Florida State Volleyball Wins Key to CCA Opening
SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Seminoles.com) – Led by three players with over 20 digs, the Florida State volleyball team displayed a solid defensive effort as they beat Notre Dame on the road, 3-1 (25-21, 24- 26, 25-16, 25-22), in the ACC Opening at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind.
The Seminoles (8-2, 1-0) recorded a season-high 98 digs in four sets of action, as junior Lauryn Burrows totaled a career-high 23 digs while junior outside hitter in shirt red Morgan Chacon also added a career-high 23 digs. . Freshman Libero Emery Dupes rounded out the talented trio with 20 digs, as the Fighting Irish (3-8, 0-1) struggled to take advantage of the open hitting lanes.
“Good win against a good team on the road,” said FSU head coach Chris Poole after his 195th career ACC victory. “Notre Dame has played one of the best calendars in the country, including taking the Ohio State No. 3 to five sets last weekend on the road. They always play hard and are well trained. We made more mistakes in this game, but I’m contributing a lot to a young team on the road for our first conference game. We will learn from this experience and continue to improve.
Notre Dame only attacked at a clip of .117, with FSU improving as the match progressed. The Irishman only hit 0.083 in the third set, then dropped to 0.060 in the fourth set.
Second-year right-side forward Sydney Conley’s offense was something Notre Dame couldn’t stop on Friday night. The native of Oviedo, Florida, clubbed 11 eliminations and reached 0.429 overnight.
Chacon (13), rookie Audrey Koenig (10) and junior Emma Clothier (10) also achieved double-digit wins. Chacon scored his 16th career double-double and his fourth in his last five games played.
Senior Caroline Golden recorded three of six aces in FSU service, with the Seminoles boasting one of their best service groups during Coach Poole’s time (since 2008). Chacon added two aces while Tessier had one.
.@LaurynBurrows deserves a dap.
– FSU Volleyball (@FSU_Volleyball) September 25, 2021
First-year middle tackle Khori Louis put in a career goal in goal with eight blocks while adding nine kills. FSU recorded 12.0 team blocks but Notre Dame won in that category with 14.5.
Tessier had 48 assists, 12 digs and tied his career high with five blocks in another extraordinary overall performance.
Notre Dame was led by the swing of Charley Niego, who recorded a record 17 kills.
The state of Florida ends its road trip against Louisville, fifth in the standings, Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPNews.