TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) – The fourth-ranked Florida State indoor volleyball team (15-0) travels to Louisville, Ky. for a match against the Cardinals (10-6, 1-2) on Friday at 7 p.m. before returning home to host NC State (12-3, 1-2) in Tully Gym at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Florida State enters the weekend at its highest ranking in school history that ties the best for an ACC team. In addition, redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher became the FSU All-Time Digs leader after a career high performance of 34 against Miami.
The Seminoles have the series lead over the Cardinals 9-5, however they have not faced Louisville since Nov.17, 1990. This will be the first meeting between the two teams as members of the ACC.
In 2014, Louisville broke into the AVCA Top 25 after a victory over (then No. 12) Minnesota, listing it tied for 24th with Oklahoma in the Week One poll. Since that win, the Cardinals went 9-5, picking up their first ACC wins over Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech in addition to dropping a pair of conference matches to Virginia and Boston College.
“Louisville is a great team,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “They play aggressive. They had injuries and that’s cost them a few matches. We know they’ve beaten Minnesota and Arizona State, who are top 25 teams, so we know it’s a dangerous match for us.”
NC State is 12-3 on the year after completing a perfect month of September, going 10-0. The Wolfpack are 1-2 in ACC play with a win over Syracuse before dropping two contests to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Both home and away matches are designated as the “Pink” matches where the teams will raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
On Sunday, Fans can donate $10 to the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center and receive a t-shirt. Prizes will also be available for silent auction.
“It’s a great match for the awareness that it brings,” Poole said. “It’s a fun match for the girls and it’s great to get the fans to come in and the athletic department likes to be a part of it, I personally like to be a part of it and our team appreciates that.”
Friday’s match can be seen on RSN and ESPN3, while Sunday’s “Paint it Pink” will be on ESPN3. For more information visit Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.