October 20, 2005 - by
FSU Volleyball Swept By Duke

Oct. 20, 2005

Final Stats

DURHAM, N.C.   While the Florida State volleyball team (5-13, 3-7 ACC) came up on the short end of a 3-0 match at Cameron Indoor Stadium Thursday night against Duke, the return of junior setter Zrinka Tomic provided a bright spot for the Seminoles.  Tomic, who missed 11 straight matches with a foot fracture, entered in the second game and gave an all-around respectable performance with 15 assists, four kills and five digs. 


The Blue Devils, who won the match with scores of 30-21, 30-23, and 30-28, upped their record to 12-6 overall and 6-4 in league play.   The Seminoles are 2-13 all-time when playing at Duke. 


Senior Andreza Santos was the lone Seminole to hit in double-figures as she registered 11 kills on 35 attempts.  Sophomore libero Summer Weissing had 15 digs and junior Sarah Griffin tallied nine digs and two aces.  Senior Lauren Scott had a team-best seven block assists and Santos added six total blocks (1-5) to pace Florida State. 


Florida State was held to a low .093 hitting percentage while Duke hit .208 and out-blocked the Seminoles 13.0 – 11.0. 


The first game remained a close affair early as the Seminoles took a 9-8 lead before the Blue Devils answered back and tied the score at nine-all.  From there Duke carried the momentum and went on a 13-6 run to put the game score at 22-13.  Florida State attempted a late comeback, scoring six straight points, but Duke closed out the game with a 30-21 win.  The Seminoles hit .021 while the Blue Devils managed a .182 mark.  Weissing had an incredible seven digs in the opening contest. 


The Blue Devils’ strong hits landed in all the Florida State holes as Duke jumped ahead 14-10 in game two.  The game changed pace with the return of Tomic who replaced Skower because of her faulty passing.  With Tomic in the contest, FSU inched within three points (19-16) but that would be the closest the Seminoles got as Duke pushed ahead, 22-16, and ended the game with a 30-23 victory.  The Tribe recorded a .100 hitting percentage compared to Duke’s respectable .316 average. 


A block solo by sophomore Makini Thompson gave the Seminoles an 11-9 edge in the third outing and they would extend it to 17-15 on a Tomic kill.  However, the Blue Devils refused to relinquish and tied the game up at 20-20.  A stuff block by Duke tied the game up again at 24-24 and the Blue Devils scored two more times to rally for the 26-24 lead.  The Seminoles answered back with two of their own and a Rust/Thompson combined block evened the score at 26-all.  A blocking error by Duke gave FSU the lead (27-26) before the Blue Devils called timeout.  Duke raced out of the huddle and scored twice for the 28-27 gain and Rust evened it at 28 with a kill.  However, the celebration would be short lived as Rust served into the net and FSU followed with a communication miscue for the 30-28 win by Duke. 


Duke’s Sarah Salem and Carrie DeMange led the Blue Devil offense with 12 kills each. 


Florida State is back in action with a match at Wake Forest at 7pm Friday evening.



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