Oct. 11, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Miami Hurricanes handed Florida State its third straight home loss of the season with a 3-1 win over the Seminoles on Lucy McDaniel Court at Tully Gym Tuesday night. Game scores were 36-34, 21-30, 26-30, and 29-31.
The loss dropped FSU to 4-11 on the season and 2-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Miami upped its record to 9-6, 4-3 ACC.
Once again, the Seminoles could not click offensively, as Florida State recorded a low hitting percentage of .181. The Tribe had only 61 kills with 30 errors on 171 attacks. The `Canes recorded 15 more kills and hit a respectable .238 percent.
While the Seminoles could not find a rhythm offensively, the defense produced a good showing, out-blocking Miami 15.5 – 11.0.
Seniors Lauren Scott, Kristen Rust and Andreza Santos were the only Seminoles in double digit kills with 14, 10, and 10, respectively. Freshman Gabrielle Rivera had eight kills and sophomore Makini Thompson registered seven. Rivera, who hit a team-best .467 percent tonight, also tallied seven block assists and Scott recorded seven total blocks. Scott ended the night with a team-high 18.0 points.
Junior setter Jessica Skower quarterbacked the Seminoles with 48 assists.
Rust led the team defensively with 14 digs and sophomore Summer Weissing had 10. Florida State recorded only three aces in the match and received two from Santos and one from junior Sarah Griffin, respectively.
The Hurricanes Karla Johnson led the match with 24 kills on the evening and setter Jill Robinson dished out 60 sets to pace the Miami offense.
The Seminoles do not have much time to rest as Virginia Tech and Virginia travel to Tallahassee Friday and Saturday. First serve is set for 7pm both evenings.