No. 6 Florida State volleyball cruises past No. 21 Texas A&M in straight sets
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Sixth-ranked Florida State (11-0) was too tough for No. 21 Texas A&M, winning in straight sets (25-20, 25-16, 25-8) in Reed Arena on Saturday.
“We got stronger as the weekend progressed,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “I’m very proud of the team chemistry and the effort that we showed today.”
As a team the Seminoles heavily outscored the Aggies on defense, passing and scoring throughout the match, amassing 42 digs, 47 assists and 48 kills opposed to Texas A&M’s 32 digs, 27 assists and 28 kills.
“Overall we played better today [than last night],” Poole said. “I still feel that with all the new players we have more we can improve on.”
Following the 3-1 win over the Aggies on Friday, junior outside hitter Nicole Walch registered another double-double, leading the attack with 15 kills while hitting .367 percent. She also added 12 digs.
Outside hitter Katie Horton also had a double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs, while hitting for .400 percent.
Senior setter Sarah Wickstrom dished 26 assists while sophomore setter Hailey Luke had 17. Senior redshirt libero Katie Mosher had nine digs and a pair of assists.
Florida State put up nine team blocks, as junior middle blocker Kiara Wright led the charge with six block assists and one solo stop. Junior outside hitter Karlie Hauer was also big on the block with four assists.