Oct. 29, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Playing without three starters, the
Florida State volleyball team fell to Duke in four games with scores of
3-15, 15-7, 13-15, 11-15, this evening at Tully Gymnasium. The loss
puts the Lady Seminoles at 8-16 overall and 1-10 in the ACC while Duke
improves to 10-12 overall and 4-8 in league play.
FSU was without senior starting middle hitter Aisha Thornton,
who fractured her hand this week in a car accident, starting setter
Jamie Hibbard, who sprained her right ankle and starting outside hitter
Kristin Frye who has been sidelined with a right ankle fracture since
October 3rd. Freshman walk-on Tara Visser handled the setting duties
for the Tribe and recorded 50 assists in the match. Freshman middle
hitter Dawn Hough got the starting nod in place of Thornton and had nine
kills and six blocks.
After recording a negative hitting percentage in game one
(-.059), the Lady Seminoles responded with a dominating game two,
outhitting the Blue Devils .452 to .318. The final two sets were very
competitive, but Duke’s consistent lineup aided the Blue Devils to
victory. Florida State’s Jennifer Werrick recorded 25 kills and 20 digs
to lead all players while sophomore Norisha Campbell added 16 kills.
Visser also had 12 digs to her credit. Four players tallied double
figure kills for Duke with Dominique Philipp leading the charge with 15
kills. Jami Ediger added 13 while both Jill Sonne and Ashley Harris had
12. Duke hit .300 as a team and outblocked FSU 12-9.
“I was very pleased with the effort of the young ladies we had
on the floor tonight,” FSU Head Coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud said. “It’s
tough to play without your leading hitter and starting setter, but I
thought both Dawn (Hough) and Tara (Visser) stepped in and gave a great
Florida State will host Wake Forest (20-6, 7-4) on Sunday,
October 31st at 3:30 p.m. The match will be played at Tully Gymnasium
and will be televised live on Sunshine Network.