Virginia Falls to No. 17 Florida State, 3-0
Box Score Nov. 8, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior Natalie Basuback (Carlsbad, Calif.) reached 1,000 career kills on Sunday afternoon as the Virginia volleyball team fell to No. 17 Florida State, 3-0 (31-29, 25-15, 25-19) in Tully Gymnasium.
“We played at a much higher level in stretches today, than we did in our two previous matches,” head coach Dennis Hohenshelt said. “I thought the team did some nice things to build on and I am looking forward to seeing how good we can become in the next three weeks.”
Bausback became the 17th player in Virginia history to reach 1,000 career kills. She finished with nine kills against Florida State to total 1,003.
Virginia (15-10, 7-7 ACC) finished with 46 kills to lead the match, but Florida State (19-6, 12-2 ACC) out-hit the Cavaliers with a .316 hitting percentage to .241. The teams were close statistically, but the Seminoles had a slight edge in service aces (5-3) and blocks (2-1).
Junior Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) led the Cavaliers with 13 kills in front of her hometown. Bausback and junior Jasmine Burton (West Hills, Calif.) each added nine kills and freshman Anna Walsh (Grapevine, Texas) had eight.
Junior Lexi Riccolo (Wheaton, Ill.) tallied a match-high 13 digs and Kole was one dig away from a double-double with nine. Walsh led the way with two blocks.
The first set was a battle between the two teams. Florida State took the advantage early on, but Virginia came back to tie the set up four times before going ahead 14-12 after a 3-0 run. The Cavaliers remained in front and were up 20-16 when the Seminoles notched a 5-1 run to tie it up at 21-21.
Both teams traded points with five more ties. At 28-28, UVA gained its first advantage after a kill by Walsh to lead 29-28, but Florida State scored three-straight points to win the set 31-29.
The Cavaliers came out strong in the second set, scoring the first three points, and took a 5-2 lead. However, Florida State bounced back and went ahead 12-8 after a 4-0 run. The Seminoles remained in control to take the set 25-15 and lead the match 2-0 at the break.
UVA was out to an early lead again in the third set as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 5-2 lead and extended it to a 14-10 advantage. The Seminoles used a 5-0 run to swing the momentum in their favor, 18-16. Virginia stayed close, but couldn’t regain the lead as the Seminoles took the win 25-19.
The Cavaliers return home to Memorial Gymnasium for a four-match home stand next weekend. Virginia hosts Clemson on Friday (Nov. 13) and Georgia Tech on Saturday (Nov. 14).