Volleyball ACCtion: Friday, September 14
Sept. 15, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State volleyball team opened conference play with a win against Miami on Friday, Sept. 14, on Lucy McDaniel Court. The Seminoles, now 4-5 on the season, swept the Hurricanes 3-0 (30-17, 30-24, 30-22) in front of a crowd of over 850 in Tully Gym.
"It's a big win for us tonight," head coach Todd Kress said. "We needed to take the right step after the preseason and our preseason schedule was very tough, but I thought it prepared us for tonight. We took advantage tonight of a big crowd and put on a good show."
RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina volleyball team sits at the top of the ACC standings after picking up a 3-0 win at NC State on Friday night. The Tar Heels took control early and never looked back en route to the 30-25, 30-24 and 30-20 wins. The ACC-opening win was UNC's 12th consecutive as it was playing the only ACC match of the weekend.
Carolina opened the match in front of a hostile Wolfpack crowd with a 30-25 game one victory. The Tar Heels were the first to 10 points as Heather Brooks picked up one of her three game one kills to give Carolina a 10-8 advantage. Carolina lengthened its lead to seven late in the match when Christine Vaughen tallied back-to-back kills for the 27-20 lead. The Tar Heels cruised from that point despite a small comeback from NC State to cut the lead to four at 29-25, but the game out was out of reach at that point.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia volleyball team (6-4, 1-0 ACC) opened up Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 3-0 sweep over in-state rival Virginia Tech Friday at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers outlasted the Hokies in each of the three nail-biting games, with scores of 30-27, 32-30 and 30-25.
The match was played in front of a season-high crowd of 826 fans at Memorial Gym.
Both teams hit .165 for the match. Virginia's Sarah Kirkwood and Lauren Dickson led the attacking with 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Taylor Parrish paced the Hokies with a match-high 15 kills.
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson volleyball team posted two wins on the first day of the Clemson Classic, defeating Kent State (31-29, 31-29, 30-22) as well as Appalachian State (30-26, 30-18, 30-19).
Middle hitter Danielle Hepburn posted 18 kills in the win over Kent State on Friday afternoon. Hepburn also boasted a .485 hitting percentage for the match. Didem Ege led the Tiger defense with 23 digs, while setter Kelsey Murphy tallied 48 assists and seven total blocks. +Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Callie Miller had nine kills and hit a career-high .818 to help Georgia Tech (5-3) cruise to a 3-0 (30-14, 30-16, 30-22) victory over Temple (3-9) in the Yellow Jackets' opening match of the Michigan/Nike Invitational, which is being held at Cliff Keen Arena on the campus of the University of Michigan.
The Jackets hit .289 as a team in a match in which multiple players had career highs. Stephanie Robbins set new career highs with seven digs and a pair of service aces in her two games played against the Owls, while Brittany Roderick's six kills were also a career high for the sophomore. +Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ulrike Stegemann and Talisa Kellogg combined for 26 kills and Michelle Kandell and Lindsey Gray provided the defense with 36 digs between the two as Georgia Tech (6-3) shut out Utah Valley (5-4), 3-0 (30-28, 30-24, 30-21), Friday afternoon in the Yellow Jackets' second match of the Michigan/Nike Invitational.
With the win, the Yellow Jackets improved to 2-0 in the tournament, which is being contested at the University of Michigan's Cliff Keen Arena.
Stegemann led all players with 14 kills while hitting .400 against the Wolverines, and Kellogg added 12 kills on the afternoon. Both players had six digs and a block assist against Utah Valley, while Stegemann added a pair of service aces. +Read More
HOUSTON, Texas - Sophomore Dylan Faulkner posted a double-double of 35 assists and 10 digs to help Wake Forest to a three-game sweep of Rice in the University of Houston Tournament Friday evening at the Athletics/Alumni Center. The Demon Deacons flew by the Owls 30-22, 30-28, 30-25.
Wake Forest moves to 3-4 with the win, while Rice drops to 5-7 on the year.
Faulkner turned in her first double-double of the season and the 13th of her career. She helped the Deacons hit .282 with just nine attacking errors on the night. +Read More