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Friday, November 23, 2012

Florida State Wins ACC Volleyball Crown

The Seminoles are the ACC Volleyball Champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference for the second straight year. They avenged an earlier loss this year at Miami. Their record so far this season is 27-3 with a 17-2 mark in the league. Over 2000 people in a standing room only crowd enjoyed the match that was closer than the scores indicated. The Noles won the opener - then the hurricanes took the second game. After the break FSI went up one game on a lop-sided victory. In the 4th and final game - Miami led most of the way. The Seminoles were losing 23-20 - but tied it up at 24. for a while neither team could obtain the 2 point margin of victory. But finally as the home crowd roared - the Noles edged ahead 29-27. Both the Seminoles and the Hurricanes will move into the NCAA playoffs for the national championship. I am guessing they will probably meet up somewhere again.

Last year the Seminoles made it to the Final Four - their highest ranking ever. Lulu and I took the scooter in late. There were very few empty seats. Finally - we found a pair - right next to our neighbors - George and Joel Dawson. The came was covered on ESPN3 - free on the Internet. One can see the replay by going to the ESPN3 site. Tonight FSU Soccer hosts the girls from Notre Dame here in an NCAA Final 8 round. The winner goes to the Final 4. FSU has already advance to the Final 2 - before losing to Notre Dame. Tomorrow at 3:30 - FSU plays their arch rival UF Gators in football right here at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game is sold out - We have not bought tickets yet. The police were warning about counterfeit tickets in a newspaper report this morning. Both the Gators and the Seminoles are nationally ranked in the Top 10.

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