Oct. 11, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Led by junior Norisha Campbell’s 10 kills and
.667 hitting percentage, the Florida State volleyball team remained perfect
against cross-town-rival Florida A&M with a 15-5, 15-5, 15-1 win Wednesday
night at Tully Gymnasium. With the victory, the Lady Seminoles improve to
14-7 on the season and increase their series advantage over the
Rattlerettes to 17-0. FAMU falls to 6-7 on the season.
Campbell was a perfect 5-for-5 in game one as the Lady Seminoles
started out the match on a 7-0 run. Senior Jennifer Werrick, who finished
the match with eight kills and a .429 hitting performance, added four kills
as FSU hit .379 in the first set. The Tribe started out with a 4-0
advantage in game two, but the Rattlerettes responded to pull within 4-3.
The Lady Seminoles scored the game’s next five points to increase their
lead to 9-3. With the score 10-5, FSU closed out the scoring with help
from sophomore Erica Bunch’s two service aces. It was all Florida State in
the third set as the game took just eight minutes. With freshman Cerina
Pele serving, FSU started the game on an 11-0 run and never looked back.
The Lady Seminoles recorded nine kills and just one error in the game for a
hitting percentage of .800. FAMU had just one kill for the game.
“I was real pleased with the way the team came out and played
tonight,” FSU Head Coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud said. “We remained very
focused and played well as a team. Our effort was outstanding. I don’t
think there was a ball hit over the net that we didn’t dive for. We also
had some solid blocking. It was just a great team effort which is what
we’ll need this weekend when we play Georgia Tech and Clemson.”
Florida State hit .409 as a team, outblocked FAMU 18-2, and
recorded 10 service aces. Bunch and sophomore Kristin Frye added six kills
apiece while sophomore middle hitter Dawn Hough recorded a career-high six
block assists to lead the effort. Everyone, but injured setter Jen
Anderson, played in the match. Anderson is expected back in the line up
The Lady Seminoles will resume conference play on Friday, October
13th with a 7 p.m. match vs. Georgia Tech at Tully Gymnasium.