Oct. 31, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Wake Forest’s Trina Maso de Moya’s
match-high 12 kills and 14 digs lifted the Demon Deacons to a 3-0
victory over Florida State in Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball
action this afternoon at Tully Gymnasium. With the 11-15, 10-15, 6-15
loss, FSU falls to 8-17 overall and 1-11 in the ACC while Wake Forest
improves to 21-6 and 8-4 in league play.
The Lady Seminoles, still playing without injured senior middle
hitter Aisha Thornton, hit just .090 for the match while Wake Forest
turned in a .255 hitting performance. Games one and two went neck and
neck until about the 10th point at which time Wake Forest’s depth proved
to be a factor. Florida State recorded 20 kills in game one, but 10
costly errors hurt the Lady Seminoles’ offensive attack. Wake Forest’s
.311 hitting performance and 19 kills in the first game set the tone for
the match. The Deacons went on to victories in the first two games and
dominated game three, holding FSU to just seven kills for the set.
“Wake Forest is a solid team with a lot of offensive weapons,”
FSU Head Coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud said. “I think we were very
competitive in the first two games, but just didn’t hold on and finish
the job. We had some unforced hitting errors that really hurt us and
the absence of Aisha (Thornton) at the net is also a factor.”
Norisha Campbell led Florida State with 10 kills. Maso de
Moya’s .360 hitting performance led the Deacons while Margaret Davidson
and Sharon Harmsworth each added nine kills for Wake Forest.
Florida State will close out the 1999 home season next weekend
when league-leading Clemson visits Tully Gym on Friday, Nov. 5th at 7
p.m. and Georgia Tech follows with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday, Nov. 7th.