Volleyball Remains Perfect at Home with 3-1 Win Over Florida State
Oct. 12, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Seniors Jade Brown (Atlanta, Ga.) and Beth Gillming (Cincinnati, Ohio) both recorded 16 kills and the University of Maryland volleyball team picked up an important Atlantic Coast Conference victory, 3-1, against the Florida State Seminoles at Comcast Pavilion Friday night.
Brown's 16 kills catapulted her into fourth place on Maryland's all-time kills list with 1,187, surpassing Elizabeth Efron's mark by one.
Maryland (11-6, 3-5) started slowly in the first game against Florida State (8-9, 3-5), falling behind by as many as 11 points before losing by four, 26-30. However, the Terps took the next three games 30-28, 30-28, 30-18.
The Terps led by a consistent five to six points throughout much of game three before holding off a late Seminole rally.
Maryland was never threatened in the fourth game, taking an early 15-8 lead before finishing the match on a 15-10 run.
Gillming and Jade Brown were both efficient in their attack as Gillming hit an impressive .600 in the match while Brown Converted 37.5 percent of her attack attempts.
Sophomore setter Hayley Hanson (Huntington Beach, Calif.) led Maryland with 26 assists, while junior Tedi Doucet (Austin, Texas) had a successful return from a foot injury with 18 assists. Doucet also had 10 digs.
Junior Maggie Schmelzle (Cincinnati, Ohio) played libero the whole match and led the Terps with 11 digs.
Junior outside hitter Mira Djuric paced the Seminoles with a match-high 22 kills.
The Terps return to action at 7 p.m. Saturday against the visiting Miami Hurricanes.