TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State volleyball team (13-5, 9-5) grabbed their sixth sweep of the season against Syracuse (7-8, 7-8), 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-13), at Tully Gymnasium on Thursday evening.
The Seminoles remain undefeated against Syracuse in program history with their 10th straight victory in the series. It is also the sixth time that they have swept the Orange in straight sets.
The Noles have now won 12 of their past 14 matches over the spring season and are making a strong push to secure a bid to their 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
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— FSU Volleyball (@FSU_Volleyball) April 1, 2021
Redshirt sophomore Morgan Chacon had a fantastic match with a team-high 13 kills against Syracuse. She also put together 25 total attacks, four digs, and two services aces in her performance this evening.
Redshirt senior Olivia Dailey led the team in assists with 22, while also putting together seven digs. She also tied Chacon for the most service aces in the match with two total.
Senior Jasmyn Martin performed well with 11 kills and a .429 hitting percentage. She finished the match with 21 total attacks and four digs as well.
Sophomore Jessica Nunge recorded a team-high nine digs and senior Caroline Golden was close behind with eight. Nunge also had five kills and Golden had four assists in their win against the Orange.
FSU dominated Syracuse in kills by outscoring them, 43-32, as well as converting the better hitting percentage, .378-.136. The Noles also recorded more digs, 37-24, and service aces, 4-1, while committing fewer attack errors, 17-6, than the Orange.
The Seminoles came out strong to start the match with two service aces early in the first set by Dailey and Chacon. Five straight points extended the lead for the Noles and back-to-back attack errors by Syracuse gave FSU the win in the first set.
The Noles started the second set tied with the Orange at eight points each, but they picked up the pace with a 7-1 run to go ahead by five. Another long run of 9-1 by FSU, which included a second service ace by Chacon, put away the second set with ease.
FSU continued their dominance in the third set, jumping out to an early 11-2 lead behind an eight-point run that also included Dailey’s second service ace of the game. The lead never dropped below seven points for the Noles in the match and Martin finished the match with a game-winning kill.
The Seminoles will look to grab another win against Syracuse when they face off again on Friday in Tully Gymnasium at 5 p.m., in what will be senior day.