Oct. 10, 1997
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Freshman outside hitter Kate Hemlepp turned
in a .481 hitting performance to help lead the Florida State Lady Seminole
volleyball team to a 16-2 record and 4-1 mark in the Atlantic Coast
Conference with a win over Virginia this evening. FSU downed the Cavaliers
in four games by scores of 15-8, 6-15, 15-8, 15-9. With the loss, UVA
falls to 12-8 and 1-3 in the league.
FSU outhit the Cavaliers .310 to .149 and tallied 21 more kills on
its way to the four-set victory. Junior middle hitter Susan Hawks led all
players with a career-high 17 kills, while Hemlepp added 16 and sophomore
Aisha Thornton contributed with 10 kills. Sophomore setter Kensy Zulueta,
who is playing in place of the injured Fiona Bolten, set a season-high 57
assists and hit .714 with six kills, one error on seven attempts. Junior
Holly Schneider had nine kills and led the team with 13 digs and three
service aces. Virginia hit a dismal .149 for the match.
“I was very impressed with Virginia,” FSU coach Cecile Reynaud
said. “They ran a quick offense and are a very strong serving team. We
were very fortunate to come away with the victory. It was a good win for
FSU will play at Maryland on Sunday in a 2 p.m. match. The
Terrapins are ranked 18th nationally.