October 17, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Led by sophomore outside hitter Jennifer Werrick’s
match-high 12 kills, the Florida State volleyball team improved to 14-7
overall and 4-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a decisive 15-1,
15-12, 15-5 victory over Virginia this evening at Tully Gymnasium. UVA,
who entered tonight’s contest tied for second place in the ACC, falls to
16-4 and 5-3 in league play.
The Lady Seminoles came out fighting in game one scoring the game’s first
14 points. Senior outside hitter Holly Schneider led the squad to the 15-1
victory, going 5-for-6 with no errors (.833) in the first game. The
Cavaliers came out firing in the second game and took a 3-0 lead which they
increased to 8-3, but an FSU timeout changed all of that. The Lady
Seminoles scored the game’s next five points to tie the game. FSU fell
behind by two twice more in the game but took the lead for good at 12-11
and went on for the come-from-behind win. FSU took 5-0 and 8-1 leads in
game three, but Virginia closed the gap to four points at 8-4 and 9-5. FSU
then scored the game’s next six points.
“Tonight’s match was a very important win for us,” Head Coach Dr. Cecile
Reynaud said. “Virginia’s been playing very well and to beat them in three
games will make a good statement to the rest of the teams in the league”
Senior middle hitter Susan Hawks led all players with a .545 hitting
performance, followed by senior outside hitter LaToya Washington (.400) and
junior middle hitter Aisha Thornton (.353). Setter Fiona Bolten recorded a
double-double with 38 assists and 10 digs.
Virginia’s Deanna Zwarich led the team with 10 kills and a .318 hitting
Florida State will host Maryland in ACC action on Sunday, October 18th at
1 p.m. at Tully Gymnasium.