September 3, 2022 - by

Volleyball Sweeps Yale in First-Ever Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles (5-1) made quick work of Yale (2-1) in their first-ever matchup in Tully Gym on Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Bulldogs in three sets (25-15, 25-10, 25-25-11). In just six matches, the Seminoles have swept the three last opponents.

Head coach Chris Poole praised the team stating, “It was a really clean game. We did a good job handling everything they threw at us. I was really proud to see the way we played. It was the cleanest match that we played so far this season.”

The Noles came out with power in the first set, leading through every point. The offense was dominant, earning 12 kills on 25 swings and only one attack error. Five different Seminoles recorded a kill in the first set, led by Audrey Koening with five. The Bulldogs were unable to respond to the strength of the Seminoles, ending the set 25-15 with a kill from Emma Clothier.

The second set proved to be even more successful for the Seminoles as the team held the Bulldogs to only 10 points. Seven different Noles recorded a kill and four recorded three apiece. Audrey Koenig served three-straight aces against the Bulldogs after Yale called a timeout.

The sweep was secured with a 25-11 win in the third set. Emily Ryan propelled the Seminoles’ offense, recording the first four kills against the Bulldogs. Ryan led the Noles in the third set with five kills. Once again, seven different Seminoles tallied a point for Florida State in the third set.

Ava Pitchford recorded 22 assists in today’s match followed by Andjelija Draskovic with 14. Defensively, Koenig led the team with eight digs and Ryan and Khori Louis put up a brick wall at the net with four blocks apiece. The Seminoles recorded 41 kills on 74 attacks (.527) throughout the three sets.

The Noles will return to action against Austin Peay at 5:00 pm today in Tully Gym.

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