Florida State Women's Volleyball - 2007 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Volleyball - 2007 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Todd Kress, Head Coach
Melissa Batie, Associate Head Coach
Tyler Peacock, Strength and Conditioning
Mitch Sadowsky, Assistant Coach

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2007 Women's Volleyball


2007 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Mira Djuric, 6-2, OH, Belgrade, Serbia

Ashlee Moon, 5-7, DS, Murrieta, CA

Stephanie Neville, 6-2, OH, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Jordana Price, 6-1, MB, Mountain Home, ID

Lauren Richardson, 6-1, OH, Ocala

Jenna Romanelli, 5-4, DS, Lighthouse Point

Lauren Rosenthal, 5-10, S, Colorado Springs, CO

Allison Sharp, 5-11, DS, Tampa

Taylor Wilson, 5-7, DS, Tarpon Springs


2007 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  8 Nikki Baker           S       5-10  So   *    Findlay, OH (Findlay)
*  5 Brianna Barry         MB      6-3   So   *    Winter Springs (Winter Springs)
*  2 Jackie BonSalle       OH      6-3   So   *    Albuquerque, NM (Saint Pius X)
* 13 Mira Djuric           OH      6-2   Jr        Belgrade, Serbia (Medicine/Oregon)
*  7 Ashlee Moon           DS      5-7   Jr        Murrieta, CA (Murrieta Valley/Orange Coast College)
*  6 Stephanie Neville     OH      6-2   Fr        Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (Jacob Hespeler Secondary Sch)
* 12 Jordana Price         MB      6-1   So-R      Mountain Home, ID (Mountain Home/College of Southern Idaho)
*  3 Lauren Richardson     OH      6-1   Fr        Ocala (Saint John's Lutheran)
* 10 Jenna Romanelli       DS      5-4   Fr        Lighthouse Point (Cardinal Gibbons)
* 11 Lauren Rosenthal      S       5-10  Fr        Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado Springs Christian)
  22 Allison Sharp         DS      5-11  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
*  1 Makini Thompson       OH      6-0   Sr   **   Quincy, MA (North Quincy/Long Beach State)
* 21 Summer Weissing       DS      5-9   Sr   ***  Boca Raton (Olympic Heights)
* 15 Malorie Wessel        OH-DS   5-7   So   *    West Chester, OH (Mount Notre Dame)
*  4 Taylor Wilson         DS      5-7   Fr        Tarpon Springs (Countryside)
* 23 Lauren Young          MB      6-2   So   *    Ben Wheeler, TX (Van)

2007 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Makini Thompson       OH      6-0   Sr   **   Quincy, MA (North Quincy/Long Beach State)
*  2 Jackie BonSalle       OH      6-3   So   *    Albuquerque, NM (Saint Pius X)
*  3 Lauren Richardson     OH      6-1   Fr        Ocala (Saint John's Lutheran)
*  4 Taylor Wilson         DS      5-7   Fr        Tarpon Springs (Countryside)
*  5 Brianna Barry         MB      6-3   So   *    Winter Springs (Winter Springs)
*  6 Stephanie Neville     OH      6-2   Fr        Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (Jacob Hespeler Secondary Sch)
*  7 Ashlee Moon           DS      5-7   Jr        Murrieta, CA (Murrieta Valley/Orange Coast College)
*  8 Nikki Baker           S       5-10  So   *    Findlay, OH (Findlay)
* 10 Jenna Romanelli       DS      5-4   Fr        Lighthouse Point (Cardinal Gibbons)
* 11 Lauren Rosenthal      S       5-10  Fr        Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado Springs Christian)
* 12 Jordana Price         MB      6-1   So-R      Mountain Home, ID (Mountain Home/College of Southern Idaho)
* 13 Mira Djuric           OH      6-2   Jr        Belgrade, Serbia (Medicine/Oregon)
* 15 Malorie Wessel        OH-DS   5-7   So   *    West Chester, OH (Mount Notre Dame)
* 21 Summer Weissing       DS      5-9   Sr   ***  Boca Raton (Olympic Heights)
  22 Allison Sharp         DS      5-11  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
* 23 Lauren Young          MB      6-2   So   *    Ben Wheeler, TX (Van)

2007 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
08/25
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
FSU Invitational
W 3-0
08/25
Ref
H
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
FSU Invitational
W 3-1
08/31
Ref
N
MISSOURI STATE
Spartan Invitational, East Lansing, Mi
L 2-3
09/01
Ref
N
KANSAS
Spartan Invitational, East Lansing, Mi
W 3-1
09/01
Ref
A
MICHIGAN STATE
Spartan Invitational
L 0-3
09/05
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 1-3
09/07
Ref
N
WASHINGTON
Long Beach State Tournament, Long Beach, Ca
L 0-3
09/08
Ref
A
LONG BEACH STATE
Long Beach State Tournament
L 0-3
09/14
Ref
H
MIAMI W 3-0
09/20
Ref
A
VIRGINIA L 1-3
09/21
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH L 0-3
09/28
Ref
H
DUKE L 0-3
09/30
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST W 3-2
10/05
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 3-1
10/07
Ref
H
CLEMSON L 0-3
10/12
Ref
A
MARYLAND L 1-3
10/13
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE L 2-3
10/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 3-2
10/20
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 3-0
10/23
Ref
A
MIAMI W 3-1
10/26
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 3-1
10/27
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 3-2
11/02
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST W 3-0
11/03
Ref
A
DUKE L 2-3
11/09
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 3-0
11/10
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 3-2
11/16
Ref
A
CLEMSON L 0-3
11/17
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH L 1-3
11/21
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 3-0
11/23
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 3-0
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   16-14    11- 2     4-10     1- 2


2007 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  CLEMSON              21- 1    29- 4 
 2  DUKE                 19- 3    25- 7 
 3  GEORGIA TECH         16- 6    22-10 
 4t VIRGINIA             13- 9    18-13 
 4t FLORIDA STATE        13- 9    16-14 
 6  NORTH CAROLINA       11-11    14-16 
 7  MARYLAND             10-12    18-13 
 8t MIAMI                 8-14    14-17 
 8t VIRGINIA TECH         8-14    14-18 
 8t BOSTON COLLEGE        8-14    14-18 
11  WAKE FOREST           5-17     8-23 
12  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  0-22     3-29 


2007 Season Statistics

|--------ATTACK----------| |-----SET-----| |--------SERVE--------| |---RECEPT---| |--DIG---| |------BLOCKING------| Name GP MP MS K K/G E TA Pct A A/G TA SA SA/G SE TA Pct RE TA Pct DIG D/G BS BA Tot B/G BE BHE Pts Pts/G ================================================================================================================================================================== Mira Djuric 113 30 29 438 3.88 200 939 0.253 67 0.59 82 0.73 137 540 0.746 26 450 0.942 181 1.60 7 55 62.0 0.55 12 6 554.5 4.91 Makini Thompson 109 29 28 361 3.31 130 991 0.233 8 0.07 7 0.06 17 229 0.926 10 86 0.884 72 0.66 7 41 48.0 0.44 4 0 395.5 3.63 Brianna Barry 111 30 17 324 2.92 107 652 0.333 11 0.10 0 0.00 1 32 0.969 2 19 0.895 29 0.26 22 78 100.0 0.90 17 4 385.0 3.47 Jordana Price 83 26 11 135 1.63 54 319 0.254 5 0.06 1 0.01 7 32 0.781 0 3 1.000 19 0.23 6 67 73.0 0.88 14 5 175.5 2.11 Lauren Richardson 57 24 11 123 2.16 69 358 0.151 5 0.09 8 0.14 20 157 0.873 8 88 0.909 56 0.98 1 14 15.0 0.26 3 1 139.0 2.44 Jackie BonSalle 44 15 9 98 2.23 46 259 0.201 3 0.07 1 0.02 5 30 0.833 2 32 0.938 19 0.43 1 9 10.0 0.23 0 0 104.5 2.38 Stephanie Neville 53 21 9 93 1.75 46 294 0.160 2 0.04 0 0.00 6 23 0.739 7 35 0.800 33 0.62 3 12 15.0 0.28 1 3 102.0 1.92 Lauren Young 46 18 7 65 1.41 23 158 0.266 3 0.07 0 0.00 0 0 0.000 0 2 1.000 10 0.22 5 27 32.0 0.70 4 0 83.5 1.82 Nikki Baker 79 26 19 28 0.35 9 75 0.253 873 11.05 19 0.24 25 308 0.919 1 1 0.000 185 2.34 2 25 27.0 0.34 12 26 61.5 0.78 Lauren Rosenthal 57 21 11 27 0.47 13 88 0.159 508 8.91 13 0.23 17 205 0.917 0 1 1.000 68 1.19 1 15 16.0 0.28 1 36 48.5 0.85 Ashlee Moon 112 30 14 3 0.03 5 16 -0.125 22 0.20 42 0.38 46 503 0.909 38 517 0.926 202 1.80 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 45.0 0.40 Malorie Wessel 73 21 8 3 0.04 8 27 -0.185 5 0.07 27 0.37 64 272 0.765 20 279 0.928 107 1.47 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 3 30.0 0.41 Summer Weissing 113 30 0 3 0.03 1 15 0.133 35 0.31 27 0.24 52 457 0.886 22 533 0.959 479 4.24 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 1 30.0 0.27 Jenna Romanelli 50 21 6 0 0.00 0 1 0.000 5 0.10 9 0.18 17 138 0.877 16 190 0.916 51 1.02 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 1 9.0 0.18 Taylor Wilson 13 7 1 1 0.08 0 3 0.333 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 23 0.957 1 6 0.833 6 0.46 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 1.0 0.08 Team 1 15 363 1 0.0 ============================================================================================================================================== FSU 113 30 30 1702 15.06 711 4195 0.236 1552 13.73 0 236 2.09 416 2949 0.859 168 2605 0.936 1517 13.42 55 343 226.5 2.00 68 87 2164.5 19.15 Opp 113 30 30 1457 12.89 638 3876 0.211 1286 11.38 168 1.49 242 2898 0.916 236 2505 0.906 1469 13.00 66 432 282.0 2.50 47 82 1907.0 16.88

FLORIDA STATE 3, UNC-ASHEVILLE 0
08/25/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Volleyball Downs UNC Asheville 3-0 in Season Opener.

Junior Mira Djuric set her season high with 19 kills and contributed a total 22 points.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State opened the 2007 season against UNC Asheville as they played host to the FSU Invitational on Saturday, August 25. The Seminoles swept the Bulldogs three games to none (30-11, 30-23, 30-22) and won its fifth straight home opener under head coach Todd Kress.

Florida State's record moves to 1-0 while UNC Asheville drops to 0-2 on the season, after dropping to TCU 3-0 (30-7, 30-27, 30-22) on Friday night.

Junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) had a stellar debut notching 19 kills along with three aces and 22 points. Djuric joins the Seminoles after playing for two seasons at Oregon.

Returnee Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) began her sophomore season with an impressive 12 kills on 17 attacks and 14 points, leading Florida State in attack percentage with 0.647.

Also capturing double digits in kills and points was senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.) with 12 kills and 22 attacks for 13.5 points.

Senior Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla.) added 12 digs to her resume, bringing her career total to 1,391 and moving her only 392 digs away from breaking the Florida State school record of 1,771 held by Luiza Ramos.

In game one against UNCA, the Seminoles went on a 10-point streak for the win, holding the Bulldogs at 11. But the team out of Asheville, N.C., wasn't defeated, going nearly point for point with FSU in game, losing by seven.

In the final game of the afternoon, UNC Asheville scored the first point off Florida State's serve and held off the Seminoles until they made a comeback and took the lead with 15 points to the Bulldogs' 14. FSU would go on to win 30-22, giving UNCA its second loss of the tournament.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3 12  2  22  0.455   0  0  3   0   5  1  1   0   0  13.5
 2 Jackie BonSalle            2  3  1   5  0.400   0  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   0   3.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  1   1   3  0  0   0   0   1.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  1  0   2  0.500  41  0  1   0   3  0  1   0   3   1.5
12 Jordana Price              3  6  2  12  0.333   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   6.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 19  7  29  0.414   1  3  4   0   5  0  0   0   0  22.0
   ---Substitutes---
 5 Brianna Barry              3 12  1  17  0.647   1  0  0   0   0  1  2   0   0  14.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          1  3  0   4  0.750   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   3.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   0  4  2   0   3  0  0   0   0   4.0
 8 Nikki Baker                1  0  0   0  0.000   3  0  0   0   0  0  0   1   0   0.0
15 Malorie Wessel             1  0  0   0  0.000   0  3  2   1   1  0  0   0   0   3.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   3  0  3   1  12  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 56 13  91  0.473  49 11 16   5  36  2  4   1   3  71.0
   Opp                        3 18 15  74  0.041  15  5  5  11  18  0  4   2   2  25.0


  1 2 3
UNC-ASHEVILLE
11
23
22
FLORIDA STATE
30
30
30

FLORIDA STATE 3, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 1
08/25/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Wins FSU Invitational For Second Straight Year.

