September 3, 2021 - by
Volleyball Wins Seminole Invitational Title

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Volleyball Team put on an impressive showing at the Four Points Tallahassee Seminole Volleyball Invitational, sweeping all three opponents en route to winning the tournament championship on Friday night at Tully Gym.

The Seminoles (4-1) earned wins on Friday over Samford, 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-22), and VCU, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-18). FSU and VCU played for the tournament championship on Friday evening.

Redshirt junior Morgan Chacon, sophomore Sydney Conley and junior Emma Clothier were part of a seven-member all-tournament team. The other recipients included Qairo Bentley and Kylie Loftis of VCU, Michelle Urquhart of Tulane and Emily Naubert of Samford.

Chacon was responsible for 32.5 points over FSU’s three matches at its home tournament, the most on the team. She recorded six service aces in Friday’s win over Samford, the most by a Seminole since Visnja Djrdjevic had six vs. North Carolina on Nov. 6, 2011.

The Crown Point, Ind., native averaged a team-high 2.56 kills per set and hit .350 in the tournament.

Clothier was highly efficient on the attack, hitting .417 during the tournament and leading the Seminoles with 11 total blocks. She recorded a season-high six blocks vs. VCU in the title game and also added five kills and a .417 hitting percentage.

Conley was very effective from the right side, recording 16 kills over the two days. Against VCU, the Oviedo, Fla., native totaled five kills along with five blocks.

Freshman middle blocker Khori Louis put forth a big performance against VCU, generating nine kills, a .421 hitting percentage and adding four blocks against the Rams (4-2). Fellow freshman Audrey Koenig totaled nine kills, while freshman libero Emery Dupes and junior Lauryn Burrows each led the way with 11 digs vs. VCU.

FSU recorded a season high 12 team blocks against VCU, which included six by Clothier.

The Seminoles return with the UCF Invitational beginning Thursday, Sept. 9, vs. Georgia at 6 p.m. FSU then faces tournament host UCF on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and FGCU on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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