October 15, 2021 - by

Volleyball Handles Virginia at Home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Volleyball kicked off Paint It Pink weekend at Tully Gymnasium with another resounding victory, 3-0 (25-9, 25-22, 25-12), against Virginia on Friday night. The Seminoles (12-4, 5-2) recorded their seventh three-set sweep of the season.

FSU started the match strong by dominating the first set and hitting .583. The Noles had an efficient offensive evening in front of a noisy Tully crowd as they ended the match with a season-high hitting percentage of .440.

Redshirt junior Morgan Chacon led FSU with 14 kills, five of which came in the opening set. She finished with a hitting percentage of .393 and a service ace.

Sophomore outside hitter Sydney Conley had an efficient evening with nine kills, a hitting percentage of .562, and not a single error in 16 attacks.

Freshman middle blocker Khori Louis contributed on both ends with a match-high four blocks, seven kills and hit .545. Freshman outside hitter Audrey Koenig and junior middle blocker Emma Clothier contributed to the defensive effort by coming up with three blocks each.

Redshirt junior setter Lily Tessier and senior libero Caroline Golden proved to be stiff competition for the Virginia attack as they ended the match with nine and seven digs, respectively. Tessier added 32 assists in the match, while freshman setter Ava Pitchford pitched in with three of her own.

Tessier had an assist percentage of .561 in the match, a season high for the talented redshirt junior.

It seemed as though the visitors were mounting a comeback in the second set when they were up 17-15, but the Noles responded by winning the next four points out of timeout, which culminated with an authoritative slam by Clothier. Louis finished the close second set with a kill from the middle to put FSU ahead 2-0 before it cruised to a win in the third frame.

Virginia’s .108 hitting percentage in the match was the fourth-lowest allowed by the Seminoles this season, and the second-lowest in ACC play.

The Seminoles host No. 4 Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. on the ACC Network. FSU then heads onto the road with a match against Virginia Tech on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., and a match against Wake Forest on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.

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