Wake Forest Falls to No.13 Florida State 3-1
Nov. 10, 2012
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -Wake Forest made a comeback on Saturday, but No.13 Florida State defeated the Demon Deacons 3-1 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 14-25) in Reynolds Gym.
After falling behind 2-0, the Deacs played a solid third set, winning 25-19 and held the lead for part of the fourth set before coming up short to the Seminoles.
Andrea Beck had a team-high 15 kills while hitting .500 on the night with five block assists. Kylie Hargreaves had 12 kills and one solo block in the match. Jazmen Russell led the team with 13 digs while Danae Rosendall had 36 assists.
Florida State and Wake Forest battled through the first set with the Seminoles holding a slim 23-22 lead after a kill from Ashlee Rusk. But just three points later, Florida State took the close set 25-23. Beck had six kills in the first set alone.
The second set remained close between the two teams until Florida State went up 10-6. Wake Forest managed to tie the set at 12 after a kill from Russell and tied it again at 15 after an attack error from the Seminoles.
Florida State though used a late run to win the set 25-21 despite a rally from the Deacs at the end of the set.
Wake Forest dominated the third set, leading 8-4 following a block from Hargreaves and Rusk. The Deacs lead was narrowed, but Wake Forest pulled ahead 21-14. An attack error from Florida State sealed the set for Wake Forest as the Deacs won 25-19.
The first few points of the fourth set were close until Wake Forest pulled ahead 13-11, but Florida State closed the match out, winning 25-14 and taking the match 3-1.
Fatma Yildirim had 17 kills to lead Florida State (24-3, 15-2 ACC) while Sareea Freeman chipped in 10.
The Deacs finished with more blocks (11.5) than Florida State (10.0).
Wake Forest (10-19, 4-13 ACC) heads to Clemson on Thursday night for a match at 7 p.m.