Florida State Women's Volleyball - 2017 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Volleyball - 2017 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Chris Poole, Head Coach
Jeff Hulsmeyer, Associate Head Coach
Mallory Mangun, Volunteer Assistant
Aubrey Marsellis, Director of Operations
Charlie Perez, Volunteer Assistant
Jordana Price, Assistant Coach

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2017 Women's Volleyball


2017 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Mariah Brim, 6-6, RSH, Overland Park, KS

Adrian Ell, 6-2, S, Cincinnati, OH

Logan Holanchock, 5-5, L, Saint Augustine

Tiana Jackson, 6-2, MB, O'Fallon, MO

Taryn Knuth, 6-3, MB, Johnston, IA

Annie Tietjens, 5-8, S, Saint Louis, MO

Deja Williams, 6-2, MB, Suwanee, GA


2017 Roster - By Name

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  10 Christina Ambrose     OH      6-3   Jr-R **   Winter Park (Winter Park/Purdue)
   4 Mariah Brim           RSH     6-6   Fr        Overland Park, KS (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
   6 Brianne Burkert       S       6-1   Jr   **   Richardson, TX (Pearce)
   3 Natasha Calkins       RSH     6-1   Sr   *    Calgary, Alberta, Canada (William Aberhart/Santa Clara)
   5 Bozena Culo           OH      6-2   So   *    Bjelovar, Croatia (Architectural Technical School)
  17 Adrian Ell            S       6-2   Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Archbishop McNicholas)
  11 Logan Holanchock      L       5-5   Jr        Saint Augustine (Saint Augustine/Tampa)
   8 Tiana Jackson         MB      6-2   Fr        O'Fallon, MO (Fort Zumwalt North)
  13 Taryn Knuth           MB      6-3   Fr        Johnston, IA (Johnston)
   7 Milica Kubura         OH      6-4   Sr   ***  Belgrade, Serbia (Third Belgrade)
   9 Madison Sullivan      L       5-7   So   *    Jacksonville (Fletcher)
  15 Annie Tietjens        S       5-8   So-R      Saint Louis, MO (Ursuline Academy/Spring Hill)
  47 Deja Williams         MB      6-2   Fr        Suwanee, GA (Peachtree Ridge)
   1 Cecilie Woie          L       5-6   Sr   ***  Alsvag, Norway

2017 Roster - By Number

L
T                                             PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1 Cecilie Woie          L       5-6   Sr   ***  Alsvag, Norway
   3 Natasha Calkins       RSH     6-1   Sr   *    Calgary, Alberta, Canada (William Aberhart/Santa Clara)
   4 Mariah Brim           RSH     6-6   Fr        Overland Park, KS (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
   5 Bozena Culo           OH      6-2   So   *    Bjelovar, Croatia (Architectural Technical School)
   6 Brianne Burkert       S       6-1   Jr   **   Richardson, TX (Pearce)
   7 Milica Kubura         OH      6-4   Sr   ***  Belgrade, Serbia (Third Belgrade)
   8 Tiana Jackson         MB      6-2   Fr        O'Fallon, MO (Fort Zumwalt North)
   9 Madison Sullivan      L       5-7   So   *    Jacksonville (Fletcher)
  10 Christina Ambrose     OH      6-3   Jr-R **   Winter Park (Winter Park/Purdue)
  11 Logan Holanchock      L       5-5   Jr        Saint Augustine (Saint Augustine/Tampa)
  13 Taryn Knuth           MB      6-3   Fr        Johnston, IA (Johnston)
  15 Annie Tietjens        S       5-8   So-R      Saint Louis, MO (Ursuline Academy/Spring Hill)
  17 Adrian Ell            S       6-2   Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Archbishop McNicholas)
  47 Deja Williams         MB      6-2   Fr        Suwanee, GA (Peachtree Ridge)

2017 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
08/25
Ref
A
BAYLOR
Baylor Tournament
W 3-1
08/26
Ref
N
ILLINOIS STATE
Baylor Tournament, Waco, Tx
W 3-2
08/26
Ref
N
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Baylor Tournament, Waco, Tx
W 3-2
09/01
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Seminole Invitational
W 3-0
09/02
Ref
H
COLORADO STATE
Seminole Invitational
L 0-3
09/03
Ref
H
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Seminole Invitational
W 3-1
09/16
Ref
H
AUBURN W 3-2
09/19
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 0-3
09/22
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 3-1
09/24
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 3-1
09/29
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE L 0-3
10/01
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME L 2-3
10/04
Ref
H
MIAMI W 3-0
10/06
Ref
H
PITTSBURGH L 1-3
10/13
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST W 3-1
10/15
Ref
A
DUKE W 3-1
10/20
 
H
NOTRE DAME  
10/22
 
H
LOUISVILLE  
10/27
 
H
NORTH CAROLINA  
10/29
 
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE  
11/01
 
A
MIAMI  
11/05
 
A
PITTSBURGH  
11/10
 
H
SYRACUSE  
11/12
 
H
BOSTON COLLEGE  
11/17
 
A
VIRGINIA TECH  
11/19
 
A
VIRGINIA  
11/22
 
A
CLEMSON  
11/24
 
A
GEORGIA TECH  
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   11- 5     6- 2     3- 3     2- 0



2017 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 ================================================================================================================================================================== ============================================================================================================================================== FSU 0 0.00 0 0 0.000 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00 |--------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 ================================================================================================================================================================== Milica Kubura 61 16 16 232 3.80 69 521 0.313 7 0.11 0 1 0.02 6 0.000 0 0.000 39 0.64 2 65 67.0 1.10 2 1 267.5 4.39 Taryn Knuth 63 16 16 124 1.97 41 289 0.287 9 0.14 0 9 0.14 9 0.000 1 0.000 41 0.65 11 75 86.0 1.37 16 2 181.5 2.88 Natasha Calkins 63 16 3 171 2.71 51 528 0.227 4 0.06 0 0 0.00 0 0.000 0 0.000 39 0.62 0 16 16.0 0.25 5 0 179.0 2.84 Christina Ambrose 52 15 11 130 2.50 45 426 0.200 6 0.12 0 0 0.00 0 0.000 1 0.000 31 0.60 1 29 30.0 0.58 3 1 145.5 2.80 Brianne Burkert 63 16 16 74 1.17 35 225 0.173 549 8.71 0 8 0.13 8 0.000 0 0.000 204 3.24 1 19 20.0 0.32 7 8 92.5 1.47 Deja Williams 60 16 14 45 0.75 23 134 0.164 3 0.05 0 0 0.00 0 0.000 0 0.000 17 0.28 5 58 63.0 1.05 6 0 79.0 1.32 Bozena Culo 63 16 3 38 0.60 20 137 0.131 14 0.22 0 8 0.13 20 0.000 12 0.000 150 2.38 1 6 7.0 0.11 0 2 50.0 0.79 Logan Holanchock 63 16 15 2 0.03 1 6 0.167 10 0.16 0 15 0.24 12 0.000 14 0.000 161 2.56 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 17.0 0.27 Tiana Jackson 11 7 2 6 0.55 2 12 0.333 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0.000 0 0.000 2 0.18 1 6 7.0 0.64 2 0 10.0 0.91 Cecilie Woie 63 16 2 0.03 0 10 0.200 70 1.11 0 6 0.10 3 0.000 17 0.000 273 4.33 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 8.0 0.13 Annie Tietjens 25 9 2 0.08 1 7 0.143 92 3.68 0 1 0.04 5 0.000 0 0.000 42 1.68 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 3 3.0 0.12 Madison Sullivan 45 15 0 0.00 0 2 0.000 14 0.31 0 2 0.04 10 0.000 10 0.000 59 1.31 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 2.0 0.04 Mariah Brim 1 1 0 0.00 0 0 0.000 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00 Team 1 1 0 0 13 0.0 ============================================================================================================================================== FSU 63 16 16 826 13.11 289 2298 0.234 778 12.35 0 50 0.79 73 0 0.000 68 0 0.000 1058 16.79 22 274 159.0 2.52 41 17 1035.0 16.43 Opp 63 16 915 14.52 353 2505 0.224 854 13.56 0 68 1.08 142 0.000 50 0.000 1032 16.38 21 184 113.0 1.79 28 14 1096.0 17.40

FLORIDA STATE 3, BAYLOR 1
08/25/2017, WAYCO, TX, Baylor Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Baylor in Season Opener.
The No. 15 Seminoles volleyball team took down the Baylor Bears 3-1 in front of the largest crowd in Baylor volleyball history.

