Oct. 3, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Lady Seminole volleyball team combined outstanding
hitting with an impressive fourth game rally to defeat previously unbeaten
Clemson 15-13, 14-16, 15-4, 15-13 in front of 1,127 fans in Tully Gym. The
win moved Florida State to 14-2, 2-1 in the ACC. Clemson dropped to 14-1
overall, 3-1 in the conference.
Florida State and Clemson battled back and forth through the first two
games before the Lady Seminoles seemed to take control with its 15-4 win in
game three. Clemson rebounded to take a 12-5 edge in the fourth game, but
Florida State rallied to score 10 of the last 11 points for a 15-13 victory
and the match.
Setter Fiona Bolten led the offensive attack for the Lady Seminoles with
a career-high 62 assists and 7 kills. Kate Hemlepp and Susan Hawks also
posted career-bests with 14 and 12 kills, respectively. Aisha Thornton
blasted 19 kills, the most by a Lady Seminole this season. Holly Schneider
added a double-double with 12 kills and 14 digs. Schneider and Laura
Arnold also served up 3 aces each. Christy Minko led the defense with 15
For Clemson, Cindy Stern totaled 15 kills and 5 blocks to lead the
Tigers. Alison Coday added 11 kills, 18 digs, and 4 service aces.
Clemson, however, managed just a .149 hitting percentage which included 32
Florida State returns to action Sunday against Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. in
Tully Gym. Clemson travels to Jacksonville for a Saturday match with the