TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) – The fourth-ranked Florida State (17-0, 6-0) indoor volleyball team will host Florida A&M on Friday at 7 p.m. before continuing ACC play against Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Tully Gym.
“Staying focused mid-season is extremely important,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “Mid terms can overwhelm a team, fatigue, travel and you’re trying to overcome little aches and pains, so it’s so important to maintain that focus, keep their grades up so that pressure if off them.”
Seniors Sarah Wickstrom and Katie Mosher are eyeing their 100th win in the Garnet and Gold as they currently have a career record of 99-19. Wickstrom and Mosher look to become Poole’s fourth-consecutive four-year senior class to achieve the 100-win milestone and 11th in school history.
The Seminoles extended their record-setting start last weekend after defeating Louisville 3-1 in the KFC Yum! Center before sweeping NC State at home on Sunday. The winning streak is the second highest under Poole and third-best in school history.
Florida A&M boasts a 8-10 record this season after facing four teams (Colorado State, Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona) in the AVCA Top 25, however FAMU has perfect record in MEAC play. The Seminoles are 23-0 in the all-time series against the Rattlers.
Virginia Tech will first play Miami on Friday at 7 p.m. in Coral Gables, Fla. before stopping in Tallahassee on Sunday for a contest on ESPN 3. The Hokies are 8-10 on the year with a Top 25 win under their belt against (then No. 12) Illinois, 3-2 while having a 1-4 showing in ACC play. The Seminoles own the series lead, 27-4.
“There is a lot of trust,” Poole said. “They believe in each other. Even when we’re down we can trust that we can come back and be better.”
Following Sunday’s match, there will be a free youth clinic for kids ages 13 and under. For more information on FSU volleyball, visit Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.