Volleyball ACCtion: Friday, November 16

Nov. 16, 2012

Clemsom Volleyball Downs Duke in Five on Senior Night

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson volleyball team earned a weekend sweep with a 3-2 (25-21, 16-25, 25-19, 16-25, 15-12) win over Duke in Jervey on Friday. Clemson celebrated their four seniors, all of whom were key in Clemson's season sweep of the Blue Devils, their first since the 2007 season.

With the win, the Tigers earned a 20-win season for the 24th time in program history and 13th time in 20 seasons under head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover, who won her 510th career match.

Sandra Adeleye had six kills in the final set and finished with a match-high 17, hitting .406 for the Tigers, who hit .300 or better in each of the three sets that they won.

Serenat Yaz finished with her 37 career double-double, 13 kills and 13 digs, and also added two aces and two blocks, and was a perfect 31-for-31 on serve receive. Natalie Patzin had a match-high 18 digs. Alexa Rand finished with three kills and three blocks, including a crucial one in the fifth set to give Clemson a three-point edge.

Seminoles Earns Sixth Straight Home Sweep

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The 11th-ranked Florida State indoor volleyball team continued its unprecedented win streak at Tully Gym with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-19) victory over conference opponent Maryland on Friday evening at Tully Gym.

The victory puts the Seminoles at 24 consecutive matches won at their home facility, extending a school record. The previous home win streak record in program history was 18 matches by the 1981 team, which Florida State has already shattered.

Florida State has now won six consecutive matches at home in 3-0 sweeps, and extends its consecutive sets won streak at home to 20. The 2012 Seminoles were already creeping up the program record books with a period of 19 straight sets won overall, which was the seventh longest in school history.

Georgia Tech Volleyball Downs Demon Deacons, 3-0

THE FLATS, Ga.  - The Georgia Tech volleyball team downed the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 28-26), Friday night in the Yellow Jackets' last home match of the season. 

On senior night, Monique Mead had a team-high 14 kills on 23 swings with just two errors for an impressive .522 hitting percentage. She added 10 digs for her 11th double-double of the season. Bailey Hunter contributed 10 kills and Annie Czarnecki had nine.

No. 24 Miami Cruises Past BC, 3-0

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Dominating from start to finish, No. 24 Miami volleyball rolled past Boston College in three sets on Friday at the Knight Sports Complex. The Hurricanes extended their home winning streak to 17, dating back to last season.

UM won by the scores of 25-15, 25-15 and 25-16 to remain in a tie for first place with Florida State. 

Miami put up its best defensive effort of the season statistically, holding the Eagles to 46 points for the match, the least amount surrendered this year. The Canes recorded a .343 hitting percentage compared to BC's .127. Junior libero Ryan Shaffer led the charge with a match-high 17 digs in the back row.

Offensively, sophomore middle blocker Alexis Mourning paced the Hurricanes with 13 kills on the night, while junior outside hitter Taylor Hollins had 10.

North Carolina Repeats Sweep of Hokies

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Tar Heels swept Virginia Tech 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21) for the second time this season, while remaining undefeated at home (13-0). Freshman Paige Neunfeldt led UNC with 15 kills and two blocks, while senior Emily McGee had nine kills and 15 digs with a block.

The Tar Heels took set one 25-20, led by six kills from Neuenfeldt and two aces from freshman Jordyn Schnabl. McGee recorded five digs, and senior Cora Harms had nine assists while Schnabl added five.

Virginia Tech controlled the first part of set two, but the Tar Heels started pulling away after evening the score at 16. UNC hit a strong .314 through the frame, as Neuenfeldt had four kills and two blocks and freshman Victoria McPherson added four kills and a solo block. Harms and McGee tallied four digs each, and sophomore Chaniel Nelson added two blocks for Carolina.

Wolfpack Volleyball Guarantees Winning ACC Record with 3-0 Win

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State's record-setting volleyball team guaranteed its first winning ACC record since 1988 with a victory over Virginia at Reynolds Coliseum on Friday night.

The Wolfpack extended its school record for league wins to 11 with the 25-19, 25-16, 25-17 victory. The Pack's last winning mark against conference competition was when the 1988 team was a perfect 6-0 to win the regular-season.

State served the ball well all night, led by sophomore Alston Kearns' three service aces, which matches her career high. As a team, the Pack had seven aces, while Virginia had only one with eight service errors.