Oct. 12, 1997
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-The University of Maryland survived a first-game scare and went on to take the next three games from the Florida State Seminoles to push its record to 15-0 overall, 6-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Seminoles won the first game of the match 15-8 but the Terps answered with three straight wins, 15-8, 15-7, 15-12.
Both teams struggled offensively, as the Terps hit .195 to the Seminoles’ .107. Leading the way for the Terps was junior middle hitter Jaime Summers who hit .400 off of 11 kills on 20 swings. Senior right side hitter Elizabeth Efron totaled a team-high 18 kills and hit .267. Senior middle hitter Conya Jabari-Kitwala registered 10 kills and hit .308.
Defensively, six Terps recorded double-figure digs, with junior outside hitter Kim Adolphs tallying 18. Senior setter Eden Kroeger posted 16 and had 40 assists.
The Seminoles Aisha Thornton had a team-high 13 kills and hit .375 to lead Florida State.
The Terps symied the Seminoles at the net, posting 12 blocks, with Jabari-Kitwala pounding down a team-high six.
The Terps continue ACC action when they travel to Georgia Tech on Friday and Clemson on Saturday.
Maryland and Penn State remain the only two teams in Division I to have an undefeated record.