November 12, 2004 - by
Seminoles End The Regular Season Schedule At The Carolina Schools

Nov. 12, 2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State volleyball team closes out its regular season this weekend with matches at NC State and North Carolina before opening the ACC Tournament Nov. 18-21. The Seminoles face the Wolfpack Friday at 7:00 p.m. and then turn around and travel to Chapel Hill to battle the Tar Heels Saturday at 6:00 p.m., respectively.

FSU is 16-10 overall and in a four-way tie for fourth place in the league with a 7-7 ACC mark. The top five teams in the ACC earn an automatic first-round bye in the conference tournament, so the next two matches are key performances for the Seminoles. NC State, which is 0-14 in ACC and 10-18 on the season, fell in five games against Virginia Tech during its last outing. Florida State won the first season match-up on Oct. 17 with ease, 3-0. In fact, FSU set a single-game point record after holding the Wolfpack to a low seven points in the first game (30-7). Leading the way in that contest was junior outside hitter Kristen Rust (Cincinnati, Ohio / McAuley HS) who had 10 kills and six digs.

North Carolina is 16-12 overall and 9-5 in the conference and is tied for third place in the league with Miami. On Oct. 17 in Tallahassee, the Tribe won a dramatic 3-1 contest against the Tar Heels that found head coach Todd Kress earning career win No. 200. Game scores were 30-27, 30-25, 27-30, and 30-28. Rust had a career night that led to her being named the ACC Co-Player of the Week after notching 29 kills and reaching for 20 digs.

Florida State leads the ACC in opponent hitting percentage, holding teams to a low .140 hitting percentage. The Tribe held a three-match win streak before falling to Maryland in a five-game heartbreaker last Sunday (Nov. 7). It was the second straight five-game performance for the Seminoles in three days as they defeated Virginia, 3-2, Friday night (Nov. 5). Against the Terps, four players recorded double-digit kills including Rust (16), Amanda Santos (15), Andreza Santos (13), and Aisha Carr (12).

Live stats are available only for the North Carolina match on the FSU volleyball schedule page.

Conference Standings:

1. Georgia Tech (14-0)

T2. Miami (9-5)

T2. North Carolina (9-5)

3. Duke (8-6)

T4. Florida State (7-7)

T4. Virginia (7-7)

T4. Virginia Tech (7-7)

T4. Maryland (7-7)

9. Clemson (6-8)

10. Wake Forest (3-11)

11. NC State (0-14)

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