GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida State won its first round match of the NCAA tournament as it defeated Georgia Southern in consecutive sets, (25-19, 25-20, 25-20). The Seminoles moved to 25-7 on the season while playing at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

With the win, Florida State advances into the second round for the fourth consecutive season and will battle fifth-seeded Florida on Friday. The Gators defeated Jacksonville in the opening round 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-16) in order to move on.

Leading the Seminole attack against the Eagles was sophomore outside hitter Nicole Walch, whole recorded her seventh double-double of the year behind 14 kills and 10 digs.

Senior outside hitter Olivera Medic was a pair of kills shy of a double-double as she swung for eight kills while getting under 14 digs.

Senior middle blocker Ashley Neff had seven kills on the night and added a pair of blocks.