The Seminoles knocked out TCU three games to one in an intense match-up in Tully Gym.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coming off an earlier win against UNC Asheville, the Florida State women's volleyball team claimed the FSU Invitational title after defeating TCU three games to one Saturday night. This is the second consecutive season the Seminoles have claimed the tournament title on Lucy McDaniel Court. Florida State starts the 2007 campaign with a 2-0 record while TCU drops to 2-1.

Three from Florida State were names to the All-Tournament team, senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.), junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.). Djuric was also crowned the Most Valuable Player of the weekend-long tournament.

Djuric's double-double of 19 kills and 25 points superseded her performance in the earlier match against UNC Asheville where she notched a double-double with 19 kills and 22 points. The Oregon transfer also stunned the Horned Frogs with four aces, three of which came on her second time in the server's position in game three.

Thompson was second on the team for kills with 17, scoring 18.5 points for the Seminoles. Sophomores Barry and Jackie BonSalle (Albuquerque, N.M.) rounded out the double-double for Florida State, Barry with 17.5 points on 14 kills and BonSalle with 12 kills and 13 points.

"We had a really great preseason and the team worked hard," head coach Todd Kress said. "We saw a lot of focus out of this group so we had high expectations coming out this weekend. I don't think we played our best volleyball in match one against UNC Asheville, but we started to find our stride in game two against TCU. People started to do their job and that's all that is required for us to do in order to have a solid season.

"Even though we have a couple upperclassmen on the court we are still a very young team so we give a lot of our freshmen and sophomores considerable playing time which will help us score more in the long run."

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4 17  4  37  0.351   0  1  0   0   0  0  1   0   0  18.5
 2 Jackie BonSalle            4 12  5  31  0.226   0  0  0   0   2  0  2   0   0  13.0
 5 Brianna Barry              4 14  4  26  0.385   0  0  0   0   1  1  5   0   0  17.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  0   1  0.000   1  2  3   4   8  0  0   0   0   2.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           4  2  2   8  0.000  58  3  2   0   7  0  0   0   2   5.0
13 Mira Djuric                4 19  7  37  0.324   2  4  4   0   9  0  4   0   0  25.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  1  1   2  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   1.0
12 Jordana Price              4  4  3  11  0.091   0  0  0   0   0  0  4   1   0   6.0
15 Malorie Wessel             4  0  0   2  0.000   0  1  5   0   4  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   0  13  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                  1                      
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 69 26 155  0.277  62 11 15   4  44  1 16   1   2  89.0
   Opp                        4 47 21 120  0.217  47  4  5  11  51  5  4   1   6  58.0


  1 2 3 4
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
25
30
16
27
FLORIDA STATE
30
23
30
30

MISSOURI STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
08/31/2007, Spartan Invitational, East Lansing, Mi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Drops First Game To Missouri State.

The Seminoles fought hard but couldn't hold on as the Bears took the match in game five.

EAST LANSING, MI - In the first road match of the season the Florida State volleyball team fell three games to two to Missouri State at the Spartan Invitational. The Seminoles drop to 2-1 on the season while the Bears improve to 5-0.

Florida State led the first half of game five before Missouri State took the lead at 8-7 and then held the Seminoles scoreless in the last five plays of the game. The Bears, a 2006 NCAA Tournament team, took the match with a 15-11 victory.

Despite the loss, senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.), junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Jackie BonSalle (Albuquerque, N.M.) all posted double-doubles. Thompson went 13-13 in kills and points, Djuric 16-23 and BonSalle 17-17.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            5 13  9  40  0.100   2  0  3   0   3  0  0   2   0  13.0
 2 Jackie BonSalle            5 17  4  31  0.419   2  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0  17.0
 5 Brianna Barry              5  8  3  15  0.333   3  0  0   0   0  1  1   0   0   9.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                5  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  2   2   7  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           5  3  1   6  0.333  46  0  3   0   5  0  1   1   4   3.5
13 Mira Djuric                5 16  9  34  0.206   1  5  5   3   6  0  4   0   0  23.0
   ---Substitutes---
 4 Taylor Wilson              2  1  0   3  0.333   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   1.0
 8 Nikki Baker                1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
12 Jordana Price              4  5  1  10  0.400   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   2   0   6.0
15 Malorie Wessel             5  0  1   1 -1.000   0  2  4   1   4  0  0   0   0   2.0
21 Summer Weissing            5  1  1   2  0.000   2  3  2   1  13  0  0   0   0   4.0
23 Lauren Young               2  0  2   6 -0.333   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   1.0
   Team                                                                        1
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 64 31 149  0.221  56 10 19   7  41  1 10   5   5  80.0
   Opp                        5 47 25 129  0.171  41  7 13  10  34  4  9   2   7  62.5


  1 2 3 4 5
FLORIDA STATE
23
27
30
30
11
MISSOURI STATE
30
30
24
17
15

FLORIDA STATE 3, KANSAS 1
09/01/2007, Spartan Invitational, East Lansing, Mi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Dominates Kansas At Spartan Invitational.

The Seminoles came back from down one game to take the match 3-1 in the Jenison Field House on the campus of Michigan State University.

EAST LANSING, MI - Coming off its first loss of the season, the Florida State volleyball dominated the court against Big 12 opponent Kansas winning three games to one. The match brings the Seminoles to 3-1 on the season while the Jayhawks drop to 2-3.

Game four proved to be the most intense of the afternoon as the Florida State went on a 12-point streak that included six Aces by junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia). Djuric posted nine kills with 18 points. The match point came off another Ace by senior co-captain Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla.) who had 13 digs and contributed two points.

Sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) was the only Seminole to record double-doubles with 11 kills and 15 points. Barry also led the team in block assists with six. Makini Thompson's (Quincy, Mass.) attack percentage of 0.375 topped the team as the senior put eight kills and 10 points on the board.

Despite being down going into game two, Florida State dominated in hitting percentage through remaining match and its 12-point run was the most held by either team.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4  8  2  16  0.375   0  1  0   0   0  0  2   0   0  10.0
 2 Jackie BonSalle            3  2  1   4  0.250   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   2.0
 5 Brianna Barry              4 11  4  19  0.368   1  0  0   0   0  1  6   0   0  15.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  2   2   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  1  0   3  0.333   7  1  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   2.5
13 Mira Djuric                4  9  8  27  0.037   1  6  4   0   5  1  4   1   2  18.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 4 Taylor Wilson              3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          4  9  3  19  0.316   0  0  0   1   3  0  1   0   0   9.5
 8 Nikki Baker                4  1  1   3  0.000  33  1  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   2.5
10 Jenna Romanelli            1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
12 Jordana Price              4  7  4  17  0.176   0  0  0   0   1  1  4   0   0  10.0
15 Malorie Wessel             4  1  0   1  1.000   0  2  5   2   5  0  0   0   0   3.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   1  0.000   0  2  3   3  13  0  0   0   0   2.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 49 23 110  0.236  42 13 14   9  31  3 19   1   2  74.5
   Opp                        4 42 32 112  0.089  36  9 10  13  30  3 12   2   6  60.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
22
30
30
30
KANSAS
30
20
27
16

MICHIGAN STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/01/2007, EAST LANSING, MI, Spartan Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall To Spartans, 3-0 Florida State drops to 3-2 on the season after falling to Michigan State in its first appearance at the Spartan Invitational.

EAST LANSING, MI - With a tournament record of 1-1 at the Spartan Invitational, the Florida State volleyball team fell 3-0 in its final match against Michigan State on Saturday, Sept. 1. The Seminoles, who won the FSU Invitational last weekend, were unable to pull off a repeat this weekend to the Spartans who have gone undefeated in its home tournament for seven consecutive seasons.

The last meeting between these teams was on Sept. 6, 1986, at the UCF Classic when Michigan State defeated FSU in another 3-0 match.

Seminole stars of the evening were junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) who was also named to the All-Tournament team.

Djuric posted eight kills and nine and a half points while Barry but six kills and seven points on the board for Florida State.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3  6  3  17  0.176   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   6.5
 2 Jackie BonSalle            3  1  1   7  0.000   1  0  2   0   2  0  1   0   0   1.5
 5 Brianna Barry              3  6  1  17  0.294   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   7.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   1  3  0   3   4  0  0   0   0   3.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  2  0   6  0.333  20  0  1   0   4  0  2   0   2   3.0
13 Mira Djuric                3  8  8  26  0.000   2  0  3   1   3  0  3   1   0   9.5
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  2  3   6 -0.167   0  0  1   0   2  0  1   0   0   2.5
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  2  1   3  0.333   0  0  1   0   1  0  0   0   0   2.0
 8 Nikki Baker                1  0  0   1  0.000   3  1  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            2  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
12 Jordana Price              3  4  1   9  0.333   1  0  0   0   2  0  6   0   0   7.0
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  0   2  0.000   0  0  2   2   2  0  0   0   1   0.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   8  0  0   0   1   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 31 18  95  0.137  28  4 10   6  30  0 16   1   4  43.0
   Opp                        3 49 16 100  0.330  42  6 13   4  39  0 13   2   3  61.5


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
27
19
22
MICHIGAN STATE
30
30
30

FLORIDA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
09/05/2007, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Volleyball Downed By No. 6 Florida.

The Seminoles won the first game but were unable to maintain their momentum, dropping to the Gators 3-1.

GAINESVILLE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team came out strong against its first ranked opponent of the season, the No. 6 Florida Gators. The Seminoles took game one, but the Gators took the match 3-1 (30-24, 11-30, 21-30, 21-30) at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla.

The Seminoles, now 3-3 for the season, have been unable to take the match in the part 16 consecutive meeting against the undefeated Gators (6-0).

The first game of the night showcased a strong Florida State squad, matching Florida point-for-point for the first four plays. It was a kill by freshman Lauren Rosenthal (Colorado Springs, Col.) that changed the pace and gave the Seminoles the lead, holding the Gators at five. Florida was unable to regain its composure as a service ace by Rosenthal sealed the deal and won the game for the garnet and gold.

At one point in, three consecutive points were scored off blocks by senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.), junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Jordana Price (Mountain Home, Idaho).

Thompson led the team in kills with 18, contributing 20 points, followed by sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) with 10 kills and 10.5 points.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4 18  8  49  0.204   0  0  0   0   1  1  2   0   0  20.0
 2 Jackie BonSalle            4  8  2  18  0.333   0  0  1   0   2  0  1   0   0   8.5
 5 Brianna Barry              4 10  6  19  0.211   2  0  0   0   2  0  1   1   0  10.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  4   0   2  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           4  3  1   8  0.250  30  1  1   0   4  1  0   0   2   5.0
13 Mira Djuric                4  8  6  23  0.087   3  1  0   1   8  1  2   0   0  11.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 4 Taylor Wilson              1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  1  1   3  0.000   0  0  2   0   0  0  0   0   0   1.0
 8 Nikki Baker                2  0  0   0  0.000  10  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
12 Jordana Price              4  5  1  12  0.333   0  0  0   0   2  0  4   1   0   7.0
15 Malorie Wessel             4  0  2   3 -0.667   1  1  3   1   5  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   1  0.000   1  0  1   2  15  0  0   0   0   0.0
23 Lauren Young               1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 53 27 137  0.190  48  3 12   7  41  3 10   2   2  64.0
   Opp                        4 66 16 132  0.379  55  7 10   3  46  2 28   1   1  89.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
30
11
21
21
FLORIDA
24
30
30
30

WASHINGTON 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/07/2007, Long Beach State Tournament, Long Beach, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Swept By Huskies 3-0 At Long Beach State Tournament.

Florida State's Brianna Barry lead the team in kills and points against No. 8 Washington.

LONG BEACH, CA - Coming off a disappointing loss to in-state rival Florida, the Florida State volleyball team suffered its second straight defeat to a top-ten ranked team, falling to No.8 Washington 3-0 (17-30, 15-30, 28-30) on Sept. 7 at the Long Beach State Tournament.

Leading the Seminoles was sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) who had 10 kills (.412 pct), four blocks and 12.5 points.

The garnet and gold built up some momentum heading into game three as they made a move on the Huskies. A kill by Barry moved the score to 25-28, but were held off as a kill by Washington's Christal Morrison won the match.

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3  5  2  30  0.100   1  0  1   0   2  0  2   0   0   6.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          3  4  2  12  0.167   0  0  0   2   6  0  3   1   0   5.5
 5 Brianna Barry              3 10  3  17  0.412   0  0  0   0   1  1  3   2   0  12.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   0  2  1   1   9  0  0   0   0   2.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           2  0  0   3  0.000   8  0  1   0   1  0  1   0   3   0.5
13 Mira Djuric                3  3 10  14 -0.500   0  0  3   0   1  0  1   0   0   3.5
   ---Substitutes---
 2 Jackie BonSalle            3  2  0  11  0.182   0  0  2   1   0  0  0   0   0   2.0
 4 Taylor Wilson              2  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
 8 Nikki Baker                2  1  0   3  0.333  16  0  1   0   1  0  1   2   1   1.5
10 Jenna Romanelli            2  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
12 Jordana Price              2  2  1   7  0.143   0  0  0   0   0  0  4   1   0   4.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  2   0  13  0  0   0   0   0.0
23 Lauren Young               1  0  2   6 -0.333   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   0.5
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 27 20 103  0.068  26  2 11   6  36  1 16   6   4  38.0
   Opp                        3 47 18 103  0.282  41  6  6   2  49  1 15   2   4  61.5


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
17
15
25
WASHINGTON
30
30
30

LONG BEACH STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/08/2007, LONG BEACH, CA, Long Beach State Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Upset By Long Beach State.

