Oct. 22, 2003
Florida State (11-10, 2-6 ACC)
The Seminole volleyball team went 2-1 last week with wins over UCF and Clemson, but fell to No. 4 Georgia Tech. Junior middle blocker Amanda Santos returned to the lineup after missing five matches with a fractured little finger on her right hand that she suffered at NC State (9/26). Santos is third in the ACC in blocks averaging 1.30 bpg. Sarah Griffin recorded a season-high 18 kills at UCF, while three Seminoles recorded double-digit kills in the win. Cassie McLaughlin had back-to-back double-doubles against Clemson and Georgia Tech, her fifth and sixth of the season. Senior setter Jennifer Anderson has 579 assists (7.82 apg) on the season and is just 211 assists away from becoming FSU’s all-time leader in career assists.
Duke (7-14, 3-6 ACC)
The Duke volleyball team dropped a three-game match to Virginia Tuesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Offense was a big factor in the Blue Devils’ loss, as Duke hit only .093 to Virginia’s .250 and recorded a season-low 40 kills. Freshman Tealle Hunkus led the Blue Devils with 11 kills, while junior Stephanie Istvan added 19 digs. Paige Davis had 16 kills for Virginia and Whitney Ashcraft had a team-high 18 digs.
Wake Forest (15-6, 5-4 ACC)
The Wake Forest volleyball team suffered its second loss to Maryland in as many meetings this season by a score of 3-1 on Tuesday night. The Deacs hit just .174 as a team but were led by Christy Williams who contributed with 14 kills and a .423 hitting percentage. Kim Stern,Valerie Rydberg and Erin Borhart each had double-doubles for the Deacs in a losing effort. Maryland’s Stephanie Smith led all players with 17 kills, a .500 attack percentage and seven total blocks. Rydberg also leads the team with 44 service aces which ranks 14th nationally.
Florida State trails the all-time series with Duke (8-24) dating back to 1983, but leads the series with Wake Forest (13-4) which started in 1996. The Seminoles split the series with the Blue Devils in 2002 and fell 0-3 in the first meeting of this year. FSU fell to the Demon Deacons in Tallahassee 1-3 earlier this year, but has won six of the last nine meetings.