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The Daily Nole — Sept. 11, 2021: FSU Volleyball Falls to UCF in Five Sets

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Lead Story

For the second straight night, Florida State volleyball found itself in a 5-set match at the UCF Invitational. On Friday night however, the Seminoles came up on the short end of a 3-2 score against host UCF.

After dropping the first set, the Seminoles took the next two. UCF however, won the final two sets and the match. FSU trailed 14-9 in the decisive set before fighting back with four straight points. McKenna Melville, who led the Knights with match-highs of 27 kills and 28 digs, ultimately put the contest away.

Morgan Chacon and Emma Clouthier finished with 14 kills apiece for FSU in the loss. Emery Dupes led the way with 26 digs for the Seminoles.

The loss snaps a 4-match winning streak for an FSU team that rallied past Georgia the night before. At 5-2, the Seminoles will wrap up the UCF Invitational on Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast.

Between the Lines

FSU’s volleyball loss was the lone scheduled athletic contest for Friday.

On the Agenda

In addition to the UCF Invitational, FSU football will host Jacksonville State on Saturday. The contest begins at 8 p.m. ET and airs on ACC Network.

News and Notes

FSU beach volleyball freshman Anna Long was named an AVCA Junior Beach All-American.

Helpful Links

Athlon Sports: Jacksonville State vs. Florida State Football Prediction and Preview
Fifth Quarter: 2021 FSU-Jacksonville State Preview and Predictions
Noles247: Noles247 Staff Predictions: Florida State vs. Jacksonville State

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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