WACO, TX - The No. 15 Florida State volleyball team beat the Baylor Bears in four sets on Friday night (Aug. 25), the first of three matches for the Seminoles at the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational.

Florida State took the first set, but the Bears wouldn't let the Seminoles' lead extend to more than two points throughout the first half. FSU was able to pull away towards the end, when a Baylor error gave it a 21-18 lead. Senior Milica Kubura extended the lead with a kill, and the set was finished off with a pair of kills from senior Natasha Calkins and Kubura to take the first 25-20.

Baylor found its momentum in the second set, holding the Seminoles to only 12 points. The Bears held the lead throughout the set, outhitting FSU and giving the Noles the chance to make its own errors. The Seminoles regrouped in the third set, outhitting the Bears .432 to earn a quick 25-21 win. Freshman middle blocker Taryn Knuth stood out in the third set, notching four kills and two assisted blocks.

While the Bears narrowly outhit the Seminoles in the fourth set, the front row held down the offense for Florida State - three kills each from Christina Ambrose, Calkins and Kubura helped FSU stay ahead of Baylor. The Bears put up a fight until the end, but a kill from Knuth gave Florida State its first win of the season.

Quoting head coach Chris Poole

"I'm really proud of this team. We struggled at times, but we knew that may happen early in the season. Our consistency will need to improve as we go on, but they really showed a lot of heart tonight. There was a great crowd here of about 3,600 fans which made for a very intense atmosphere. This was a good start, and we have a lot of room to grow."

Notes

 
                                -----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 Natasha Calkins            4 12  4  32  0.250   0  0  0   0   0  0  3   0   0  13.5
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  3  0   4  0.750  31  0  0   0  18  0  2   2   0   4.0
 7 Milica Kubura              4 13 10  38  0.079   1  0  0   0   0  0  4   0   0  15.0
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   2   8  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4  9  0  15  0.600   0  1  2   0   0  1  5   0   0  13.5
47 Deja Williams              4  2  2   6  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  5   1   0   4.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   1  0.000   6  0  0   1  19  0  0   0   0   0.0
 4 Mariah Brim                1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  0  0   1  0.000   1  1  1   2   7  0  0   0   0   1.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           4  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   1   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Christina Ambrose          4  6  3  31  0.097   1  0  0   0   1  0  2   0   0   7.0
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 45 19 128  0.203  41  2  4   8  56  1 21   3   0  58.5
   Opp                        4 57 23 151  0.225  48  8 16   2  51  0 20   1   0  75.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
25
12
25
25
BAYLOR
20
25
21
22

FLORIDA STATE 3, ILLINOIS STATE 2
08/26/2017, Baylor Tournament, Waco, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Sets Program Records, Goes Undefeated in Opening Weekend.
Two close five-set wins on Saturday helped the No. 15 Florida State volleyball team go 3-0 in its opening weekend; six different Seminoles recorded career and program highs.

WACO, TX - Cecilie Woie set a program record, Brianne Burkert earned her 14th and 15th career double-double and a number of Seminoles recorded career highs as No. 15 Florida State took down Illinois State and UC Santa Barbara in the second day of the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational. As the only nationally ranked program in the tournament, the Seminoles went 3-0 against three evenly matched competitors over the weekend.

This tournament gave the Seminoles' newcomers a chance to stand out, and they took the opportunity. Against UCSB, freshman middle blocker Taryn Knuth recorded 10 kills on 19 total attacks (.316 hitting percentage), while Tiana Jackson and Deja Williams - the other two freshman middle blockers - recorded three kills on four total attacks (.750). These three hitting percentages were the highest on the team.

Junior defensive specialist Logan Holanchock left her mark on the Seminoles' defensive line in her debut with the team, recording 20 digs against Illinois State and seven against UCSB.

Illinois State

In its first five set match of the day, the Seminoles fought off a tough Illinois State team. Outhitting Florida State throughout the first four sets, the Redbirds were slowed only by the Seminoles' nearly impenetrable defensive line. Senior libero Cecilie Woie put on a show in Waco, recording 40 digs throughout five sets - a new program record for Florida State in the rally scoring era.

In the fifth set, the Seminoles reaffirmed its ability to dominate its competition, gaining the lead early in the set and holding strong until the end to win 15-7, and take the match 3-2. Santa Barbara Despite taking the first set, the Seminoles appeared to be no match for a tough UC Santa Barbara team as the Gauchos came back to claim the second and third set. In the fourth, UCSB nearly claimed the match, leading up to the 11-10 mark. One of Kubura's 14 kills on the match tied it up 11-11, and the Seminoles ran away with it to hold off a UCSB win. The fifth set was just as tight as the previous four, but the Seminoles were able to gain an early lead and outhit the Gauchos to claim a 15-13 win and take the match 3-2. Junior setter Brianne Burkert recorded her 15th career double-double and a career high number of digs.

Quoting head coach Chris Poole

"I'm really proud of this young team, we really played with a lot of heart this weekend. In each match we could have let down and given up but we didn't. All of these girls showed a lot of character and determination all weekend."

"It wasn't always pretty, but we found a way to win each time. We have a lot of upside this season and I do believe we will continue to improve as the season progresses."

Notes

 
                                -----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 Natasha Calkins            5 22  9  51  0.255   0  0  0   0   4  0  3   0   0  23.5
 6 Brianne Burkert            5  4  3  17  0.059  56  0  0   0  15  0  1   1   0   4.5
 7 Milica Kubura              5 15  4  52  0.212   0  0  0   0   6  2  3   0   0  18.5
11 Logan Holanchock           5  0  0   2  0.000   1  4  1   0  20  0  0   0   0   4.0
13 Taryn Knuth                5  8  3  28  0.179   1  0  0   0   4  2  8   2   0  14.0
47 Deja Williams              5  3  1  12  0.167   0  0  0   0   4  0  3   0   0   4.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               5  0  0   3  0.000   4  0  0   0  40  0  0   0   0   0.0
 5 Bozena Culo                5 11  4  32  0.219   1  1  1   0  12  0  1   0   0  12.5
 9 Madison Sullivan           5  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   0  11  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Christina Ambrose          2  3  3  19  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  3   1   0   4.5
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 66 27 216  0.181  64  5  2   0 116  4 22   4   0  86.0
   Opp                        5 79 31 241  0.199  70  0 10   5 112  1 22   1   0  91.0


  1 2 3 4 5
FLORIDA STATE
25
28
23
26
15
ILLINOIS STATE
23
30
25
24
7

FLORIDA STATE 3, CAL-SANTA BARBARA 2
08/26/2017, Baylor Tournament, Waco, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Sets Program Records, Goes Undefeated in Opening Weekend.
Two close five-set wins on Saturday helped the No. 15 Florida State volleyball team go 3-0 in its opening weekend; six different Seminoles recorded career and program highs.

WACO, TX - Cecilie Woie set a program record, Brianne Burkert earned her 14th and 15th career double-double and a number of Seminoles recorded career highs as No. 15 Florida State took down Illinois State and UC Santa Barbara in the second day of the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational. As the only nationally ranked program in the tournament, the Seminoles went 3-0 against three evenly matched competitors over the weekend.

This tournament gave the Seminoles' newcomers a chance to stand out, and they took the opportunity. Against UCSB, freshman middle blocker Taryn Knuth recorded 10 kills on 19 total attacks (.316 hitting percentage), while Tiana Jackson and Deja Williams - the other two freshman middle blockers - recorded three kills on four total attacks (.750). These three hitting percentages were the highest on the team.

Junior defensive specialist Logan Holanchock left her mark on the Seminoles' defensive line in her debut with the team, recording 20 digs against Illinois State and seven against UCSB.

Illinois State

In its first five set match of the day, the Seminoles fought off a tough Illinois State team. Outhitting Florida State throughout the first four sets, the Redbirds were slowed only by the Seminoles' nearly impenetrable defensive line. Senior libero Cecilie Woie put on a show in Waco, recording 40 digs throughout five sets - a new program record for Florida State in the rally scoring era.

