October 14, 2021 - by
Volleyball Hosts Virginia and No. 4 Pitt on ‘Paint it Pink’ Weekend

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Volleyball hosts another eventful weekend at Tully Gym. On Friday against Virginia, FSU plays its ‘Paint it Pink’ match at 6:30 p.m. on ACC Network Extra. It follows with a match vs. No. 4 Pitt on Sunday at 1 p.m. on ACC Network in what will be the team’s freshmen recognition match.

For Friday’s match, fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. ‘Paint it Pink’ shirts and custom pink volleyball pins will be on sale at the marketing table, with each costing $10 or doing the bundle for $15.

Fans can also pick up pink ribbons to wear. A do-it-yourself “Diggin For a Cure/I Stand For” signs will also be available at the marketing table for fans.

Sunday’s match vs. No. 4 Pitt will including highlighting FSU’s six freshmen. Team posters will also be given away as well as pom-poms, and the first 25 fans receive a white FSU T-shirt.

FSU’s Friday night match vs. the Cavaliers also brings up the 30th anniversary of FSU Volleyball playing in the ACC. On Sept. 26, 1991, the Seminoles played their first ACC match vs. Virginia in what was a 3-1 victory for FSU. Current Virginia Assistant Coach Kris Grunwald was a Graduate Assistant for FSU back then.

On Sunday, the Seminoles (11-4, 4-2) go for their second Top-5 victory in program history when they battle No. 4 Pitt. FSU’s lone Top-5 win came against No. 3 Minnesota on Aug. 31, 2019, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (won 3-0).

In ACC play, freshman middle blocker Khori Louis has elevated her play. The Tallahassee native has a .380 hitting percentage, is averaging 2.77 kills per set and owns 1.45 blocks per set.

The Seminoles play Virginia for the 57th time in series history on Friday, owning a 42-14 record. FSU is 5-11 all-time vs. Pitt and owns a current seven-match losing streak against the Panthers.

The Seminoles are ranked 31st nationally and continue to lead the ACC with 16.69 digs per set.

FSU Head Coach Chris Poole now has 198 career wins in the ACC through his first 253 matches coached in conference play. Of the three ACC coaches with 200+ conference wins ( Joe Sagula – UNC; Jolene Nagel – Duke; Jolene Hoover – Clemson), Nagel reached the milestone the fastest at 267 matches.

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