Aug. 30, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Lady Seminole volleyball team swept Mississippi
State and Purdue in three games each to win the championship of the FSU
Classic at Tully Gym. Florida State, now 3-0, defeated the Bulldogs 15-5,
15-12, 15-8 in the Saturday’s opening match and beat the Boilermakers
15-13, 15-7, 15-4 Saturday night to earn the title.
Junior middle hitter Susan Hawks was named the FSU Classic MVP following
her dominating performance at the net for the Lady Seminoles. Hawks
totaled 19 kills and 21 blocks during the tournament. Fellow juniors
LaToya Presberry and Fiona Bolten were also selected to the all-tournament
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with our performance this weekend,” said
head coach Cecile Reynaud. “Our blocking was tremendous. It is something
we have been working on very much.” Florida State tallied 33 total team
blocks while its three opponents mustered just six.
Susan Johnson, Presberry, Holly Schneider and Aisha Thornton each blasted
double-digit kills in Florida State’s sweep of Mississippi State. Johnson
and MVP Hawks took over for the Lady Seminoles at the net with six block
Against Purdue in the nightcap, Presberry led Florida State with 11
kills, 10 digs and six blocks. Hawks was once again a force at the net
with eight kills and eight block assists.
Florida State will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to face Michigan,
Eastern Michigan and Montana next weekend before returning home to face
Georgia Southern on Wednesday, September 10th.
Florida State d. Mississippi State 15-5, 15-12, 15-8.
Purdue d. Boston College 15-0, 15-7, 15-6.
Mississippi State d. Boston College 15-6, 15-5, 12-15, 15-7.
Florida State d. Purdue 15-13, 15-7, 15-4.