In the fifth set, the Seminoles reaffirmed its ability to dominate its competition, gaining the lead early in the set and holding strong until the end to win 15-7, and take the match 3-2. Santa Barbara Despite taking the first set, the Seminoles appeared to be no match for a tough UC Santa Barbara team as the Gauchos came back to claim the second and third set. In the fourth, UCSB nearly claimed the match, leading up to the 11-10 mark. One of Kubura's 14 kills on the match tied it up 11-11, and the Seminoles ran away with it to hold off a UCSB win. The fifth set was just as tight as the previous four, but the Seminoles were able to gain an early lead and outhit the Gauchos to claim a 15-13 win and take the match 3-2. Junior setter Brianne Burkert recorded her 15th career double-double and a career high number of digs.

Quoting head coach Chris Poole

"I'm really proud of this young team, we really played with a lot of heart this weekend. In each match we could have let down and given up but we didn't. All of these girls showed a lot of character and determination all weekend."

"It wasn't always pretty, but we found a way to win each time. We have a lot of upside this season and I do believe we will continue to improve as the season progresses."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 5 Bozena Culo                5 10  7  45  0.067   0  0  1   0  13  1  0   0   0  11.0
 6 Brianne Burkert            5  4  2  14  0.143  44  0  1   0  19  0  1   0   0   4.5
 7 Milica Kubura              5 14  4  39  0.256   1  0  1   0   3  0  8   0   0  18.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              2  3  0   4  0.750   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   3.5
11 Logan Holanchock           5  0  0   0  0.000   2  3  2   0   7  0  0   0   0   3.0
13 Taryn Knuth                5 10  4  19  0.316   0  0  0   0   2  1  7   0   0  14.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               5  0  0   2  0.000   5  0  0   0  18  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            5 17  2  57  0.263   0  0  0   0   5  0  3   0   0  18.5
 9 Madison Sullivan           5  0  0   1  0.000   3  1  1   0  15  0  0   0   0   1.0
10 Christina Ambrose          1  0  2   6 -0.333   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   0.5
47 Deja Williams              4  3  0   4  0.750   1  0  0   0   0  0  4   0   0   5.0
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 61 21 191  0.209  56  4  6   2  83  2 25   0   0  79.5
   Opp                        5 75 33 206  0.204  72  2 14   4  89  1 20   2   0  88.0


  1 2 3 4 5
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
26
25
15
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
22
27
28
18
13

FLORIDA STATE 3, UNC-ASHEVILLE 0
09/01/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Sweeps UNC Asheville 3-0 in Home Opener.
The No. 15 Florida State volleyball team stayed perfect through the first round of the team's home opening tournament to sweep the Bulldogs.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 15 Florida State volleyball team outhit the UNC Asheville Bulldogs and stayed tough on defense to win its first match in the Home2 Suites by Hilton Tallahassee Seminole Invitational on Friday afternoon (Sept. 1).

Redshirt junior outside hitter Christina Ambrose started off strong in the first set, leading the Seminoles with four kills on nine total attacks (.429). Senior outside hitter Milica Kubura and freshman middle blocker Taryn Knuth also put on a show in the first set, earning three and four assisted blocks, respectively.

In the second set, FSU really found its groove on offense, hitting .419 and earning 16 kills on 31 total team attacks. The team kept attacking, serving and blocking errors to a minimum through the second set to keep the ball in play.

In the third set, the Bulldogs pushed harder on offense, hitting a match high .250 and notching 40 total attacks. Their offensive effort wasn't enough to stay ahead of the Seminoles, as FSU outhit the Bulldogs once again to take the third set 25-20. The Seminoles' defense also came together in the third set, as it recorded 21 total digs in the third set alone.

Quoting head coach Chris Poole

On his overall thoughts on today's match…

"We're certainly glad that we won the match, I felt like we played in spurts. I though Christina Ambrose really found her game again today, she really struggled the first weekend. She went out last season and had back surgery, so it was great to see her gain some confidence out there today. I though Taryn [Knuth] again and how well she played as a freshman.

"We know that a team like UNC Asheville is going to give us the best they have and that they're going to make us have to play."

On how today's match prepared them for Colorado State tomorrow…

"Colorado State is bigger, they're more physical, they're a very well-coached team. We're going to have to play better at the net, we're going to have to hit better and block better against a team like that."

Notes

 
                                -----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 Natasha Calkins            3  7  2  27  0.185   1  0  0   0   3  0  1   2   0   7.5
 5 Bozena Culo                3  0  0   1  0.000   1  1  0   0   5  0  0   0   1   1.0
 6 Brianne Burkert            3  4  1   8  0.375  31  1  0   0  12  0  0   0   1   5.0
 7 Milica Kubura              3 11  4  20  0.350   0  0  0   0   2  0  6   0   0  14.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  6  1  10  0.500   1  1  1   0   2  0  4   2   0   9.0
47 Deja Williams              3  6  5  16  0.063   1  0  0   0   1  0  3   1   0   7.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  1  0   1  1.000   6  0  0   0  16  0  0   0   0   1.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           3  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   1   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3 13  2  28  0.393   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0  13.0
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  1   1 -1.000   0  2  1   3   8  0  0   0   0   2.0
15 Annie Tietjens             1  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 48 16 113  0.283  42  5  2   4  55  0 14   5   2  60.0
   Opp                        3 28 16 106  0.113  27  4  5   5  40  2  4   0   1  36.0


  1 2 3
UNC-ASHEVILLE
19
15
20
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
25

COLORADO STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/02/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Swept by Rams at Home.
The No. 15 Seminoles volleyball team fell to Colorado State in its second match of the Home2Suites by Hilton Tallahassee Seminole Invitational. The Rams went undefeated in the tournament.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 15 Florida State volleyball team fell to Colorado State on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 2), falling behind in defense to hand the Rams a 3-0 win. The Seminoles are now 1-1 through the first two days of the Home2 Suites by Hilton Tallahassee Seminole Invitational. In the first set, the Seminoles put up a fight on offense with junior outside hitter Christina Ambrose leading the pack. Ambrose led the team with 6 kills on 11 attacks, but with a team hitting percentage of .175, more attack errors and fewer digs, the Seminoles eventually dropped the first set 25-21. FSU came out in the second set with some momentum, going on a 5-0 run to start the set. From there, the two teams traded kills and errors, but the Seminoles held the lead through the first half of the set. The two teams remained tied from 15-15 to 22-22 before the Rams fired back on offense and took the second set 25-23. In the third set, Colorado State came out ready to earn the sweep, hitting .654 with two team blocks and nine digs. The Rams took an early lead in the set and ran with it, toppling the Seminoles 25-15 to hand Florida State its first loss of the season. Quoting head coach Chris Poole

"We were afraid we would have games like this this year, it was just unfortunate because it seemed like we just couldn't pull it together today. Our defense was very poor today in both blocking and defensively. Offensively we seemed out of rhythm for most of the match. We'll just have to use today as motivation so we can come out and perform better tomorrow against TCU. This will just be a learning experience and we're looking to get better every day.

"Our biggest problem today was our defense, but offensively we really only had two that showed up. Defensively we just really didn't slow CSU down, and that can really make a difference because we had such a hard time getting the ball back up to continue to run our offense. I thought Mili and Natasha both had great matches offensively, the rest of them were kind of up and down a little bit. We didn't get any middle attack today, and that can make a big difference if you're not able to connect with your middles."