The Seminoles drop to 3-5 on the season after losing to the 49ers.

LONG BEACH, CA - The Florida State volleyball team fought hard but couldn't pull out a win as they fall to 3-5 on the season after Long Beach State defeated the Seminoles 3-0 (22-30, 28-30, 23-30) on the final day of the Long Beach State Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Junior Mira Djruic (Belgrade, Serbia) led the team in kills with 15, followed closely by sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Park, Fla.) with 13 and senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.) with nine.

The Seminoles made a move in game two, scoring 28 points and leading the game in team kills with 19, but an attack error by Djruic gave the 49ers the game point.

Senior Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla.) had one of her best matches with 18 digs, bringing her season total to 106 and moving her up to 1,485 career digs.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3  9  6  38  0.079   0  0  0   0   1  0  4   0   0  11.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          3  4  4  18  0.000   1  2  2   2   6  0  0   0   0   6.0
 4 Taylor Wilson              1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 5 Brianna Barry              3 13  5  24  0.333   0  0  0   0   1  0  3   0   0  14.5
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  1  0   3  0.333  34  0  1   0   6  0  1   0   1   1.5
12 Jordana Price              3  4  0  10  0.400   0  1  3   0   3  0  3   1   0   6.5
   ---Substitutes---
 2 Jackie BonSalle            1  0  0   3  0.000   0  1  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   1.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  3   0   4  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 15 11  36  0.111   1  0  2   1   6  0  1   2   0  15.5
21 Summer Weissing            3  1  0   2  0.500   1  1  1   0  18  0  0   0   0   2.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 47 26 134  0.157  37  5 12   4  48  0 12   3   1  58.0
   Opp                        3 45 12 115  0.287  38  4  7   5  57  3 10   1   1  57.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
22
28
23
LONG BEACH STATE
30
30
30

FLORIDA STATE 3, MIAMI 0
09/14/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Hurricanes In Conference Opener.

Florida State dominated the court against Miami winning 3-0 at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team opened conference play with a win against Miami on Friday, Sept. 14, on Lucy McDaniel Court. The Seminoles, now 4-5 on the season, swept the Hurricanes 3-0 (30-17, 30-24, 30-22) in front of a crowd of over 850 in Tully Gym.

"It's a big win for us tonight," head coach Todd Kress said. "We needed to take the right step after the preseason and our preseason schedule was very tough, but I thought it prepared us for tonight. We took advantage tonight of a big crowd and put on a good show."

The Seminoles averaged a .223 attack percentage on 94 attempts for the match, while Miami finished with .011 on 88 attempts.

Leading FSU once again was junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) with 13 kills, five service aces and 18 points. Djuric's back-to-back aces secured the win in game one and brought her season total to 30.

Senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.) had a solid night with seven kills, two blocks and eight points and sophomore Jackie BonSalle (Albuquerque, N.M.) also had seven kills and added seven points to the board.

Moving closer to breaking the Florida State record for career digs was Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla.) with 10 against Miami. The senior libero leads the garnet in gold in that category with 129 so far this season.

"It feels really good to have the first ACC win under our belt," Weissing said. "We came out tonight really aggressive with our serving. You definitely have to win the first one to build momentum for the season and it feels great to have won tonight."

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3  7  4  23  0.130   0  0  0   0   1  0  2   1   0   8.0
 5 Brianna Barry              3  3  1  11  0.182   0  0  0   0   1  1  5   0   0   6.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  1  0   1  1.000   0  2  2   2   3  0  0   0   0   3.0
 8 Nikki Baker                3  1  0   1  1.000  28  4  0   0   3  0  3   1   3   6.5
12 Jordana Price              2  4  1  10  0.300   1  0  2   0   1  0  0   1   0   4.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 13  4  23  0.391   5  5  3   0   5  0  0   0   0  18.0
   ---Substitutes---
 2 Jackie BonSalle            2  7  4  18  0.167   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   7.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  0  1   3 -0.333   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  0   2  0.000   0  3  2   1   6  0  0   0   0   3.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  1   2  10  0  0   0   0   0.0
23 Lauren Young               1  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   1   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 36 15  94  0.223  34 14 10   5  31  1 10   4   3  56.0
   Opp                        3 27 26  88  0.011  25  5 10  14  35  1 10   2   4  38.0


  1 2 3
MIAMI
17
24
22
FLORIDA STATE
30
30
30

VIRGINIA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
09/20/2007, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Volleyball Falls At Virginia.

Florida State led after game one, but the home team Cavaliers went on to take the match 3-1.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Florida State got off to a good start against Virginia on Thursday but were unable to hold on, falling 3-1 (30-28, 24-30, 27-30, 20-30) at Memorial Gymnasium in Charlottesville, Va. The Seminoles are now 4-6 overall and 1-1 in the ACC.

The first game of the night was also the closest ending in a 30-28 win for the Seminoles. The entire game was back and forth between both teams, going nearly point for point. With the score tied at 28 apiece, a ball handling error by Virginia moved the garnet and gold into the lead followed immediately by a kill from sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.), sealing the deal.

A highlight once again for Florida State was junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) who came away with an impressive 21 kills and 22.5 points, leading both teams in those categories.

The Seminoles had the opportunity to take home a win, but the Cavaliers' strong blocking and steady play hindered their chances moving into game two.

"I think whenever you go on the road and take game one you put yourself at a huge advantage," head coach Todd Kress said. "When you get opportunities like that you put yourself in a good position to have a positive outcome from the match.

"Unfortunately, we weren't able to play steady volleyball after game one where Virginia was very steady. Virginia is also a really strong blocking team and they blocked very well tonight."

The Cavaliers led in team blocks with 23 compared to FSU's five and dominated in attacking percentage with .252 to the Seminoles' .157.

"We made a few bad decisions on some of our attacks and our serving wasn't at its best," Kress added. "Simply put, we were too high air and Virginia played steady and that is why they came away with the win."

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4  3  7  18 -0.222   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   3.0
 5 Brianna Barry              4 12  5  21  0.333   0  0  0   0   2  0  2   1   0  13.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  1   0   6  0  0   0   0   1.0
 8 Nikki Baker                3  0  0   2  0.000  35  0  1   0   8  0  0   1   1   0.0
12 Jordana Price              4  7  4  24  0.125   0  0  2   0   1  0  3   1   1   8.5
13 Mira Djuric                4 21  9  46  0.261   2  0  8   0   8  0  3   1   1  22.5
   ---Substitutes---
 2 Jackie BonSalle            4 11  5  29  0.207   0  0  0   0   2  0  2   0   0  12.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          4  6  5  17  0.059   0  2  2   2   9  0  0   0   0   8.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          1  0  1   1 -1.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           2  1  0   1  1.000  19  1  2   0   4  0  0   0   3   2.0
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  2   1   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  2   0  16  0  0   0   0   1.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 61 36 159  0.157  57  6 20   4  59  0 10   4   6  72.0
   Opp                        4 50 16 135  0.252  44  4 12   6  44  2 42   3   6  77.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
30
24
27
20
VIRGINIA
28
30
30
30

VIRGINIA TECH 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/21/2007, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Volleyball Taken Down By Hokies.

Florida State is now 4-7 on the season after dropping 3-0 to Virginia Tech.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The Florida State volleyball team was unable to pull out a victory on Friday night, falling 3-0 (26-30, 24-30, 27-30) against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The loss bumps the Seminoles to 4-7 on the season and 1-2 in the ACC.

The Hokies, who entered the match 0-2 in the league after losing to Miami and Virginia, showed no mercy to the Seminoles inside Cassell Coliseum as they ended their drought with a sweep.

Topping Florida State in kills was sophomore Jackie BonSalle (Albuquerque, N.M.) with 13, followed closely by junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) with 12 and four service aces. BonSalle and Djuric contributed a combined 30 points throughout the match.

For the second straight night, service and attack errors plagued the garnet and gold. Although FSU had a significant advantage in hitting percentage for game one - .200 (18-9-45) to .139 (12-7-36) - they fell to .100 in game two and trailed Virginia Tech by mere tenths of a point in game three with .283.

Game one began with a point for the Seminoles but Tech gave chase keeping the score neck and neck. The home team began to pull away as they held FSU to 25 and took the game when freshman Lauren Richardson (Ocala, Fla.) was called on an attacking error leaving the score at 30-26.

Both teams traded points at the start of game two, but multiple kills by Virginia Tech mixed with Seminole errors allowed the Hokies to pull away to an 18-9 advantage. Florida State attempted a comeback, but it was too little, too late as Tech held them off 30-24.

Game three gave FSU hope as a kill by sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) tied the score at 27. The Hokies responded with a kill and a service ace but it was an attack error by BonSalle that ended the match.

After three games, Barry recorded nine kills and 10 points, while freshman setter Lauren Rosenthal (Colorado Springs, Colo.) had an impressive 46 assists along with six digs and a service ace.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 3 Lauren Richardson          2  5  5  14  0.000   0  0  0   1   1  0  0   0   0   5.0
 5 Brianna Barry              3  9  2  20  0.350   0  0  1   0   3  1  1   1   0  10.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  0   0   7  0  0   0   0   1.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  0  1   5 -0.200  46  1  0   0   6  0  1   0   3   1.5
12 Jordana Price              2  4  1   8  0.375   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   1   4.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 12  4  30  0.267   0  4  8   0   4  0  1   0   0  16.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Makini Thompson            2  6  1  14  0.357   0  0  0   0   2  0  1   0   0   6.5
 2 Jackie BonSalle            3 13  8  37  0.135   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0  13.5
 8 Nikki Baker                1  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  1   2 -0.500   0  0  1   2   8  0  0   0   0   0.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   1  0.000   1  1  3   1  15  0  0   0   0   1.0
23 Lauren Young               3  2  0   7  0.286   0  0  0   0   2  0  1   0   0   2.5
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 51 23 138  0.203  49  7 13   5  49  1  6   1   4  62.0
   Opp                        3 44 13 118  0.263  39  5  4   7  55  3 14   1   2  59.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
26
24
27
VIRGINIA TECH
30
30
30

DUKE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/28/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop At Home To Blue Devils.

Florida State looks to bounce back against Wake Forest on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State volleyball hosted its first home match in two weeks in Tully Gym, falling to No. 14 Duke 0-3 (24-30, 18-30, 26-30). The Seminoles drop to 4-8 and 1-3 in the ACC, while the Blue Devils advance to 9-3 and 4-0.

Leading the Seminoles once again was junior Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) who ended the night with 11 kills and 18 points. Djuric also topped both teams in service aces with six, needing only four more to break the single match record of nine set in 1993. Topping FSU in hitting percentage was sophomore Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) with .429, her best since the first match of the season against UNC Asheville when she hit .647. Barry also provided seven kills, eight points and two blocks.

Although Duke dominated games one and two in attacking percentage, Florida State took control of game three with a .306 percentage to Duke's .235. But the Seminoles' sore spot was once again too many errors against a steady Blue Devils team.

Florida State suffered 15 service errors and 22 attack errors, one of which by senior Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.) gave Duke the win in game two.

Senior Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla.) nabbed one service ace and added 10 digs to bring her season total to 156 and move her closer to the school record of 1,771. Sophomore Nikki Baker (Findlay, Ohio) had good night with 31 assists and eight digs, working her way to the first double-double for the Seminoles this season.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3  7  6  23  0.043   1  0  0   1   4  0  1   0   0   7.5
 2 Jackie BonSalle            3  5  6  21 -0.048   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   5.5
 8 Nikki Baker                3  1  1   4  0.000  31  0  1   0   8  0  0   0   1   1.0
12 Jordana Price              2  2  4  11 -0.182   1  0  0   0   1  0  2   0   0   3.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 11  4  27  0.259   1  6  5   2   2  0  3   1   1  18.5
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  3   1   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  0  0   2  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 5 Brianna Barry              3  7  1  14  0.429   0  0  0   0   2  0  2   0   0   8.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  1   1   8  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  5   0  10  0  0   0   0   1.0
23 Lauren Young               2  3  0   8  0.375   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   3.5
   Team                                                      3                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 36 22 111  0.126  34  7 15   9  39  0 10   1   2  48.0
   Opp                        3 40 16  98  0.245  38  9  7   7  48  1 18   1   1  59.0


  1 2 3
DUKE
30
30
30
FLORIDA STATE
24
18
26

FLORIDA STATE 3, WAKE FOREST 2
09/30/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Volleyball Takes Down Wake Forest.

The Seminoles dominated the match with a 3-2 win against the Demon Deacons.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coming off a disappointing loss against Duke on Friday, Florida State showed no mercy against Wake Forest as it took down the Demon Deacons 3-2 on Lucy McDaniel Court in Tully Gym on Sunday, Sept. 30. The Seminoles are now 5-8 overall and 2-3 in the ACC, while Wake Forest drops to 6-8 and 3-2.

