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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Volleyball Beats Florida on Night Remembering Legend Brianna Barry

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On a night where Florida State volleyball honored the memory of legend Brianna Barry, the Seminoles didn’t disappoint. FSU scored its biggest win of the young season on Wednesday night with a 3-1 win over rival Florida.

The No. 14 Gators won the first set, but FSU stormed back to take the final three in dominating fashion. Florida failed to score more than 20 points in any of the final three sets. Morgan Chacon led the Seminoles with 14 kills and 14 digs in the victory.

Khori Louis and Audrey Koenig also had big nights for FSU, finishing with 12 and 10 kills, respectively. Sofia Victoria led Florida with a match-high 24 kills to go with 10 digs.

The night featured a celebrating called “Doughnuts for Bri” in honor of the late Barry. Barry’s jersey was retired and FSU players toasted doughnuts — her favorite treat — prior to the contest. A player for the Seminoles from 2006 to 2009, Barry was the 2009 ACC Player of the Year and ranks in the top 10 in program history in points, blocks and hitting percentage.

Barry joined Gabrielle Reece as the only FSU volleyball players to have their jerseys retired. Players wore her No. 5 on their jerseys in her memory. Barry died unexpectedly in June at the age of 33.

With the win, FSU improved to 7-2 and snapped a 4-match losing streak to rival Florida. The Seminoles open ACC play on Saturday against Notre Dame.

Football

Record: 0-3 (0-1 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (0-1), lost at Wake Forest, 35-14
Upcoming: vs. Louisville (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 10 nationally, first in ACC (18 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU is 0-3 for the first time since 1976. A season that began with so much promise is now spiraling out of control.

Soccer

Record: 8-0 (1-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (2-0), defeated Auburn on Sunday, 2-1; beat Boston College on Saturday, 4-1
Upcoming: vs. Pittsburgh (Thursday)
Recognitions: Emily Madril, D/M (ACC Defender of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU soccer continues to roll through the competition. After beating a top-10 team on Sunday, FSU opened ACC play with an easy win over Boston College.

Volleyball

Record: 7-2
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-0), beat Florida on Wednesday, 3-1
Upcoming: vs. Notre Dame (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU picked up its biggest win of the season with an impressive victory over rival Florida. The Seminoles will have a long rest before opening ACC play.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 2 USTFCCCA South Region; Women No. 18 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South
Past Week: FSU men finished third in FSU XC Open, women finished second
Upcoming: Notre Dame Invite (Oct. 1)
Recognitions: Adriaan Wildschutt (USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men’s Athlete of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU had a strong showing in its home meet. On the men’s side, Adriaan Wildschutt won his second straight meet.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 12 Golfweek Coaches Poll
Past Week: Through two rounds at the Fighting Illini Open, FSU is in 13th place.
Upcoming: Fighting Illini Invitational (Sunday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU began its season on Friday in Illinois. Through two rounds however, the Seminoles have struggled mightily.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 5 Golfweek; No. 7 WGCA
Upcoming: Schooner Fall Classic (Sept. 26-27)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU is one week from kicking off its season in Oklahoma.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: Cameron Corhen, 4-star C (No. 85 overall*)
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 41 nationally, sixth nationally (1 total commitment)*
Big Picture: FSU picked up its first commitment for 2022 this week. Its ACC schedule was also unveiled.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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

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