Nov. 16, 2007
Clemson, S.C. – In their final match-up with Clemson this season, the Seminoles were unable to slip one past the Tigers as they lost in three inside Jervey Gym in Clemson, S.C. Florida State is now 14-13 for the season, 11-8 in the ACC, as Clemson clinches an NCAA bid with a 19-1 conference record (26-3 overall).
Florida State started the first game of the night with a kill by senior Makini Thompson, as the garnet and gold got out to an early lead following a kill by Lauren Young and an ace by Mira Djuric. It was at point five when Clemson took control of the game. The Seminoles fought to maintain a two-point difference, only to fall 30-24.
Game two started once again with the Seminoles getting out to a slight lead, this time holding on until Clemson caught up to tie the score at 13. From then on the court belonged to the Tigers as they allowed FSU only seven more points to win by 10.
In what would be the last game of the evening, the Seminoles led in kills with 15, service aces with three and points with 20. Recording two aces in game three was junior Ashlee Moon who also had six digs in the match. Djuric’s solo service ace also came in the final game as she and Thompson each had 10 kills overall to lead FSU.
Adding 13 digs to her school record career total was senior Summer Weissing who now has 1,816.
Florida State has been unsuccessful in South Carolina against the Tigers since the last victory in 2005. Despite both losses this season, the Seminoles continue to lead the all-time series 21-18.
Florida State now travels to Atlanta, Ga., to take on Georgia Tech Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 p.m. The last time these teams met, the Seminoles won 3-1 in a televised match on SunSports in Tallahassee.
The garnet and gold have taken down the Yellow Jackets only nine out of 33 meetings since joining the ACC in 1991. A win on the road will give the Seminoles a three-match streak in O’Keefe Gym where they won in 2005 and 2006.