Winning its fourth match in a row, all in the last six days in four different cities, Florida State (16-6) earned a road win on Saturday over High Point 25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 24-26, 15-10.
Redshirt freshman Morgan Chacon had a career day both offensively and defensively, as she set career highs with both 21 kills and 20 digs on the afternoon, along with a pair of service aces and three blocks. Senior Madison Sullivan also set a career high with a team-high 26 digs, redshirt sophomore Adrian Ell recorded a career-high 30 assists, while Jasmyn Martin ended with 12 kills and a career-high eight blocks.
“Morgan and Jasmyn played really inspired today, and we were fortunate that they were hot,” said FSU coach Chris Poole. “We expected a battle today. High Point head coach Ryan Meek was a former assistant of mine at Arkansas, and I knew he would have them pumped up. High Point is used to playing strong competition out of conference and is always playing for a championship in the Big South. It was great to see our team pushed and still keep fighting. When you play these kinds of teams, there will always be long rallies, and it was great to see several players stepping up big today.”
High Point dropped to 17-10.
The Seminoles return home next weekend for ACC matches against Notre Dame and Louisville on Nov. 8 and 10. Both matches will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.
Men’s golf in second at White Sands Invitational
The Florida State Men’s Golf team has a fighting chance to earn a tournament win on Sunday. The Seminoles are in second place at the White Sands Invitational and only six strokes out of the lead, shooting 13-under (275-288) through the first two rounds at the Ocean Club Golf Course.
Senior Jamie Li was the catalyst on Saturday, carding a 3-under 69 in the second round. Li is tied for 13th overall at 4-under (71-69), using a 32 on the back nine in the second round that was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5, 573-yard 13th hole.
Sophomore Calvin Sierota ranks the highest on the FSU leaderboard. He is at 5-under (66-73) and tied for ninth after shooting a second-round 73. Sierota totaled four birdies and had five bogeys.
Junior John Pak steadied the course with an even-par 72 in the second round, delivering three birdies and three bogeys. He finished well by nabbing a birdie on the par-4, 403-yard first hole. Pak is tied for 22nd overall at 2-under (70-72).