October 5, 2000 - by

Volleyball Team Heads To Tobacco Road

Oct. 5, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State volleyball team will hit the
road this weekend for two ACC matches. The Lady Seminoles, 12-6 overall
and 1-3 in the ACC, will face Wake Forest (10-4, 2-2 in ACC) in
Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday, October 6th and will then head over to
Durham, N.C., for a meeting with the Duke Blue Devils (13-4, 3-1 in ACC) on
Saturday, October 7th. Duke will host Georgia Tech before facing FSU on
Saturday.


“We’re looking forward to try to get back on track this weekend,”
FSU Head Coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud said. “We had a good week of practice
covering the things we thought we needed to straighten up. Our intensity
was a lot higher and now we just have to block more balls and play better
defense.”


The Lady Seminoles, playing without starting setter Jen Anderson
who is suffering from a stress fracture, have lost four of their last five
matches. Against North Carolina last Sunday, FSU lost in five games after
leading 2-1.


“One of our themes is to ‘find a way to win’ and so we’ve worked
real hard on that this week and I hope it pays off this weekend,” Reynaud
said. “The North Carolina match really left a bitter taste in a lot of
people’s mouths, so we are ready to move on and get after it.”


Florida State is led in hitting by junior middle hitter Norisha
Campbell, who sports a .349 attack percentage which ranks fourth in the
ACC. Campbell also leads the team with 69 total blocks and ranks seventh
in the league at 1.00 blocks per game. As a team, Florida State ranks
second in hitting (.275). Saturday’s opponent, Duke, edged the Tribe in
the category with a .276 hitting percentage.


The Lady Seminoles will host FAMU on Wednesday, October 11th and
then entertain Georgia Tech and Clemson over the weekend.

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