Oct. 25, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Seminole volleyball team defeated North Carolina State Friday, October 25th, by a score of 3-0 (30-19, 30-20, 30-21). Senior Erica Bunch recorded her 1,000th career kill at Florida State, as she notched nine kills against the Wolfpack. With the victory against NC State, Florida State improves to 15-7 overall, 6-3 in the ACC, while NC State falls to 3-24 overall, 0-9 in the conference. The 3-0 win was also the Seminoles’ 11th consecutive victory at home this season, keeping them undefeated at Tully Gymnasium.
Florida State was led by sophomore sensation Aisha Carr, as she had 12 kills on 17 attacks with one error to record a hitting percentage of .647. Carr also had three digs, one solo block and one block assist. Senior middle hitter Dawn Hough had another strong performance for the Seminoles as she tallied three kills on five attacks and one error for a hitting percentage of .400. Hough was a force at the net, recording two solo blocks and three block assists. Outside hitter Alex Sevillano performed well for Florida State as she had eight kills, five service aces, three digs, and a hitting percentage of .313. Sevillano’s five aces against the Wolfpack put her in a tie for seventh place with Maggie Philgence among FSU’s all-time career ace leaders. Kristin Frye put up seven kills, six digs and one service ace against NC State. Junior setter Jennifer Anderson led the team in assists with 39.
The Wolfpack was led by freshman outside hitter Kayla Ragan. Ragan had six kills on nine attacks and two errors to hit .444 for NC State. She also recorded two service aces and four digs. Sophomore middle hitter Maya Mapp performed well, as she notched four kills on attacks with no errors for a hitting percentage of .500. Mapp also had two service aces. Lindi Sheppard led the Wolfpack in assists with 18.
The Seminoles will return to action Sunday, October 27th, when they host the 11th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at 1:00 p.m. This will be the first time the two teams have met since UNC defeated Florida State in the championship match of the ACC tournament last season. The match will be televised live on Sunshine Network.