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
Ref
H
NOTRE DAME L 1-3
10/22
Ref
H
LOUISVILLE L 0-3
10/27
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 3-0
10/29
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 2-3
11/01
Ref
A
MIAMI L 0-3
11/05
Ref
A
PITTSBURGH L 0-3
11/10
Ref
H
SYRACUSE W 3-1
11/12
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 3-0
11/17
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 3-1
11/19
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 3-1
11/22
Ref
A
CLEMSON W 3-0
11/24
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 3-0
12/01
Ref
N
WASHINGTON STATE
NCAA, Lincoln, Ne
L 1-3
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS   18-11     9- 5     7- 5     2- 1



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 ================================================================================================================================================================== Milica Kubura 107 29 29 381 3.56 120 884 0.295 9 0.08 2 0.02 8 0.000 0 0.000 62 0.58 5 109 114.0 1.07 5 2 442.5 4.14 Taryn Knuth 109 29 29 224 2.06 63 505 0.319 15 0.14 15 0.14 19 0.000 1 0.000 73 0.67 22 140 162.0 1.49 20 3 331.0 3.04 Natasha Calkins 109 29 9 295 2.71 89 886 0.233 4 0.04 0 0.00 0 0.000 0 0.000 54 0.50 1 26 27.0 0.25 8 0 309.0 2.83 Christina Ambrose 97 28 18 220 2.27 84 714 0.190 6 0.06 0 0.00 2 0.000 1 0.000 56 0.58 3 48 51.0 0.53 7 1 247.0 2.55 Brianne Burkert 109 29 29 136 1.25 72 423 0.151 927 8.50 13 0.12 9 0.000 2 0.000 306 2.81 3 46 49.0 0.45 11 17 175.0 1.61 Deja Williams 88 25 22 71 0.81 33 193 0.197 3 0.03 0 0.00 0 0.000 0 0.000 21 0.24 9 82 91.0 1.03 9 0 121.0 1.38 Bozena Culo 109 29 9 68 0.62 39 233 0.124 25 0.23 9 0.08 28 0.000 18 0.000 280 2.57 1 12 13.0 0.12 3 2 84.0 0.77 Tiana Jackson 31 16 7 38 1.23 7 69 0.449 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.000 0 0.000 3 0.10 4 22 26.0 0.84 2 0 53.0 1.71 Logan Holanchock 109 29 22 2 0.02 1 10 0.100 16 0.15 25 0.23 15 0.000 30 0.000 265 2.43 0 1 1.0 0.01 0 0 27.5 0.25 Cecilie Woie 109 29 0 3 0.03 0 13 0.231 114 1.05 11 0.10 3 0.000 28 0.000 476 4.37 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 14.0 0.13 Annie Tietjens 70 22 0 3 0.04 1 10 0.200 225 3.21 3 0.04 15 0.000 0 0.000 113 1.61 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 10 6.0 0.09 Madison Sullivan 52 22 0 1 0.02 0 3 0.333 14 0.27 2 0.04 11 0.000 11 0.000 62 1.19 0 0 0.0 0.00 0 0 3.0 0.06 Mariah Brim 2 2 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.000 1 0.50 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 16 0.0 ============================================================================================================================================== FSU 109 29 29 1442 13.23 510 3944 0.236 1359 12.47 0 80 0.73 110 0 0.000 107 0 0.000 1771 16.25 48 486 291.0 2.67 65 35 1813.0 16.63 Opp 109 29 29 1591 14.60 656 4326 0.216 1496 13.72 107 0.98 223 0.000 80 0.000 1730 15.87 36 350 211.0 1.94 41 23 1909.0 17.51

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


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
25
16
25
28
DUKE
23
25
18
26

NOTRE DAME 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
10/20/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Falls to Fighting Irish in Four.
The Florida State volleyball team lost at home on Friday night to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team (11-6, 5-4) was once again stunned by Notre Dame (15-5, 5-4), as the Seminoles fell in four sets at Tully Gym on Friday night (Oct. 20).

The Fighting Irish outhit the Seminoles in the match, which counteracted FSU's tough defense. Although Florida State picked up a set, earned more total blocks and took more swings at the net, Notre Dame proved to be too much for Florida State.

Set 1 - Notre Dame 25, Florida State 18
While Florida State saw one of its best defensive efforts throughout the first half of the set, it was Notre Dame's tough offense that caught the Seminoles off-guard. The Fighting Irish's defense held Florida State to under .100 hitting despite taking 63 reps on the net.

FSU's veteran stats leaders Milica Kubura and Natasha Calkins led the offense with four kills each, while Kubura also picked up three assisted blocks.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, Notre Dame 17
The Seminoles showed its power in the second set, earning 20 kills on 40 attacks for a .450 hitting percentage. FSU's defense only picked up one team block, but its 24 digs helped hold the Fighting Irish to a clip just over .100. The Seminoles stayed strong through the end to hold the lead and take the second set to tie up the score.

The team's offensive effort was led by Kubura once again with six kills and no errors on 10 attacks. Taryn Knuth picked up the sole block of the match, while Cecilie Woie led the defense with nine digs.

Set 3 - Notre Dame 25, Florida State 18
Although the Seminoles once again stayed close with the Fighting Irish through the first part of the set, keeping the set within only a few points and taking the lead three times through its first 10 points.

In the end it was a series of errors for the Seminoles and a tough offensive effort for the Fighting Irish that helped Notre Dame run away with the third set to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

Set 4 - Notre Dame 26, Florida State 24
The Fighting Irish began the final set in the lead until the Seminoles caught up at 8-8 with an offensive effort spread between Kubura, Knuth and Natasha Calkins.

In the final points of the set, FSU improved its offensive efficiency and stayed tough on defense to warrant some long rallies, holding off set point for the Fighting Irish at 24-23. Despite the increased effort, Notre Dame finished it off with a kill to take 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
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 3 Natasha Calkins            4 12  6  42  0.143   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0  12.5
 5 Bozena Culo                4  3  3  14  0.000   1  1  0   1  19  0  1   0   0   4.5
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  7  5  32  0.063  28  0  0   0  17  0  0   1   1   7.0
 7 Milica Kubura              4 16  4  41  0.293   0  0  0   0   2  0  5   0   0  18.5
13 Taryn Knuth                4  8  3  21  0.238   0  0  1   0   2  1  6   0   0  12.0
47 Deja Williams              4  5  2  12  0.250   0  0  0   0   2  0  3   2   0   6.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   5  0  0   4  27  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Christina Ambrose          4  9  1  31  0.258   0  0  0   0   4  0  2   0   0  10.0
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   2  11  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  0  0   1  0.000  22  0  1   0   8  0  0   0   1   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 60 24 194  0.186  56  1  3   7  92  1 18   3   2  71.0
   Opp                        4 56 17 179  0.218  56  7  5   1  95  0 12   3   1  69.0


  1 2 3 4
NOTRE DAME
25
17
25
26
FLORIDA STATE
18
25
18
24

LOUISVILLE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
10/22/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball's Defensive Effort Not Enough to Hold Off Cardinals.
The Florida State volleyball team fell to the Louisville Cardinals in three sets on Sunday afternoon for its second loss of the weekend.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team (11-7, 5-5) fell to the Louisville Cardinals (14-6, 8-2) in three sets on Sunday afternoon in Tully Gym. The loss marks the team's second of the weekend after falling to Notre Dame on Friday evening.