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            3  2  1   5  0.200  32  0  0   0   4  0  0   0   0   2.0
 7 Milica Kubura              3 14  4  22  0.455   0  0  1   0   1  0  0   0   0  14.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3  9  3  27  0.222   0  0  0   0   2  0  3   0   0  10.5
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  0   2   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  3  5  12 -0.167   0  0  0   0   6  1  1   1   0   4.5
47 Deja Williams              3  1  3   7 -0.286   0  0  0   0   2  0  4   0   0   3.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  0   1   4  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  9  1  26  0.308   0  0  0   0   2  0  2   0   0  10.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   0   7  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           3  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  3   2   2  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 38 17  99  0.212  37  1  4   6  32  1 10   1   0  45.0
   Opp                        3 48 12  95  0.379  45  6  4   1  42  3 10   4   0  62.0


  1 2 3
COLORADO STATE
25
25
25
FLORIDA STATE
21
23
15

FLORIDA STATE 3, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 1
09/03/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Beats TCU 3-1, Finishes Second in Seminole Invitational.
The No. 15 FSU volleyball team took down the Horned Frogs in four sets on Sunday afternoon to go 2-1 in its home opening tournament.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 15 Florida State volleyball team took down the TCU Horned Frogs on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 3rd) in the final match of the Home2 Suites by Hilton Tallahassee Seminole Invitational. The Seminoles went 2-1 in its home tournament, taking down UNC Asheville and TCU to earn second place in the tournament.

In the first set, the Seminoles' offense came out swinging, hitting .519 through the set with 15 kills on 27 attacks and only one error. Both of the first two sets were dominated offensively by senior outside hitter Milica Kubura, who tallied six kills in each set.

As TCU's offense began to click in the second set, it was a strong defensive effort from Florida State that helped the Seminoles win the set. With 28 digs - shared by eight different players - and three blocks in the set, the Seminoles held the Horned Frogs to a .151 hitting percentage.

When Kubura left the match with an injury, the FSU offense was able to keep up the momentum with a hitting percentage of .293 in the third set, and a strong defensive presence helped to keep the set close. TCU was able to get a lead on Florida State, fighting back defensively and outhitting the Seminoles to take the set.

The Seminoles finished it off by putting pressure on the net in the fourth set, hitting .393 with three team blocks. While the Horned Frogs were able to hold the Seminoles at match point for multiple points toward the end, Florida State was able to win 25-21 and take the match 3-1.

Quoting head coach Chris Poole

"I was really proud of this team today. Yesterday was extremely disappointing for all of us and the girls knew they did not perform well. It would have been easy to let down today as well, but the girls came out and played great the first set to get us started.

"When Mili had to leave the match in the second set we could have completely folded as a team. Instead we saw some great performances from them, and really everyone contributed to the win."

Quoting junior defensive specialist Logan Holanchock
On what the team did to prepare for each match…

"In our first game against UNC Asheville we were really focusing on our own game, we knew that if we played well we would be successful. But we knew the next two teams were going to be a challenge, so when we watched film against Colorado State we tried to focus on their play as well as our own. We had to make sure we were able to be in position because of how strong their outsides are. After the loss we tried to focus on what went wrong, because if you don't learn from a loss then it was pointless. I think we came back and did really well."

Quoting junior outside hitter Christina Ambrose
On how tournaments like this help prepare the team for a tough ACC schedule…

"These games are nice because they're good practice heading into ACC play. It's nice to see what we have to work on and what we need to get better at, as well as what we're good at. It gives us a good idea of what we need to do when we go back to practice to work on those things."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  3  1  10  0.200  44  1  0   0  14  1  1   0   1   5.5
 7 Milica Kubura              2 12  0  19  0.632   1  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0  12.5
 8 Tiana Jackson              4  2  1   5  0.200   0  0  0   0   0  1  5   2   0   5.5
10 Christina Ambrose          4 12  3  36  0.250   0  0  0   0   4  0  2   1   0  13.0
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   3  1  1   0   9  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4 11  5  20  0.300   0  2  0   0   2  0  2   2   0  14.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  1  0   1  1.000   6  1  0   3  20  0  0   0   0   2.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4 17  3  40  0.350   1  0  0   0   5  0  0   0   0  17.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  1  1   7  0.000   2  0  3   0  10  0  0   0   0   1.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           4  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  0   1   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
47 Deja Williams              3  3  1   5  0.400   0  0  0   0   1  0  3   0   0   4.5
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 62 15 143  0.329  59  5  4   6  70  2 14   5   1  76.0
   Opp                        4 58 23 164  0.213  52  6  5   5  58  1  8   1   1  69.0


  1 2 3 4
TEXAS CHRISTIAN
16
23
25
21
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
23
25

FLORIDA STATE 3, AUBURN 2
09/16/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Veteran Offense Leads Volleyball to Five Set Win Over Auburn.
The Florida State volleyball team saw one of its closest matches of the season so far, taking down Auburn 3-2 in a critical match at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 20 Florida State volleyball team took down the Auburn Tigers 3-2 on Saturday (Sept. 16) afternoon in a nearly three-hour back-and-forth battle. With a tough Auburn defense facing a strong Florida State offense, it took five close sets for the Seminoles to earn its sixth win of the season.

In the first set, the Noles outhit the Tigers with a .371 hitting percentage. Senior outside hitter Milica Kubura led the offense with eight kills on 12 attacks (.583), while junior defensive specialist held down the defense with eight digs to give the Seminoles the first set 25-19.

In the second set showed a huge change in momentum as Auburn held the lead over Florida State from the beginning, holding the Seminoles to just a .056 hitting percentage. With two team blocks, 15 kills and a seemingly impenetrable back row, Auburn took the second set 25-18.

Florida State came out strong in the third set, pulling back that momentum to once again outhit Auburn with its best hitting percentage of the match (.387). Senior outside hitter Natasha Calkins led the offense to the Seminoles' close 27-25 victory in the third set, earning 7 kills on 11 total attacks (.636).

The fourth set stayed close in the beginning, but the Tigers took off on a 6-1 run midway through the set to gain a five-point lead. The Seminoles fought back but were unable to come back, giving the Tigers the fourth set 25-19. This was the least efficient match for both teams, as neither hit more than .167 and each had at least five hitting errors.

With the match tied up 2-2, both teams put up a fight in the deciding set as the score was tied four times and the match saw two lead changes. A series of errors helped the Seminoles tie it up at 10-10, and then later 12-12 before a kill from Kubura forced an Auburn timeout. Coming out of the timeout, Calkins earned her 18th kill of the match to give Florida State set point, and Kubura followed with her 19th kill of the day to give the Seminoles the final set 15-12.

This match is important to the Seminoles, since the team has not been able to play a competitive match in nearly two weeks due to schedule changes. Florida State is now the only ACC team to defeat Auburn, as the Tigers have already beaten Georgia Tech, NC State, Clemson and preseason conference favorite North Carolina.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
"We still have a lot of things we need to work on, we knew that this was going to be somewhat of a rebuilding year. And we see that out there, we've got talent and we can play very well at times, but we can also play down at times and make a lot of mistakes. It was really disappointing seeing the way we came out in that second set, making some mistakes, and we really had to scramble for it in the fourth set. I feel like this is a team that is just going to continue to learn and get better as the season goes on, but we know it's going to be a lot of work."

On coming back and playing a tough team after some major schedule changes…
"I think it did hurt us a bit to not play the last two weeks, it's just different to have those matches to play versus just practicing. Hopefully this gets us fired up again in the right way."

On how it feels to win another five set match…
"We were down there at the end. Auburn is a good team, they did a lot of things to hurt us, and is shows a lot of character on the girls' part to come back and fight and still be able to win."

On how important this win was to them…
"It's extremely important to get this win because Auburn is having one of their better years, if not the best year they've had, so we knew that they were going to be a very tough team. We could've gone out and tried to find an easy match but we wanted to go out and challenge ourselves, and I thought Auburn did a great job. They were very well prepared and they're going to have a great year in the SEC."

Quoting Senior Outside Hitter Milica Kubura
On what they did to win at the end and her 18 kills…
"I love playing matches like this because it just challenges our character and I know that when it's on the line I'm going to put the ball down. I think it was some fire on our part that won the last set."

On the schedule changes…
"I don't think we've been this excited for a game. We've had such a long break and we tried to keep ourselves motivated of course, but it was hard. So I'm really excited for this match."

