Volleyball ACCtion: Sunday, September 20
Sept. 21, 2009
No. 19 FSU Prevails in Thriller
Down 2-1, FSU (10-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) managed to bounce back and escape with a thrilling 3-2 win (19-25, 25-17, 18-25, 26-24, 16-15) over a Fighting Irish (6-4) team that defeated Miami in five sets one day earlier.
With the win, the Seminoles are now off to their best start since the 1997 season when that team started 12-0 and with eight-straight victories boast the longest winning streak since the 2000 campaign.
Eagles Defeat Heels 3-1
The first set featured seven tie scores and four lead changes before the Eagles won 25-22. The score was knotted at 21 when the Eagles took advantage of two Carolina attack errors to claim the set 25-22. The Tar Heels notched 16 kills in the first set, but added 10 attack errors to register an .146 hitting percentage.
Carolina turned out its best effort of the match in the second frame. The Heels won the set 25-15 taking advantage of American's 10 attack errors and -.034 hitting percentage. The Tar Heels led 10-9 then went on a 15-6 run to win the match behind Haydel and Branagan Fuller's attack. Despite winning the set, Carolina only posted six kills in the second frame.