The 0-2 weekend will push FSU farther down in the ACC standings, but the team's home conference stand isn't over. Florida State will host North Carolina, NC State, Syracuse and Boston College at Tully Gym to close out the season.

Set 1 - Louisville 27, Florida State 25
The Seminoles started off strong against the Cardinals in the first set, taking the first two points and then going on a 4-0 run to lead by as much as 6-1. While both teams saw a low hitting percentage throughout the set, it was Florida State's defense that helped it stay in the lead.

Junior defensive specialist Logan Holanchock led the back row with five digs and a service ace, while four different Seminoles contributed to the three total team blocks. While FSU was able to hold off Louisville's set point, a series of kills helped the Cardinals take the set in the end.

Set 2 - Louisville 25, Florida State 21
Florida State saw another solid start in the second set, but Louisville was able to catch up quickly to tie it up at 3-3. From there, the set saw three lead changes and nine ties, and a relatively balanced defensive effort on both sides of the net.

Through the middle of the set the Cardinals saw results from taking more swings at the ball, picking up a series of kills to take the lead over the Seminoles. While offensive stat leaders Milica Kubura and Natasha Calkins helped the team stay in it, it wasn't enough to hold Louisville off from taking the second set.

Set 3 - Louisville 25, Florida State 20
The Seminoles came out of halftime to lead the set in the beginning once again, but the Cardinals' defense in the front row began clicking to pick up some blocks and tighten up the set.

From there, Florida State saw a decline in offensive efficiency, but was able to notch a handful of kills at the right times to keep Louisville from running away with a lead. In the end, Louisville picked up a kill and its tenth total block of the match to take the final set.

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  3  4  12 -0.083  20  0  0   0   5  0  1   1   0   3.5
 7 Milica Kubura              3  9  2  21  0.333   0  0  0   0   1  1  2   1   0  11.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3  5  3  15  0.133   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0   5.5
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  0   3  10  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  1  3  12 -0.167   0  1  1   0   1  0  5   1   0   4.5
47 Deja Williams              2  0  2   3 -0.667   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   1   0   0.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   2  0  0   1  10  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  8  3  22  0.227   0  0  0   0   1  0  2   0   0   9.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  4  3  10  0.100   0  0  0   1   8  0  1   0   0   4.5
 8 Tiana Jackson              2  1  2   3 -0.333   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   1.5
15 Annie Tietjens             3  0  0   0  0.000   7  0  1   0   5  0  0   0   2   0.0
   Team                                                      2                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 31 22  98  0.092  30  2  2   7  42  1 14   4   2  41.0
   Opp                        3 44 22 117  0.188  40  7 10   2  40  0 20   1   0  61.0


  1 2 3
LOUISVILLE
27
25
25
FLORIDA STATE
25
21
20

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 0
10/27/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Increases Efficiency in Sweep of North Carolina.
The Florida State volleyball team fought off a tough UNC team for its fourth sweep of the season on Friday night at Tully Gym.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team saw one of its best performances of the conference season on Friday (Oct. 27) night, taking down ACC rival North Carolina in three sets at Tully Gym.

The Seminoles (12-7, 6-5) held the Tar Heels (10-9, 7-4) to one of the lowest hitting percentages the team has seen this conference season, staying consistent to earn its fourth sweep of the season.

Cutting down on errors allowed the Seminoles to shine on offense and stay consistent on defense, and allowed UNC to make its own errors. With a number of different players stepping up in different areas of the court, Florida State is hoping to carry over this high level of play into Sunday's match against conference leader NC State.

Set 1 - Florida State 25, North Carolina 11
Florida State came out of the gates strong, leading the Tar Heels from the beginning and holding it throughout the set. The Seminoles showed off its improvement on the defensive front from the beginning, using 13 digs and four total blocks to hold the Tar Heels to -.059 hitting.

The Seminoles saw a number of different players step up in the set, with freshman Deja Williams leading the offense with three kills and no errors on four attacks.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, North Carolina 22
The Tar Heels saw a better overall performance in the second set, but the tough Seminoles defense was able to hold UNC to just .171 hitting and help FSU continue to outhit the Tar Heels. UNC earned five total blocks to keep the Seminoles from running away with a lead, but a more consistent offense from FSU kept it ahead and helped it to take the set.

FSU's offense stepped up in the second set to hold off a strong UNC team, with four different players hitting at least .400. Freshman Taryn Knuth was unstoppable throughout the set, knocking down five kills with no errors for a .833 attack percentage.

Set 3 - Florida State 27, North Carolina 25
The Seminoles faced the best UNC performance of the night in the final set, as the Tar Heels either led or stayed tied throughout a majority of the set. The Tar Heels saw both its best offensive and defensive performances of the match, hitting harder and more often, with a strong back row defense to keep rallies going.

While the Tar Heels led by as much as 23-19, the Seminoles were not ready to hand over the final set. Consistent offense and a few kills from Milica Kubura, Bozena Culo and Natasha Calkins helped close the gap, while errors on the UNC side helped the Seminoles catch up and take the lead and eventually the match.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
Overall thoughts on the match…
"I thought the girls came out very strong in the first set. I think we've done a lot of things that we've done in practice. Consistency is the big thing for us right now. We're trying to limit the errors that we make and I felt like we really did that in the first set and most of the second set. Different players stepped up at different times.

"We still allowed North Carolina to come back at times, but they are a good team, a physical team. I knew coming in we were going to have to play really well."

On what is different about the team now from the beginning of the season…
"I think we are without a doubt getting better. The freshmen are catching up with what we are teaching them. We are getting more comfortable with the players in new positions. They're driven and working hard.

"This is a group that is disappointed with how they've been playing the past few weeks, but they haven't given up. They are still fighting. And that's what we've been trying to express to them this week. It's not over. We're at the disadvantage for winning the ACC Championship but it's not over in trying to make the ACC Tournament.

"So we just need to do a better job on the other side of the net and I feel like we did that tonight and that's all we can ask. Just to get better every week."

