Oct. 9, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Junior middle blocker/opposite Lauren Scott’s career-high 14 kills were not enough as the Florida State volleyball team fell to Virginia, 3-1, tonight at Memorial Gym. Game scores were 26-30, 22-30, 30-27, and 26-30. With the loss, the Seminoles fall to 9-7 overall and 2-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers improve to 13-5 on the season and 3-3 in league play.
Florida State’s top player all-around player, Kristen Rust (Cincinnati, Ohio / McAuley HS), missed the match because of an illness.
With the departure of Rust, head coach Todd Kress had to rely on Scott (Corona, Calif. / Barton CC), sophomore Nikki Anthony (Pickens, S.C. / Pickens HS) and Aisha Carr (Dallas, Texas / Skyline) to perform on both sides of the net. Anthony registered her second double-digit kills match in as many nights with 13 total. Furthermore, she also added four digs and 13.5 total points. Carr paced both teams with nine total blocks (1-8), 10 kills, and a .333 hitting percentage. Along with Scott’s 14 kills, she also hit a team-high .400 off of 25 swings and pitched in three block assists.
The Seminoles hit a .219 clip while the Cavaliers recorded a .256 hitting percentage.
FSU managed to outblock Virginia 14.0 – 8.0 and out-dig them 44 – 42. However, the Cavaliers recorded more kills (72 – 59) and outscored the Seminoles 87.0 – 74.0, respectively.
For the Tribe, senior Amanda Santos (Minas Gerais, Brazil / College of Southern Idaho) added eight kills, six digs, and four blocks (1-4). Sophomore Sarah Griffin (Hereford, Texas / Hereford HS) and freshman Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla. / Olympic Heights HS) had nine and eight digs, respectively. Senior Renee Hill (Spring, Texas / Iowa) tallied five kills and nine digs to the FSU effort.
Leading the way for Virginia was Sarah Kirkwood with 19 kills and a .308 hitting percentage.
Florida State will hit the court on Tuesday for an out-of-conference match-up against UCF at 7 p.m. The contest will be shown on the Sunshine Network.