This was only the second five-game match this season for the Seminoles who dropped a 2-3 decision to Missouri State last month. Today's match was the third to go to five in series history between these two teams. All three of those matches went to Florida State, who now leads the all-time series 18-6.

Leading the Seminoles were starters Makini Thompson (Quincy, Mass.), Mira Djuric (Belgrade, Serbia) and Brianna Barry (Winter Springs, Fla.) all with double-digit kills and points. Thompson recorded 16 kills for a .204 attack percentage and added 17.5 points to the board. Both Djuric and Barry managed 18 kills, a season-high for Barry who also led the team in attacking with a .371 percentage on 35 attempts and 19 points.

Also recording a season-high against Wake Forest was sophomore Nikki Baker (Findlay, Ohio) with 36 assists. The starter setter also topped her season in digs with 16.

Senior libero Summer Weissing (Boca Raton, Fla.) had 20 digs, also a high for her this season, which brings her career total to 1,555 and moves her to No. 2 in school history for career digs. Weissing now needs only 216 digs this season to replace current record-holder Luiza Ramos' 1,771 dig total.

"Even though we lost to Duke on Friday we did some quality things," head coach Todd Kress said. "We pushed Duke into the mid-twenties and then just didn't make plays down the stretch.

"Today against Wake Forest was a different outcome. We made plays down the stretch in games two, three and five. We had plenty of opportunities to do it in game one but we didn't do it. I thought we maybe lost a little bit of confidence."

Although the Seminoles lost game one, they were able to score 28 points and keep the Deacons on their toes. Game two showcased a more focused Seminole team that was able to hold Wake Forest to 25 points while leading the game in attacking percentage with .212.

Florida State took control of its opportunities in game three, recording 18 kills and averaging a match-high .343 attacking percentage. But that didn't stop Wake Forest from clawing its way back in game four to beat the garnet and gold 31-29.

With everything on the line for the Seminoles in game five, there was no room for errors. After the Deacons scored the first point off a kill from their leader, red-shirt junior Natalie Mullikin, Seminole junior Djuric responded with a powerful kill of her own.

Both teams went nearly point-for-point throughout the final game, but Florida State was able to hold Wake Forest to 11 after another kill by Djuric moves the Seminoles into the match-point position. A trademark serve by Djuric resulted in her fourth service ace of the day and won the match for FSU.

"I love the way we bounced back after a disappointing loss in game one," Kress said. "That is what this team is all about right now, we are about confidence. We have to find our stride and continue to grow with confidence and once we do that we'll get to where we want to be."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            5 16  6  49  0.204   0  1  1   0   2  0  2   0   0  18.0
 2 Jackie BonSalle            2  5  2   9  0.333   0  0  0   0   1  1  1   0   0   6.5
 8 Nikki Baker                5  4  2   6  0.333  64  1  3   0  16  0  1   0   2   5.5
13 Mira Djuric                5 18 12  40  0.150   2  4  7   0   9  1  2   0   0  24.0
15 Malorie Wessel             5  0  0   0  0.000   1  2  4   0  10  0  0   0   0   2.0
23 Lauren Young               4  9  5  20  0.200   1  0  0   0   2  1  2   0   0  11.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  1  1   4  0.000   1  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   1.0
 5 Brianna Barry              5 18  5  35  0.371   0  0  0   0   0  1  3   2   0  20.5
 6 Stephanie Neville          4  5  1  23  0.174   0  0  0   1   4  0  0   0   0   5.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                5  0  1   1 -1.000   0  2  1   0  14  0  0   0   0   2.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
12 Jordana Price              2  4  0   9  0.444   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   4.5
21 Summer Weissing            5  0  0   1  0.000   4  2  3   1  20  0  0   0   0   2.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 80 35 197  0.228  73 12 19   2  80  4 12   2   2 102.0
   Opp                        5 63 23 177  0.226  52  2 15  12  70  3 19   0   1  77.5


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WAKE FOREST
30
25
27
31
11
FLORIDA STATE
28
30
30
29
15

FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA TECH 1
10/05/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Volleyball Exterminates Georgia Tech 3-1.

The Seminoles took the sting out of the Yellow Jackets, winning 3-1 (30-21, 32-30, 20-30, 30-24) on Lucy McDaniel Court.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State volleyball played at home for the second consecutive weekend with a match against the number three team in the ACC, Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were no match for the Seminoles as they took the win 3-1 (30-21, 32-30, 20-30, 30-24) during the 'Dig for the Cure' night on Friday, Oct. 5th, at Tully Gymnasium. Florida State moves to 6-8 overall and 3-3 in the ACC and Georgia Tech slides to 9-6 and 3-2.

"It was a total team effort," head coach Todd Kress said. "We played a lot cleaner than we have in the past. I can't single-out one person; it was a total team effort."

Game one started the night on a high note with the Seminoles dominating in hitting percentage with .353, holding the Yellow Jackets to .129. Both senior Makini Thompson and junior Mira Djuric made a statement in the first game recording five and six kills, respectively.

Moving into the second game, Florida State posted a .390 team hitting percentage on 20 kills. Georgia Tech the Seminoles alert, going nearly point-for-point and bringing the score to a tie at 28. A kill by Djuric gave the garnet and gold the upper hand, but a service error and a kill by the Yellow Jackets gave them the advantage. The last three points for the Seminole were scored on a kill by sophomore Brianna Barry, an attacking error by Tech's Brittany Roderick and clinching the win was a kill by Thompson.

Georgia Tech was determined to not go down easily, taking game three 30-20. The Seminoles looked shaky as Tech dominated in hitting percentage with a perfect .500 to Florida State's .269.

"You saw a glimpse of how we'd been playing most of the season in game three tonight," Kress said. "We lost focus and we were sloppy. We were too high air in the third game, but I think we were pretty steady in the other three games."

Steady they were, as the Seminoles bounced back in game four with three service aces, 17 kills and four team blocks. FSU had its longest scoring run throughout the entire match in the final game, putting up five straight off junior Ashlee Moon's serve. Moon also recorded two of the three aces in game four.

Playing the role of the senior leader against Georgia Tech was Thompson who put on her best show so far this season. The outside hitter topped the season with 19 kills for a perfect .500 percentage and contributed 20.5 points.

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4 19  2  34  0.500   0  0  1   3   2  1  1   0   0  20.5
 2 Jackie BonSalle            4  6  6  22  0.000   0  0  0   1   0  0  0   0   0   6.0
 5 Brianna Barry              4 10  4  21  0.286   0  0  0   0   1  3  1   1   0  13.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  0   1  0.000   0  2  1   1   6  0  0   0   0   2.0
 8 Nikki Baker                4  0  0   3  0.000  59  0  3   0   9  0  0   0   1   0.0
13 Mira Djuric                4 17  4  29  0.448   2  4  8   0   6  0  2   0   0  22.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  6  0   9  0.667   0  0  0   1   0  0  1   0   0   6.5
12 Jordana Price              4 10  4  22  0.273   0  0  0   0   1  0  3   2   0  11.5
15 Malorie Wessel             4  0  1   1 -1.000   1  1  4   1   4  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   0  0.000   1  2  3   0  16  0  0   0   0   2.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 68 21 143  0.329  63  9 20   7  46  4  8   3   1  85.0
   Opp                        4 53 25 134  0.209  50  7  7   9  47  0 10   7   1  65.0


  1 2 3 4
GEORGIA TECH
21
30
30
24
FLORIDA STATE
30
32
20
30

CLEMSON 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
10/07/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Volleyball Slips to Tigers at home.

Coming off a win against Georgia Tech on Friday, Florida State was unable to shake Clemson, falling 0-3 (23-30, 28-30, 27-30).

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team reached .500 in the ACC after beating Georgia Tech 3-1 on Friday, but dropped to Clemson 0-3 (23-30, 28-30, 27-30) for the third straight meeting on Lucy McDaniel Court on Sunday, Oct. 7th. The Seminoles are now 6-9 overall and 3-4 in the ACC while the Tigers remain undefeated in the conference at 6-0 and 13-2 overall.

Clemson was projected to finish fourth in a pre-season ACC poll and so far this season the Tigers sit at No. 2, behind only Duke. The Seminoles, predicted to finish fifth in that poll, came into the weekend at No. 10.

"Clemson is undefeated in the conference for a reason," Florida State head coach Todd Kress said. "They don't make a lot of errors and they play very clean. They force you to make plays throughout the match, and I think they did a nice job today."

The third game of the match looked to belong to the Seminoles as they came out strong and held the lead to 16. A kill by senior Makini Thompson made the score tied at 27 apiece with sophomore Malorie Wessel stepping up to serve. Unfortunately for Florida State, Clemson reacted to the tie with a kill by Meghan Steiner, followed by an error on FSU. A kill from the Tigers' Jeannette Abbott sealed the win at 30-27.

"We had a lot of opportunities today," Kress said. "We were up big in game three, 16 to nine, but we couldn't finish it off. That's unacceptable when you're in your own gym. We needed to finish them off."

Despite the loss, Florida State did control a few categories in Tully Gym with 54 kills, 48 assists, seven service aces, 43 digs and 63 points to Clemson's 46, 41, three, 40 and 54, respectively.

Sophomore Lauren Young had a stellar day with 11 kills and a .381 hitting percentage. Young also led the team with one solo and two assisted blocks, adding 12 points for the Seminoles.

Junior Mira Djuric once again led FSU with a perfect .500 hitting percentage with 14 kills and added two more service aces to her resume, bringing her season total to 44. Thompson and sophomore Brianna Barry each recorded 10 kills and contributed a combined 20 points.

Coach Kress sees blocking as an area this Seminole team needs improving. Against Clemson they had only two team blocks and six solo and assisted blocks.

"Our blocking game has to improve one hundred percent" Kress said. "We need to get a lot better at the net. We're big and physical, but we're not making the right reads right now. We need to become a better blocking team. Defensively we're starting to pick it up and offensively we did a better job today. But if we're going to take it to the next level, we need to pick up our blocking game."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3 10  5  31  0.161   0  0  0   1   2  0  1   0   0  10.5
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  3  4  13 -0.077   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   1   3.0
 8 Nikki Baker                3  0  0   2  0.000  44  2  0   1   8  0  1   0   0   2.5
13 Mira Djuric                3 14  3  22  0.500   1  2  7   1   5  0  0   1   0  16.0
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  0   1  0.000   0  1  3   0   6  0  0   0   0   1.0
23 Lauren Young               3 11  3  21  0.381   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0  12.0
   ---Substitutes---
 2 Jackie BonSalle            1  6  1  13  0.385   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   6.0
 5 Brianna Barry              3 10  6  22  0.182   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   2   0  10.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  1   2 -0.500   2  1  1   0   7  0  0   0   0   1.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           1  0  0   1  0.000   1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   1   0.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  3   0  12  0  0   0   0   1.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 54 23 128  0.242  48  7 14   3  41  0  4   3   2  63.0
   Opp                        3 46 10 105  0.343  41  3  6   7  40  0 10   0   0  54.0


  1 2 3
CLEMSON
30
30
30
FLORIDA STATE
23
28
27

MARYLAND 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
10/12/2007, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop 3-1 Decision To Terps.

Florida State couldn't hold onto its lead, falling 1-3 (30-26, 28-30, 28-30, 18-30) to Maryland in College Park.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - In its second ACC series on the road, the Florida State volleyball team took one game out of four against Maryland in College Park on Friday, Oct. 12. The Seminoles led after game one but after a very close game two and three, fell to the Terps 1-3 (30-26, 28-30, 28-30, 18-30) at the Comcast Center.

Florida State has been unable to bring home a win against a conference opponent while away from Tully Gym this season. The garnet and gold drop to 3-5 in the ACC and 6-10 overall, while Maryland matches the Seminoles in the conference and glides to a 11-6 season record.

Game one started the night out in the right direction for the Seminoles as senior Makini Thompson led her squad with three kills and a .300 hitting percentage. Junior power hitter Mira Djuric also recorded triple kills and two service aces.

Djuric led both teams in overall kills, recording a season-high 22 kills for a .447 hitting percentage for the four games. The Serbia native also had a season-high 25.5 points throughout the evening.

Topping the season in the service aces category was junior defensive specialist Ashlee Moon with three in game one. Moon would finish the match with a total of five as well as a season-high three assists.

Both teams went point-for-point for the majority of game two with the score tied at 27 apiece when Florida State called a timeout. Back on the court with Maryland's Maggie Schmelzle serving, sophomore Brianna Barry recorded a nice kill to move the Seminoles ahead by one. The Terps were quick to answer, putting down back-to-back kills for the win from Mary Beth Brown and Jade Brown.

Game three started similar to two with the both teams matching points before Maryland pulled away with a 17-13 lead on Florida State. Once again it was anyone's game with the score at 29-28 in favor of the Terps with Seminole libero Summer Weissing stepping up to serve. The senior co-captain sealed the deal for Maryland with a service error ending the game in a 28-30 decision.

