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Dec. 5, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. – The 12th-seeded Duke volleyball team pulled out a 3-2 win over Ohio in round two of the NCAA Volleyball Championship on Saturday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium and will advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1994.
The Blue Devils (26-6), who took down High Point 3-0 in the NCAA first round on Friday, clinched the win over Ohio with a 15-10 win in set five that saw junior right side hitter Amanda Robertson post six kills, including three straight when Duke trailed 10-9. The 6-3 junior was flawless in the final set, finishing 6-for-13 with no errors as Duke moved on to the Sweet 16 for the second time in program history.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State University volleyball team pushed No. 1 seed Florida to the brink of elimination before losing in five sets, 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-17), in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Saturday evening at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla.
The Seminoles (22-11) endured some tough-luck breaks in tonight’s contest, especially late in the fifth set. Aside from Penn State defeating the Gators (29-1) early in the season, no team had pushed UF like FSU did tonight. FSU showed its grit in all facets of the game, getting underneath several attacks, blocking a powerful Florida offense and staying efficient with consistent kills throughout.
BERKELEY, CALIF. -- Cal cranked a .376 hitting percentage to defeat North Carolina 3-0 Saturday night at Haas Pavilion in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Suzanne Haydel and Emily McGee each posted 11 kills as Carolina concludes the 2010 season 25-10. The 25 wins are the most UNC has registered since 2002.
Haydel added eight digs and a .276 hitting percentage. Aleksandra Georgieva notched four serve aces. Cora Harms added 15 assists and Kaylie Gibson reeled in 10 digs.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The 2010 Virginia Tech volleyball team’s record-setting season finally came to an end tonight, as they dropped a tough one to one of the most decorated and accomplished teams in NCAA history. The Hokies stuck with the three-time defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions, but experience won out in the end, as Penn State knocked off Tech, 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-13). The win lifts Penn State to 28-5 while the Hokies finish the year 20-12. The Nittany Lions will host Oklahoma in the regional semifinals on Friday, Dec. 10.