Oct. 8, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Clemson took the first set at #20 Florida State (13-3, 5-1 ACC), but a key 10-1 run in the fourth set led the Seminoles past the Tigers, 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 12-25, 21-25) in Tully Gymnasium on Friday night. Clemson (11-6, 2-4 ACC) will travel next to Miami for a 1:00 pm match on Sunday.
Serenat Yaz had her eighth double-double of the season with 12 kills and 16 digs, which led all players. Sandra Adeleye also had 12 kills. Freshman Mo Simmons had her second straight double-double, as she tied a career high with 11 kills and set a new personal best with 13 digs.
In the first set, Clemson came back from a 14-7 deficit to win, 25-21. The Tigers trailed as late as 20-19, but went on a 6-1 run to close the set on an ace by Brenner. The Tigers held FSU to a .125 hitting mark, and Adeleye posted four kills, while Brenner, Yaz, and Simmons each added three as well. Clemson became only the second team all season to take the first set from Florida State in Tully Gymnasium.
In the second set, Florida State opened up a 15-10 advantage after a 5-0 run. Clemson clawed back to within two at 16-14, but the Noles posted a 7-3 run to again stretch the lead 23-17, and the teams were each able to side out twice, as FSU put down the final point, 25-19. Yaz led the Tigers with four kills, while Simmons added another three.
It was all Florida State in the third set, as they opened up a 7-3 lead and were able to side out on all 12 of Clemson’s serves and hit .371 to take the set, 25-12.
Clemson took control in the fourth set early, opening up a 5-1 lead, and maintaining that edge until forcing the Noles into a timeout at 16-11 Tigers. The Seminoles’ adjustments worked, as they embarked on a 10-1 run to take a commanding 21-17 lead. Clemson out-hit the Noles, .341-.297, in the set.
Following the Florida road trip, the Tigers return home for eight of the next ten matches. They welcome NC State and North Carolina to town next.
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