Game four started out on the wrong foot for the Seminoles when a ball handling error by freshman setter Lauren Rosenthal gave the first point to Maryland. The first 10 points were slow to come for Florida State as the Terps pulled away with a big 19-9 lead midway through. The Seminoles would only double that score as Maryland dominated the court, pulling off a 30-18 match win.

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4 13  6  42  0.167   0  0  0   0   6  0  1   0   0  13.5
 3 Lauren Richardson          2  3  3  12  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   1   3.0
 8 Nikki Baker                3  2  0   3  0.667  28  1  2   0   4  0  0   0   3   3.0
12 Jordana Price              4  6  3  18  0.167   0  0  0   0   0  0  3   0   0   7.5
13 Mira Djuric                4 22  5  38  0.447   0  3  4   2   1  0  1   0   0  25.5
15 Malorie Wessel             4  0  1   3 -0.333   0  1  5   0   4  0  0   0   1   1.0
   ---Substitutes---
 5 Brianna Barry              4 11  4  27  0.259   1  0  0   0   1  3  0   0   1  14.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  0  1   5 -0.200   1  0  1   0   5  0  1   0   1   0.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  1  2   3 -0.333   3  5  4   0   3  0  0   0   0   6.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           2  1  0   3  0.333  12  1  1   0   1  0  0   0   1   2.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  2   0  16  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 59 25 154  0.221  46 11 19   2  42  3  6   0   8  76.0
   Opp                        4 61 22 134  0.291  50  2  5  11  54  3 22   1   0  77.0


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FLORIDA STATE
30
28
28
18
MARYLAND
26
30
30
30

BOSTON COLLEGE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
10/13/2007, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Volleyball Upset By Boston College.

The Seminoles gave up a two game lead to fall 2-3 (30-17, 30-18, 29-31, 20-30, 7-15) to the Eagles.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Florida State volleyball was unlucky on the road once again, giving up a two game lead to Boston College in a 3-2 decision in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on October 13. The Seminoles, who come off a loss to Maryland on Friday, are now 6-11 overall and 3-6 in the ACC. Boston College moves to 10-9 and 4-5 in the conference after sweeping Miami on Friday.

Florida State took control of the court early in the evening, winning the first two games and holding Boston College to only 35 points going into the third round.

The Seminoles dominated game one with a .424 hitting percentage on 18 kills to the Eagles' .103 with only nine kills. Senior Makini Thompson had a good game with seven kills for a perfect .500 percentage and seven and a half points. Keeping up with Thompson once again was junior Mira Djuric who had five kills (.625), two service aces and seven points in the 30-17 win.

Game two went just as smooth for Florida State as a kill by Djuric sealed the 30-18 win. The Seminoles held the Eagles to a .023 hitting percentage and allowed only 10 kills to get passed them. Thompson once again led the garnet and gold with five kills and five and half points.

Boston College came back with a vengeance in game three, matching the Seminoles point for point in the first half. The Eagles were able to break away with a 24-21 lead but couldn't shake FSU as they tied it up at 29 apiece. It was anyone's game with two points on the line, but the home team pulled out everything they had and landed two kills on the Seminoles' side to take its first win of the night.

The fourth game started out very much the same with both teams staying within one point of each other until Boston College widened the gap with a five point lead at point 25. The Seminoles would remain at 20 as the Eagles slammed kill after kill to win with 30.

The last chance for Florida State started out on the wrong foot as they were unable to score until the fifth point of the game. Boston College never gave up the lead, holding FSU to 7 as the Eagles marched on to win the match 15-7. Despite the loss, Djuric was able to record her first double-double of the season, finishing the evening 13-11 in kills and digs. Djuric also had five aces and 19.5 points while Thompson recorded 19 kills, seven digs and 20.5 points in the match. Sophomore Brianna Barry had a good night as she nabbed 11 kills and five assisted blocks.

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            5 19  6  46  0.283   0  0  1   1   7  0  3   0   0  20.5
 5 Brianna Barry              5 11  7  24  0.167   0  0  0   0   0  0  5   0   1  13.5
 6 Stephanie Neville          5  9  3  34  0.176   0  0  0   2   4  0  3   0   0  10.5
 8 Nikki Baker                4  2  3   8 -0.125  36  0  2   0  13  0  1   0   0   2.5
13 Mira Djuric                5 13 10  45  0.067   1  5  4   0  11  0  3   1   0  19.5
15 Malorie Wessel             4  0  1   1 -1.000   0  0  2   1   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
   ---Substitutes---
 7 Ashlee Moon                5  0  0   2  0.000   1  2  2   0  10  0  0   0   0   2.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            2  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           2  1  1   4  0.000  13  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            5  0  0   0  0.000   4  3  1   1  13  0  0   0   0   3.0
23 Lauren Young               5  5  0  12  0.417   0  0  0   0   4  2  5   2   0   9.5
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 60 31 176  0.165  56 10 12   5  70  2 20   3   1  82.0
   Opp                        5 61 32 169  0.172  54  5 12  10  73  3 14   2   0  76.0


  1 2 3 4 5
FLORIDA STATE
30
30
29
20
7
BOSTON COLLEGE
17
18
31
30
15

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 2
10/19/2007, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Stomp Tar Heels 3-2 On The Road.

This is the first ACC road win for Florida State as they took the match 3-2 (34-32, 25-30, 23-30, 30-24, 16-14) from North Carolina.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The Florida State volleyball team takes home its first road conference win of the season after downing North Carolina 3-2 (34-32, 25-30, 23-30, 30-24, 16-14) in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Friday night. FSU is now tied 4-6 in the conference with UNC and moves up to 7-11 overall (UNC is now 8-11).

The win at North Carolina marks the first conference road win of the season for the Seminoles. The last time they won against an ACC opponent away from Tallahassee was against Wake Forest on November 21, 2006. Florida State won that match 3-0 (30-16, 30-28, 30-18).

"Tonight's win was important as a team win," head coach Todd Kress said. "It was a total team effort on the road and obviously this team still has some fight left in the dog.

"We're not even through the first half of ACC play. To get one on the road after being down 2-1 one is big. We didn't play very well going into game three but we came back and pretty much controlled game four. Then we came back in game five after being down a few points and took the match. We put up a good fight."

The Seminoles were on a mission from the minute they stepped into Carmichael Auditorium as they took the first game of the night and set the tone for the rest of the match.

In an intense game one, UNC answered each point from FSU, with the score tied at 30 and again at 32. The garnet and gold's Mira Djuric inched her team closer with a kill which was followed by an attack error by the Tar Heels to secure the victory for the Seminoles.

Games two and three slipped away from Florida State, but that did not break their composure going into the fourth round. The Seminoles regained control in game four, maintaining a .294 hitting percentage and holding North Carolina to .180. Both senior Makini Thompson and freshman Lauren Richardson recorded five kills to contribute to the 19 total.

The most intense round of the evening was also the last for the teams. Game five began as the game that would never end. FSU scored the first point, followed immediately by a kill from UNC's Christine Vaughen. The score would continue to go point-for-point until the Tar Heels took a two-point lead, bringing the score to 9-7 before the Seminoles took a timeout.

Back in action, two attack errors by the Seminoles gave UNC two points and prompted coach Kress to use their final timeout.

"When I called that final timeout the team was composed and under control," Kress said. "They knew what we had to do to execute to finish the match. I didn't really have to say a whole lot because they were so in control and focused."

Following the FSU break, Djuric put down back-to-back kills before forcing UNC to use its last timeout of the match. A service error by Seminole junior Malorie Wessel tied the score at 14 but was quickly chased by two kills from Richardson and Djuric for the win.

"Defensively I think tonight was one of our better efforts," Kress said. "We need to do that again tomorrow night against NC State."

"We need to continue to get better with every match," Kress said. "North Carolina State is obviously getting better every single night they're on the court, so it will be another tough ACC match."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            5 21  6  54  0.278   0  1  1   0   2  0  0   0   0  22.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          3  6  8  30 -0.067   0  0  0   1   1  0  2   0   0   7.0
 8 Nikki Baker                4  2  0   3  0.667  59  0  1   0  17  0  3   2   3   3.5
10 Jenna Romanelli            5  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  2   1   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Mira Djuric                5 25  8  49  0.347   5  2  2   1   7  0  2   0   1  28.0
23 Lauren Young               5  9  4  23  0.217   1  0  0   0   2  0  3   1   0  10.5
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          3  7  2  18  0.278   0  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   7.0
 5 Brianna Barry              3  8  3  17  0.294   1  0  0   0   2  0  3   1   0   9.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                5  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  2   3  11  0  0   0   0   1.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           2  1  1   5  0.000  10  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
12 Jordana Price              3  4  0  11  0.364   0  0  0   0   0  1  1   1   0   5.5
15 Malorie Wessel             1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
21 Summer Weissing            5  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  1   0  26  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 83 32 210  0.243  79  4 10   7  77  1 14   5   4  95.0
   Opp                        5 76 26 195  0.256  67  7 10   4  71  1 14   1   4  91.0


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FLORIDA STATE
34
25
23
30
16
NORTH CAROLINA
32
30
30
24
14

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
10/20/2007, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Win Back-To-Back On The Road At NC State.

Florida State took down the Wolfpack 3-0 (30-18, 30-22, 30-25) in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday night.

RALEIGH, NC - For the first time this season the Florida State volleyball team won both road matches against ACC opponents. Coming off a win at North Carolina on Friday night, the Seminoles swept NC State 3-0 (30-18, 30-22, 30-25) on Saturday, Oct. 20, inside Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C.

The win at NC State marks the 16th straight victory over the Wolfpack for the Seminoles, who now lead the overall series 31-5.

Florida State advances to 8-11 overall, 5-6 in the ACC, while NC State has yet to win a conference match with a 3-18 overall and 0-11 ACC record.

With senior co-captain Makini Thompson sitting out the match with an injury, the underclassmen had an opportunity to step-up and bring home the win for FSU.

Leading the Seminoles in hitting percentage was sophomore Lauren Young with .700 on seven kills. Junior Mira Djuric was the runner-up with .563 on 18 kills and four service aces, while sophomore Brianna Barry also had a good night with 12 kills and a .524 percentage.

"With Makini out with an injury the rest of the team rallied around the fact that we didn't have her," head coach Todd Kress said. "We had to have others pick it up tonight. Mira had a huge night; Brianna and Lauren Young all hit high numbers tonight. Those three really picked up the offensive numbers that we didn't usually have without Makini out there."

Senior Summer Weissing led the defensive side for Florida State, adding 20 digs and a service ace to her resume. Weissing inches closer to breaking the Florida State record for career digs with a total of 1,658 so far this season. The libero needs only 114 digs in the second half of the season to take over the number one spot in FSU history.

"Summer had a great night," Kress said. "She had one of her better matches defensively. She did a really great job of defending."

A few newcomers had a hand in the win tonight, outside hitters Stephanie Neville and Lauren Richardson. Richardson and Neville recorded 10 and three kills, respectively.

"Our two freshmen played outside and did a good job tonight," Kress said. "They did enough to help us win."

Florida State has now won its first two away ACC matches this season and looks to improve that number as the team travels to Coral Gables, Fla., to take on Miami Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Seminoles swept the Hurricanes 3-0 in their first conference match of the season on Sept. 14.

"There is still a long season ahead of us," Kress said. "We're just now halfway through and there's still a long way to go. This team has no quit in them. They realize there is a second half to still go out there and accomplish some good things. Our motto right now is to play Florida State volleyball and get better every day."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 3 Lauren Richardson          3 10  5  36  0.139   0  0  1   0   3  0  0   0   0  10.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          3  3  2  16  0.063   1  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   3.0
 8 Nikki Baker                3  1  0   3  0.333  44  1  1   0   9  0  2   0   2   3.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   0   2  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 18  3  28  0.536   1  4  5   1   8  0  3   0   0  23.5
23 Lauren Young               3  7  0  10  0.700   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   8.0
   ---Substitutes---
 5 Brianna Barry              3 12  1  21  0.524   0  0  0   0   0  0  3   0   0  13.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  1   1   6  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  1   1  20  0  0   0   0   1.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 51 11 114  0.351  47  7 10   3  49  0 10   0   2  63.0
   Opp                        3 37 17 113  0.177  33  3  5   7  45  0 10   1   6  45.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
30
30
30
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
18
22
25

FLORIDA STATE 3, MIAMI 1
10/23/2007, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Wins Third Consecutive Road Match At Miami.

The Seminoles are on a three-match winning streak after taking down the Hurricanes in Coral Gables, Fla., 3-1 (30-28, 30-24, 25-30, 30-23).

CORAL GABLES, FL - The Florida State volleyball team extends its winning streak on the road to three after defeating Miami for the second time this season 3-1 (30-28, 30-24, 25-30, 30-23). The win in Coral Gables, Fla., makes history for the program, as it is the time the Seminoles have won three consecutive conference matches away from Tallahassee since joining the ACC in 1991.

Florida State advances to 9-11 this season and is again at .500 in the ACC with a 6-6 record. Miami's overall record is now 9-12 and 3-9 in the conference. The Hurricanes have yet to win a home match against an ACC opponent this season.