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  20  0.100  25  0  0   1   5  0  2   0   0   6.0
 7 Milica Kubura              3  9  1  18  0.444   0  1  1   0   3  0  2   0   0  11.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3  4  9  26 -0.192   0  0  0   0   1  1  0   0   0   5.0
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   1  0.000   0  3  0   0   8  0  0   0   0   3.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  9  0  12  0.750   1  1  0   0   4  2  1   0   0  12.5
47 Deja Williams              3  5  0   7  0.714   0  0  0   0   0  1  3   0   0   7.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   3  1  0   1  15  0  0   0   0   1.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  8  2  19  0.316   0  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   0   8.0
 4 Mariah Brim                1  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  1  0   3  0.333   0  0  1   0   6  0  0   0   0   1.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             3  0  0   0  0.000   8  0  1   0   4  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 41 15 106  0.245  38  6  3   2  50  4  8   0   0  55.0
   Opp                        3 35 19 116  0.138  34  2  4   6  43  1 18   2   0  47.0


  1 2 3
NORTH CAROLINA
11
22
25
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
27

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
10/29/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Burkert's Triple-Double Not Enough to Hold Off Tough NC State Team.
The Florida State volleyball team fell to the NC State Wolfpack in five tight sets; Burkert recorded her second career triple-double to set multiple program records.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team (12-8, 6-6) fell to NC State (15-8, 10-2) in five sets on Sunday (Oct. 29). Despite seeing one of the best performances the team has seen this season, the Wolfpack proved to be too much for the Seminoles, as NC State was able to close out critical points to take the five-set match.

Junior setter Brianne Burkert earned her second career triple-double in the match with 10 kills, 46 assists and 10 digs. She becomes the only player in the nation to reach the feat multiple times this season, and the first player in FSU history to record two kill-assist-dig triple-doubles.

This was the first match of the season the team lost despite outhitting its opponent, and only its second five-set loss. FSU was able to record a season-high 72 kills (and 70 assists), but the hard-hitting Wolfpack was able to edge out the home team to stay at the top of the conference.

Set 1 - Florida State 25, NC State 23
Florida State opened the match with one of the strongest starts it has seen this season. Despite starting in a deficit, the Seminoles came back to tie up the score at 7-7 and stay within only a couple points of the Wolfpack throughout the remainder of the set.

FSU stayed efficient to let NC State make its own errors, and a pair of blocks from Deja Williams and Natasha Calkins (including a solo block for Williams) finished off the set. Multiple players took swings at the ball and the team only recorded two attack errors to outhit the Wolfpack at a clip above .300, while the defense saw 20 digs and three total blocks.

Set 2 - NC State 27, Florida State 25
The Wolfpack seemed to step it up in the second set, proving to be tough competition for the Seminoles. The set was tied 13 times before the Seminoles took a 16-15 lead, when both teams increased their offensive efficiency and went back and forth trading kills.

While a block from Knuth and Burkert brought FSU to set point, the Wolfpack was able to rally and hold off the Seminoles' set point twice. While the Seminoles showed better offensive efficiency and a bigger push on defense, it was NC State's pressure on the net that helped it close out the set.

Set 3 - Florida State 25, NC State 20
FSU came out of the timeout swinging, putting up four kills and a block to take a 7-3 lead. The Seminoles continued to build on the lead and stay ahead through the entire set. Despite letting the Wolfpack catch up, the Seminoles were still able to close out the set five points ahead.

The Seminoles saw one of its best offensive performances in the third set with a .429 hitting percentage and 15 kills.

Set 4 - NC State 25, Florida State 22
Once again the Seminoles started off the set strong, leading the Wolfpack by as much as 10-5. From there, the Wolfpack was able to put pressure on the net and outhit FSU to gain the lead. Although the Seminoles stayed consistent and continued to put the ball down, it wasn't enough to pass NC State.

While both teams earned 13 kills and the Seminoles took more reps at the net, NC State was able to force more errors and pick up more blocks to keep FSU's hitting percentage down, which helped the Wolfpack close out the set.

Set 5 - NC State 22, Florida State 20
Both teams fought hard in the beginning of the set, but the Wolfpack was the first two eight points. Three kills and a block at a pivotal time helped FSU catch up and tie it at 10-10. The final set couldn't be decided in 15 points, as the match was tied five more times after that.

Despite another strong offensive performance for FSU, the Seminoles were unable to gain the two-point advantage that was necessary to take the set and the match. In the end, NC State was able to close it out with a pair of kills.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
"We definitely let a big one get away today. We were up big in both the second and fourth sets, but the errors we made after earning 20 points made us lose it in the end.

"Overall, it was one of our best performances offensively and we did a lot of good things in all parts of the match. However, we are making crucial mistakes under pressure at the end of the sets and that is the difference in a match like this one."

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 19  1  36  0.500   0  0  0   0   1  0  1   0   0  19.5
 5 Bozena Culo                5  3  3  12  0.000   1  0  3   1  18  0  1   0   0   3.5
 6 Brianne Burkert            5 10  2  23  0.348  46  0  0   0  10  0  2   0   0  11.0
 7 Milica Kubura              5 14  4  34  0.294   0  0  0   0   2  0  4   1   0  16.0
13 Taryn Knuth                5 13  2  22  0.500   1  1  1   0   1  1  6   1   0  18.0
47 Deja Williams              5  4  2  12  0.167   0  0  0   0   1  2  5   0   0   8.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               5  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  0   0  12  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
10 Christina Ambrose          5  9  6  23  0.130   0  0  0   0   2  0  2   0   0  10.0
11 Logan Holanchock           5  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   4  14  0  1   0   0   0.5
15 Annie Tietjens             5  0  0   0  0.000  21  0  2   0   6  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        5 72 20 162  0.321  70  1  7   5  67  3 22   2   0  87.0
   Opp                        5 80 31 191  0.257  78  5  9   1  62  4 10   1   1  94.0


  1 2 3 4 5
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
23
27
20
25
22
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
25
22
20

MIAMI 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
11/01/2017, CORAL GABLES, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Stunned by Hurricanes in Straight Sets.
The Florida State volleyball team lost to the Miami Hurricanes on the road in a midweek matchup.

CORAL GABLES, FL - The Florida State volleyball team fell to Miami 3-0 on Wednesday night (Nov. 1). Despite a continued improvement in offensive efficiency and a tough defensive effort, the Seminoles were outhit by the hard-hitting Hurricanes.

Florida State (12-9, 6-7 ACC) saw an even battle with Miami (15-4, 9-4 ACC) on the defensive front, but the Hurricane's unrelenting offense kept the team ahead throughout a majority of the match.

