TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Volleyball looks to get back on the winning track as it travels to ACC foe Duke for a match on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium on ACC Network Extra.
The Seminoles (10-4, 3-2) are coming off a 3-1 loss at Miami on Wednesday night, but a win over the Blue Devils (11-5, 2-3) could salvage the week. With the ACC rising steadily in volleyball, every conference victory is a boost.
Through the early portion of ACC play, FSU is tied for fourth with Syracuse, Notre Dame and No. 18 Georgia Tech in the league with 3-2 conference marks. Duke is tied for eighth at 2-3 in ACC play, coming off a 3-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday night.
Returning All-American middle blocker Emma Clothier is leading the charge for FSU this season, recording a team-high 127 kills, 2.54 kills per set, 21 service aces and 0.80 blocks per set.
Florida State has totaled 81 service aces this season compared to 55 by its opponents. The Seminoles also average an impressive 16.5 digs per set, with freshman libero Emery Dupes averaging a team-best 3.90 digs per set.
Freshman middle blocker Khori Louis is FSU’s leader with 1.14 blocks per set.¬¬¬
Duke leads the all-time series vs. FSU 37-24, with Sunday being the 62nd meeting. FSU has won nine straight in the series, including last year when it went 2-0 vs. the Blue Devils on the road. Morgan Chacon tied for the team high in the most recent meeting with 12 kills.