March 31, 2021 - by
Volleyball Hosts Syracuse in Revised Weekend Slate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Volleyball caps its regular season with matches against Syracuse on Thursday and Friday at Tully Gym. The updated slate of matches no longer includes a Saturday date with N.C. State.

Both matches are at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, with Thursday’s match airing on ACC Network Extra. Friday’s match will be considered Senior Day, with four seniors including Taryn Knuth, Jasmyn Martin, Caroline Golden and Olivia Dailey being recognized.

The Seminoles (12-5, 8-5) face the Orange (7-7, 7-7) in what are two critical matches toward trying to secure a 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament Selection Show airs Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPNU.

Florida State is currently sixth in the competitive ACC, mostly because of its 1-3 start in the fall season that came without the services of All-American middle blocker Taryn Knuth. In the fall, FSU averaged 1.8 blocks per set while opponents averaged 1.7. In the spring, the Seminoles are averaging 2.7 blocks per set while opponents average 1.8.

FSU is 11-2 during the spring season and ranks 13th in the most recent NCAA RPI.

Sophomore middle blocker Emma Clothier averaged 3.11 kills per set last week as the Seminoles split with No. 19 Pitt (L, 1-3) and North Carolina (W, 3-2). She pounded a career-high 19 kills in the win over the Tar Heels while also averaging 1.00 blocks per set.

Florida State holds a 9-0 all-time record vs. Syracuse in a series that began in 1992. The two teams have met eight times since Syracuse joined the ACC in the 2013-14 academic year.

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