RAMS FALL TO FLORIDA STATE 3-0

Tournament: Tallahassee Seminole Classic
Score: Florida State 3, VCU 0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-16)
Location: Tallahassee, Fla.
The short story: Junior opposite Gina Tuzzolo racked up 10.5 points for VCU, but it wasn't enough to slow down Florida State Friday evening in the Sunshine State.

OPENING VOLLEY

  • Tuzzolo provides six kills for the Rams Friday and hit a respectable.286. The Newport News native also supplied three blocks and served up a trio of aces
  • Junior middle blocker Jasmin Sneed added five kills, while hitting .273, and recorded four blocks for the Black and Gold
  • Senior middle blocker Tori Baldwin also contributed four kills and two blocks to the VCU cause
  • Payton Caffrey led an effective Seminole offense with 16 kills, while hitting .538

THE DIFFERENCE 

  • The Rams could do little to halt FSU's momentum. The Seminoles hit .475 in the match, while the Rams hit .096
  • Florida State outdug the Rams 32-16
  • The Seminoles also won a side out 72-percent of the time

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Baldwin inches closer to VCU's career blocks mark. She is now just seven shy of overtaking Kelsie Clegg (434) on the Rams' all-time list
  •  VCU owned a 6-4 advantage in blocks

NEXT UP
VCU will play a pair of matches on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Rams will meet Florida A&M at 11:30 a.m. before they take on Southern Miss at 4:30 p.m.

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