October 28, 2021 - by

Volleyball Hosts Boston College and Syracuse on Halloween Weekend

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Volleyball team looks to continue its consistent play when it hosts Boston College and Syracuse this Halloween weekend on Friday and Sunday, respectively, at Tully Gym.

Friday night’s match vs. the Eagles (13-11, 3-7) is Super Sophomore Night at 6:30 p.m. The event will be dedicated to FSU’s lone sophomore on the team, right-side hitter Sydney Conley, who is an avid superhero fan. There will be a fan giveaway prize raffle at the marketing table as well as pom-pom and poster giveaways.

Volleyball Hosts Boston College and Syracuse on Halloween Weekend

Sunday’s Noon match vs. the Orange (15-7, 4-6) is on Halloween and will include a Halloween-themed event. There will be a Halloween runway show between the second and third sets, with fans encouraged to dress up and participate for a grand prize.

A Halloween photo booth will also be available near the marketing table, and candy will be given out. Kid’s Club activities will also be available.

Florida State is 4-1 over its last five matches. In that span, Conley has elevated her hitting percentage to .310 while averaging 2.24 kills per set. Setter Lily Tessier has also been dynamite averaging 11.06 assists per set over the last five matches.

“I think we have gotten some good upperclassmen who have filled their roles really well and helped us be successful,” FSU Head Coach Chris Poole said. “Our defense is primarily made up of our upper classmen. Our libero Emery (Dupes) is the only young one. Our back row is one of our strengths this year. That is really helping us.”

Tessier is one of five setters in the ACC averaging more than 10 assists per set this season (10.04). She is looking to become the first Seminole to average 10 or more assists per set since Nikki Baker in 2008.

The Seminoles (14-5, 7-3) continue to lead the ACC in digs per set, increasing their average to 16.43 last weekend following wins at Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. FSU’s 65 digs in a three-set win at Wake Forest last Sunday were its second most in a three-setter this season.

Junior Emma Clothier is the only player in the ACC who ranks in the Top 10 in both hitting percentage (ninth | .352) and service aces ( T5th | 0.37 per set). The returning All-American owns a .390 hitting percentage over her last five matches played and is hitting .431 in home matches this season.

Freshman libero Emery Dupes is coming off a solid weekend of play as well, averaging 4.83 digs per set in wins over Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Redshirt junior outside hitter Morgan Chacon is enjoying a career-long five-match streak of recording 10 or more kills.

Following this weekend, the Seminoles begin November on the road at Clemson on Friday, Nov. 5 (7 p.m.) and No. 14 Georgia Tech on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m.

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