67     37.19     .211        .240    1.40     12.93    2.44     13.10
Virginia        16.18     44.16     .215        .184    1.72     16.90    2.53     14.65
Maryland*       14.18     38.76     .204        .201    1.55     15.20    2.57     12.15
ACC ONLY        Kills/Gm  Att/Gam   Hitting %  Opp. H%  Aces/Gm  Digs/Gm  Blks/Gm  Asst/Gm
Florida State   14.07     37.76    .171         .242    1.10     13.69    2.50     12.52
Virginia        Conference Statistics Unavailable
Maryland*       Conference Statistics Unavailable


A look at the combined statistics for the last four FSU-UF matchups (1997-98).

                Kills/Gm  Att/Gam  Hitting %   Opp. H%   Aces/Gm  Digs/Gm  Blks/Gm  Asst/Gm
Florida State   15.62     45.31    .180        .284      1.31     16.38    2.00     13.62
Florida         19.23     46.00    .284        .180      1.31     17.69    2.92     16.62

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