Milica Kubura led the Seminoles in kills (11) while freshman Taryn Knuth led the team in both attack percentage (.500) and total blocks (3). While FSU's defense, led by Cecilie Woie (14 digs) was able to keep up with Miami, it was the Hurricane's 53 kills that helped it take the match.

Set 1 - Miami 25, Florida State 19
The Seminoles struggled in the beginning of the first set, as it was faced with a much stronger offensive effort from the Canes than FSU saw earlier this season. FSU kept taking reps at the net, but that was counteracted by a tough front line on Miami's side of the net.

Milica Kubura and Taryn Knuth led the offense in the set, staying perfect for a combined .667 hitting percentage. As the Seminoles began to improve its offensive efficiency, FSU began to pick up more kills and force Miami to make the errors. In the end, Miami was able to stay ahead throughout the set and close it out to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

Set 2 - Miami 25, Florida State 21
Florida State picked up its offensive efficiency from the beginning of the second set, holding off another Miami run out of the gates. While the Seminoles were able to pick it up on offense, the Canes did the same, staying perfect through the first half of the set to hold the lead.

Midway through the set the Seminoles' offense and defense began to click as the team cut down on errors and gave the Hurricanes more chances to make its own errors. Although this closed Miami's lead, it wasn't enough to stop the Canes' tough offense which helped Miami take the set and a 2-0 lead in the match.

Set 3 - Miami 25, Florida State 23
The third set started off closer than the previous, as the set saw 10 tied scores and two lead changes. The Seminoles stayed close with the Hurricanes in the beginning, but the home team was able to pull ahead to stay just a few points over FSU.

While FSU held off a Miami run to close out the set, it was errors on the Seminoles' side that helped the Hurricanes get within a few points of taking the match. While a timely block from Brianne Burkert and Taryn Knuth and a kill from Knuth slowed down the Hurricanes, it was a final kill from the Canes' kill leader, Strantzali, that took the final point and evidently 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  6  5  17  0.059  24  1  0   0   4  0  2   0   0   8.0
 7 Milica Kubura              3 11  4  23  0.304   0  0  1   0   1  1  1   0   0  12.5
10 Christina Ambrose          3  6  0  16  0.375   0  0  0   0   5  0  1   0   0   6.5
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   6  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  8  1  14  0.500   0  1  0   0   3  0  3   0   0  10.5
47 Deja Williams              3  1  0   4  0.250   0  0  0   0   1  1  1   0   0   2.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   4  0  0   3  14  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  4  5  21 -0.048   0  0  0   0   1  1  0   0   0   5.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  0  1   3 -0.333   1  0  0   0   6  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
15 Annie Tietjens             3  0  0   0  0.000   6  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 36 16  98  0.204  35  2  1   3  44  3  8   0   0  45.0
   Opp                        3 53 14 116  0.336  50  3  7   2  41  2 10   0   1  63.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
19
21
23
MIAMI
25
25
25

PITTSBURGH 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
11/05/2017, PITTSBURGH, PA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Drops Three-Set Road Match to Pitt.

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Florida State volleyball team lost in straight sets to conference-leader Pitt on Sunday (Nov. 5) afternoon.

While the Seminoles (12-10, 6-8 ACC) were outhit by the Panthers (18-6, 11-2 ACC), FSU was able to stay tough on defense to keep each set tight.

Senior outside hitter Natasha Calkins led the offense with seven kills on 29 total attacks, while freshman middle blocker Taryn Knuth’s nine blocks helped to slow down the Panthers’ tough offensive effort.

Seven different players combined for 15 total blocks, which is the second most the team has seen this season, and eight different players combined for 31 total digs. While the defense was able to stay consistent and keep rallies going, it wasn’t enough to hold off the conference-leading Pitt offense.

Set 1 – Pitt 25, Florida State 22
Florida State stayed close with the Panthers throughout the opening set.

While the Seminoles were able to go on a run to get within a point of the Panthers at 19-20, errors on the Florida State side helped the Panthers gain the lead, and tough offense from Pitt helped it close out the set.

Set 2 – Pitt 25, Florida State 20
The Panthers began swinging harder in the second set, but the Seminoles were able to stay consistent and let Pitt make the errors to keep the set tight. While Pitt stayed ahead throughout the set, Florida State was able to tie it up four times, with the last tie score coming at 20-20.

From there Pitt was able to control the score, finishing out the set with four kills and a block to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

Set 3 – Pitt 25, Florida State 18
The Seminoles stayed consistent on both offense and defense in the beginning of the third set, but Pitt was still able to gain the lead early on. The Seminoles fired off 33 total attacks once again in the set, but struggled to put the ball down as many times as the Panthers.

FSU was unable to catch up, and consistent offense from the Panthers helped it close out the set 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
== ========================= == == == === ====== === == == === === == == === === =====
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  7  4  29  0.103   0  0  0   0   0  0  4   1   0   9.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  2  2   7  0.000   1  0  0   0   7  0  2   1   0   3.0
 6 Brianne Burkert            3  2  5  11 -0.273  14  0  0   1   6  0  3   0   0   3.5
 7 Milica Kubura              3  3  5  23 -0.087   0  0  0   0   1  0  6   0   0   6.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  4  2  10  0.200   0  0  1   0   3  0  9   1   0   8.5
47 Deja Williams              3  2  1   5  0.200   0  0  0   0   0  0  5   0   0   4.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   2   6  0  0   0   0   0.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  0  1   1 -1.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   1   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3  3  2  12  0.083   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   2   0   3.5
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   1  0.000   1  1  0   1   2  0  0   0   0   1.0
15 Annie Tietjens             2  0  0   0  0.000   4  0  0   0   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 23 22  99  0.010  20  1  1   5  31  0 30   5   0  39.0
   Opp                        3 47 28 112  0.170  45  5  5   1  47  2 14   2   0  61.0


  1 2 3
FLORIDA STATE
22
20
18
PITTSBURGH
25
25
25

FLORIDA STATE 3, SYRACUSE 1
11/10/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Poole Reaches 800 DI Wins as Volleyball Downs Syracuse.
The Florida State volleyball team took down the Syracuse Orange on Friday night to help head coach Chris Poole earn his 800th Division I victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team defeated the Syracuse Orange in four sets on Friday (Nov. 10) night at Tully Gym.

The victory marks head coach Chris Poole's 800th Division I victory after 31 years of coaching, earning 276 of those wins at Florida State. Poole remains the sixth winningest active Division I NCAA coach and only the sixth active coach to reach the 800-victory mark.

Set 1 - Florida State 25, Syracuse 17
The Seminoles came out swinging in the first set, outhitting the Orange at a clip over .300 with 15 kills. FSU's tough offense was supported by a defense that notched 16 digs while senior Milica Kubura and freshman Taryn Knuth picked up the Seminoles' lone block, all of which helped to hold the Orange's offense to a .171 hitting percentage.

