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Women’s Volleyball Advances to Semifinals


Seminoles eliminate Wake Forest with 3-0 win.

November 20, 1998





COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Outside hitters Holly Schneider and Jennifer Werrick
each tallied double-doubles as the third-seeded Lady Seminole volleyball
team downed sixth-seeded Wake Forest 15-6, 15-11, 15-11 to advance to the
semifinals of the ACC Volleyball Tournament in Ritchie Coliseum. Florida
State improves to 23-10 with the victory, its 17th three-game sweep of the
season, while the Demon Deacons end the season at 21-12.




Florida State dominated early action as the Lady Seminoles scored the
match’s first four points off the serve of Fiona Bolten. The Tribe pushed
the lead to seven at 9-3 following kills from Schneider and Werrick and
cruised to a 15-6 game one win with the help of a pair of blocks from both
Schneider and middle hitter Aisha Thornton.




The Lady Seminoles jumped on top early in game two and led by as many as
four behind five kills from middle hitter Susan Hawks. But the Demon
Deacons rallied to close the gap to just one point at 12-11 before a pair
of kills from Schneider and a solo block by Hawks put the game away for
FSU at 15-11.




The teams battle vigorously in the third game as Wake Forest took an early
advantage but the Lady Seminoles responded to go ahead 6-5. With the
scored tied at 9, a Sarah Rickertsen service ace gave the Tribe a lead
they would not relinquish as Florida State held off the Demon Deacons
15-11 to win the match.




“Last year we struggled in the first round against Virginia,” said FSU
head coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud after the match. “This was a much better
performance.




“I think we played the best that we’ve played in the last few weeks. We
look like we might be back in the form we were in a couple of weeks ago
which is certainly nice to see.”




Werrick led FSU offensively with 13 kills with Schneider adding 12 and
Hawks posting 11. On defense, Rickertsen, Schneider, Werrick, and LaToya
Washington all totaled double-digit digs. Schneider and Thornton each
notched five blocks with Hawks adding four. As a team, Florida State
outblocked the Demon Deacons 11-3.




The Lady Seminoles will next meet the second-seeded Virginia Cavaliers,
who survived an upset bid by host Maryland 3-2, on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
in the tournament semifinals in the Ritchie Coliseum on the Maryland
campus.


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