On pulling out a win in five sets…
"We've been working a lot on our mental strength, and I think that was a key. Also we are very close to each other and we can look at each other in these hard moments and know that we've got it, so I think that's huge."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            5  2  2  13  0.000  46  0  0   0  15  0  0   3   3   2.0
 7 Milica Kubura              5 19  6  39  0.333   1  1  0   0   1  0  3   0   0  21.5
10 Christina Ambrose          5  9  2  28  0.250   1  0  0   0   2  0  3   0   0  10.5
11 Logan Holanchock           5  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   2  16  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                5  9  4  23  0.217   0  0  1   0   2  1  6   0   0  13.0
47 Deja Williams              5  1  1   5  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  2   0   0   2.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               5  0  0   1  0.000   6  1  0   3  18  0  0   0   0   1.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            5 18  3  46  0.326   0  0  0   0   3  0  2   1   0  19.0
 5 Bozena Culo                5  0  0   2  0.000   1  0  3   0  15  0  0   0   0   0.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           5  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  1   1   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                             1   1                                       
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 58 19 158  0.247  57  2  5   6  78  1 16   4   3  69.0
   Opp                        5 68 28 180  0.222  64  6 14   2  74  1  6   0   0  78.0


  1 2 3 4 5
AUBURN
19
25
25
25
12
FLORIDA STATE
25
18
27
19
15

FLORIDA 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/19/2017, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Falls to No. 3 Florida in Three.
The No. 19 Florida State volleyball team started off strong, but a strong Gator offense proved to be too much for a young Seminoles team.

GAINESVILLE, FL - The No. 19 Florida State volleyball team fell to the No. 3 Florida Gators in three sets on the road on Tuesday (Sept. 19) night at the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown.

This marks the Seminoles' fifth loss to the Gators in the last nine matches of the series.

Florida took an early lead in the first set, holding the Noles to under .200 hitting and earning an early 10-4 lead. From there, the Seminoles' offense kicked in, with senior outside hitter Natasha Calkins knocking down consecutive kills to slow the Gators' roll. Florida State's front line put pressure on the Gators and let UF make the errors up until UF's set point, where the Gators led 24-15. From there, the Noles earned six consecutive points before a kill gave the Gators the set 25-21.

In the second set, the Florida State defense kept the Noles in the match, but Florida's offense still proved to be too much for them. The match stayed tied through the first six points, but Florida went on an 8-0 run to gain a lead that the Seminoles could not make up. While the Seminoles tallied 13 digs in the set, the Gators hit .375 with 14 kills to stay ahead and take the set 25-15.

The third set proved to be the toughest for the Seminoles, as the Florida held it scoreless through the first eight points. The Gator offense seemed to click in the final set, with the team earning 18 kills on 36 total attacks (.389), while the defense slowed the Seminoles with three team blocks and 16 digs. Florida kept its lead through the set and eventually prevailed, taking the final set 25-12.

Quoting head coach Chris Poole
On facing a tough rival like UF…
"Well, we've got fourteen players; seven of them facing the Gators for the first time. So, I think there were mixed emotions. There were some that played very scared, there were some that were confident, that they were trying to bring along the others. You know, we are a team that lost a lot from last year. And we know that. We lost three players that were All-Americans. Two of them were senior middles, and we replaced that with true freshmen middles. They're doing great, they're working hard, they're getting better. But that's still a big transition to go to this level. And even bigger. You can start playing individual one on one volleyball is one thing, playing top-25 is one thing, playing top-5 volleyball is a whole different thing. And I think they got to see and experience what it was like to play against a top-5 program.

"And that's what we talked about after the match. That we haven't seen that yet, and for many of the players, they've never experienced it at all in their whole lives. So this was an eye opener for them to understand what it is we're trying to teach them every day in practice; what we're trying to get them to do. Because we're trying to make them better, and now they've seen what it looks like on the court, across the net and hopefully we can go back and we can get them to listen. We can get them to really do the things we're asking them to do."

On what they learned from the loss…
"I always think in defeat that you can learn something. There's no doubt. And there's been many times that we've lost to a good team early in the year and we've been able to play much better at the end of the year. So I feel like that our program has a lot of growth, a lot of room to grow throughout the season because we've got so many players we're trying to fit in right now. I feel like that we definitely are a better team than what we show but I also think Florida played great. They've got a great team, they've got a lot returning from last year, they've got a lot of top recruits, and they do a great job every time that we play. So we expected a battle. We knew it'd be a battle, we knew early season.

"You know, but we've still got so many things we're trying to do. We're still trying to get all of our players to play the same defense at the same time. We're trying to get our offense down smoother with some of the newcomers. So there's a lot of things that we're not in sync the way we wanna be, but this will be used as a lesson for us to go back."

Quoting Senior Outside Hitter Milica Kubura
On playing a rival like Florida…
"We were very excited to play them, but I'm honestly very disappointed. I think we could have played much better. We played timid. I think this gym is a little intimidating for us, because we don't have a chance to play a lot in big gyms like this. They had a big home crowd and they're a very intimidating team, so I think it took us a long time at the beginning of each set to actually get into playing and start playing on our level and that cost us."

On what they'll take away from the loss…
"Well, this is just the preseason, so we're probably going to see them in the postseason again. And this is something we can learn from, and see where our weaknesses are and work on some stuff. I think that we can take this in a positive way although it's a very disappointing loss."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            3  1  2   5 -0.200  25  0  0   0  14  0  0   0   0   1.0
 7 Milica Kubura              3 13  8  34  0.147   0  0  0   0   3  0  1   0   0  13.5
10 Christina Ambrose          3  5  2  32  0.094   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   5.5
11 Logan Holanchock           3  1  0   1  1.000   2  0  0   0  11  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  2  0   8  0.250   0  0  0   0   0  1  0   0   0   3.0
47 Deja Williams              3  2  2   7  0.000   0  0  0   0   2  0  2   0   0   3.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   3  0  1   0  14  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  8  5  24  0.125   0  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   0   8.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  0  1   2 -0.500   0  0  0   2   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   1   2  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 32 20 113  0.106  30  0  2   4  53  1  4   0   0  35.0
   Opp                        3 48 10 120  0.317  43  4  4   0  53  2 16   0   1  62.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
21
15
12
FLORIDA
25
25
25

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 1
09/22/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Tops Virginia in Conference Opener.
The No. 19 Florida State volleyball team took down the Cavaliers in four sets on Friday night in Tully Gym.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - One of the best hitting percentages the team has seen this season led to the No. 19 Florida State volleyball team's four set victory over the Virginia Cavaliers. The Seminoles took the first, second and fourth sets to take down the Cavs on Friday (Sept. 22) night.

In the first set, the Cavaliers put pressure on the net, but the Seminoles' .259 hitting percentage in the set was enough to keep it ahead throughout the match. Florida State's defense kept the Seminoles in the set, recording 11 digs and three team blocks to hold the Cavs to just .167 hitting.

In the second set Florida State stepped up its game on offense, hitting .452 with 17 kills and only three errors. While the Seminoles' offense was firing on all cylinders, the Cavaliers' offense wasn't falling too far behind, as it finished the set with a .371 hitting percentage.

While the Seminoles led through most of the third set, it was the Cavaliers' consistency that pushed it ahead in the end, as Virginia let Florida State make the mistakes. While FSU held UVA at set point for two points, the Cavs took the set 25-23.

In the fourth set, five different Seminoles earned at least one kill with no errors. Senior Milica Kubura led with six kills on eight attacks (.750), followed by junior Christina Ambrose with five kills on six attacks (.833). The Seminoles saw one of the best hitting percentages in a set so far this season at .609, which helped it stay ahead of the Cavs and get the 25-14 victory to win the match.

Quoting Freshman Middle Blocker Taryn Knuth
On her first ACC win…
"It was really big, we wanted to come out on a high note and we have really high expectations for ourselves this season. While it wasn't the cleanest, we got the win and I think we can learn a lot from this to take into practice and just get better."

On her confidence in her playing abilities as the season progresses…
"Yeah I do feel more comfortable. I think we're spreading our offense great and especially getting everyone involved, and I know Deja had some really good kills too. Just creating more options and being harder to defend is going to be a really big thing in the ACC this year, and I felt like I contributed a lot and I'm just going to continue to grow and try to do my best on the court this year."

