TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a match that features two teams tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, Florida State (17-7, 10-4 ACC) will host North Carolina (13-11, 10-4 ACC) on Sunday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. The Seminoles were defeated by the Tar Heels in five sets on the road in Chapel Hill on October 13.
“We have used the week to work on a few specific things,” said FSU head coach Chris Poole. “With just having one match this week, we have wanted them to get a little bit of rest and haven’t overloaded them. But there have been several areas that we haven’t been consistent on this season, and we are trying reduce the errors, be smoother on offense and relentless on defense.
“We are obviously excited to play North Carolina again. We feel like we didn’t play as well as we wanted to at their place, but they did a great job. They are a very athletic team and are always well-coached. So we are glad to have another opportunity against them, but we are going to have to play better.”
Florida State holds a 43-24 advantage in the all-time series with North Carolina, and is 29-6 against the Tar Heels in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have won three of the last four matches in the series, falling on the road at UNC in five sets on October 13.
Sunday’s match will include two of the top five active winningest coaches in NCAA Volleyball, as FSU’s Chris Poole ranks fourth with 841 wins and UNC’s Joe Sagula is fifth with 815 wins.
Sunday’s contest between the Noles and Tar Heels will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra, and links for the stream and live stats will be available on the volleyball schedule page on Seminoles.com.
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