Volleyball ACCtion: Friday, September 21
Miami 3, Virginia 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Miami volleyball team won its second ACC match in as many nights as Genny Mayhew and Ciara Michel combined for 45 kills to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 win over Virginia Friday night at Memorial Gymnasium.
"Our team stayed composed throughout the entire match," head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch said. "It was really a hard fought match and I'm proud of the way our team battled to pick up a couple five-game wins in back-to-back nights on the road."
Mayhew led Miami (8-4, 2-1 ACC) with 25 kills, nearly matching her career-best 26 kills set Thursday night in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech. In addition to her contributions offensively, Mayhew finished with a career-high 20 digs while Cassie Loessberg led the team with 23 on the night.
DURHAM, N.C. - Carrie DeMange knocked down 27 kills and picked up 15 digs to lead No. 14 Duke to a 3-1 (30-18, 30-21, 33-35, 30-25) ACC victory over Maryland Friday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
DeMange turned in a .585 hitting percentage from a 27-for-41 attacking performance while committing just three errors on the night. She recorded at least five kills in each game, including eight in the final frame.
DeMange's performance, along with four other Blue Devils who contributed double-digit kills, allowed Duke (7-3, 2-0 ACC) to post a .296 collective hitting percentage against the Terps, who entered the match holding opponents to a meager .128 clip. Sophomore Rachael Moss added 15 of Duke's 79 kills while Jourdan Norman contributed 13 and Sue Carls and Becci Burling each collected 10. Burling, a freshman, had the most productive night of her college career against Maryland with career highs in kills, attacks and digs.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech volleyball team got itself back on a winning note with a 3-0 (30-26, 30-24, 30-27) victory over Florida State Friday evening in Cassell Coliseum. The win marks only the second victory over the Seminoles in 19 previous meetings, while it was also the Hokies' first conference win this season.
Sophomore Taylor Parrish paced Tech with her ninth double-double this season, with a team-high 13 kills and 10 digs. Senior Amanda Cloyd led four Hokies in double-figure digs, collecting a match-high 17. Sophomore Jill Gergen contributed 13, while freshman Amy Wengrenovich picked up 10.
Senior Jen Albrecht hit a match-high .429 with seven kills in 14 attempts, committing only one error.
For the Seminoles, Jackie BonSalle landed 13 kills and Summer Weissing dug 15 balls. Lauren Rosenthal dished out 46 assists.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Nikki Kaminskas hit a career-high .714 with a season-high 10 kills to lead Georgia Tech (7-4, 1-0 ACC) to a 3-1 (30-20, 31-29, 33-35, 30-26) victory over North Carolina (5-6, 0-1 ACC) Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.
"This is a great way to start ACC play," Georgia Tech head coach Bond Shymansky said. "Our team came out hot and was able to withstand North Carolina's home crowd. Our ball control is starting to look better, and we're excited about the prospect of contending for the ACC title at every point in the season."
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Spurred by a 15-1 run midway through game two, Wake Forest rolled past Boston College in three games Friday evening at Reynolds Gymnasium. The Demon Deacons picked up a 30-24, 30-17, 30-25 win over the Eagles.
Wake moves to 4-7 overall and 1-1 in the ACC, while BC drops to 7-5 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Junior Jessica Furlong and freshman Kelsey Jones posted double-doubles for the Deacons. Furlong turned in 11 kills and 10 digs for her sixth double-double of the season.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Meghan Steiner posted 14 kills to lead the Tiger volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-18, 30-14, 31-29) victory over NC State on Friday night at the Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, NC. The senior from Crystal Lake, IL totaled 14 kills and tied her career high with a .684 hitting percentage.
With the win, Clemson improved to 8-2 on the year and 1-0 in the ACC, while the Wolfpack dropped to 3-9 overall and 0-2 in conference.
Jeannette Abbott also hit in double figures on Friday night with 11 while setter Kelsey Murphy tallied 34 assists.
NC State was led by Keri DeMar with 11 kills.