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Nov. 16, 1997

Volleyball Finishes Regular Season Second in the ACC

DURHAM, N.C. – Double-doubles from Fiona Bolten, Susan Hawks, Holly
Schneider, and Jennifer Werrick and a career-high blocking performance from
Aisha Thornton propelled the Lady Seminole volleyball team to a 3-2 victory
over Duke and a second place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The
13-15, 15-7, 15-7, 14-16, 15-10 triumph was the first Florida State win
over the Blue Devils since joining the ACC. The victory also gave FSU,
picked 5th in the ACC in the preseason, a 11-5 conference record and the
number two seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament. The Lady Seminoles
finished the regular season at 24-7 overall. Duke fell to 15-15, 9-7 in
the conference.


“With so much at stake, this was a real pressure win. This could be
one of the most memorable wins of my coaching career,” said head coach
Cecile Reynaud. “It was a very emotional match and everyone came through
for us.”


Junior middle hitter Susan Hawks led the Florida State offense with a
career-high 21 kills in addition to a 10-dig performance on defense.
Schneider added 19 kills and 16 digs, Werrick tallied 14 kills and a
career-best 18 digs, and Bolten totaled 64 assists and 14 digs for the Lady
Seminoles. Kate Hemlepp and Aisha Thornton also registered double-digit
kill totals. At the net, Thornton posted a career-high 8 of FSU’s 18 block
assists.


Second-seeded Florida State will meet seventh-seeded Virginia in the
opening round of the ACC Tournment in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Friday at
6:00 p.m.

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