While the set was tied up five times, the Seminoles stayed ahead of the Orange throughout to take the opening set for a 1-0 lead in the match.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, Syracuse 19
Florida State took the lead from the beginning of the second set, but Syracuse was able to take it back to hold the lead until the Seminoles caught up at 10-10. From there, the set stayed tight, but FSU kept errors to a minimum and stayed strong on offense to carry the lead through the end and head into halftime with a 2-0 lead in the match.

While Syracuse put up a stronger fight in the second set, FSU's front court dominance helped it outhit the Orange with a .393 attack percentage with 15 kills once again. The offense was led by seniors Kubura and Natasha Calkins, who brought down a combined eight kills on 12 attacks.

Set 3 - Syracuse 30, Florida State 28
The Orange came out of halftime looking to slow the Seminoles' run and hold off a sweep, increasing its offensive efficiency and taking more reps at the net, finishing the set at a clip above .400.

While the Seminoles looked for a sweep and reached match point four times, the Orange was able to hold off the victory and take the final two points, cutting FSU's lead in the match to 2-1.

Set 4 - Florida State 26, Syracuse 24
The Orange went on a run to open the fourth set, using a stronger defensive force to keep rallies going, and a tough offensive push to finish them off. While the increased fight from Syracuse held the Seminoles off, FSU was able to once again outhit the Orange by cutting down on errors to gain the lead and hold it.

While Syracuse was able to keep the set close and eventually make it to set point at 24-23, a kill from Christina Ambrose and a block from Knuth and Calkins helped to hold off the Orange and finish off Syracuse in four sets.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
His overall thoughts on the match…
"I'm really proud of the girls the way they played the first two sets, and I'm extremely proud of the way they came back in set four. They could've let it drop and gone to set five, but they didn't and they kept fighting. I'm proud of them for that."

On 800 DI wins…
"I've been blessed to be put in situations where I can be successful, but the players that I've had have been fantastic. [They're the ones] that I certainly give the thanks to for trusting me and the program. They just keep battling and they're the reason I'm successful."

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 17  3  33  0.424   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0  17.5
 5 Bozena Culo                4  2  1   6  0.167   0  0  0   1   9  0  0   0   0   2.0
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  4  3  13  0.077  38  1  1   0   7  1  1   0   0   6.5
 7 Milica Kubura              4 16  5  36  0.306   1  0  0   0   5  0  1   0   1  16.5
13 Taryn Knuth                4  6  2  16  0.250   1  0  2   0   4  0  4   0   0   8.0
47 Deja Williams              3  4  2   9  0.222   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   4.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   3  1  0   0  17     0   0   0   1.0
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  1  0   1  1.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   1.0
10 Christina Ambrose          4 13  1  34  0.353   0  0  0   0   5  0  1   0   0  13.5
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   1  3  0   1   9  0  0   0   0   3.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  0  0   0  0.000  14  0  1   0   7  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 63 17 148  0.311  58  5  4   2  63  1  8   0   1  73.0
   Opp                        4 62 24 158  0.241  60  2  8   5  60  1 12   0   3  71.0


  1 2 3 4
SYRACUSE
17
19
30
24
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
28
26

FLORIDA STATE 3, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
11/12/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Earns Senior Day Sweep Over Boston College.
The Florida State volleyball team took out the Boston College Eagles in straight sets in its final home match of the regular season. The team honored seniors Natasha Calkins, Milica Kubura and Cecilie Woie in a Senior Day celebration.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State volleyball team finished out its final home stand with a straight-set victory over Boston College on Senior Day. The Seminoles (14-10, 8-8) outhit the Eagles (6-20, 3-13) at a clip just under .500 to stay dominant throughout the match and earn its fifth sweep of the season.

The Seminoles saw a number of dominant players contributing to its success, but it was the seniors-Natasha Calkins, Milica Kubura, and Cecilie Woie-who really led the team in a number of statistical categories on their final home match as Seminoles.

Kubura led the offensive effort with a .611 attack percentage (11-0-18) in her final home match at Florida State. Calkins was also able to cut down on errors to earn a .222 hitting percentage, and Woie picked up 11 digs and added six assists to keep the Seminoles ahead of the Eagles throughout the match.

While the team is done with its home schedule for the season, FSU's season and vision of a postseason run isn't over yet. FSU will play its next four matches on the road to close out the season, heading to Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Georgia Tech.

Set 1 - Florida State 25, Boston College 20
The Seminoles stayed consistent in the opening set to hold an edge over the Eagles throughout the set, using tough defense to hold Boston College at a clip of just .024. FSU started off the match with another forceful offensive effort, which was led by seniors Milica Kubura and Natasha Calkins, who hit a combined .400 with seven kills on 15 attacks.

The freshman starters made their presence known in the first set as well, as Tiana Jackson stayed perfect to earn two kills and a solo block, while Taryn Knuth's balanced effort gave her a .500 hitting percentage with four blocks (two solo). The Seminoles were able to close out the set ahead five points and gain a 1-0 lead in the match.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, Boston College 17
FSU once again gained the lead from the beginning of the second set and held onto it until the end, staying perfect with no errors across the board. While the Eagles put up a stronger fight on the offensive front, the Seminoles forced multiple errors and used consistent defense to hold the Eagles down from catching up.

Kubura hit a perfect 1.000 in the set with six kills on six total attacks, while five other Seminoles contributed to the team's 14 total kills. An assisted block from Kubura and Jackson and 10 digs from six different players helped the team hold on to the lead and take the second set for a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Set 3 - Florida State 25, Boston College 13
The Seminoles didn't change its approach going into the third set, as the team saw another nearly perfect performance on both offense and defense. Both Knuth and Brianne Burkert hit perfect 1.000 percentages, while Jackson led the offense with four kills on five attacks with no errors, and added four total blocks (one solo) to help the team hold Boston College down.

FSU's six blocks and nine digs in the set helped hold the Eagles to under .100 hitting once again.

Quoting Head Coach Chris Poole
On how it felt to sweep Boston College to finish out the home season…
"I felt like for the most part we played very well on our side of the net, which is something we're really focusing on. We really want to value the touches of the ball that we have on our side and to not let the opponent dictate what we're doing."

On what is clicking now towards the end of the season…
"I think that we're starting to get more comfortable with our offense and defense with everyone doing the same thing. That was part of the problem early is that they had some confusion on where they needed to be in relationship to the people around them and that is so common to a team with a lot of new players."

