November 1, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Lady Seminole volleyball team picked up its seventh
straight ACC victory with a 15-9, 15-5, 11-15, 15-11 defeat of Clemson in
front of 643 fans in Tully Gym. With the win, Florida State moved into
sole possession of second place in the conference at 9-3 (19-7 overall).
Clemson dropped to 16-8 overall, 7-5 in the ACC.
Florida State jumped on top of the Tigers early in the first two games.
The Lady Seminoles grabbed a 7-1 lead and held off Clemson behind seven
kills from LaToya Washington to take game one 15-9. FSU capitalized on a
.073 hitting performance by the Tigers in game two while posting a .436
percentage of its own to cruise through game two for a 15-5 victory.
Clemson rebounded in the third game off of eight kills from Cindy Stern
and three blocks by Jodi Steffes to halt the Lady Seminoles’ momentum and
steal game three 15-11. But Florida State again took the early lead in the
fourth and final game, 7-1, and held off a late Clemson charge to take the
“I thought we gave a good all-around performance and did a nice job
coming back from the loss in game three,” FSU Head Coach Cecile Reynaud
said. “We had some fantastic digs and I thought LaToya Washington had an
outstanding match, both in hitting and digging.”
Senior Sarah Rickertsen led a season-high defensive effort by the Lady
Seminoles. Rickertsen posted a career-high 22 digs while Washington, Fiona
Bolten, Jennifer Werrick, and Holly Schneider each added double-digit digs
as FSU tallied a season-high 91 in the match.
On offense, Washington totaled a season-best 24 kills and Aisha Thornton
added 20 as FSU notched 91 kills on the day, a team season-high. Werrick,
Schneider and Susan Hawks also posted double-digit kill performances.
Florida State, now 12-0 in Tully Gymnasium, will try to remain undefeated
at home when it welcomes the nationally-ranked Florida Gators to
Tallahassee on Tuesday at 7:00. Admission is free.