October 29, 2021 - by

Ekes Leads Florida State Past Boston College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Freshman middle blocker Skye Ekes put together a career performance in leading Florida State Volleyball to a 3-0 sweep (25-20, 25-16, 25-15) over Boston College on Friday night at Tully Gym.

The Sarasota, Fla., native tallied a career-best and match-leading 13 kills for the Seminoles (15-5, 8-3), whom recorded their third consecutive sweep in conference play. Ekes recorded a .417 hitting percentage and added two digs and two blocks in the win.

“Really proud of the team tonight,” FSU Head Coach Chris Poole said. “We’ve had to deal with a lot of adversity in the past two weeks, but the players really stepped up tonight. I’m excited to see Skye play so well. She has played in every position on the front row and continues to get better every week. We have confidence that she can play any position that we need her help in, and she has continued to produce when needed.”

Junior middle blocker Emma Clothier added 10 kills in 17 attacks, recording just two attack errors and adding four blocks, two service aces and three digs. The returning All-American and All-ACC Team member also hit .471.

Florida State registered a .303 hitting percentage in the contest, while the Eagles (13-12, 3-8) hit just .117. FSU also picked up seven team blocks compared to BC’s four.

Freshman libero Emery Dupes recorded 15 digs in the three-set match, averaging 5.0 digs per set and continuing her impressive totals after averaging 4.83 per set last weekend. Redshirt junior outside hitter Morgan Chacon added nine digs, while Lauryn Burrows had seven and Caroline Golden had five.

Redshirt junior setter Lily Tessier was strong once again, tallying 34 assists while freshman Ava Pitchford recorded three.

Freshman Khori Louis picked up six kills in the match, while sophomore right-side hitter Sydney Conley added six and a .385 hitting percentage.

Florida State returns with a Halloween match vs. Syracuse on Sunday at noon on ACC Network Extra.

Following this weekend, the Seminoles begin November on the road at Clemson on Friday, Nov. 5 (7 p.m.) and No. 14 Georgia Tech on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m.

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