Oct. 21, 2005
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Florida State volleyball team dropped its third straight match as Wake Forest handed the Seminoles a 3-0 loss at Reynolds Gym Friday. Game scores were 30-26, 31-29 and 30-24. The Seminoles dropped their record to 5-14 overall and 3-8 in ACC play while the Demon Deacons improved to 10-9 on the season and 3-7 in conference action.
The Demon Deacons out-blocked the Tribe 18.0 – 8.0 and out-hit FSU .239 – .134.
Once again, senior Andreza Santos was the only Seminole to hit in double-figures as she managed 14 kills on 29 attempts for a .310 average. Freshman Marrita Royster-Crockett had nine kills and sophomore Makini Thompson added seven kills. Sophomore Summer Weissing tallied 20 digs and senior Lauren Scott contributed five total blocks (1-4).
The Demon Deacons controlled the tempo of the first game thanks to strong blocking and took a 21-15 lead before the Seminoles cut it to four-points late at 27-23. However, a block error on the Seminoles pushed Wake back out by five points (28-23) and the two schools teetered points until the Demon Deacons eventually claimed a 30-26 win. Wake Forest hit .239 and held the Seminoles to a .100 hitting percentage. Santos had six kills and Weissing added nine digs.
A block assist by Scott and Jessica Skower evened the second contest up at 13-all and the Seminoles took the 14-13 advantage on a Wake Forest hitting error. A kill by the Deacs inched them within one of FSU at 20-19 and the score tied at 20 on a kill by Wake’s Lauren Peterson. From there, the Seminoles went on a 4-0 run and took the 24-20 lead before the Deacs sliced it to one point twice at 27-26 and 29-28. After a timeout by head coach Todd Kress, Wake tied it up at 29-29 and it took the 30-29 gain on back-to-back combined blocks. Game point came on the Demon Deacons fourth straight stuff block, including three against Santos on the right side, as FSU fell 31-29. FSU hit slightly better at .146 percent but the Deacs managed a higher .212 clip. Scott had four block assists and freshman Gabrielle Rivera added four kills to lead the Seminole offense.
In the third outing, the Seminoles held onto an early lead before Wake Forest took the 19-18 gain and never surrendered the advantage.
Florida State is scheduled to travel to Miami on Tuesday but the development of Hurricane Wilma may force the teams to reschedule action until a later date.