On how important it is to start conference play with a win…
"It's very important to start conference play with a win. This builds confidence going in and our team is still learning to grow and getting better every day, but certainly this win is a great way to start things off."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  4  1  12  0.250  45  3  0   0   8  0  1   0   0   7.5
 7 Milica Kubura              4 20  1  27  0.704   0  0  1   0   2  0  5   0   1  22.5
10 Christina Ambrose          4 10  4  29  0.207   1  0  0   0   3  0  1   1   0  10.5
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  1   2   6  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4 13  3  22  0.455   1  0  1   1   2  0  3   1   0  14.5
47 Deja Williams              3  4  0   7  0.571   0  0  0   0   1  0  4   0   0   6.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  1   3  12  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4  7  4  20  0.150   0  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   7.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  1  1   3  0.000   1  1  1   1   5  0  0   0   0   2.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  1  1   2  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   1.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           4  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  2   1   4  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             2  0  0   0  0.000   4  1  1   0   1  0  0   0   0   1.0
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 60 15 122  0.369  56  6  8  10  47  0 14   2   1  73.0
   Opp                        4 48 18 124  0.242  48 10 11   6  39  0  6   7   1  61.0


  1 2 3 4
VIRGINIA
22
21
25
14
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
23
25

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA TECH 1
09/24/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Takes Down Hokies for Perfect Conference Opening Weekend.
The Florida State volleyball team defeat Virginia Tech in four sets in the second match of its ACC opening weekend.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 19 Florida State volleyball team took down Virginia Tech in four sets on Sunday (Sept. 24) afternoon, giving them a perfect weekend at home to open conference play. Defensively this was one of the best and most consistent matches the team has seen so far this season, with 12 team blocks (the third-most in a match this season), 56 digs (the third-highest in a match) and a season-high seven service aces. The Seminoles dominated in the first set, hitting .273 with 10 kills and only one error. FSU's defense helped keep it ahead of the Hokies as the Seminoles recorded 17 digs and six team blocks, In the second set, the Hokies stepped up on offense, outhitting the Seminoles with a .270 hitting percentage. The Virginia Tech defense also found it groove in the second set, recording three more digs than the Seminoles and earning three team blocks to help it win the set 25-23. The Seminoles bounced back in the third set, with the team's defense making a showing, earning 11 digs and holding the Hokies to just -.088 hitting in the set. FSU took the third set with its second-largest margin of victory this season at 25-15. In the fourth set the Seminoles started off strong, leading by as much as 7-2 in the beginning. The Florida State offense stayed tough through the set and cut down on errors to earn a .421 hitting percentage, while the defense earned 16 digs and two team blocks to take the set 25-20 and win the match 3-1. Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
On continuing on in conference play…
"I'm hoping this will help our momentum. There's probably about eight teams in the conference that are good enough to beat us if we don't play to the best of our potential. So it's really going to be about our side of the net and being fully consistent. If we do that, then I think we can be successful." Quoting Senior Libero Cecilie Woie
On moving on in conference play after going 2-0 this weekend…
"I think it's really important for us, because not a lot of teams start conference play 2-0. We've been working really hard to get here but it's still important for us to keep our momentum and to not take any opponent for granted." Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  4  3  10  0.100  38  1  1   0  11  0  0   0   0   5.0
 7 Milica Kubura              4 20  2  37  0.486   0  0  0   0   1  0  7   0   0  23.5
10 Christina Ambrose          4  8  2  32  0.188   0  0  0   0   0  1  2   0   0  10.0
11 Logan Holanchock           4  1  0   1  1.000   0  0  2   1  13  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4  8  3  19  0.263   1  1  0   0   4  0  4   1   0  11.0
47 Deja Williams              4  2  2   6  0.000   1  0  0   0   0  1  6   2   0   6.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   3  1  0   1  12  0  0   0   0   1.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4  8  1  28  0.250   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   8.5
 5 Bozena Culo                4  0  1   1 -1.000   0  3  1   1  11  0  0   0   0   3.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           4  0  0   0  0.000   2  1  1   0   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
15 Annie Tietjens             1  0  0   0  0.000   4  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 51 14 134  0.276  49  7  5   3  56  2 20   3   0  70.0
   Opp                        4 56 29 154  0.175  54  3  5   7  63  1  6   2   1  63.0


  1 2 3 4
VIRGINIA TECH
19
25
15
20
FLORIDA STATE
25
23
25
25

LOUISVILLE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
09/29/2017, LOUISVILLE, KY

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Edged Out by Louisville in Three Close Sets.
The Florida State volleyball team fell to the Louisville Cardinals in its first road conference match of the season.

LOUISVILLE, KY - The No. 21 Florida State volleyball team fell to Louisville in three sets in its third match of the conference season. The Cardinals are only the second unranked team to beat the Seminoles so far this season, and the third team to beat them in three sets.

In the first set, the Seminoles stayed tough on defense to counteract Louisville's strong front line. FSU led with two team blocks, while its 19 digs slowed down the quick tempo of the Cardinals' offense. The set stayed close and was tied nine times before the Cardinals went on a run and began cutting down on errors to take the set 25-20.

The Noles started off strong in the second set and stuck with it through the first few long rallies, but the Cardinals pulled ahead early, earning as much as a 10-6 lead. The Seminoles started fighting back, tying up the set three more times until Louisville eventually ran with a lead to take the set 25-20.

The third set showed how closely matched the two teams were, as the set saw 18 ties and six lead changes. Both teams battled at the end as the set was tied eight times after the 21-21 tie.

It was the Cardinals' tough offense that helped them edge out the Seminoles in the end, as it outhit FSU with a .218 hitting percentage and 18 kills. The third set was the only time the Cardinals saw more digs and total blocks than the Seminoles, which was just enough help to give them the set 31-29 to take the match.

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            3  5  3  16  0.125  24  0  0   0   8  0  1   0   1   5.5
 7 Milica Kubura              3 11  2  31  0.290   1  0  2   0   4  0  2   0   0  12.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3 11  2  26  0.346   0  0  0   0   5  0  0   0   0  11.0
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   1  0.000   0  1  1   1   7  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  6  1   9  0.556   0  1  0   0   2  1  2   0   1   9.0
47 Deja Williams              3  1  1   9  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   1.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1  19  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  5  6  32 -0.031   0  0  0   0   2  0  0   1   0   5.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  0  1   2 -0.500   2  0  3   1  16  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             2  0  1   2 -0.500  10  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   1   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 39 17 128  0.172  37  2  6   3  67  1  6   1   3  45.0
   Opp                        3 52 14 141  0.270  48  3 13   2  64  0  8   0   1  59.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
20
20
29
LOUISVILLE
25
25
31

NOTRE DAME 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
10/01/2017, SOUTH BEND, IN

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Burkert Records Triple-Double as Volleyball Falls to Notre Dame.
The Florida State volleyball team fell to the Fighting Irish in a five-set battle to split its first four conference matches 2-2.

SOUTH BEND, IN - The No. 21 Florida State volleyball team fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-2 on Sunday (Oct. 1) to finish up its second weekend of conference play 0-2.

The Seminoles saw its lowest offensive efficiency in the first set, hitting in the negatives with eight kills and nine errors. The team's defense kept the set tight, holding the Fighting Irish to just .043 hitting with five team blocks and 21 digs. Florida State struggled to get the edge on offense which eventually helped Notre Dame take the first set 25-21.

The second set saw better offense on both sides, but both teams' tough defense kept the set tight. Through two sets, the Seminoles had seen 53 digs, eight team blocks and had held Notre Dame to just .090 hitting. FSU took an early lead in the set and held it throughout to win 25-23 and tie up the match 1-1.

The tempo of Florida State's offense improved in the third set, as the Seminoles saw its highest hitting percentage of .286 with 18 kills on 49 attacks with only four errors. The improved efficiency was just enough to help FSU stay ahead throughout the set, taking it 25-19.

In the fourth set, the Fighting Irish came out swinging, hitting .367 while the Seminoles were held to a negative hitting percentage. The Notre Dame offense proved to be to too much for Florida State, as it stayed ahead to win the set 25-12 and tie up the match 2-2.

The Fighting Irish used its momentum to push harder on offense in the fifth set, earning 14 kills and only one error to hit .406. The Seminoles started off strong, but Notre Dame was able to pull ahead and go on a run through the end of the set. While the Seminoles' defense had been strong through the first four sets, they were only able to record 14 digs, which was not enough to keep them in the set. Notre Dame took the fifth set 15-12 to win the match 3-2.

