Nov. 14, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -
NC State volleyball fell to Florida State in ACC competition Sunday, Nov. 14 in Tallahassee, Fla. The loss drops the Wolfpack to 13-16 overall in the 2010 season and 3-14 in league play, but brings the Seminoles to 18-9 and 10-7 this season.
Anna Moore paced the Pack offensively, scoring seven kills in the match to go along with one block assist, while hitting at a team-leading .385 clip. Luciana Shafer contributed six kills and one service ace in the match, and Megan Cyr dished out 21 assists.
Defensively, Shafer led the squad, earning 12 digs, while Kelly Wood chipped in 10 and Cyr added eight.
The Pack’s offense struggled mightily in the first set, hitting at just a -.097 clip and earning only six kills. The squad faced a large deficit early, 2-17, before finding a rhythm and bringing the score as close as 10-23. Florida State’s hot hitting, however, could not be contained, and the Wolfpack lost the set by an 11-25 margin.
NC State earned a 6-5 lead in early in the second set before the Seminoles rattled off eight straight points to take a 6-13 lead. After an emphatic Meredith Richardson kill brought the score to 8-15, Florida State earned another four-straight points, increasing the Pack’s deficit to 8-18. NC State’s offense again struggled in the second frame, and the squad ended up falling 13-25.
The third set was the closest of the match, featuring 11 tied scores. Florida State took an early 1-5 lead, but the Pack battled back, capitalizing on Seminole errors to knot the score at seven. After a Florida State timeout, the Wolfpack extended its lead to 13-11, its largest of the set. The score continued to bounce back-and-forth, and after a 20-20 tie, Florida State rattled off three-straight points, bringing the score to 20-23. The Pack, refusing to back down, embarked on a three-point run of its own, drawing within one point at 22-23. The last run, though, belonged to the Seminoles, who scored two-straight points to take the set 26-24.
NC State returns to action next weekend in the squad’s final home stand, where the Pack play host to Georgia Tech Friday, Nov. 19 and Clemson Saturday, Nov. 20. Both contests will be at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum and are free to the public.
On Saturday, the NC State volleyball program will recognize its 2011 senior class, Jana Angel, Taylor Pritchard and Alex Smith.