Nov. 6, 2003
Florida State (14-12, 4-8 ACC)
Florida State hits the road to face Clemson and No. 7 Georgia Tech this weekend. The Seminole volleyball team is coming off three straight wins over South Florida, North Carolina and NC State. FSU swept all three opponents which marked the first time Florida State swept three straight matches since 2001 when they swept North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest. Freshman Cassie McLaughlin earned ACC Player of the Week honors after her performance last week. McLaughlin hit a combined .387 in the three matches, connecting on 34 kills in 62 opportunities and committing only 10 errors. Aisha Carr currently leads the team with 104 blocks, while Amanda Santos (98) is third in the ACC in blocks averaging 1.29 bpg. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson has 707 assists (7.86 apg) on the season and is just 83 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.
Clemson (15-14, 4-9 ACC)
The Clemson volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (30-22, 24-30, 30-28, 30-18) decision to Wake Forest in ACC play on Tuesday night. The Tigers posted a .159 hitting percentage, while Wake Forest hit .292 for the match. The Tigers tallied 62 digs to the Demon Deacons’ 77 defensive saves, while Leslie Finn led Clemson with 17 kills and 16 digs.
No. 7 Georgia Tech (24-1, 12-1 ACC)
Georgia Tech defeated Duke in three games by scores of 30-24, 30-27, 30-22 on Tuesday night. Lynnette Moster recorded 15 kills and 10 digs in the Yellow Jacket win, while four Tech players finished the match in double-figure kills. In addition to Moster, Alexandra Preissended the night with 13 kills and hit .360, Lauren Sauer had 12 kills and hit .280 and Laura Kuhnhad 10 kills while posting a .217 hitting percentage. Kele Eveland added 53 assists in the match.
Florida State leads the all-time series with Clemson (19-12), but trails the series with Georgia Tech (6-20). The Seminoles won the first match with the Tigers 3-2 back on October 17 by scores of 30-21, 22-30, 20, 30, 30, 27, 15-6. The Seminoles on the other hand fell to the Yellow Jackets 0-3 (30-32, 24-30, 22-30) in the first meeting of the year on October 18. Georgia Tech and FSU met in the 2002 ACC Championship match in Atlanta.