The Florida A&M Lady Rattlers volleyball team defeated Mercer University, 3-2 Wednesday night in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
The Lady Rattlers dropped the first set to the Bears, 25-10. They would bounce back and win sets two (25-15) and three (25-20). Mercer would win the fourth set (28-26) to force the fifth and deciding set.
FAMU’s Antonia Bennett and Tameka McKelton were selected to the preseason All-MEAC team today, the MEAC announced. Entering their senior seasons, Bennett and McKelton look to repeat with postseason honors and guide the Lady Rattlers to a run at the MEAC title, according to Florida A&M Sports Information.
The Lady Rattlers are picked to finish fourth in the conference. Coming off a 15-15 season, 9-7 in the MEAC, the Lady Rattlers look to show some consistency for the entire year.
McKelton, returns as the leading scorer for the Lady Rattlers. She had a 16.5 points per game average last year. She scored 495 points, en route to eclipsing the 1,000 point career mark as just a junior. She also dropped in 49 three-pointers, grabbed 98 rebounds, dished out 47 assists and clawed 48 steals.
The lady Noles Basketball team has capture the No. 19 ranking spot by Athlon Sports College Basketball Preview magazine that was recently released, according to seminole.com.
The Noles also earned the No. 19 spot last year, during the preseason.
Last season, FSU finished with a 24-8 overall record and a No. 15 final ranking in the AP Poll and a No. 20 ranking in the USA Today/Coaches Poll. The Seminoles competed in their seventh straight NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round.
FSU returns nine players, including three starters from the 2010-11 squad. The Noles will be led by senior post Cierra Bravard, who was named honorable mention All-American by the WBCA and First Team All-ACC. She led FSU in scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg) a year ago.
The Florida State men’s basketball team will host their annual “Jam with Ham” at Seminole Madness on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at the Donald L. Tucker which will serve as the first practice of the season for the Seminoles.
The annual celebration of the first day of practice which tips off one of the most anticipated seasons in school history is set to begin at 6 p.m. This year’s version of the “Jam with Ham” at Seminole Madness will introduce the Seminole men’s team to the public for the first time since their breathtaking trek to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament – the farthest the team has advanced in world’s most popular tournament since 1993, according to seminole.com.
Tenth-ranked Florida State gets close, but know cigar for the top ranked soccer team. The Noles kept the score close all night Saturday against No. 8 Virginia, but it wasn’t enough.
“Virginia is a good team,” said head coach Mark krikorian. “They played good soccer. It was a good game, good fight, but unfortunately for us we did not do everything we needed to do to win the game.”
Tiffany McCarty, Brynjarsdottir and Huster all scored for the Seminoles on Saturday night in front a packed crowd of 1,590 inside Klockner Stadium, according to seminole.com.
McCarty’s goal was the 40th of her career bringing her into a tie with Cindy Schofield as the all-time leader in goals at Florida State. Brynjarsdottir tied a career-high against the Cavaliers with three points on a goal and an assist.
With the alumni back home, the sun shining, and scene as festive as ever, the 2011 Homecoming Game was going as scheduled for Florida A&M’s football team. Even though they were equaled in first downs (11) by their opponents, the score at halftime was a comfortable 21-0. The band rocked the crowd, and all was well on “the yard”. Ominous rain clouds then swooped down over Bragg Memorial Stadium, whisking away a few fair-weather Rattler fans for an early start on the post-game parties. It seems as though the football team unfortunately took the same cue, with a dreadful 2nd half performance that was nothing short of a complete collapse.
Scoring a mind-boggling 29 points in the final quarter, the Howard Bison stampeded to a 1-point victory in as bizarre a final portion of a football game as one could witness. Though FAMU still had a healthy lead at 28-13, a 54 yard slant pass from Bison QB Greg McGhee to WR Willie Carter, with the latter player resembling a young Jerry Rice in the West Coast Offense slashing through the middle of the Rattler D, opened the floodgates for what was to come.
Tenth-ranked Florida State will travel this week to face the No.8 Virginia in a ACC match-up.
The Lady Noles will travel this week in search of another ACC win. The Noles has never been able to rally against the Cavaliers.
Virginia leads the series 10-0-4 including a mark of 7-0-1 in Charlottesville.
Three of the last five meetings have resulted in a tie, according to seminoles.com. FSU came away with a 1-1 tie in Charlottesville back in 2007 snapping UVA’s six-game win streak over the Noles inside Klockner Stadium.
Florida State is coming off a 1-1 home stand last week in which the Seminoles dropped a 2-0 result to No. 10 North Carolina but bounced back to beat NC State by the same score.
According to seminoles.com, McCarty enters this weekend’s game against Virginia needing one goal to tie the school record for career goals – a record set by Cindy Schofield, who scored 40 goals from 1999-2002.