- (RV) Louisville def. Florida State, 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-20)
- Louisville moves to 14-6, 8-2 ACC; Florida State drops to 11-7, 5-5 ACC
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Attendace: 925
- Box score
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (RV) Louisville needed strong defensive and serving efforts, along with mastering a stalwart defense in Florida State, to earn a road victory over the Seminoles (27-25, 25-21, 25-20). In all three sets, FSU had a lead after 12, but could not slow the Louisville offense down late, nor find a terminator of their own to overcome the Cardinals. Louisville’s win helps the Cardinals keep pace with the ACC’s leaders, Pitt and N.C. State (both are 9-1 in the ACC).
Louisville was led by sophomore Melanie McHenry 11 kills, 4 digs, 3 blocks and 2 aces. Senior Maggie DeJong also added double-digit kills with 10. DeJong also blocked a match-high 7 balls to go with her .412 hitting percentage, also a match-high for attackers. Defensively, libero Gabbie Wiley dug a match-high 11 balls to go with her 2 aces. The offense was directed by setter Wilma Rivera with 33 assists, 7 digs, 2 blocks and an ace. Senior Tess Clark also added 8 kills, moving her past 1,000 for her career.
For the Seminoles, Milica Kubura led FSU with 9 kills, hitting .333 and adding 3 blocks. Taryn Knuth was effective in her front-row defense, adding a team-high 5 blocks. Defensive specialists Logan Holanchock and Cecile Woie kept the Seminoles consistently in the contest by digging 10 balls each.
Overall, Louisville owned most of the small victories statistically, including kills (44-31), aces (7-2), blocks (10-8) and assists (40-30). FSU won the digs battle, 42-40.