November 13, 2009 - by
No. 15 FSU Downs Clemson, 3-1

Nov. 13, 2009

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 15th-ranked Florida State volleyball team started its daunting weekend road trip with a 3-1 victory (21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19) over Clemson in South Carolina Friday night.

Despite dropping a first set for just the fifth time all season, the Seminoles (24-2, 15-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned their school-record 12th-straight conference win by bouncing back and taking three sets in a row at Jervey Gymnasium.

Florida State was able to shake off a sluggish first set in which the team didn’t hit well and defeated the Tigers (20-8, 10-6) by correcting that problem in sets two, three and four. As a team, FSU hit .325 for the entire match.

The ‘Noles were paced by a stellar hitting performance by Rachael Morgan. The Tauranga, New Zealand native’s 15 kills would have been a career-best if the outside hitter hadn’t set a new career-high with 16 last week against Duke.

In addition to Morgan’s 15 kills, four other Seminoles finished the evening with double-digit scoring efforts. Senior Brianna Barry had 12 kills while fellow senior Jordana Price had 11 of her own.

Junior Stephanie Neville and senior Mira Djuric had 10 kills apiece.

True freshman Fatma Yildirim, who had seven kills, had 10 digs. Djuric and junior libero Jenna Romanelli also had 10 digs on the defensive end.

Setters Nikki Baker and Duygu Duzceler combined for 51 of the team’s 60 assists.

As she has done all season, Barry led FSU with a hitting percentage of .429. Price hit an impressive .409.

Florida State has another stiff test with a difficult turnaround tomorrow against Georgia Tech. The Seminoles and Yellow Jackets will face off in Atlanta, Ga. at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Georgia Tech is the only ACC school that has defeated FSU this season.

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