Sept. 30, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In its first home match since September 8th, the
Florida State volleyball team improved to 9-6 overall with a 15-4, 15-5,
15-8 victory over Jacksonville this evening at Tully Gymnasium and remains
perfect against the Dolphins, leading the series 22-0. With the loss, JU
falls to 3-8.
“It was really fun to finally play at home again for the first time since
the week of Labor Day,” FSU head coach Cecile Reynaud said.
Florida State hit a solid .330 as a team, led by senior outside hitter
Holly Schneider’s .429 hitting performance. Schneider led the team with 10
kills, had one error on 21 attempts. Freshman middle hitter Norisha
Campbell, who is seeing action in place of the injured Aisha Thornton, had
a solid outing with six kills on her way to a .364 performance.
“I think Norisha has done an excellent job filling in for Aisha,” Reynaud
said. She has gained valuable experience against some really good teams
and is getting more confident each time she takes the floor and that will
be very important down the line.”
Jacksonville hit just .096 for the match with only Tara Burton reaching
double digit kills with 11. The Lady Seminoles recorded eight total blocks
and eight service aces. JU was plagued by 14 service errors and had just
two blocks on the night.
FSU came off the bench ready to play in game one, hitting a strong .579
with just two errors for the game. Game two saw FSU hit .286 while game
three seemed to be the biggest challenge of the evening. After blanking
the Dolphins 12-0 to start the game, JU rallied for seven points before FSU
was able to get things under control again.
“We’ve tried to put together a different lineup to get things back on the
right track, which should help us get some better swings,” Reynaud said.
Florida State has a weekend of ACC action ahead. The Lady Seminoles will
play host to Wake Forest on Friday and Duke on Saturday. Both matches are
at 7 p.m. at Tully Gym.