October 16, 2003 - by
Florida State Returns To Conference Play Against Clemson & No. 4 Georgia Tech

Oct. 16, 2003

Florida State Volleyball Release – Vs. Clemson & No. 4 Georgia Tech
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Florida State (10-9, 1-5 ACC)

The Florida State volleyball team wrapped a three-game road swing with a 3-1 win at UCF on Tuesday night. The Seminoles increased their streak to 25 straight wins over the Golden Knights, while FSU also snapped UCF’s 11-match win streak with the victory. Junior middle blocker Amanda Santos is expected to return to the lineup this weekend after missing five matches when she fractured the little finger on her right hand at NC State (9/26). Santos is third in the ACC in blocks averaging 1.31 bpg. Freshman Sarah Griffin is coming of a season-high 18 kills at UCF, while three Seminols recorded double-digit kills in the win. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson has 526 assists (7.97 apg) on the season and is just 264 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.

Clemson (12-10, 2-5 ACC)

The Tigers’ Leslie Finn recorded her 1,000th career kill against Georgia Tech on Oct. 14, the second Clemson player to do so this season as Lori Ashton posted her 1,000th career kill against Duke on Oct. 10 in Durham. Finn leads the Tigers with 346 kills and a 4.32 kills per game average. The outside hitter is third on the team in digs with 212 and has served up 23 aces this season. Ashton has a team-best .283 hitting percentage with 276 kills and a 3.37 kills per game average. She leads the team at the net with 102 blocks (38 solo) and a 1.24 per game average.

No. 4 Georgia Tech (19-0, 7-0 ACC)

The Yellow Jackets come into the match ranked No.4 in the nation and have yet to lose a match this season. Georgia Tech has also only lost one game in conference play and that came in a 3-1 victory over Maryland on October 3rd. Lauren Sauer recorded 17 kills and hit .351 and Lynnette Moster notched her 1,000th career kill as Georgia Tech swept Clemson Tuesday night, 30-19, 30-28, 30-23. Moster leads the team with 269 kills, while Alexandra Preiss’ 74 blocks paces the defense.

Series Information

Florida State leads the all-time series with Clemson (18-12), but trails the series with Georgia Tech (6-19). FSU went 1-2 against Clemson in 2002 with the win coming at the ACC Tournament in Atlanta, GA. The Seminoles have lost three straight to the Yellow Jackets including the Championshin match of the 2002 ACC Tournament.

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