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  5  1  18  0.222   0  0  0   0   2  0  0   0   0   5.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  2  0   7  0.286   0  0  1   1   7  0  1   0   0   2.5
 6 Brianne Burkert            3  4  1   6  0.500  25  0  0   0   5  0  1   0   1   4.5
 7 Milica Kubura              3 11  0  18  0.611   0  0  0   0   0  0  3   0   0  12.5
 8 Tiana Jackson              3  8  0  11  0.727   0  0  0   0   0  2  4   0   0  12.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  6  0   9  0.667   0  0  0   0   0  3  3   0   0  10.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   0  0.000   6  1  0   0  11  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
10 Christina Ambrose          3  4  1  10  0.300   0  0  0   0   1  1  2   0   0   6.0
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   4  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             3  0  0   0  0.000   6  0  1   0   3  0  0   0   1   0.0
   Team                                                      1                  
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 40  3  79  0.468  37  1  2   2  33  6 14   0   2  54.0
   Opp                        3 41 29 115  0.104  38  2  3   1  30  0  0   0   0  43.0


  1 2 3
BOSTON COLLEGE
20
17
13
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
25

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA TECH 1
11/17/2017, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Uses Balanced Effort to Take Out Hokies.
The Florida State volleyball team beat Virginia Tech in four sets on the road. The team heads to Charlottesville next to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday.

BLACKSBURG, VA – The Florida State volleyball team took down Virginia Tech in four sets on Friday night (Nov. 17) for its third conference victory in a row.

The Seminoles (15-10, 9-8 ACC) outhit the Hokies (9-19, 3-14 ACC) in the 3-1 win, while a number of different players combined for 55 digs and 11 total team blocks.

The team saw impressive performances from a number of players step up at the right time, as freshman Tiana Jackson led the front row in both attack percentage (.562) and total blocks (seven). Cecilie Woie led the back row with 15 digs, and Brianne Burkert supported the offense with 33 assists.

FSU continues the weekend with a trip to Charlottesville, where it will take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday (Nov. 19).

Set 1 – Florida State 25, Virginia Tech 17
The Seminoles started out the match on the right foot, taking the first four points and going on a 5-1 run in the opening set. From there, FSU was able to see its most efficient set of the match, hitting .500 with 15 kills on 28 total attacks.

Christina Ambrose led the offense with five kills on eight attacks with no errors (.625). Milica Kubura and Taryn Knuth closed out the set with a pair of blocks to lead the front row defense. Freshman Tiana Jackson made her presence on the court known from the first set, hitting .750 with three kills on four attacks and no errors.

Set 2 – Florida State 25, Virginia Tech 21
While FSU took the first point of the set, both teams tied up the score eight times and changed the lead four times throughout the remainder of the second set. It was the Seminoles’ block from Brianne Burkert and Taryn Knuth that gave FSU the momentum and helped it take a 21-20 lead. FSU went on a 4-1 run to close out the set and take a 2-1 lead heading into halftime.

Four Seminoles were able to stay perfect on offense through the first two sets, as Brianne Burkert, Natasha Calkins, Jackson and Knuth all had at least four total attacks without picking up a single error.

Set 3 – Virginia Tech 25, Florida State 20
The third set was the only set that the Hokies both led from the beginning and outhit the Seminoles, as Virginia Tech was able to step it up on defense to hold off the efficient Florida State offensive effort.

A combination of errors from the Seminoles and a stronger defensive presence at the net from the Hokies helped Virginia Tech hold the lead throughout the set to close Florida State’s lead in the match to 2-1.

Set 4 – Florida State 25, Virginia Tech 21
Although FSU was able to open the fourth set leading, the set saw 10 tie scores and four lead changes. Virginia Tech took more swings at the ball and picked up more kills, but fewer errors and a stronger defensive effort helped propel the Seminoles over the Hokies in the final set of 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            4  6  4  12  0.167  33  2  0   0  11  0  2   0   2   9.0
 7 Milica Kubura              4 13  6  35  0.200   0  0  0   0   2  0  6   0   0  16.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              4 10  1  16  0.563   0  0  0   0   0  0  7   0   0  13.5
10 Christina Ambrose          4 10  3  26  0.269   0  0  1   0   1  0  3   1   0  11.5
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   1  0.000   1  0  1   1   5  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4  8  0  16  0.500   2  1  0   0   4  0  4   0   1  11.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   3  0  0   0  15  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4  5  1  27  0.148   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   5.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  0  0   0  0.000   1  0  1   0  12  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  0  0   0  0.000  10  1  0   0   4  0  0   0   1   1.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 52 15 133  0.278  50  4  3   1  55  0 22   1   4  67.0
   Opp                        4 58 28 153  0.196  54  1 10   4  55  0 16   0   0  67.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
25
25
20
25
VIRGINIA TECH
17
21
25
21

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 1
11/19/2017, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Downs Cavs to Round Out Four-Match Win Streak.
The Florida State volleyball team beat the Virginia Cavaliers in four sets on Sunday afternoon. The win was fueled by a tough offensive effort and another double-double from setter Brianne Burkert.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Florida State volleyball team stayed perfect for the second weekend in a row, finishing out the four-match win streak with a 3-1 victory over Virginia on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 19).

The Seminoles (16-10, 10-8 ACC) defeated the Cavaliers (7-22, 3-15 ACC) in four close sets, winning the match after dropping the first set for the first time this season.

While Virginia proved to be a tough offensive opponent, the Seminoles continued to cut down on errors to hold an advantage over the Cavaliers.

FSU's offensive effort was fronted by veteran leaders Milica Kubura (18-5-35), Christina Ambrose (13-4-38) and Natasha Calkins (13-3-34). Kubura also led the front-row defense with six total blocks, while Cecilie Woie picked up 20 digs in the back row.

The team has now gone 5-3 in its last eight matches, and will close out the regular season next week at Clemson (Nov. 22) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 24).

Set 1 - Virginia 25, Florida State 16
The opening set started out close, with five tie scores before the Cavaliers' hard-hitting front line helped pull the team ahead midway through the set. From there, the Seminoles struggled to gain an edge over the Cavs, and Virginia was able to close it out to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

The Seminoles cut down on offensive errors, but the defense wasn't ready for Virginia's nearly perfect front court effort, who hit .529 to stay ahead of FSU throughout the set.

Set 2 - Florida State 25, Virginia 18
While the Cavaliers continued a strong offensive presence at the net, Florida State was able to pick it up on defense and hold Virginia off from taking a big lead throughout the set. A hard-hitting Seminole offense helped FSU hold a lead halfway through the set, and consistency helped propel FSU through the remainder of the set to tie up the match 1-1.

Set 3 - Florida State 25, Virginia 23
The Seminoles came out of halftime swinging harder, but it wasn't enough to hold the Cavaliers off in the beginning. The third set proved to be the most even between the two teams, as the set saw eight tie scores and a solid balance of offense and defense between the two.

