TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) – Following the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational this past weekend, the sixth-ranked Florida State indoor volleyball team (8-0) is prepared to face Auburn on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Tully Gym to finish its four-match home stand.
“Auburn is another team from another power conference,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “We have to understand that we have a target on our backs. Every team we’re going to play from here on out is going to give us their best match. We have to be prepared and we have to go out there on Tuesday and take care of business.”
Florida State finished the weekend 3-0, defeating Samford and Central Arkansas in straight sets before fighting off LSU 3-1 to move to 8-0 on the year. It marks the best start for the Seminoles since 1997.
Junior outside hitter Nicole Walch, redshirt sophomore middle blocker Sarah Burrington and redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher were named to the All-Tournament Team. Walch had 37 kills on the weekend and hit for .380 percent, while Burrington had 21 kills, hitting for .371 in addition to putting up 17 blocks averaging to 1.70 blocks per set. Mosher played consistent defense when she had the opportunity, capping off her tournament with a 23-dig effort in the win over LSU.
The Tigers come to Tallahassee boasting a 5-4 record after defeating North Dakota (3-1), Troy (3-0), Winthrop (3-2), Florida Gulf Coast (3-1) and Arkansas State (3-0).
The Seminoles lead the all-time series 9-1, however during the 2013 meeting, Florida State survived the match at Auburn 3-2.
“They gave us fits last year,” Poole said. “We know they have talent and we’re going to be ready.”
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