Sept. 18, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 19 Florida State volleyball team began the Seminole Tri-Tournament Friday night at Tully Gym by sweeping Miami (25-20, 25-15, 25-17) in both team’s first Atlantic Coast Conference game of the season.
By sweeping the Hurricanes (7-3, 0-1 ACC), the Seminoles (9-1, 1-0) enacted a little revenge on a program that defeated them two times last year. With the win, FSU has now lost just six sets all season long and has swept its opponent in all but three games this year.
“I am very pleased with the way we continued to improve as the match went on,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “I thought in game one a lot of parts of our game were good but our offense wasn’t very good. In games two and three our offense picked up better and our blocks stayed very good through those two games. That allowed us to be much stronger as the match continued on.
“That gives us a lot of confidence.”
As a team, the ‘Noles hit .212 compared to just .044 by the Hurricanes.
Junior Taylor Wilson was masterful from the libero position as the Clearwater, Fla. native finished the match with a career-high 12 digs. Setters Nikki Baker and Duygu Duzceler had 15 and 13 assists, respectively.
Price and Barry also had six blocks each.
“It’s important that we got this win against Miami,” Djuric said as a crowd of over 1,100 fans filed out after the match. “Miami is really quick and really powerful at blocking and I feel like this is a big deal to start off the ACC schedule with a win like this.”
FSU will next play on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Notre Dame in a match that will be aired live on Seminoles.com All-Access.