While Virginia outhit Florida State and earned more total blocks, the Seminoles earned more points offensively and picked up less defensive errors to hold the edge over the Cavs. Consistency carried the Seminoles through to the end to earn a 2-1 lead in the match.

Set 4 - Florida State 25, Virginia 19
The fourth set started out just as close as the rest, as the set saw five tie scores and multiple lead changes. Florida State quickly earned an edge over Virginia, staying perfect on offense to earn 17 kills (.472) and picking up 17 digs and four blocks on the defensive front in the set.

The Seminoles stayed ahead through the end of the set, holding down the Cavaliers to win the final set and take 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  2  0  10  0.200  42  0  0   0  11  0  1   0   1   2.5
 7 Milica Kubura              4 18  5  35  0.371   1  0  0   0   3  1  5   0   0  21.5
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  1  0   2  0.500   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   1.0
10 Christina Ambrose          4 13  4  38  0.237   0  0  1   0   4  0  1   1   0  13.5
11 Logan Holanchock           4  0  0   0  0.000   1  1  0   1   8  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4  9  3  20  0.300   0  1  1   0   1  2  3   1   0  13.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   4  0  0   0  20  0  0   0   0   0.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            4 13  3  34  0.294   0  0  0   0   1  0  0   2   0  13.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  0   0   9  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             4  1  0   2  0.500  11  0  0   0   8  0  0   0   1   1.0
47 Deja Williams              3  3  0   4  0.750   0  0  0   0   0  0  4   0   0   5.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 60 15 145  0.310  59  2  2   1  66  3 14   4   2  72.0
   Opp                        4 63 22 162  0.253  60  1  5   2  63  1 10   1   1  70.0


  1 2 3 4
FLORIDA STATE
16
25
25
25
VIRGINIA
25
18
23
19

FLORIDA STATE 3, CLEMSON 0
11/22/2017, CLEMSON, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Front-Court Defense Fuels Volleyball’s Straight-Set Win Over Clemson.
The Florida State volleyball team earned a sweep over the Tigers and recorded the most blocks it has seen in a three-set match this season.

CLEMSON, SC – The Florida State volleyball team swept Clemson on the road on Wednesday (Nov. 22) afternoon to extend its win streak to five consecutive matches.

The Seminoles (17-10, 11-8 ACC) beat the Tigers (7-24, 2-17 ACC) for the 11th time in a row, with seven of those wins ending in three sets.

FSU put up 16 team blocks, which is the most the team has seen in a three-set match this season, and is tied for the most in any match this year. The front line’s defense was led by freshman Taryn Knuth, who notched 13 total blocks with one solo stuff to help hold down the Tigers’ attack percentage.

Set 1 – Florida State 25, Clemson 9
A tough defensive effort from the Seminoles drove the momentum in the first set, as six team blocks and 12 digs held the Tigers to a negative hitting percentage throughout the set.

The consistent defense was able to support a strong offensive effort, which was led by Milica Kubura’s four-for-four offense at the net and Christina Ambrose’s .300 attack percentage.

Set 2 – Florida State 26, Clemson 24
While the second set started off closer than the first, FSU was able to pull away at 3-2 to hold the lead throughout the set. Toward the end of the set, Clemson’s offense made its presence felt on the court as a handful of kills helped hold off the Seminoles’ set point and tie up the set at 24-24. A kill from Ambrose and a block from Brianne Burkert and Taryn Knuth finished off the set.

Clemson saw its best offense in the second set as it tallied 14 kills on 44 attacks, but the Seminoles’ four team blocks and 20 digs held the Tigers to just a .159 hitting percentage. FSU pulled out the win to take a 2-0 lead in the match heading into halftime.

Set 3 – Florida State 25, Clemson 14
The Seminoles once again took command of the set, taking the lead from the beginning with a kill from Deja Williams and multiple blocks. FSU kept up its strong presence at the net, notching six team blocks and 12 kills (.391).

FSU held Clemson to a negative hitting percentage for the second set in the match, forcing more errors to hold the Tigers’ offense down. The final points were decided by a block from Williams and Kubura and a line-drive hit from Kubura to help the Seminoles close out the final set.

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  4  1  11  0.273  20  0  0   0   5  0  5   0   1   6.5
 7 Milica Kubura              3  9  3  16  0.375   0  0  0   0   2  0  6   1   0  12.0
10 Christina Ambrose          3  6  2  24  0.167   0  0  0   0   1  0  3   0   0   7.5
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   1  0.000   1  0  0   2   8  0  0   0   0   0.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  4  2  16  0.125   0  0  1   0   1  1 12   0   0  11.0
47 Deja Williams              2  2  1   3  0.333   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   3.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  1  0   2  0.500   5  0  0   0  11  0  0   0   0   1.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  9  1  17  0.471   0  0  0   0   2  0  1   0   0   9.5
 5 Bozena Culo                3  3  0   3  1.000   2  0  0   0   6  0  0   1   0   3.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              1  2  0   2  1.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  1   0   0   2.5
 9 Madison Sullivan           1  0  0   0  0.000   0  0  1   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
15 Annie Tietjens             3  0  0   0  0.000   9  0  2   0   6  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 40 10  95  0.316  37  0  4   2  43  1 30   2   1  56.0
   Opp                        3 30 30 110  0.000  30  2  4   0  36  1 10   1   0  38.0


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FLORIDA STATE
25
26
25
CLEMSON
9
24
14

FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA TECH 0
11/24/2017, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Sweeps GT to Close Regular Season on Six-Match Win Streak.
The Florida State volleyball team earned its second 3-0 victory of the week with its defeat of Georgia Tech, and finishes ACC play with a 12-8 conference record.

ATLANTA, GA – The Florida State volleyball team defeat Georgia Tech 3-0 on Friday afternoon in its final match of conference play. The win marks FSU’s second sweep of the week and fourth consecutive road win.

The Seminoles (18-10, 12-8 ACC) topped the Yellow Jackets (13-18, 8-12 ACC) to close out the conference season on a six-match win streak. FSU has now finished the season with a winning record for the past 18 seasons, and has earned a winning ACC record for the last 12 consecutive seasons.

The team will now find out its postseason fate later this weekend during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, which airs on ESPNU Sunday, November 26th at 9:00 pm (EST). Florida State has made an appearance in the tournament for the last eight seasons, and has made 19 appearances overall dating back to 1983.

Set 1 – Florida State 25, Georgia Tech 12
The Seminoles started off strong in the opening set, holding the lead throughout the set and only letting the Yellow Jackets tie the score once in the beginning. Once again FSU saw a strong defensive presence that was able to set up a consistent offense, as four different players picked up at least one kill with no errors.

