Volleyball ACCtion: Thursday, September 20
Sept. 20, 2007
Genny Mayhew finished with a career-high 26 kills and Katie Gallagher reached the 50-assist mark for the third time this season as Miami volleyball picked up its first ACC win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Virginia Tech Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum.
The `Canes jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the deciding game five before the Hokies rebounded with six straight points to cut the UM lead to 8-7. Miami refused to relinquish the lead, bouncing back with three straight points to go up 11-7 before eventually prevailing 15-10 to clinch the victory.
In addition to Mayhew's night offensively, Miami (7-4, 1-1 ACC) recorded a season-high 14 total blocks as a team with Ciara Michel tying her season-best mark of eight total blocks. Ashley Woods and Ariell Cooke also had big nights at the net, recording five block assists apiece.
Mayhew, in addition to collecting a career-best 26 kills, also set a new personal mark with 66 attack attempts, over one-third of the team's 185 attempts on the night. Michel and Bridget Bomhack also had a solid night offensively with each recording eight kills while Cooke and Gallagher each finished with six.
The Virginia volleyball team (7-4, 2-0 ACC) tallied 23 blocks to set a match record as it continued Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 3-1 win over Florida State Thursday at Memorial Gymnasium. Despite dropping the first game 30-28, UVa came back to win three straight by scores of 30-24, 30-27 and 30-20.
Fourth year Katie Oakes paced the Cavaliers with a match-high 14 block assists, which ranks second-all time in the UVa record book. Teammate Marlow Bruneau finished with 10 block assists, Shannon Davis had seven and rookie Kendahl Voelker added six.
Oakes' 14 blocks also marked a career-high, having surpassed her previous best of 11 swats against Maryland last season. Additionally, Bruneau set her personal-best in the blocks category. She previously had tallied four blocks in three different matches.
Meanwhile, Sarah Kirkwood led the attacking with 14 kills, with Oakes adding 12 and second year Lauren Dickson chipping in 12. The Cavaliers finished with a .252 hitting percentage and 50 kills. Florida State tallied a .157 hitting percentage with 61 kills, led by a game-high 21 from FSU's Mira Djuric.