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            5 12  2  29  0.345  32  0  0   0  20  0  4   0   2  14.0
 7 Milica Kubura              5 14  9  42  0.119   0  0  1   0   2  0  8   1   0  18.0
10 Christina Ambrose          5 10  8  43  0.047   1  0  0   1   6  0  2   0   0  11.0
11 Logan Holanchock           5  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0  16  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                5  8  5  26  0.115   5  1  0   0   7  0 11   3   0  14.5
47 Deja Williams              5  2  1  14  0.071   0  0  0   0   0  1  4   0   0   5.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               5  0  0   1  0.000   5  1  0   0  19  0  0   0   0   1.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            5  7  3  34  0.118   1  0  0   0   3  0  1   0   0   7.5
 5 Bozena Culo                5  1  0   2  0.500   1  0  2   1  14  0  0   0   0   1.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  0  0   0  0.000   6  0  1   0   9  0  0   0   0   0.0
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 54 28 191  0.136  51  2  4   5 101  1 30   4   2  72.0
   Opp                        5 68 26 213  0.197  66  5 10   2  97  2 20   4   1  85.0


  1 2 3 4 5
FLORIDA STATE
21
25
25
12
12
NOTRE DAME
25
23
19
25
15

FLORIDA STATE 3, MIAMI 0
10/04/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Sweeps Miami in Midweek Rivalry Matchup.
The Florida State volleyball team swept the Hurricanes at home to improve to a 3-2 conference record.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team bounced back to defeat in-state rival Miami in three straight sets on Wednesday night (Oct. 4) at Tully Gym.

With this defeat over Miami, the Seminoles and the Hurricanes are both 3-2 in conference and are currently tied for sixth place in the ACC. Following the win, FSU's overall season record improves to 8-4.

The match saw different leaders step up in multiple categories, as a 6-2 rotation helped junior transfer Annie Tietjens led the team with 22 assists, four different Seminoles notched more than five digs, and five different players hit above a .400 hitting percentage.

Set 1 - Florida State 25, Miami 23
While the Canes took the lead early in the set, kills from Christina Ambrose, Taryn Knuth and Brianne Burkert helped the Seminoles pull ahead to hold a 10-6 lead.

The Seminoles stayed efficient through the entire set, recording only one attack error with only one point left in the set. The team's game-high hitting percentage of .522 helped Florida State keep its lead over Miami to take the set.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, Miami 18
The second set started off the same as the first, with both teams staying within a few points of each other through the first few points in the set.

The Seminoles stayed consistent on offense and let the Canes make its own errors, helping it to pull into a lead halfway through the set. FSU's defense held the Canes to its lowest hitting percentage of the match at a clip of .135 to roll through the second set with ease.

Set 3 - Florida State 25, Miami 23
The third set proved to be a closer matchup between the two teams as both teams saw an increased efficiency in both offense and defense in the beginning of the set. The Seminoles saw a lower attack percentage in the third set, but took more swings at the net to stay on top of the Canes.

The offense was led by Ambrose in the third set, who hit .625 with five kills and no errors. Five different players hit at a clip above .200 while being supported by the defense, who earned three team blocks and 12 digs.

While the set was tied seven times, Florida State's increased offense was what helped it keep an edge over Miami throughout the set to win the third and take the match.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
On the importance of bouncing back after an 0-2 weekend…
"We were really disappointed with the way we played over the weekend and we've been really inconsistent, but I thought tonight our offense did much better. We've been practicing things over the last two days the girls did tonight that they haven't done this year I'm very proud of them and how hard they're working; we're definitely determined to get better."

Quoting Redshirt Junior Outside Hitter Christina Ambrose
On the team's confidence from sweeping a conference rival…
"I'm really proud of how our team played. We could have crumbled, like 'oh we just lost two games, what's the point?' but we didn't. We came out and we fought really hard. I'm very proud of our team. Miami always brings the fight so it's always great to get a win over them."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            3  6  1  12  0.417  16  1  2   0   6  0  1   0   0   7.5
 7 Milica Kubura              3 13  2  19  0.579   0  0  0   0   1  0  4   0   0  15.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3 12  2  24  0.417   2  0  0   0   2  0  4   0   1  14.0
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   1   6  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  8  1  16  0.438   0  1  1   0   1  2  4   1   0  13.0
47 Deja Williams              3  3  0   6  0.500   0  0  0   0   0  0  5   0   0   5.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   3  1  0   2   9  0  0   0   0   1.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  5  2  14  0.214   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   5.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  0   2   8  0  0   0   0   1.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             3  0  0   0  0.000  22  0  1   0   0  0  0   0   1   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 47  8  91  0.429  43  4  5   5  33  2 18   1   2  62.0
   Opp                        3 43 15 101  0.277  41  5  7   4  33  0  4   0   0  50.0


  1 2 3
MIAMI
23
18
23
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
25

PITTSBURGH 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
10/06/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Falls to Pitt in Four Sets.
The Florida State volleyball team moves to a 3-3 conference record after falling to the Panthers on Friday, a team that is now undefeated in conference play this season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team fell to the Pittsburgh Panthers 3-1 on Friday (Oct. 6) night at Tully Gym, its first home conference loss of the season.

FSU moves to a 9-4, 3-3 ACC season record, and its all-time series with Pitt is now tied 5-5.

Set 1 - Pittsburgh 25, Florida State 23
The first set opened with an impressive offensive effort from the Panthers, as Pitt gained an early lead with a handful of kills in the beginning. As the set progressed FSU's defense began to click, which allowed the Seminoles to take more swings on offense.

While Florida State recorded fewer attack errors, the Panthers were able to get more kills to get a lead over the Seminoles at the right time to close out the first set.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, Pittsburgh 21
In the beginning of the second set, Pitt's offense began working more efficiently as it cut down on errors to outhit Florida State. Pitt's offensive effort was supported by its defense, which picked up more digs than the Seminoles' defense to keep rallies going and give the Panthers more opportunities to push on offense.

However, midway through the set Florida State's front line began firing on all cylinders, with Milica Kubura and Christina Ambrose leading the offense with four kills each, and freshman Deja Williams tallying two solo blocks and one assisted block. As FSU stayed efficient all around, the Panthers began making more errors to help Florida State take the second set and tie up the match 1-1.

Set 3 - Pittsburgh 25, Florida State 21
The Seminoles started off the third set strong, swinging hard on the net to outhit the Panthers. Kubura led the offensive effort with four kills on 11 attacks with no errors (.364), while Brianne Burkert led in hitting percentage (.600 with three kills).

Although the Seminoles were able to earn more total blocks than Pitt, the Panthers were able to keep pushing on offense to outhit the Seminoles throughout the set.

With both teams taking at least 40 attacks it was up to each team's defense to keep the ball in play. The Panthers were able to stay tough on defense throughout the set to take a lead over the Seminoles and close out the set to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

Set 4 - Pittsburgh 25, Florida State 21
While Florida State's defense at the net was stronger throughout the fourth set, the Panthers outhit the Seminoles throughout the set to hold the lead. The Seminoles once again were able to cut down on errors, but it wasn't enough to slow down Pitt's strong offense.

After staying close throughout the set, Pittsburgh was able to stay ahead and take the set to win the match 3-1.

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  6  2  17  0.235  27  1  1   0  10  0  4   0   0   9.0
 7 Milica Kubura              4 13  3  34  0.294   1  0  0   0   4  0  6   1   0  16.0
10 Christina Ambrose          4 10  6  42  0.095   0  0  0   0   1  0  3   0   0  11.5
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   0  10  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4  9  0  20  0.450   0  0  2   0   2  1  7   1   0  13.5
47 Deja Williams              4  3  1   7  0.286   0  0  0   0   0  2  6   1   0   8.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   4  0  0   1  16  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4  7  1  28  0.214   0  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   7.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  1  0   1  1.000  13  0  1   0   7  0  0   0   1   1.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 49 13 149  0.242  45  1  5   1  53  3 26   3   1  66.0
   Opp                        4 74 27 169  0.278  67  1 10   1  77  1  8   3   3  80.0


  1 2 3 4
PITTSBURGH
25
21
25
25
FLORIDA STATE
23
25
21
21

FLORIDA STATE 3, WAKE FOREST 1
10/13/2017, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Defeats Demon Deacons in Conference Road Win.
The Florida State volleyball team took down Wake Forest in four sets on Friday night for its first conference road win of the season.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Florida State volleyball team earned a big win at the right time over Wake Forest, defeating the Demon Deacons in four sets on Friday night (10/13).

