ORLANDO, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Volleyball earned its fifth three-set sweep of the season and its sixth win overall as it defeated FGCU, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-16), on Saturday night in its final match of the UCF Invitational.
The Seminoles (6-2) leave Orlando having won two of their three matches, with victories over FGCU and Georgia.
Junior middle blocker Emma Clothier had another strong performance for FSU. The Carrollton, Texas, native recorded 12 kills and hit .429 while adding four blocks and two service aces.
The Eagles (7-1) hit just .133 in the match, as FSU forced them into 23 attack errors. The Noles recorded seven team blocks to FGCU’s five.
Freshman middle blocker Khori Louis was productive once again, recording six kills, a .333 hitting percentage and adding three blocks.
Redshirt junior outside hitter Morgan Chacon added seven kills and nine digs, while freshman Audrey Koenig also had seven kills. Freshman libero Emery Dupes led FSU with 10 digs, while junior Lauryn Burrows had seven.
Senior Caroline Golden delivered three service aces for FSU. Redshirt junior setter Lily Tessier picked up 30 assists in her three sets played.
FSU won the first set, 25-20. FSU held the Eagles to just .179 hitting in the set, as Chacon led the way with three kills in five swings while Clothier added three kills of her own. Chacon’s kill clinched the opening set, which FSU led by as many as seven points at 21-14.
The second set was won 25-19 by FSU, but the Seminoles needed to pull away late. The set was knotted at 18-18, but following an FSU timeout the Seminoles stormed to a 6-0 run as Clothier played a big role with a kill and a block in the scoring spree. Sydney Conley terminated the set with a kill of her own to put the Seminoles ahead 2-0 overall. FSU would follow with a 25-16 win in the third to close out the match.
Florida State returns to Tully Gym on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. against rival Florida.