CLEMSON, S.C. – The Florida State volleyball team will wrap up its regular season as it heads to Clemson and Georgia Tech for its final conference matches.
The Seminoles (16-10, 10-8 ACC) will face the Tigers (7-23, 2-16 ACC) on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd at 2:00 pm in South Carolina. It will then head to Atlanta, Ga. to take on the Yellow Jackets (13-16, 8-10 ACC) on Friday, Nov. 24th at 1:00 pm.
Florida State holds the record in the series against Clemson, and the Seminoles have taken the last 10 matches in the series. The Tigers have only taken out Wake Forest and Boston College in conference play this season, and are currently on a seven-match losing streak.
While FSU has won eight of the last 10 matchups against the Yellow Jackets, Georgia Tech holds the edge in the series, leading 30-19 all-time.
Georgia Tech has only won one of its last five matches, but a win is still crucial for the Seminoles – Georgia Tech defeated Notre Dame 3-1 earlier this season, a team that FSU lost to twice in 2017.
Two wins this weekend means that the Seminoles were able to close out the season 6-0, which will help FSU’s chances of being selected to compete in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The selection show will air Sunday night (Nov. 26th), and FSU is looking to make a tournament appearance for the ninth consecutive year.
Seminoles Stat Leaders
The Seminoles’ offense will be led by senior right side hitter Milica Kubura, who is currently averaging 3.58 kills per set, with 352 kills on 805 total attacks already this season. Natasha Calkins follows right behind her senior counterpart, averaging 2.72 kills per set (269 total) so far this season.
The offense has been supported by junior setter Brianne Burkert this season, as the Seminoles’ lead setter has already notched 844 assists (8.53 assists/set). Burkert has also recorded a double-double in 14 of the 24 matches the team has played so far, and has now recorded 27 double-doubles in her career. She recently became the first Florida State player to record multiple kill-assist-dig triple-doubles, accomplishing the stat line at Notre Dame and at home against NC State.
On the defensive side, senior libero Cecilie Woie leads the team with 420 digs (4.24 digs/set). Burkert follows right behind her with 285 digs (2.88 per set) already this season. Freshman middle blocker Taryn Knuth has been holding down the defense in the front row, leading the Seminoles with 139 total blocks (1.40 blocks/set) this season.
Scouting the Opponent
Series Record: FSU leads 34-20
Last Meeting: The No. 16 Seminoles beat the Tigers in four sets at home last season.
Series Record: GT leads 30-19
Last Meeting: The No. 20 Seminoles beat the Yellow Jackets in five sets at home last season.
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