Sept. 1, 2001
The Florida State Lady Seminoles completed their first tournament of the 2001 season with a record of 1-2 after falling to No. 17 host Pepperdine 3-0. In tournament play this weekend FSU won their first match of the tournament against Fresno State 3-2, would fall to Northern Arizona by a score of 3-2 and lost to Pepperdine in the final match. Freshman Kameelah Omar who saw playing time in all three games of the tournament recorded a team high in defensive digs against Pepperdine with 10.
“We played with all we had all day today facing some very tough competition against Pepperdine this evening,” said head coach Cecile Reynaud. “We were able to hang in there with Pepperdine which is a very good team, with a lot of dominating players. The tournament this weekend was good in that we see where we need to be in match play and the speed we should be at. Losing to Northern Arizona was heart breaking. We stayed with them point for point throughout the match which was very encouraging.”
Florida State as a team recorded the highest number of attcks vs. opponents 191 to 181 and defensive digs 210 to 199. Norisha Campbell would lead the team in total kills for the weekend with 60, while junior Alex Sevillano would lead in total attacks with 138. Sophomore setter Jennifer Anderson posted 144 set assists on the weekend and had a match high for the night in set assists against Pepperdine with 32.
Next up for the Lady Seminoles will be another tournament on the road as the team travels to Texas A&M. The team will first face No. 18 Texas A&M on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8:00 p.m. The two teams last met in 1993 with Texas A&M taking a 3-1 win over Florida State.
Pepperdine 3, Florida State 0
Florida State (1-2) 21 24 29
Pepperdine (3-0) 30 30 31
Time of Match 1:30