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Volleyball Ready To Round Out Regular Season

Nov. 10, 1999


Florida State at North Carolina

Friday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)


Florida State at NC State

Saturday, November 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Reynolds Coliseum (12,400)


Lady Seminoles



Record: 8-20.

Conference: 1-13 in the ACC.

Current Streak: Lost 7.

Series vs. North Carolina: Florida State leads the series 21-7. UNC and FSU have split the last six meetings. The Tar Heels are 6-4 against FSU at home and have won the last 3 meetings in Chapel Hill.

Series vs. NC State: The Lady Seminoles lead 15-4. Florida State has won seven straight matches over NC State dating back to 1996. FSU is 6-4 in Raleigh, 6-3 vs. the Wolfpack.


Lately
#14 Clemson 3, Florida State 1

Florida State stole game one against the #14 ranked-Tigers in Tully Gym last Friday, but Clemson regrouped to take the match 3-1.
Norisha Campbell and Erica Bunch tallied double-digit kills in the defeat.

Georgia Tech 3, Florida State 1

Once again, the Lady Seminoles took an early 1-0, winning game one 15-10 over Georgia Tech, only to fall in four games. Campbell led FSU with 14 kills. Thornton added 13 on a .500 hitting percentage.

#4 Florida 3, Florida State 0

The Gators powered past Florida State in Gainesville for a 3-0 sweep. Thornton led the Lady Seminoles with 12 kills on a .600 hitting percentage along with a pair of blocks. Campbell added 7 kills.


The Opponents


North Carolina

Tar Heels


Current Record: 22-5.

Conference: 12-2 in the ACC.

AVCA / USA Today Ranking: #25.

Lately: The Tar Heels have won five of their last six matches. UNC fell to rival Duke in five games last Saturday.

Coach: Joe Sagula, 10th season at UNC.

First Meeting of 1999: Jennifer Werrick led the Lady Seminoles with nine kills, but the Tribe was plagued by 10 service errors and just a .117 hitting percentage as the Tar Heels handed FSU its 7th conference loss of the season.



NC State

Wolfpack


Current Record: 13-18* (*host Maryland Fri.).

Conference: 3-11* in the ACC.

Lately: NC State has dropped five of its last six matches. The last Wolfpack win was at East Carolina on November 2nd.

Coach: Kim Hall, 6th season at NC State.

First Meeting of 1999: Jennifer Werrick, Aisha Thornton, Norisha Campbell, and Erica Bunch all recorded double-digit kills and setter Jamie Hibbard posted a double-double as Florida State picked up its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season in front of the home crowd in Tully Gym. Florida State outblocked NC State 14-7. The Lady Seminoles also outdug NCSU by a 59-47 margin.


Honors


September 3 and 4:

Florida State Classic

Jennifer Werrick — All-Tournament Team


September 10 and 11:

Northern Illinois Invitational

Jennifer Werrick — All-Tournament Team


FSU In The ACC


Thru Matches of Sunday, November 7th


Individual

Hitting Percentage
2. Aisha Thornton		.349
Kills Per Game
5. Jennifer Werrick		4.04
Assists Per Game
7. Jamie Hibbard		11.01
Digs Per Game
8. Jennifer Werrick		2.91
Blocks Per Game
7. Aisha Thornton 		1.12

Team

Hitting Percentage
3. North Carolina		.236
8. Florida State		.195
9. NC State			    .187
Kills Per Game
3. North Carolina		16.47
8. NC State				14.76
9. Florida State		14.26
Assists Per Game
2. North Carolina		14.78
6. NC State				13.52
9. Florida State		12.74
Service Aces Per Game
6. North Carolina		1.63
7. NC State				1.61
9. Florida State		1.40
Digs Per Game
1. North Carolina		18.69
8. NC State				15.35
9. Florida State		12.89
Blocks Per Game
1. North Carolina		3.01
8. Florida State		2.32
9. NC State				2.01

ACC Standings


Through Matches of Wednesday, November 10th

Team ACC Overall Streak
1. Clemson 13-1 27-1 Won 11
2. North Carolina 12-2 22-5 Won 1
3. Wake Forest 9-5 23-7 Won 1
4. Virginia 9-6 16-9 Won 1
5. Georgia Tech 6-8 16-11 Won 1
6. Duke 6-8 12-12 Won 3
7. Maryland 5-10 12-17 Lost 1
8. NC State 3-11 13-18 Lost 3
9. Florida State 1-13 8-20 Lost 7