"I'm very proud of the way the team was able to take control of the match after being down in the first two games," head coach Todd Kress said.

"We made plays when we had to down the stretch in all three games we won. I thought the set distribution was very good tonight. I thought we distributed the ball equally across the net."

The last meeting between these teams resulted in a 3-0 sweep for the Florida State, but Miami wouldn't go down without a fight on its home court. The final game of the night showcased a united Seminole team led by sophomore Brianna Barry who had a total of seven kills in game four and scored three back-to-back kills to secure the match for Florida State.

Overall, Barry was one of four to record double-digit kills with 17 total for 21 points and a .357 hitting percentage. The middle blocker also led the team in blocks with three solos and two assisted.

Junior Mira Djuric was unstoppable on the court against the Hurricanes as she put down 17 kills, two service aces and had an overall .333 hitting percentage. Senior Makini Thompson was also a member of the double-digit kill club, recording 12 along with one assisted block and 12.5 points.

Rounding out the top scorers was freshman Stephanie Neville who proved tonight that she could run with the upperclassmen. Neville had 11 kills, two of which scored the winning point in games one and three, for a .296 percentage and had a solo block as well.

The Hurricanes' only win of the night came in game three as they took the lead early and were able to hold onto it, something they were unable to do in game two. Miami also had control of game two in the beginning but could not hold onto the lead as the Seminoles tied the score at 19 apiece. Florida State would allow Miami only five more points as the garnet and gold won 30-25.

"Makini, Mira, Brianna and Stephanie all had double-digit kills which is good for us," Kress said. "This team is just focused on getting better everyday and I think they realize there is still a lot of the season to be played. I believe they're happy with the way they're playing; they definitely weren't happy with where we were at a couple of weeks ago.

"After losing to Boston College, we realized we were so close to being a better team. I think it takes a lot of character to rebound after a loss like that. They showed a lot of character to be able to turn things around. Now we just need to get better because Virginia Tech and Virginia are both playing great and they could be the two of the hottest teams in the ACC right now."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4 12  2  37  0.270   1  0  0   0   4  0  1   0   0  12.5
 6 Stephanie Neville          4 11  3  27  0.296   0  0  0   0   1  1  0   0   0  12.0
 8 Nikki Baker                4  1  0   2  0.500  48  1  1   0   6  0  3   1   5   3.5
10 Jenna Romanelli            3  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  1   2   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Mira Djuric                4 17  5  36  0.333   1  2  6   2   6  0  1   1   0  19.5
23 Lauren Young               2  2  0   5  0.400   1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   2.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          1  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
 5 Brianna Barry              4 17  7  28  0.357   0  0  0   0   2  3  2   0   0  21.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  1   1 -1.000   0  2  3   3   4  0  0   0   0   2.0
12 Jordana Price              3  5  3   9  0.222   0  0  0   0   2  0  3   0   2   6.5
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  0   0  0.000   0  2  4   1   5  0  0   0   0   2.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  3   2  20  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 65 21 146  0.301  52  7 18  11  54  4 10   2   7  81.0
   Opp                        4 47 29 150  0.120  38 11 12   7  50  9  8   1   2  71.0


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FLORIDA STATE
30
30
25
30
MIAMI
28
24
30
23

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA TECH 1
10/26/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Expands Winning Streak to Four.

The Seminoles continue their winning streak after taking out Virginia Tech at home 3-1 (30-21, 25-30, 30-28, 30-24).

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coming off three consecutive road wins, the Seminoles extended their streak to four after taking down Virginia Tech 3-1 (30-21, 25-30, 30-28, 30-24) in Tully Gym Friday, Oct. 26. Florida State advances to 10-11 and 7-6 in the ACC, while the Hokies drop to 6-7 in the conference.

We just try to stay focused on the game plan at hand and sometimes we challenge them if we don't think we're fighting on every point.

"Tonight was a great win for us," head coach Todd Kress said. "Everybody played well even if it wasn't our cleanest match. We'll come out even better tomorrow night against Virginia."

The Seminoles won in four against Virginia Tech, the same team that swept FSU in three in Blacksburg, Va.

Game four was intense with the lead switching seven times and the score tying up 12 times. With the Hokies leading 9-6, freshman setter Lauren Rosenthal entered from the bench and immediately put down a kill. The Seminoles gained control of the lead after tying at 13 and stretching the gap to 15-13.

"Lauren Rosenthal was a huge lift off the bench and I give her a lot of credit," Kress said. "She played really well down the stretch in game four."

Virginia Tech wouldn't quit as the score tied for the final time in game four at 18 apiece. Florida State maintained the advantage, holding the Hokies to 24 as a kill by senior Makini Thompson won the match.

Thompson led FSU in hitting percentage with .429, kills with 17 and points with 19. Following closely in the kills category was junior Mira Djuric and freshman Stephanie Neville each with 13, and sophomore Brianna Barry with 11. Overall, Florida State dominated in kills with 67 to Virginia Tech's 50, assists 63-46, service aces 11-4 and points 83-65.

While the final game saw the score and lead change many times, the only game of the night that never had a tied score was also the first of the evening; it was also the only game that one team held the lead throughout. The Seminoles scored their first two points off Hokie errors followed by a service ace by Djuric, who also leads the ACC in that category.

Florida State would maintain a comfortable lead in game one, stretching it to eight when the game point was scored off another Tech error. The Seminoles won 30-21 and started the night with a 1-0 advantage.

Game two was the only win Virginia Tech would get on Lucy McDaniel Court, taking it in a 30-25 decision. The second round saw the score tie-up seven times with FSU taking the lead just once.

Game three was the closest of the evening with the garnet and gold coming out with the 30-28 win. The score tied 14 times and both teams exchanged the lead a total of seven times. Heading into what would be the final game, Florida State led in kills (48), assists (46) and service aces (8).

With the Seminoles on their longest winning streak of the season, they now host Virginia on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. FSU enters the match 0-1 against Cavaliers after losing 1-3 on the road.

"Virginia might be playing as well as anyone in the conference right now," Kress said. "It doesn't matter if they're home or on the road, they are playing well.

"We're going to have to come out and play even better than we did tonight, with more energy and a little more behind every point."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4 17  2  35  0.429   0  1  2   0   4  0  2   0   0  19.0
 5 Brianna Barry              4 11  4  23  0.304   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   1  11.5
 6 Stephanie Neville          4 13  4  33  0.273   0  0  0   0   4  1  0   0   0  14.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  0   0  0.000   3  1  2   1   6  0  0   0   0   1.0
 8 Nikki Baker                4  1  0   4  0.250  42  0  1   0  12  0  2   2   3   2.0
13 Mira Djuric                4 13  8  43  0.116   3  4  5   2   3  0  0   1   0  17.0
   ---Substitutes---
10 Jenna Romanelli            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  2  1   0   4  0  0   0   0   2.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           1  1  0   2  0.500  12  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   2   1.0
12 Jordana Price              4  7  4  18  0.167   1  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   8.0
15 Malorie Wessel             3  2  1   4  0.250   0  1  2   1  10  0  0   0   0   3.0
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   2  0.000   2  2  1   0  11  0  0   0   0   2.0
23 Lauren Young               2  2  1   5  0.200   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   2.5
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 67 24 169  0.254  63 11 14   4  56  1  8   3   6  83.0
   Opp                        4 50 26 150  0.160  46  4  5  11  60  2 18   3   3  65.0


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VIRGINIA TECH
21
30
28
24
FLORIDA STATE
30
25
30
30

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 2
10/27/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Chops Down Virginia 3-2.

The Seminoles dominated the match and extends their winning streak to five.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the first time since 2001, the Florida State volleyball team has won five straight ACC matches after defeating Virginia 3-2 (30-28, 24-30, 30-24, 24-30, 15-0) on Lucy McDaniel Court. The Seminoles advance to .500 overall with their 11-11 record, 8-6 in the conference, while the Cavaliers move to 14-9 and 9-5 in the ACC.

The last time Florida State lost to Virginia on the road, but defeated them at home, was in 2005. That win was also decided in five close scoring games (25-30, 30-27, 23-30, 30-27, 15-12).

Throughout the match, the Seminoles led in seven categories: kills, attack percentage, assists, digs, assisted blocks, points and team blocks. Florida State put down 76 kills to Virginia's 69, had a team attack percentage of .289 to .238, went 71-63 in assists, 77-66 in digs, 24-10 in block assists, 92 to 82 in points and recorded 12 team blocks to the Cavalier's six.

Leading the team in points with 24.5 was junior Mira Djuric, who also recorded a double-double in kills and digs with 23 and 12. Senior co-captain Makini Thompson put down 19 kills for a .415 attack percentage and contributed 21 points.

Sophomore Brianna Barry topped the Seminoles with her .444 attack percentage on 14 kills. Barry also put five assisted blocks and 16.5 points on the board.

Seminole libero Summer Weissing moved closer to breaking the school record for career digs with the addition of 26 against Virginia. The senior needs only 68 digs in the remaining eight matches this season to move ahead of current record holder Luiza Ramos.

Also having a good night was freshman Lauren Richardson who contributed 10 kills, four assisted blocks and 12 points.

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            5 19  2  41  0.415   0  1  1   0   2  0  2   0   0  21.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  2  6  21 -0.190   0  0  0   1   1  0  3   0   0   3.5
 8 Nikki Baker                5  0  0   4  0.000  50  0  0   0  13  0  2   1   0   1.0
12 Jordana Price              5  8  2  15  0.400   0  0  0   0   0  0  7   0   0  11.5
13 Mira Djuric                5 23  8  44  0.341   5  1  6   2  12  0  1   1   0  24.5
15 Malorie Wessel             5  0  0   1  0.000   0  2  5   0  10  0  0   0   1   2.0
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          3 10  3  24  0.292   0  0  1   0   0  0  4   0   0  12.0
 5 Brianna Barry              5 14  2  27  0.444   0  0  0   0   0  0  5   0   1  16.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                5  0  0   1  0.000   1  0  2   2  12  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  0  1   1 -1.000  14  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   1   0.0
21 Summer Weissing            5  0  0   1  0.000   1  0  1   2  26  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 76 24 180  0.289  71  4 16   7  77  0 24   2   3  92.0
   Opp                        5 69 26 181  0.238  63  7 13   4  66  1 10   0   2  82.0


  1 2 3 4 5
VIRGINIA
28
30
24
30
9
FLORIDA STATE
30
24
30
24
15

FLORIDA STATE 3, WAKE FOREST 0
11/02/2007, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Volleyball Sweeps Demon Deacons.

Florida State is now on a six-match winning streak after taking down Wake Forest 3-0 (31-29, 30-21, 30-25) in Winston-Salem, N.C.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Florida State volleyball team swept Wake Forest 3-0 (31-29, 30-21, 30-25) to extend its ACC winning streak to six, four of which have been on the road. The Seminoles, who defeated the Demon Deacons at home 3-2 in September, improve their record to 12-11 overall and 9-6 in the conference.

"Three weeks ago I think people saw this team as down and out," head coach Todd Kress said. "That just shows the heart of this team that there is no quit in them, they just keep fighting back."

The last time Florida State won six straight matches was in 2001, Kress' first season at FSU, when the Seminoles defeated Wake Forest, Virginia, Maryland, Jacksonville, Clemson and Georgia Tech.

But this season is the first time the Seminoles have won six consecutive ACC matches since 1998, under former head coach Cecile Reynaud. That year, FSU beat Virginia, Maryland, Duke, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Clemson between Oct. 16 and Nov. 1. The only two road wins in that streak were against the same competition facing the Seminoles this weekend, the Blue Devils and Demon Deacons.

The Seminoles made a late run in game one after the Demon Deacons held them scoreless for five plays at 22. Junior Mira Djuric scored the next five points for FSU, bringing the score to 27-28 in Wake's favor. Freshman Stephanie Neville added a kill to the board, followed by a service ace by Djuric, who had four overall, giving the advantage to the Seminoles at 29-28. The game was won by a kill from sophomore Brianna Barry, who also grabbed the winning point on an assisted block with sophomore setter Nikki Baker.

"After a long week where we took a few days off, I was very proud that we were down in game one and came back to win," Kress said. "Then we continued to play solid volleyball going into games two and three."

In the second game, Florida State took control early and took off with the lead at the eighth point. The Seminoles would allow the Demon Deacons only 21 points as they went up 2-0 inside Reynolds Gym.

Wake Forest fought hard to avoid a sweep on its home gym in game three, but could not hold back the Seminoles once they took the lead at 10-9. Sophomore Malorie Wessel's two service aces of the night came in the final game, while Djuric and senior libero Summer Weissing recorded one each.

Weissing gets even closer to claiming the Florida State record for career digs with 11 against the Demon Deacons, bringing her season total to 347. She now needs only 45 more digs this season to tie Luiza Ramos for first and 46 to claim the top spot.

Florida State must now maintain its momentum as the Seminoles prepare to face Duke in Durham Saturday, Nov. 3. The Blue Devils enter the weekend ranked No. 2 in the ACC and 1-0 against FSU after sweeping the `Noles in Tully Gym.

