Sept. 13, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s volleyball team made history
this afternoon when the Tribe defeated Georgia State in three games, 15-11,
15-4, 15-6, to improve to a record-setting 9-0 start. Prior to the win,
FSU’s best start was an 8-0 record back in 1982. With the loss, Georgia
State falls to 7-2.
Game one was head to head for most of the match until FSU head coach
Cecile Reynaud called a timeout with the score 11-10 in Georgia State’s
favor. Florida State went on to score the game’s next four points to earn
the hard-fought victory. FSU picked up in game two, where it had left off
in game one, when the Tribe scored the game’s first 12 points. The scrappy
Lady Panthers didn’t go down without a fight and scored four unanswered
points, but would not score again. FSU went up 8-2 early in the third and
final game and survived a brief GSU rally to earn the match’s victory.
Sophomore Aisha Thornton had 14 kills on just 16 attempts with no
errors to lead the Lady Seminoles with a career-high .875 hitting
performance. Holly Schneider and LaToya Presberry contributed 12 and 10
kills, respectively, while setter Fiona Bolten dished out 41 assists.
Florida State will face Florida International, Florida Atlantic and
Mercer in the Florida Atlantic Tournament next weekend in Boca Raton. The
Tribe’s next home game will be against rival-Florida at 7 p.m. on September