Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, September 15
Sept. 15, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College volleyball team defeated the Maryland Terrapins, 3-2, in an Atlantic Coast Conference thriller, Saturday afternoon at Power Gymnasium.
BC trailed 0-2 in the match, before rallying to take three straight games and win the match, 3-2, against the Terrapins.
The Eagles and Terrapins were locked 18-18, in the fifth and deciding game, when freshman Audrey Eichler picked up one of her four total blocks to give the Eagles a 19-18 lead. Following the Eichler block, senior Kelsey Johnson connected on a service ace to give BC the game and the match over Maryland.
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson volleyball team defeated Georgia State in three games (30-16, 30-20, 30-23) to conclude play in the Clemson Classic on Saturday. With the win, the Tigers finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record, and improved their season record to 7-2. Clemson finished first in the tournament, while Georgia State finished second with a 2-1 record. Appalachian State and Kent State finished third and fourth, respectively.
Danielle Hepburn earned tournament MVP honors for the Tigers. Didem Ege and Leslie Mansfield were named to the All-Tournament team for Clemson. Ana Paula Ferreira and Noelle Boyd represented Georgia State on the team. Also earning the accolade were Appalachian State's Brittany Zahn and Kent State's Laura Jensen. +Read More
HOUSTON, Texas - Wake Forest struggled to produce much offense, hitting just .025 for the match, in a three-game sweep at the hands of Stephen F. Austin in the University of Houston Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Athletics/Alumni Center. The Ladyjacks defeated the Demon Deacons 30-28, 30-21, 30-14.
Wake Forest drops to 3-5 on the year, while SFA improves to 7-5.
As a team, the Deacons hit .025 with 33 kills and 30 errors on 119 attempts.
Junior Natalie Mullikin was the lone Deacon with double-digit kills, finishing with 10. Mullikin also added four block assists. +Read More
HOUSTON, Texas - In its final non-conference match of the season, Wake Forest suffered its second loss of the day, falling in four games to Houston Saturday evening at the Athletics/Alumni Center. The host Cougars posted a 27-30, 30-24, 30-24, 30-28 comeback defeat of the Demon Deacons.
Earlier in the day, Wake Forest was swept by Stephen F. Austin in three games. The pair of losses drops the Deacons to 3-6 on the year. Wake finished the Houston Tournament with a 1-2 record, with its only win coming against Rice on Friday evening. Houston won the invitational with a 3-0 mark, improving to 6-6 on the season.
Freshman libero Megan Thornberry turned in a season-best 23 digs in the loss. Sophomore Abby Miller added 17 digs, while junior Jessica Furlong had 16. +Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tournament MVP Katie Bruzdzinski recorded a match-high 23 kills and posted 12 digs to lead No. 10 Michigan back from a 2-1 deficit to stop Georgia Tech, 3-2 (17-30, 30-24, 30-32, 30-25, 15-12), Saturday evening in the championship match of the Michigan/Nike Invitational, which was being held at the Cliff Keen Arena on the campus of the University of Michigan.
With the win, the Wolverines remained perfect on the season with a 12-0 record, while Tech dropped to 6-4.
Four Yellow Jackets recorded double-doubles on a night when five Tech players posted double-figures in digs. Overall, there were 199 digs total between the two teams. +Read More