"We've got to improve in a lot of areas to prepare for Duke," Kress said. "There isn't any team in the program that doesn't respect Duke and what they are able to do. We need to play solid volleyball in all areas against them. We can't have a let down at any time because a let down against Duke means they put five or six consecutive points on you. So we need to be steady and play solid volleyball against them on Saturday night."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3  7  3  34  0.118   0  0  2   1   2  1  1   1   0   8.5
 6 Stephanie Neville          3 10  0  18  0.556   0  0  0   0   4  1  1   1   1  11.5
 8 Nikki Baker                3  1  1   3  0.000  44  1  2   0   8  0  1   0   0   2.5
12 Jordana Price              3  6  3  12  0.250   0  0  0   0   1  1  1   1   0   7.5
13 Mira Djuric                3 13  5  24  0.333   2  4  2   0   8  0  1   0   0  17.5
15 Malorie Wessel             3  0  0   1  0.000   0  2  2   3   5  0  0   0   0   2.0
   ---Substitutes---
 5 Brianna Barry              3 13  4  22  0.409   0  0  0   1   0  1  3   0   0  15.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  1   4   8  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  1   0  11  0  0   0   0   1.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 50 16 114  0.298  48  9 10   9  47  4  8   3   1  67.0
   Opp                        3 37 20 108  0.157  34  9  7   9  37  2  7   4   2  51.5


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
31
30
30
WAKE FOREST
29
21
25

DUKE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
11/03/2007, DURHAM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State falls in heartbreaker Against Duke.

The Seminoles showed no signs of defeat as they fell to the No. 14 Blue Devils in five inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

DURHAM, NC - In one of the closest five-game matches of the season, Florida State kept No. 14 Duke on it toes, but fell 2-3 (24-30, 30-25, 27-30, 30-28, 14-16) in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The loss moves the Seminoles to 9-7 in the ACC and 12-12 overall, while the Blue Devils improve to 15-1 in the conference and 20-4 on the season.

The Seminoles are 3-2 in five-game matches in the regular season this year with both losses taking place on the road against Boston College and Duke.

Although Duke won the match on Saturday night, the Seminoles dominated in five categories including kills (80), assists (76), digs (90) and points (101). Florida State's overall team attack percentage was .234, only two one-thousandths less than Duke's .236.

The Blue Devils were able to out-block the Seminoles with 16.5 team blocks to 12, four to two in solos and 25 assisted to FSU's 20. The only other advantage Duke possessed was in the serving department with its .969 percentage to Florida State's .881.

Leading the team in kills against Duke were senior Makini Thompson and junior Mira Djuric with 24 kills apiece, a season-high for Thompson who averaged 4.8 kills per game tonight. Thompson's 59 attack attempts 25 points were also season-highs for the Quincy, Mass., native.

Freshman Lauren Richardson had one of her best nights on the court seeing action in all five games. The outside hitter from Ocala, Fla., ranked third on the team in kills with a season-high 14 on 38 attempts and contributed 15 points for Florida State.

In the blocking category, junior Jordana Price not only led the Seminoles, but also racked up a FSU career high of eight. The middle blocker had two solos and six assisted which tops the team for overall blocks in a single match this season.

With the school record for career digs on the line, libero Summer Weissing added a season-high 35 to put herself within 21 digs from the top spot. Weissing's current total this season is 1,750 and with six matches remaining, the senior could break the record at home next weekend against Boston College or Maryland.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            5 24  8  59  0.271   1  0  1   0   4  0  2   0   0  25.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          5 14  7  38  0.184   0  0  1   0   5  0  2   0   0  15.0
 8 Nikki Baker                3  0  0   1  0.000  36  1  1   0  11  0  1   0   0   1.5
12 Jordana Price              5  4  3  14  0.071   0  0  0   0   1  2  6   0   0   9.0
13 Mira Djuric                5 24  9  50  0.300   3  2  5   2   7  0  3   0   0  27.5
15 Malorie Wessel             5  0  0   2  0.000   2  2  3   1  10  0  0   0   0   2.0
   ---Substitutes---
 5 Brianna Barry              5 10  5  30  0.167   0  0  0   0   3  0  4   0   0  12.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  1  0   4  0.250   0  0  1   0   1  0  0   0   0   1.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  1  0   1  1.000   1  2  0   0   7  0  0   0   0   3.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            2  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  1   1   2  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  2  0   5  0.400  30  1  1   0   4  0  2   0   0   4.0
21 Summer Weissing            5  0  0   1  0.000   2  1  1   0  35  0  0   0   0   1.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 80 32 205  0.234  76  9 15   4  90  2 20   0   0 101.0
   Opp                        5 77 28 208  0.236  69  4  4   9  86  4 25   1   4  97.5


  1 2 3 4 5
FLORIDA STATE
24
30
27
30
14
DUKE
30
25
30
28
16

FLORIDA STATE 3, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
11/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Boston College, Break Record.

Senior Summer Weissing's 14 digs against the Eagles earned her a 1,775 career total and breaks all-time school record.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State's volleyball team sought a rematch against Boston College inside Tully Gym and were victorious with a 3-0 (30-20, 31-29, 30-15) sweep on Lucy McDaniel Court. The night also marked a new career digs record for the Seminoles as senior libero Summer Weissing broke the 13 year-old record held by Luiza Ramos in 2004 with 14 digs against the Eagles. Weissing's career total is now 1,775, four ahead of Ramos' 1,771.

"Summer has been in the libero position since her freshman year and she's gotten better each season," head coach Todd Kress said. "She's a great kid both on and off the court. She's all about Florida State volleyball and I'm really happy for her to get the record tonight."

In the match tonight, the new record holder recorded 14 digs as the Seminoles swept the Eagles in three for the first time since 2006. Florida State improves its record to 10-7 in the ACC and 13-12 overall, while Boston College slips to 6-11 in conference and 12-15 on the season.

While Weissing's focus in tonight's match wasn't set on breaking the record, she said it was hard not to think about it.

"It feels really great," Weissing said. "I'm just thankful to play at FSU, so to get a record is a bonus. I'm glad it's over because I'm not really a stat person, but tonight it was hard not to pay attention because I was hearing about it all day."

The match against Boston College was an overall success for Florida State as it bounced back from an upset at Duke last weekend to take the all-time series record to 6-1 against the Eagles.

It was no surprise that senior Makini Thompson led her team with 13 kills, one block solo and two block assists. Thompson also contributed 15 of the 60 total points for FSU. Freshman Lauren Richardson came out on top with a .500 hitting percentage with 10 kills on 16 attempts with only two errors. The Ocala, Fla., native also had a block assist and 10.5 points overall.

Also recording double-digit kills against BC was Brianna Barry with 10 on 23 attempts and four errors. The sophomore middle blocker led the Seminoles with three block assists, one of which secured the win in game one with help from Richardson.

While Florida State dominated game one, holding the lead throughout, the team struggled in the second round as the Eagles fought to maintain the advantage. With the score tying at points 27, 28 and 29, the Seminoles knew they didn't want a repeat of their last meeting with Boston College and took control of the situation. Back-to-back kills by Thompson on the assist from freshman Lauren Rosenthal gave FSU the 2-0 lead going into the break.

The first match of the season between these two teams ended in a 3-2 Eagle victory, but began similar as the Seminoles were up two games to none. Fortunately, tonight was a very different story as the Seminoles came back in game three with the same fierce attitude they had in game one.

Florida State held Boston College to 15 points to end the match in a clean 3-0 sweep in front of a crowd of 500 Seminole fans.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3 13  2  26  0.423   1  0  0   0   2  1  2   0   0  15.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          3 10  2  16  0.500   1  0  3   0   2  0  1   1   0  10.5
 5 Brianna Barry              3 10  4  23  0.261   0  0  0   0   0  0  3   0   0  11.5
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  0   0   6  0  0   0   0   1.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           3  2  1   6  0.167  38  3  1   0   2  0  1   0   3   5.5
13 Mira Djuric                3  8  4  18  0.222   3  1  2   0   5  0  1   0   0   9.5
   ---Substitutes---
 4 Taylor Wilson              2  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   0   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            2  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   2   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
12 Jordana Price              3  6  2  11  0.364   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   7.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  1   1  14  0  0   0   0   0.0
23 Lauren Young               1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 49 15 100  0.340  45  5  8   3  37  1 10   1   3  60.0
   Opp                        3 33 23  98  0.102  26  3  5   5  31  3 12   1   5  45.0


  1 2 3
BOSTON COLLEGE
20
29
15
FLORIDA STATE
30
31
30

FLORIDA STATE 3, MARYLAND 2
11/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Knocks Down Maryland 3-2.

The Seminoles have won the last eight out of nine matches to improve to 11-7 in the ACC.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball ends a perfect weekend with the win against Maryland 3-2 (16-30, 30-25, 35-33, 28-30, 15-12) on Lucy McDaniel Court. The Seminoles, who swept Boston College last night, improve to 11-7 in the ACC and 14-12 overall this season.

"I like the streak we're on," head coach Todd Kress said. "We won eight of our last nine and any team in the country would take eight of nine at this part of the season. I'm really proud of our kids to go from where we were to where we are at now.

"I don't think we were firing on all cylinders this weekend, but we found a way to win and that is what's important."

Maryland (8-10 ACC, 16-11), coming off a sweep at Miami on Friday, entered tonight's match with the intention to repeat its October 12 victory against the Seminoles in College Park, Md., but the Terps faced a significantly different Florida State squad in Tallahassee.

Florida State got to a sluggish start in game one as the Terps dominated the court, allowing the Seminoles only 16 points at the end of the game. The Terps ran away with a .519 team attack percentage to FSU's meager .147.

But game two showcased a more alert Seminole team as they held the Terps to a .095 team attack percentage and kept Jade Brown, Maryland's top player, from recording any kills.

Senior Makini Thompson once again led Florida State with 19 kills and 21 points, putting down five kills in game two.

With the score tied at one apiece, the third game turned into an all-out battle with 20 tied scores and the lead changing eight times. Neither team would give an inch, as Maryland put 23 points up, FSU answered with 23, when FSU got to 25, Maryland got there too. The teams would go on to tie the score until point 34 was on the line and Seminole sophomore Brianna Barry shot down a nice kill, followed closely by one from Thompson to win the game at 35-33.

Game four started with Florida State on a six-point streak with junior Mira Djuric capturing two back-to-back service aces early on. Djuric leads the ACC in service aces and is ranked in the top five in the NCAA for that category. The Belgrade, Serbia, native also recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs against Maryland.

The Seminoles weren't able to hold off the Terps as they came back to win game four and force FSU into a fifth game.

The final game of the evening was once again up for grabs as Florida State got off to a slight lead, only to be caught by a determined Maryland squad. The Seminoles were able to shake off the Terps and maintained the advantage throughout the remainder of the match. A kill by Thompson sealed the deal for FSU, 15-12.

Freshman Lauren Richardson topped her season in kills, total attempts and points against Maryland. One of four Seminoles with double-digit kills with 16 on 47 attempts, the outside hitter also put 17 points on the board as well as a solo block.

Rounding out the top-four for kills this evening was Barry with 15 on 34 attempts for a .294 attack percentage. Barry also led in the blocking category with two solos and three assisted.

Earning a season-high in assists tonight was freshman Lauren Rosenthal with 62. The setter from Colorado Springs, Colo., also contributed five kills, 11 digs, three block assists and six points.

The victory tonight was a special gift to Kress who celebrated his birthday tonight. The Seminoles played last season on November 10 which ended in a loss, marking this as the first time in at least eight years he has won on his birthday.

"I don't really get caught up in the fact that we played on my birthday," Kress said. "I'm just happy for the team tonight. I'm just an old guy trying to coach volleyball and I'm just happy for the girls and what they've been able to accomplish down the stretch."

With two home wins under their belt, the Seminoles hit the road one last time to rematch Georgia Tech and Clemson. Florida State defeated the Yellow Jackets 3-1, but were swept by the Tigers in the first meetings this season.

"Going on the road this next weekend we have two matches that are going to be very difficult and very competitive," Kress said. "Clemson and Georgia Tech are two teams we respect. We just want to continue to play hard, get better and gut some victories down the stretch for our seniors and for our younger kids who are learning what it takes to play this double round-robin."

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            5 19  8  52  0.212   1  0  0   0   4  1  2   0   0  21.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          1  2  2   7  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   2.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                5  0  0   0  0.000   3  1  2   5  12  0  0   0   0   1.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           5  5  3  14  0.143  62  0  2   0  11  0  3   0   3   6.5
12 Jordana Price              4  5  2   9  0.333   1  0  0   0   1  0  2   2   1   6.0
13 Mira Djuric                5 15  6  36  0.250   4  3  5   3  10  1  1   1   0  19.5
   ---Substitutes---
 3 Lauren Richardson          5 16  6  47  0.213   0  0  1   0   7  1  0   1   0  17.0
 5 Brianna Barry              5 15  5  34  0.294   0  0  0   0   2  2  3   4   0  18.5
10 Jenna Romanelli            5  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  2   0  10  0  0   0   0   1.0
21 Summer Weissing            5  1  0   2  0.500   2  1  1   2  27  0  0   0   0   2.0
23 Lauren Young               3  1  1   6  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   1.5
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 79 33 207  0.222  74  6 13  10  84  5 12   8   4  96.0
   Opp                        5 69 23 185  0.249  65 10  8   6  81  2 20   1   4  91.0


  1 2 3 4 5
MARYLAND
30
25
33
30
12
FLORIDA STATE
16
30
35
28
15

CLEMSON 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
11/16/2007, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Swept By Clemson On The Road.

