Oct. 16, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Clemson volleyball team dropped its second straight match to a top-25 foe on the road, falling Sunday by a 3-0 (25-22, 29-27, 25-12) margin to the 21st-ranked Florida State Seminoles (15-4, 9-0 ACC) in Tallahassee. Clemson (13-7, 5-4 ACC) heads to Virginia and Virginia Tech next weekend, with six of the next eight on the road.
Florida State’s offense gave Clemson trouble most of the afternoon, hitting an opponent season-high .389 for the match with 54 kills. Serenat Yaz led Clemson with 11 kills, but was held to just one in the third set. She also added ten digs for her second straight double-double. Sandra Adeleye and Mo Simmons each had ten kills, and combined for just three errors.
Cansu Ozdemir creeped closer to 1,000 career digs with a team-high 12 to give her 984 for her career.
The Seminoles took the first set, 25-22 after posting 20 kills and hitting .405 in the frame. The Seminoles took an 18-13 lead, but Clemson fought back to within two at 18-16, but could get no sloer the rest of the way. The Tigers hit .235 in the set, but Florida State spread the ball around better, and hit .405.
Clemson made a strong attempt to get back into the match in the second set. The Noles took an early 10-7 lead, and held the edge to 16-13, when the Tigers went on a 6-1 run to take a 19-17 lead. The teams traded side-outs until the Noles tied it at 22-22, and went up one, 23-22. The teams then each sided out five consecutive times, before Florida State got two straight kills to take the set, 29-27.
Clemson fought off five set points and hit .385, but allowed the Seminoles to hit .425 with 21 kills.
In the third set, the Seminoles went on a 13-1 run to turn a 6-5 lead into a 19-6 advantage, from which Clemson could not recover. The Tigers hit into five blocks during the run, as Florida State won the set, 25-12, and the match, 3-0.
Clemson fell to 20-26 all-time against the Seminoles.
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