The match saw a number of different players step up throughout the match to get the job done. Redshirt junior outside hitter Christina Ambrose led the offense at a clip just under .500 with 12 kills and only one error, while three different players - Brianne Burkert, Logan Holanchock and Cecilie Woie notched at least 10 digs each.

This win was the first conference road win the Seminoles have seen this season, helping it improve to a 10-5, 4-3 ACC record.

Set 1 - Florida State 25, Wake Forest 23
Although Wake Forest took an early lead in the first set, Milica Kubura was able to slow down the Demon Deacons' tough defense with some early kills. Pressure from Christina Ambrose helped the Seminoles pull into the lead midway through the set.

While the Demon Deacons tallied more kills throughout the first part of the set, the Seminoles were able to stay efficient on offense and let Wake Forest make the errors to hold the lead. Ambrose and fellow outside hitter Natasha Calkins stayed perfect in the set, with Ambrose leading the offense at a clip of .714 with five kills.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, Wake Forest 20
The Seminoles started off the second set with an explosive 5-0 run. The early lead was comprised of a handful of kills from Florida State and multiple errors from Wake Forest, as six different Seminoles contributed to the Noles' first 12 points.

Errors on the Wake Forest side carried the Seminoles through the end of the set, and Florida State led the Demon Deacons by as much as 22-11. After that, Wake Forest went on a 8-1 run to slow FSU's momentum and tighten up the set, but the Seminoles were able to close it out with a kill from Brianne Burkert and a block from Kubura and Deja Williams.

Set 3 - Wake Forest 25, Florida State 17
Once again, Florida State was able to take the lead through the first few points in the set, but Wake Forest was able to close the lead at 5-5. From there, the Demon Deacons used the momentum to go on a 5-1 run and hold a lead over the Seminoles.

While Ambrose had another perfect set offensively, the team's nine attack errors and lack of defense in the front row helped Wake Forest stay ahead throughout the set. The Demon Deacons recorded only four attack errors on 36 total attempts, as well as seven total blocks to take the set.

Set 4 - Florida State 25, Wake Forest 14
While FSU took the lead early in the final set, Wake Forest was able to keep the set tight with a few tough blocks and consistent defense in the back row.

The Seminoles cut down on errors and pushed harder at the net as the set progressed, both outhitting the Demon Deacons and performing more efficiently on defense. A 9-1 run helped FSU pull into a huge lead, and a pair of blocks helped the team close out the set to take the match.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
"I'm excited for this win. We had a number of different individuals step up throughout the match. We are still fighting that consistency that we know we need, but the girls put in a lot of effort tonight and kept fighting back even when we did have some bad moments."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  6  6  20  0.000  27  0  1   0  10  0  1   0   0   6.5
 7 Milica Kubura              4 14  4  30  0.333   1  0  0   0   7  0  6   0   0  17.0
10 Christina Ambrose          4 12  1  23  0.478   0  0  0   0   3  0  2   0   0  13.0
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  0   0  10  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4  5  4  16  0.063   0  0  0   0   1  0  6   1   0   8.0
47 Deja Williams              4  4  2  14  0.143   0  0  0   0   3  0  3   0   0   5.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   6  1  0   0  17  0  0   0   0   1.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4 11  2  38  0.237   0  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0  11.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  0  0   0  0.000   3  0  2   1   6  0  0   0   1   0.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  1  0   3  0.333  15  0  1   0   7  0  0   0   0   1.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 53 19 144  0.236  52  2  4   3  66  0 18   1   1  64.0
   Opp                        4 53 26 157  0.172  49  3  7   2  61  6 12   1   4  68.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
17
25
WAKE FOREST
23
20
25
14

FLORIDA STATE 3, DUKE 1
10/15/2017, DURHAM, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Takes Down Blue Devils in Durham.
The Florida State volleyball team defeated Duke on Sunday afternoon to wrap up a perfect conference weekend on the road.

DURHAM, NC - The Florida State volleyball team took down the Duke Blue Devils in four sets on Sunday (Oct. 15) afternoon. A pair of road conference wins this weekend brings FSU's season record to 11-5, 5-3 ACC.

In its second consecutive win over Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, FSU's all-time record against the Blue Devils improves to 19-37.

A number of different players stepped up in several categories this weekend. Sophomore Bozena Culo played all-around against Duke as an outside hitter, ending the match with a .256 hitting percentage with 14 kills. She was one of three different players who hit a double-double on Sunday, alongside Brianne Burkert and Annie Tietjens.

Set 1 - Florida State 25, Duke 23
After filling in as the Seminoles' starting outside hitter for the first time this season, Bozena Culo quickly took command of the Seminoles' offense in the beginning of the set, earning the first two kills and helping FSU pull into an early lead. Veteran offensive leaders Milica Kubura and Natasha Calkins followed right behind, keeping the pressure on the net to help the Seminoles hold the lead.

While the Blue Devils took more reps at the net than the Seminoles through the first part of the set, it was FSU's efficiency that kept it ahead. Towards the end of the set, though, the Blue Devils clicked on offense to keep the set tight, but it was FSU's tough hitting that took the first set.

Set 2 - Duke 25, Florida State 16
The second set was the only time the Seminoles did not jump into an early lead over the Blue Devils. The set stayed tied through the half until improved offensive efficiency helped Duke pull into the lead.

A number of kills and a block on the Duke side built off of errors on the Florida State side, helping them to close out the set and tie up the match 1-1.

Set 3 - Florida State 25, Duke 18
Tough defense at the net and a number of kills on the Florida State side helped the Seminoles pull into an early lead in the set. Errors for FSU and an increased offensive effort for the Blue Devils helped keep the set tight, but it was the Seminoles efficiency that helped it maintain the lead.

Offensive leaders Culo, Kubura and Brianne Burkert kept pressure on the Blue Devils, earning a combined 11 kills on 23 total attacks with only two errors among the three of them. FSU was able to close out the set with a block from Culo and Deja Williams and a kill from Culo to earn a 2-1 lead in the match.

Set 4 - Florida State 28, Duke 26
Both teams looked balanced in the final set, but the Seminoles were able to outhit the Blue Devils at a clip just over .200. FSU's defense helped to hold an edge over Duke, recording 23 digs and three total blocks.

While both teams continually traded kills and errors towards the end of the set, the Seminoles never let the Blue Devils take the lead. Consecutive kills from Kubura finished out the set for the 3-1 FSU win.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
"This was a huge win for us today. I thought the effort was very good and we continued to battle throughout the match even when we made mistakes."

"Duke is a very strong team who beat Colorado State, a Top 25 team, earlier in the season. Christina [Ambrose] got hurt yesterday, but Bozena [Culo] had the best match of her career by stepping up full rotation."

"I feel like we really grew from this weekend, and now we need to focus on getting ready for two of the best ACC teams at home next weekend. We need our fans to rally around us and help us get back into this ACC title race. Winning at home is critical."

Notes

 
                                -----ATTACK----- SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
NO        NAME               SP  K  E  TA    PCT   A SA SE  RE DIG BS BA  BE BHE  PTS
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 5 Bozena Culo                4 14  4  39  0.256   0  0  2   1  17  0  5   0   0  16.5
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  8  5  33  0.091  31  0  2   0  20  0  2   1   0   9.0
 7 Milica Kubura              4 16  6  38  0.263   0  0  0   0   2  0  1   0   0  16.5
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  1   0  12  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4  9  2  26  0.269   0  1  1   0   4  0  5   1   1  12.5
47 Deja Williams              4  5  1   9  0.444   0  0  0   0   1  1  3   1   0   7.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   9  0  1   1  20  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4 11  3  31  0.258   1  0  0   0   2  0  0   1   0  11.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  0  0   1  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  0  0   1  0.000  17  0  0   0  14  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 63 21 178  0.236  59  2  7   2  92  1 16   4   1  74.0
   Opp                        4 60 22 183  0.208  60  2  7   2  79  0 14   2   0  69.0


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FLORIDA STATE
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DUKE
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