TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) – After claiming the best start in program history with an undefeated 13-0 stretch, the Florida State indoor volleyball team climbed to No. 5 in the Week Five AVCA Coaches Poll, which was released on Monday. The ranking is the highest in FSU history.
“I’m very proud of the work this team has put in over the last month,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “It’s amazing to think that over half of the team is new this fall and the chemistry and support has been exceptional. The poll is only a reflection of what we have already accomplished but we need to focus on the future.”
The Seminoles began 2014 listed at No. 13 before jumping to No. 8 after victories over (then No. 7) Nebraska and Iowa State. After outlasting (then No. 11) Florida, Marquette and American in five sets, FSU climbed one spot to No. 7 before spending two weeks tied with the previous standard at No. 6 following victories over Samford, Central Arkansas, LSU, Auburn and Texas A&M.
Following the sweeps of (then No. 12) North Carolina and Notre Dame, the Seminoles achieved a program-best ranking of No. 5.
“We’ve been sloppy at times during the stretch,” Poole said. “We still need our offense to flow better and our defense to be more aggressive. It’s a work in progress but I love the potential of this team.”
In addition to the 13-0 start, the Seminoles extended their ACC home match winning to streak to 30.
Florida State travels to Atlanta, Ga. for a match on Oct. 3 against Georgia Tech before heading to Coral Gables, Fla. for a contest with Miami on Oct. 5. on ESPNU.
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Mosher Needs 34 More
After a big weekend tallying 39 digs averaging 6.50 per set, redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher needs 34 more digs in order to set a new FSU All-Time Digs record.
The Fort Myers, Fla. native currently sits in second with 1,826, ranking ninth among the national active career dig leaders while eyeing Summer Weissing’s mark of 1,859 which was set over the 2004-2007 seasons.
Mosher has 221 digs this season, averaging 4.41 per set.