Sept. 6, 2003
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Florida State (4-2) fell to No. 8 Pepperdine (4-2) in three games (20-30, 23-30, 24-30) on Saturday morning in FSU’s final match at the Texas State Tournament. The Seminole offense never could get things going in the morning match and lost to a tough Pepperdine squad. Junior Aisha Carr’s nine kills and freshman Nikki Anthony’s eight kills led FSU, while freshman setter Jessica Skower added 14 assists.
The Seminoles scored the first two points of the game before Pepperdine went on a 10-3 spurt to put FSU down 5-10 early in game one. The Waves built their lead to 18-13 and Florida State couldn’t get any closer than 20-24 as the Seminoles fell 20-30 behind a late 6-0 Pepperdine run.
FSU and Pepperdine battled point for point throughout game two and found the game tied at 12 apiece around the midpoint of the game. The Waves broke a 16-16 tie with a 5-1 run as the Seminoles trailed 17-21. Another scoring spurt by Pepperdine downed Florida State 23-30 in the second game.
Florida State took a 10-8 lead after trailing 0-3 in the early going of game three. As they had in the first two games, Pepperdine seemed to get things going midway through the game and broke a 13-13 tie to go up 20-14. Senior Renee Hill’s kill late in the game brought the Seminoles to within four at 22-26, but the Waves proved to be too strong and defeated Florida State 24-30.
The Seminoles will next travel to the UC-Irvine Sunset Invitational next weekend, September 11-12.