Injury Report

  • Junior outside hitter Jennifer Werrick fractured her left ankle during practice last week and will be out for the remainder of the season. She joins fellow OH Kristin Frye, who remains sidelined while recovering from a hairline fracture of her right ankle suffered during game two of FSU’s match with Virginia on October 3rd.
    Ranked Opponents Remain

  • Of Florida State’s final five regular-season matches, three are against ranked opponents. The Lady Semnioles face #4 Florida and #22 North Carolina on the road this week. Last Friday in Tully Gym, Florida State posted a strong showing against ACC-foe #14 Clemson, winning game one before losing the momentum and falling in four games. (Rankings through November 2nd)
    Topping Twenty

  • OH Jennifer Werrick and MH Aisha Thornton have each topped 20 kills in three matches this season. Thornton notched 23 against Maryland on October 1st.
    Approaching 600

  • Head coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud is approaching the 600-victory plateau. She enters this week’s play with a total of 597 career victories, all as head coach of the Lady Seminoles.
    15-0 Win, It’s An Annual Event

  • Florida State powered past NC State 15-0 in game four on October 17th in Tully Gym to nail down its first ACC victory of the season. FSU now has four 15-0 game victories over the past three seasons, all at home. Florida State has not been shutout in a game since 1996.

    1999: NC State 15-12, 16-14, 13-15, 15-0

    1998: UNC 15-0, 12-15, 8-15, 15-6, 15-13

    1997: Virginia 15-0, 15-6, 15-6

    1997: Georgia Southern 15-5, 15-0, 15-3


    20th Annual ACC Tournament



    1999 ACC Tournament

    Thursday-Sunday, November 18-21


    Disney’s Wild World of Sports

    Orlando, Florida

    Thursday, November 18th
    #7 seed vs. #8 seed       5:00 pm
    #1 seed vs. #9 seed       7:30 pm
    Friday, November 19th
    #3 seed vs. #6 seed       2:00 pm
    #2 seed vs. #7-#8 winner  4:30 pm
    #4 seed vs. #5 seed       7:00 pm
    Saturday, November 20th
    #2-#7-#8 winner vs. #3-#6 winner  4:30 pm
    #1-#9 winner vs. #4-#5 winner     7:00 pm
    Sunday, November 21st
    Championship match                3:30 pm
    Live on the Sunshine Network
    

    Double Doubles

    Through 28 matches
    Luana Ruiz Azevedo (1)
    at Duke              15 kills    15 digs
    Erica Bunch (4)
    vs Auburn            13 kills    16 digs
    vs Virginia          16 kills    13 digs
    at Jacksonville      10 kills    10 digs
    vs Clemson           10 kills    14 digs
    Jamie Hibbard (7)
    vs Auburn            46 assists  17 digs
    vs- UT-Arlington     76 assists  12 digs
    at Northern Illinois 41 assists  10 digs
    vs Liberty           64 assists  22 digs
    vs Maryland          50 assists  13 digs
    vs NC State          46 assists  11 digs
    at Jacksonville      35 assists  12 digs
    Tara Visser (1)
    vs Duke              50 assists  12 digs
    Jennifer Werrick (9)
    vs- UT-Arlington     27 kills    17 digs
    at Northern Illinois 12 kills    10 digs
    vs Florida Atlantic  12 kills    10 digs
    vs Liberty           21 kills    18 digs
    vs Virginia          14 kills    18 digs
    vs NC State          14 kills    16 digs
    at Jacksonville      11 kills    10 digs
    at Maryland          11 kills    15 digs
    vs Duke              25 kills    20 digs
    


    StatLine


    Comparing this season’s statistics for Florida State and NC State through November 8th.

    OVERALL Kills/Gm Att/Gm Hitting % Opp. H% Aces/Gm Digs/Gm Blks/Gm Asst/Gm
    Florida State 14.26 36.90 .195 .248 1.40 12.89 2.21 12.74
    NC State 14.75 40.48 .187 .208 1.61 15.35 2.00 13.52
    ACC ONLY Kills/Gm Att/Gm Hitting % Opp. H% Aces/Gm Digs/Gm Blks/Gm Asst/Gm
    Florida State 13.54 36.98 .157 .257 1.24 13.30 2.05 12.10
    NC State 14.72 42.07 .165 .239 1.43 16.28 2.50 13.72

    North Carolina Statistics Unavailable

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