Nov. 13, 2009
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.
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.