October 11, 2018 - by
Volleyball Heads North for Conference Road Trip

BOSTON, Mass. – The Florida State volleyball team (9-7, 5-1 ACC) heads out for its second conference road trip this weekend, facing Boston College (12-6, 2-4 ACC) on Friday night and Syracuse (9-5, 5-1 ACC) on Sunday afternoon.

FSU heads into the weekend tied for third in the conference with a 5-1 record after winning its last two matches against NC State and UNC at home. The Seminoles are ranked second in the conference with both a .284 hitting percentage (10th nationally) and 2.75 blocks per set (15th nationally).


Florida State at Boston College
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 | 7:30 pm
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Scouting the Eagles

  • Boston College enters the weekend with a 2-4 conference record after sweeping Clemson and Georgia Tech in the first weekend, and dropping its last four to Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia and Pitt.
  • The Eagles are undefeated when playing in in Power Gym this season.
  • Boston College’s 172.5 total blocks ranks second in the ACC and 68th nationally, right behind conference leader Syracuse.
  • Junior libero Makenzie Morrison’s 4.36 digs per set and 288 total digs both rank fourth in ACC.

FSU vs. BC

  • FSU enters Friday’s competition on a 15-match win streak against Boston College. The Seminoles’ only loss in the series came prior to Coach Poole’s arrival in 2008.
  • The series has only seen two five-set decisions, with each team picking up one 3-2 victory.
  • The Seminoles are 9-1 against the Eagles when playing in Boston.


Florida State at Syracuse
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 | 1:00 pm
ACC Network Extra | Live Stats

Scouting the Orange

  • Syracuse heads into the weekend with the same conference record as FSU (5-1) and is also tied for third in the ACC. The Orange hosts Miami on Friday before the match with FSU on Sunday afternoon.
  • Most recently, Syracuse swept Virginia after falling to No. 8 Pitt for its only conference loss of the season. The Orange and the Seminoles both took only a set off of the Panthers this season.
  • The Orange leads the conference and is ranked fourth in the nation in blocks per set with 3.03, and leads the ACC with 172.5 total blocks. The team’s blocking effort is led by middle blockers Amber Witherspoon and Santita Ebangwese, whose blocks per set (1.42 and 1.37, respectively) rank in the top 25 in the nation.
  • Freshman outside hitter Polina Shemanova’s 4.16 blocks per set ranks second in the ACC and 35th in the nation, right behind conference leader Payton Caffrey’s 4.18 blocks per set.

FSU vs. SU

  • The Seminoles are undefeated against the Orange with seven meetings in the series between the two teams.
  • The teams met once before Syracuse joined the ACC, when FSU won the three-set decision at the Hofstra Classic in 1992.
  • No match in the series has been decided in more than four sets, with FSU winning 3-1 in the last two matches between the teams.



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