Florida State will travel to Georgia Tech tomorrow for its final road game this season.

CLEMSON, SC - In their final match-up with Clemson this season, the Seminoles were unable to slip one past the Tigers as they lost in three inside Jervey Gym in Clemson, S.C. Florida State is now 14-13 for the season, 11-8 in the ACC, as Clemson clinches an NCAA bid with a 19-1 conference record (26-3 overall).

Florida State started the first game of the night with a kill by senior Makini Thompson, as the garnet and gold got out to an early lead following a kill by Lauren Young and an ace by Mira Djuric. It was at point five when Clemson took control of the game. The Seminoles fought to maintain a two-point difference, only to fall 30-24.

Game two started once again with the Seminoles getting out to a slight lead, this time holding on until Clemson caught up to tie the score at 13. From then on the court belonged to the Tigers as they allowed FSU only seven more points to win by 10.

In what would be the last game of the evening, the Seminoles led in kills with 15, service aces with three and points with 20. Recording two aces in game three was junior Ashlee Moon who also had six digs in the match. Djuric's solo service ace also came in the final game as she and Thompson each had 10 kills overall to lead FSU.

Adding 13 digs to her school record career total was senior Summer Weissing who now has 1,816.

Florida State has been unsuccessful in South Carolina against the Tigers since the last victory in 2005. Despite both losses this season, the Seminoles continue to lead the all-time series 21-18.

Florida State now travels to Atlanta, Ga., to take on Georgia Tech Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 p.m. The last time these teams met, the Seminoles won 3-1 in a televised match on SunSports in Tallahassee.

The garnet and gold have taken down the Yellow Jackets only nine out of 33 meetings since joining the ACC in 1991. A win on the road will give the Seminoles a three-match streak in O'Keefe Gym where they won in 2005 and 2006.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3 10  8  32  0.063   0  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   0  10.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          3  4  4  26  0.000   2  0  3   1   7  0  2   0   0   5.0
 5 Brianna Barry              3  8  3  19  0.263   1  0  0   0   1  0  3   0   0   9.5
 8 Nikki Baker                3  1  0   2  0.500  24  1  1   0   4  0  2   0   0   3.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 10 12  28 -0.071   1  1  6   2   4  1  0   0   0  12.0
23 Lauren Young               2  2  0   5  0.400   0  0  0   0   0  1  0   0   0   3.0
   ---Substitutes---
 6 Stephanie Neville          1  1  0   2  0.500   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   1.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   1  2  0   1   6  0  0   0   0   2.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            2  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           2  0  1   1 -1.000   7  1  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
12 Jordana Price              1  3  1   5  0.400   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   3.5
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  2   1  13  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 39 29 120  0.083  36  5 12   6  41  2  8   0   0  50.0
   Opp                        3 43 18 106  0.236  35  6  6   5  44  3 24   1   1  64.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
24
19
26
CLEMSON
30
30
30

GEORGIA TECH 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
11/17/2007, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Drops 3-1 Decision Against Georgia Tech.

The Seminoles return to Tully Gym to host their final home matches against North Carolina and NC State Thanksgiving week.

ATLANTA, GA - In a nail-biting match in O'Keefe Gym, Florida State was unable to maintain an early lead to fall to Georgia Tech 3-1 (30-27, 25-30, 20-30, 27-30). This was the final road match for the Seminoles who are now 11-9 in the ACC and 14-14 overall.

The Seminoles took control early in game one, holding onto the lead at point 19. The Yellow Jackets were weak in the blocking category with one team and two assisted, while FSU looked strong with five team, two solos and six assisted. The Seminoles' went on a five-point streak mid-way through the game finished with a .289 team attacking percentage.

The second game of the evening started with the Seminoles on a four-point run, but a kill from Georgia Tech's Ulrike Stegemann put a stop to it. This time it was the Yellow Jackets who held onto the advantage mid-way through to win it 30-25.

Back on the court for game three, Florida State was unable to hold it together as Georgia Tech controlled the advantage throughout.

Game four was saw a more focused Seminole squad as they maintained their composure and crept out to a comfortable lead early on. But the Yellow Jackets were determined to notch the victory on their home court and came back with a vengeance to win on a four-point run, 30-27.

Leading Florida State in kills was sophomore Brianna Barry with 16 on 31 attempts for an impressive .452 hitting percentage. Barry also contributed a block assist and 16.5 points.

With 11 kills apiece, junior Mira Djuric and sophomore Jordana Price contributed a total of 30.5 points against the Yellow Jackets. Djuric was able to put down three service aces and recorded two solo blocks and two assists. Price, whose hitting percentage was .304, led FSU with three block assists and notched a solo in game one.

Also recording stats against Tech was sophomore setter Nikki Baker with 52 assists, five kills and two service aces.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            4 10  4  32  0.188   0  0  0   2   2  0  0   0   0  10.0
 3 Lauren Richardson          3  7  8  22 -0.045   0  0  2   0   0  0  0   0   0   7.0
 5 Brianna Barry              4 16  2  31  0.452   1  0  0   1   2  0  1   0   0  16.5
 8 Nikki Baker                4  5  1   9  0.444  52  2  2   0   9  1  1   1   0   8.5
10 Jenna Romanelli            4  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  4   4   8  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Mira Djuric                4 11  8  27  0.111   5  3  6   0   9  2  2   0   0  17.0
   ---Substitutes---
 6 Stephanie Neville          3  5  4  15  0.067   0  0  1   0   1  0  0   0   0   5.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                4  0  0   0  0.000   0  3  1   1   8  0  0   0   0   3.0
11 Lauren Rosenthal           1  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   2   0.5
12 Jordana Price              4 11  4  23  0.304   0  0  0   0   1  1  3   0   0  13.5
21 Summer Weissing            4  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  1   0  20  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 65 31 160  0.213  59  9 17   8  60  4  8   1   2  82.0
   Opp                        4 59 17 150  0.280  52  8  9   9  50  3 20   1   1  80.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
30
25
20
27
GEORGIA TECH
27
30
30
30

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
11/21/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Tames the Wolfpack 3-0.

The Seminoles swept NC State on Lucy McDaniel Court 3-0 (30-18, 30-21, 30-22)

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Florida State volleyball team tamed the Wolfpack of NC State with a 3-0 (30-18, 30-21, 30-22) sweep on Lucy McDaniel Court. The Seminoles improve to 12-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (15-14 overall), while NC State remains winless in the conference at 0-21 (3-28 for the season).

The Seminoles dominated the court in game one, averaging a .515 hitting percentage with 20 kills on 33 attempts. Junior Mira Djuric contributed six kills on seven attempts to lead FSU with a .714 attacking percentage. Brianna Barry had a solid five kills on seven attempts (.571) and tied with fellow sophomore Lauren Young in solo and assisted blocks with one apiece. Florida State allowed the Wolfpack a mere eight kills the garnet and gold took the first round, 30-18.

In the second round, Florida State nearly doubled its kills adding 15 along with 20 points and three team blocks. Senior Makini Thompson came out in the lead with five kills in game two for a .409 percentage. But it was Barry's .600 attacking percentage after two games that led the garnet and gold heading into the break.

NC State would take its only lead of the evening in game three, creeping out to a 3-2 advantaged over the Seminoles. That moment was short-lived as Florida State quickly recovered to go on a seven-point streak. Djuric's six kills in game three doubled her total going into the final round; she would end the match on top with 12 kills and three errors on 18 attempts for a .500 percentage.

Also ending the night with double-digit kills was Thompson with 10 on 29 attempts and one error (.310). Barry and freshman Lauren Richardson each had nine, while sophomore Lauren Young posted seven overall.

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3 10  1  29  0.310   0  1  0   1   2  0  1   0   0  11.5
 3 Lauren Richardson          3  9  2  15  0.467   0  1  2   0   2  0  1   0   0  10.5
 5 Brianna Barry              3  9  3  15  0.400   0  0  0   0   2  2  3   2   0  12.5
 8 Nikki Baker                3  2  0   3  0.667  43  0  1   0  10  0  0   0   1   2.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            3  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  2   2   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 12  3  18  0.500   3  1  4   0   6  0  5   0   1  15.5
   ---Substitutes---
 4 Taylor Wilson              2  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 6 Stephanie Neville          2  1  2   7 -0.143   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   1.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  1   0   6  0  0   0   0   0.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   1  2  2   0  14  0  0   0   0   2.0
23 Lauren Young               3  7  0  11  0.636   0  0  0   0   0  1  4   0   0  10.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 50 11  98  0.398  49  5 12   4  45  3 14   2   2  65.0
   Opp                        3 28 25 100  0.030  26  4  5   5  31  1  6   0   2  36.0


  1 2 3
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
18
21
22
FLORIDA STATE
30
30
30

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 0
11/23/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Stomp Tar Heels.

In the last ACC match this season, Florida State swept North Carolina 3-0 (30-17, 30-23, 30-17) on senior day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminole volleyball team wraps up the regular season with an impressive back-to-back sweep over NC State on Wednesday night and North Carolina this afternoon. The garnet and gold dominated the Tar Heels 3-0 (30-17, 30-23, 30-17) inside Tully Gymnasium on senior day. Florida State closes out the year with a 16-14 overall record and 13-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. That record moves FSU to finish fourth in the ACC.

"At one point this year our team was 6-11, 3-6 in the conference," head coach Todd Kress said. "They had just come off a heartbreaking loss at Boston College in five. There are a lot of teams that would have packed it in after a match like that and figured it just wasn't their year. But this team showed so much resilience, pride, determination and will that I'm more proud of this team down the stretch than any team I've ever coached."

This year's Seminole squad truly embraced their motto "relentless" as they powered back from two road losses last week to sweep their final two home matches.

"When you're 3-6 and 6-11, you're not playing for a whole lot," Kress said. "But this team refused to give up and continued to fight every single night for every single point. The turn-around this season is nothing short of incredible and I'm very proud of the team, especially the seniors and the leadership they have provided throughout the season."

Leading Florida State in her last match as a Seminole today was senior Makini Thompson with 11 kills, one solo and three assisted blocks and 13.5 points. Junior Mira Djuric topped the team with her .917 attack percentage on 11 kills, 12 attempts and no errors. Also recording double-digits for kills and points was freshman Lauren Richardson with 10 and 13, respectively.

Senior Summer Weissing closed out her Seminole career with the addition of nine digs against the Tar Heels to bring her season total to 480, an average of 4.25 per game, and her school record career digs to 1,859.

Thompson ends her career at Florida State with 361 kills this season, averaging 3.31 per game, and 1,079 overall kills as a Seminole.

As both Thompson and Weissing celebrate their final victory on Lucy McDaniel Court, coach Kress talked about the legacy the co-captains will leave behind.

"Makini and Summer leave a lot of things with the team," Kress said. "Not only their names in the record books, but the mentality to never give up no matter what the score is. Summer never stopped fighting and despite the injuries to her knees, Makini was always playing through adversity on the court.

"They are two players that can't be replaced and will be missed very much, but also two people that will part of the Florida State volleyball program forever."

Thompson will graduate in December with a degree insocial sciences and plans to travel to Europe in January in hopes of being picked up by a professional team.

"I'm sad that's over," Thompson said. "But it's been really fun to have had this experience and to end it on a good win."

Weissing will graduate in the spring, earning her degree in communications. The libero would like to continue playing volleyball and hopes to break into sports broadcasting someday.

"It's sad that today was my last game," Weissing said. "But I'm excited and sad at the same time; I just loved playing at Florida State. I'm going to miss my teammates and the competition the most."

 
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NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 1 Makini Thompson            3 11  5  31  0.194   0  0  0   0   2  1  3   0   0  13.5
 3 Lauren Richardson          3 10  5  23  0.217   0  3  1   0   0  0  0   0   0  13.0
 7 Ashlee Moon                3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   1   8  0  0   0   0   0.0
 8 Nikki Baker                3  2  0   5  0.400  39  2  1   0  12  1  0   0   0   5.0
13 Mira Djuric                3 11  0  12  0.917   6  2  4   0   2  0  1   0   0  13.5
23 Lauren Young               3  5  5  12  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   6.0
   ---Substitutes---
 5 Brianna Barry              3  6  2  13  0.308   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   7.0
10 Jenna Romanelli            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  4  2   0   3  0  0   0   1   4.0
12 Jordana Price              1  2  0   2  1.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   2.0
21 Summer Weissing            3  0  0   0  0.000   0  2  1   1   9  0  0   0   0   2.0
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6  FSU                        3 47 17  98  0.306  45 13 10   2  36  2  8   0   1  66.0
   Opp                        3 26 22  89  0.045  24  2  6  13  27  1  4   2   1  31.0


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