Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, September 13
Sept. 14, 2008
DAYTON, Ohio - Florida State showed Morehead State what real competition looks like as it swept the Eagles 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-10) in the second win on the road for the Seminoles this season. The Noles are now on a two-match win streak and 7-2 overall as they gave MSU its second loss of the year (8-2).
DAYTON, Ohio - The Florida State volleyball team was the epitome of the word unconquered as it fought back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Wright State 3-2 in the final match of the Raider Challenge on Saturday night. The Seminoles are on fire with an 8-2 record with their only losses coming to Top 25 teams.
San Francisco, Calif. - Genny Mayhew was named tournament MVP and two other Hurricanes were named to the All-Tournament Team as the University of Miami topped host University of San Francisco for a 3-2 victory (11-25, 25-19, 25-17, 21-25, 15-10) in the 2008 Asics/Coca-Cola Invitational in San Francisco, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif. - Miami held Sacramento State to just .094 hitting as a team on Saturday afternoon as the Hurricanes cruised in a 3-0 victory (25-11, 25-23, 25-15) in their second game of the 2008 Asics/Coca-Cola Invitational in San Francisco, Calif.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team remains undefeated in the Marriott Jefferson Cup, as the Cavaliers defeated Binghamton, 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-23), Saturday afternoon in Memorial Gymnasium.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team swept it’s own Marriott Jefferson Cup this weekend to open the season 3-0 at home. The Cavaliers defeated Appalachian State, 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-21), Saturday evening to claim the tournament title for the fourth time in six years.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Virginia Tech battled through two five-set matches to win the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. The Hokies held off Lamar 3-2 (25-16, 25-17, 18-25, 23-25, 15-13) and Arkansas 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 25-16, 19-25, 15-7) to capture their second tournament title this season.
Sophomore Felicia Willoughby earned tournament MVP honors. Junior Jill Gergen and freshman Justine Record were also named to the all-tournament team. Willoughby led Tech with 42 kills and also blocked 10 attacks in the three matches. Gergen dug 50 attacks on the weekend, while Record tallied 40 kills and 34 digs.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest grabbed the momentum early and never let it go as the Demon Deacons cruised to a sweep of East Carolina in the second match of the Black & Gold Challenge.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A 9-1 run late in the second set gave the Wake Forest volleyball team all the momentum it needed to sweep Delaware and win the 2008 Black & Gold Challenge with a perfect 3-0 record.
COLUMBIA, SC - The Clemson volleyball team swept the College of Charleston (25-19, 28-26, 25-18) early Saturday afternoon to wrap up action in the Carolina Challenge, held at the Volleyball Competition Facility on the campus of the University of South Carolina. The Tigers (6-3) finished second in the event, and Danielle Hepburn and Lia Proctor were named to the all-tournament team for the second straight weekend.
OXFORD, Miss. - Middle hitters Asia Stawica and Callie Miller combined for 20 kills and setter Mary Ashley Tippins ran a balanced offense as Georgia Tech swept Eastern Illinois, 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-16), Saturday morning at the Gillom Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi.
Georgia Tech (7-2) opened the match on a 5-0 run and never looked back, finishing off the Magnolia Invitational with a 2-1 record. With one more match on the docket for the tournament, Tech won't know its finish or all-tournament members until after the host Rebels play SMU later today. Eastern Illinois exits the event with a 3-7 record in 2008.
BOULDER, Colo. - The North Carolina volleyball team battled its way back to the .500 mark on Saturday as the Tar Heels claimed a 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-21, 27-25) win over Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Colorado native Lauren Prussing stepped up big for the second consecutive match as she led the team with 16 kills and helped propel Carolina to the win. The Tar Heels will wrap up non-conference play next weekend when they travel to Minnesota for the Gopher Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.
New Haven, CT - On the strength of a season high attacking percentage effort, Boston College defeated Colgate 3-1 in the Yale Invitational at John J. Lee Amphitheatre. The Eagles registered 55 kills and made only 12 errors for an attacking percentage of .350 on the evening
New Haven, CT - Boston College could not match the attack of the Hofstra Pride in its second game of the Yale Invitational, falling 25-22, 25-13, and 25-23 at the John J. Lee Amphitheatre. With the loss the Eagles fell to 3-5, while the Pride improved to 4-4.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Duke’s freshman class combined for 16 kills, seven blocks and a .571 hitting percentage to lead the Blue Devil volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-13) win over South Carolina State on Saturday during the second day of the Hilton Invitational hosted by UT Arlington in Texas Hall.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – No. 13 Middle Tennessee overcame a 2-0 deficit and won three straight sets to defeat the Duke volleyball team 3-2 (20-25, 15-25, 25-14, 25-22, 15-9) in the final match at the Hilton Invitational on Saturday in Texas Hall. Duke's Jourdan Norman and Rachael Moss were named to the Hilton Invitational All-Tournament team.
NEW ORLEANS - Four players registered 10 or more kills as the University of Maryland volleyball ended its four-match losing streak with a 3-1 victory against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21) Saturday afternoon in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Maryland volleyball team dropped the tournament finale of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Tulane University Saturday evening, 19-25, 16-25 and 23-25 to the host Green Waves of Tulane.
Junior Katie Usher recorded six block assists to move into fourth place in school history, surpassing both Sherry Smith and Kelly Malins in the record books. Usher now has 306 career block assists.
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State overcame a sluggish start to down Western Carolina, 3-1, on Saturday, Sept. 13, in its first match on the final day of the Hilton/RTP NC State Classic. The win moves the Pack to 4-7 on the year, while the Catamounts remain winless at 0-8.
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State dropped a five-set marathon to UNC Asheville to close out play at the Hilton/RTP NC State Classic on Saturday, Sept. 13. Over two hours in duration, each teams traded blows before the Bulldogs were able to pick off the decisive fifth set.