Volleyball changes to 3-1 in ACC game

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Seminoles.com) – Boosted by a season-tying 13-block record, Florida State Volleyball achieved their sixth straight-set sweep of the young season, beating North Carolina, 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-20) , in front of another large crowd on Family Day at Tully Gym.

The Seminoles’ team blocks (10-3, 3-1) 13.0 are their best result in a three-set game this season. Their tied 13-game tally, the season-high, has already come in a five-set game at UCF on September 10.

Florida State not only got the job done on the other side of the net, but their attacks were there as well. FSU recorded an attacking percentage of 0.309, their third highest of the season. In this weekend’s games against NC State (W, 3-1 Friday) and Sunday against the Tar Heels (11-4, 0-4), FSU hit 0.367 and 0.309, respectively.

First-year forward Audrey Koenig, who helped lead the charge, had 11 kills and a 0.360 hit percentage. In 25 swings, Koenig only managed two attacking errors in what was an effective performance.

First-year center blocker Khori Louis had his second straight game with eight blocks. The Tallahassee native also had six kills and a 0.417 hitting percentage, concluding another outstanding weekend.

Junior middle blocker Emma Clothier added seven kills and hit 0.583 in the game, also finishing with two more aces on serve and five blocks. The returning All-American and Carrollton, TX native also had four digs in a stat-jam outing.

Freshman Libero Emery Dupes played an outstanding game from the back row, recording the team’s top 10 digs and adding two aces on serve. Junior Lauryn Burrows added six digs in the game.

Junior Redshirt passer Lily Tessier recorded 30 assists as well as an ace on serve, four digs and one kill in the win against the Tar Heels.

In addition to the Florida State block party, there was second student Sydney Conley, who totaled four, as well as Morgan Chacon’s three beats. FSU was able to escape the UNC frontline for the most part as the Tar Heels only had one team block in the game.

The Seminoles have another crucial week in the conference game, starting with a midweek tilt in Miami on Wednesday, October 6 at 8 p.m. on the ACC network. FSU will then travel to Duke on Sunday, October 10 at 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.

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