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Volleyball Prepares for Busy Week

September 30, 1998



Florida State vs. Jacksonville * Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm
Florida State vs. Wake Forest * Friday, October 2 at 7:00 pm
Florida State vs. Duke * Saturday, October 3 at 7:00 pm
Tully Gymnasium


Florida State

* 1998 Record: 8-6.

* Conference: 0-2 in the ACC.

* Current Streak: Lost 3.

* Series vs. Jacksonville: Florida State leads the series 21-0. The Lady Seminoles last defeated the Dolphins in 1996. FSU had faced JU every year since 1986 until a 1-year hiatus in ’97.

* Series vs. Duke: FSU trails 4-16, but the Tribe downed Duke in the lasT meeting, 3-2 in Durham to close out the 1997 regular season.

* Series vs. Wake Forest: FSU is 4-0 against Wake since it returned to ACC volleyball in 1996.


FSU Lately
#9 Florida 3, #21 Florida State 1


In Gainesville, the Lady Seminoles dominated game one 15-5, but fell in the next three in a close defeat. Washington led FSU with 14 kills and 20
digs. (Schneider 14k, 17d; Thornton 10k, 12d) Clemson 3, #21 Florida State 2 Double-doubles from Bolten, Schneider, and Werrick were not enough to overcome the loss of the injured Thornton in the middle in a 3-2 loss.
Hawks posted a career-high 9 blocks including 4 solos. (Werrick 25k, 21d, 6b; Schneider 23k, 13d; Campbell 7k, 8b) Georgia Tech 3, #21 Florida State 1
Hawks and Schneider each blasted 22 kills, but Georgia Tech had four players with double-digit kill totals as the Yellow Jackets send FSU to its
2nd conference defeat 3-1 in Atlanta. (Bolten 64 ast, 19d; Schneider 22k, 21d)


The Opponents

Jacksonville Lady Dolphins


* Current Record: 3-7.
* Conference: 0-2 in the TAAC.
* AVCA / USA Today Poll: Not ranked.
* 1997 Record: 19-11.
* 1997 Conference: 5-4, 5th in the TAAC.
* Coach: Ann Marie Wessel, 3rd.
* Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1.
* Standouts: Senior MH Tara Burton (3.68 kpg) & freshman OH Carrie Arago
(2.818 kpg) lead JU.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons
* Current Record: 11-3.
* Conference: 1-1.
* AVCA / USA Today Poll: Not ranked.
* 1997 Record: 8-24.
* 1997 Conference: 1-15, 9th in the ACC.
* Coach: Mary Buczek, 2nd season at WF.
* Starters Returning/Lost: 6/0.
* Standouts: Wake is led by freshman OH Trina Maso de Moya (4.02 kpg, 3.56
dpg) and junior OH Katie Horne (3.58 kpg, 2.26 dpg).


Duke Blue Devils
* Current Record: 6-6.
* Conference: 1-1.
* AVCA / USA Today Poll: Not ranked.
* 1997 Record: 15-16.
* 1997 Conference: 9-7, 5th in the ACC.
* Coach: Linda Grensing, 3rd year at Duke.
* Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.
* Standouts: The Blue Devils are led by junior OH Sarah Peifer (4.14 kpg,
3.42 kpg) and setter Nina Ryback (11.18 ast/gm).

Honors and Awards
September 4-5: FSU Classic
Fiona Bolten — Tournament MVP
Susan Hawks, Holly Schneider, & Aisha Thornton All-Tournament Team


September 11-12: South Florida Classic
Fiona Bolten — Tournament MVP
Holly Schneider and Aisha Thornton
All-Tournament Team


September 18-19: UCSB / Bellomo Classic
Aisha Thornton — All-Tournament Team


September 6-13: Atlantic Coast Conference
Jennifer Werrick — ACC Player of the Week


FSU in the ACC


Individual Hitting Percentage
9. Aisha Thornton .308
Kills Per Game
6. Aisha Thornton 4.05
9. Jennifer Werrick 3.98
Assists Per Game
1. Fiona Bolten 13.42
Digs Per Game
4. Fiona Bolten 3.30
5. Holly Schneider 3.28
10. Jennifer Werrick 2.90


Team Hitting Percentage
1. Clemson .280
5. Florida State .243


Kills Per Game
1. Florida State 16.68


Assists Per Game
1. Wake Forest 14.83
2. Florida State 14.82


Digs Per Game
1. Virginia 16.44
4. Florida State 15.66



Nole Notes
Injury Update
* Kate Hemlepp returned to action last weekend after sitting out 4 matches
with a strained hip flexor. She suffered the injury during the 1st day of
play in the UCSB Classic.


* Aisha Thornton is doubtful for Wednesday’s match with Jacksonville and
questionable for this weekend’s conference play as she continues to recover
from a severe left ankle sprain suffered during game four of FSU’s match
against Florida in Gainesville last Wednesday.
FSU #1 in the District


* The Lady Seminoles took the top spot in the District III rankings
released early last week. FSU is followed by Clemson, Virginia, and North
Carolina in the top four.
Big on the Block


* Florida State posted impressive blocking efforts in losing causes this
past weekend. FSU tallied 17 total team blocks at Clemson Saturday. Susan
Hawks set a career-high with 4 solo blocks along with 5 block assists.
Freshman Norisha Campbell added 2 solos and 6 block assists in place of the
injured Aisha Thornton. Against Georgia Tech, Campbell, Hawks, and Holly
Schneider each totaled 4 block assists.
Stopping the Skid


* After opening their 10-match road swing with a 3-0 performance in the USF
Classic, the Lady Seminoles have lost 6 of their last 7 including their
first 2 ACC matches. Florida State has lost 3 straight matches twice this
year. The Tribe’s longest losing skid last year was 2 matches.


Double-Doubles
Through 14 matches
Fiona Bolten
vs. Northern Iowa 55 assists 19 digs
at South Florida 47 assists 18 digs
vs- Utah State 60 assists 12 digs
at UC Santa Barbara 44 assists 12 digs
at Florida 50 assists 19 digs
at Clemson 62 assists 13 digs
at Georgia Tech 64 assists 19 digs
Holly Schneider
vs. Northern Iowa 17 kills 14 digs
at South Florida 13 kills 14 digs
vs- California 12 kills 12 digs
vs- Utah State 18 kills 10 digs
at UC Santa Barbara 12 kills 18 digs
vs- Santa Clara 12 kills 11 digs
at Florida 14 kills 17 digs
at Clemson 23 kills 13 digs
at Georgia Tech 22 kills 21 digs
Aisha Thornton
at Florida 10 kills 12 digs
LaToya Washington
at Florida 14 kills 20 digs
Jennifer Werrick
vs. Northern Iowa 14 kills 20 digs
at South Florida 16 kills 15 digs
vs- California 18 kills 11 digs
vs- Pepperdine 10 kills 10 digs
vs- Santa Clara 12 kills 10 digs
at Clemson 25 kills 21 digs



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