October 30, 2003 - by
FSU Volleyball Hosts North Carolina & NC State This Weekend

Oct. 30, 2003

Florida State Volleyball Release – vs. North Carolina & NC State
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Florida State (12-12, 2-8 ACC)

The Seminole volleyball team continues their three-game homestand this weekend as they take on the North Carolina and NC State. Florida State got back to .500 on the season with a 3-0 win over the Bulls on Wednesday night by scores of 30-23, 30-25, 30-20. Sophomore Kristen Rust recorded a career-high 18 kills, while hitting .424 in the Seminoles win over South Florida. FSU fell on the road to Duke (1-3) and Wake Forest (0-3) this past weekend. Junior middle blocker Amanda Santos has totaled 26 blockis in the last five matches since returning from injury. Santos is third in the ACC in blocks averaging 1.34 bpg. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson has 651 assists (7.75 apg) on the season and is just 139 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.

North Carolina (17-8, 8-3 ACC)

The Tar Heels are coming off a 3-1 victory over NC State on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill by scores of 30-21, 30-27, 29-31, 30-13. Sophomore outside hitter Dani Nyenhuis had 17 kills and 18 digs to lead UNC to the victory. Senior middle hitter Aletha Green had 14 kills and eight blocks, including six block solos. North Carolina is currently third in the ACC behind Georgia Tech and Maryland.

NC State (7-19, 0-11 ACC)

Freshman outside hitter Julia Reis finished with a team-best 14 kills to go with 21 digs defensively, before suffering an injury to her left knee during the fourth game against rival North Carolina Tuesday night. The Wolfpack fell 1-3 by the scores of 30-21, 30-27, 29-31, 30-13. Against the Seminoles, NC State will be looking for their first conference win of the season as they are 0-11. Maya Mapp leads the team with a .293 hitting percentage and in blocks with 88, while Caroline Frede leads the team in digs (310).

Series Information

Florida State leads the all-time series with both North Carolinia (24-14) and NC State (22-5). Earlier in the season the Seminoles fell 2-3 at North Carolina (14-30, 30-28, 30-27, 22-30, 9-15), but won at NC State 3-1 (30-28, 27-30, 30-28, 30-21). FSU took 2-of-3 matches from UNC last season including the ACC Tournament semi-final that propelled Florida State into the ACC Championship match against Georgia Tech.

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