Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, September 22
Sept. 22, 2007
Wake Forest 3, Maryland 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest picked up its second sweep in as many nights, defeating Maryland in three games Saturday evening at Reynolds Gymnasium. The Demon Deacons held off the Terrapins 30-20, 32-30, 30-25.
Wake Forest moves to 5-7 overall and 2-1 in the ACC, while Maryland drops to 8-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
The Deacons finished the weekend with a pair of conference sweeps after defeating Boston College on Friday. It marked the first time since 2005 that Wake Forest has swept ACC teams on back-to-back occasions. Wake had not swept ACC opponents on consecutive nights since 2003 when the Deacs beat Florida State and Virginia Oct. 25-26.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Four Clemson volleyball players recorded double-digit kills and setter Kelsey Murphy tallied 56 assists as the Tigers (9-2, 2-0 ACC) won their first match over North Carolina on its home court since 1999. Clemson rallied for a win in the fourth game to post the 3-1 victory against the Tar Heels (5-7, 1-2 ACC) at the Carmichael Auditorium on Saturday evening.
"That was a great road win for us," Tiger Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover said. "I am so proud of how hard this team battled. We were in a similar situation last year here and lost, so it was good to finish against a strong Tar Heel team."
Senior co-captain Leslie Mansfield scored the final point of the match for Clemson and commented, "It feels amazing to come here and finally play to our potential. They were a fantastic team, but we came out fighting and were able to get the win."
Duke 3, Boston College 0
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.