FSU opened the match with a strong showing on both offense and defense, picking up more kills than the Yellow Jackets and using six total blocks and 18 digs to hold Georgia Tech to a .000 attack percentage. Taryn Knuth got a hand on every one of the team’s blocks in the first set, earning one solo stuff and teaming up with Brianne Burkert and Christina Ambrose for the remaining five blocks.

Set 2 – Florida State 25, Georgia Tech 18
The Yellow Jackets put up a stronger fight in the second set, tying up the score five times in the beginning of the set. While the set stayed tight, the Seminoles held onto the lead and never slipped behind GT.

Freshman Tiana Jackson stayed perfect on offense through the first two sets, earning five kills on eight attacks (.625) and adding on an assisted block in the second set. The offense was led by Milica Kubura, who picked up eight kills on 17 total attacks (.352) and went five-for-seven in the second set.

Set 3 – Florida State 25, Georgia Tech 23
The third set showed the most balance between the two teams, as Georgia Tech held the lead through the first half of the set. Neither team was able to break away in the beginning as the set saw eight tied scores. As FSU gained the lead over GT, the Yellow Jackets still wouldn’t let the Seminoles run away with it, keeping the set within only a few points.

In the end, it was FSU’s strong offense that helped it close out the match. A pair of kills from senior Natasha Calkins helped the Seminoles take the final two points needed to finish off the sweep of the Yellow Jackets.

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  1  12  0.333  30  1  0   0   8  0  4   0   1   8.0
 7 Milica Kubura              3 11  5  27  0.222   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0  11.0
 8 Tiana Jackson              3  7  0  12  0.583   0  0  0   0   0  1  1   0   0   8.5
10 Christina Ambrose          2  4  4  14  0.000   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   5.0
11 Logan Holanchock           3  0  0   0  0.000   0  1  0   0  14  0  0   0   0   1.0
13 Taryn Knuth                3  8  2  15  0.400   0  0  1   0   2  1  5   0   0  11.5
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               3  0  0   1  0.000   5  2  0   0  14  0  0   0   0   2.0
 3 Natasha Calkins            3  6  1  14  0.357   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   6.0
 5 Bozena Culo                3  5  1  13  0.308   2  0  0   0  11  0  0   0   0   5.0
 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   6  0  0   0   1  0  0   0   0   0.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        3 46 14 108  0.296  43  4  1   0  50  2 12   0   1  58.0
   Opp                        3 37 18 112  0.170  35  0  3   4  43  0  8   2   2  41.0


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FLORIDA STATE
25
25
25
GEORGIA TECH
12
18
23

WASHINGTON STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
12/01/2017, NCAA, Lincoln, Ne

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Volleyball Ends Season in Close NCAA First Round Battle.
The Florida State volleyball team fell to Washington State in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night, ending its season in the NCAA Tournament for the ninth consecutive season.

LINCOLN, NE – The Florida State volleyball team dropped a tough match against Washington State on Friday night (Dec. 1), ending its season in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.

Despite a consistent and tough defensive performance, the Seminoles (18-11) were outhit by the Cougars (18-15) and was unable to gain an edge over Washington State in the second half of the match.

The match started out close, with the first set seeing 20 tied scores and seven lead changes before Washington State closed it out 34-32. It was the longest set the Seminoles have ever seen in an NCAA Tournament match, and only the third time the team earned 20 kills in a set this season.

From there, each set saw a clear frontrunner, with the winner of each set holding the lead from the beginning. While the Cougars took a 2-0 lead in the set, the Seminoles slowed down the run to take the third set before Washington State closed it out by taking the fourth.

The Seminoles saw a number of different players step up in the match, as Taryn Knuth led the offense with 16 kills on 33 attacks (.424) and added on four blocks and six digs. Cecilie Woie led the back row defense with 31 digs, which is the second most she saw in a match this season, and is tied for the most any FSU player has seen in an NCAA Tournament match.

Set 1 – Washington State 34, Florida State 32
Through the beginning of the opening set, it was both forced and unforced errors for the Cougars that helped keep the Seminoles in the set. As Washington State began improving its offensive efficiency, tough defense from FSU was able to set up a tough offensive presence that kept the Seminoles in the lead.

In the longest set the Seminoles have ever seen in an NCAA Tournament match, the team saw a season-high tying 20 kills and used two team blocks and 28 digs to hold the Cougars to under .20 hitting.

Set 2 – Washington State 25, Florida State 14
The Cougars got out to an early lead in the second set, holding the Seminoles down with consistent hitting and tough defense at the net. With higher offensive efficiency the Cougars were able to hold the lead throughout the set and take a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Set 3 – Florida State 25, Washington State 23
The Seminoles jumped out to an early lead in the third set, using a series of attack errors from the Cougars and four kills of its own to gain an 8-4 lead. From there, the Cougars were unable to catch up to FSU until closer to the end of the set, closing FSU’s lead to 24-23 before the Seminoles were able to take the final point to take the set.

Florida State used a balanced attack in the set, outhitting Washington State .244 to .196 and picking up 21 digs in the set to hold off the Cougars. Knuth saw her best offensive performance in the third set, earning five kills on 7 attacks with no errors (.714) and tacking on two blocks.

Set 4 – Washington State 25, Florida State 13
While the Seminoles opened the fourth set with some momentum from the third, the Cougars put more pressure on the net to earn more blocks than the Seminoles, holding FSU to the lowest hitting percentage it had seen in the match.

After gaining an early lead over the Seminoles, the Cougars used that momentum and took the fourth set to eliminate FSU from the tournament.

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 11  7  46  0.087   0  0  0   0   3  0  0   0   0  11.0
 5 Bozena Culo                4  5  5  18  0.000   2  0  2   1  12  0  0   1   0   5.0
 6 Brianne Burkert            4  4  3  19  0.053  33  0  0   0   8  1  3   2   2   6.5
 7 Milica Kubura              4  9  7  36  0.056   0  0  0   0   1  0  3   0   0  10.5
 8 Tiana Jackson              4  3  1  10  0.200   0  0  0   0   0  0  2   0   0   4.0
13 Taryn Knuth                4 16  2  33  0.424   1  0  1   0   6  0  4   0   0  18.0
   ---Substitutes---
 1 Cecilie Woie               4  0  0   0  0.000   3  0  0   0  31  0  0   0   0   0.0
10 Christina Ambrose          4  4  3  19  0.053   0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   4.0
11 Logan Holanchock           4  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   9  1  1   0  11  0  0   0   1   1.0
                             =========================================================
6  FSU                        4 52 28 181  0.133  48  1  4   2  77  1 12   3   3  60.0
   Opp                        4 70 21 180  0.272  62  2  8   1  83  3 26   0   0  88.0


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FLORIDA STATE
32
14
25
13
WASHINGTON STATE
34
25
23
25