September 3, 1999 - by
Volleyball Falls To South Carolina, 3-0

Sept. 3, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Lady Seminole volleyball team fell to 1-1
on the year following an 11-15, 8-15, 4-15 loss to South Carolina in the
opening round of the Florida State Classic. The Gamecocks improved to 1-0
with the victory.

“I was very disappointed with our intensity tonight,” said head
coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud following the match. “We started off flat and
never picked up the pace. South Carolina was very aggressive. We just
never responded.”

FSU fell behind early in each game. South Carolina jumped on top
in game one 11-2 behind four service aces and a string of big blocks at
the net. The Lady Seminoles rallied to close to within three points at
14-11, but a Megan Hosp kill gave South Carolina the 15-11 win. Florida
State never could gain any momentum in the final two games as South
Carolina completed the three-game sweep.

Freshman Erica Bunch was the only Lady Seminole with double-digit
kills tallying 13 on the night. As a team, FSU was outhit by the
Gamecocks .432 to .188. South Carolina also recorded 11 service aces.

In Friday’s opening match of the FSU Classic, Indiana swept
Florida International 15-4, 15-12, 15-8. Amanda Welter and Kristen Daly
posted 15 and 11 kills, respectively, to lead the Hoosiers. FIU’s Jessica
Andreolas totaled 14 kills in the losing effort.

All four teams will be in action again on Saturday during the
final day of matches in the Florida State Classic. South Carolina meets
Indiana at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Lady Seminoles and Florida
International at noon. In the late session, FIU meets South Carolina at
4:30 p.m. then Florida State and Indiana battle at 7:00 p.m. in the
tournament finale. All matches are in Tully Gymnasium on the FSU campus.
Admission is free.

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