Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, September 29
Sept. 29, 2007
Maryland 3, NC State 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland senior outside hitter Beth Gillming posted 15 kills and hit .387 for the match to lead the Terps' women's volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over visiting North Carolina State on Saturday evening inside the Comcast Pavilion. Maryland, winners of eight of its last 11 matches, improves to 10-4 on the year, 2-3 in ACC action.
N.C. State (3-12, 0-5 ACC) won the opening game, 30-26 but the Terrapins responded winning three straight, 30-25, 31-29 and finally 30-16.
Terp senior Jade Brown collected 15 kills to go along with six blocks while junior Mary Beth Brown connected on 11 kills and five blocks. Junior Maggie Schmelzle had six kills, 11 digs and four blocks.
In game one, the Terps got out to a 7-3 lead but NC State stormed back with a 15-8 highlighted by two kills from Lauren Zanziboni and two more kills from Jade Brown. The Wolfpack never relinquished the lead in the opening period. Keri DeMar hit .750 in the first frame with six kills while Chrissy Zirpolo and Zanziboni combined for five kills.
Clemson 3, Virginia 0
CLEMSON, S.C. - Tiger defensive specialist Sue Eckman served an ace for Clemson's match point in a 3-0 (30-24, 30-27, 30-21) victory over ACC foe Virginia on Saturday at Jervey Gym, culminating a busy day for the senior from St. Charles, IL.
Eckman took the LSAT this morning in Greenville, SC and returned to Clemson for the 6:00 pm match against the Cavaliers. She served the Tigers' final three points of the evening to secure their 11 th win of the season. They are now 11-2 overall and remained unbeaten in conference play at 4-0 with Saturday's win.
"Winning our first four league matches is really great, especially against some tough competition," Eckman said. "It was really important for us to get these two at home this weekend since we now go on the road for five straight matches. We are now one of just two teams still undefeated in the ACC."
Meghan Steiner led the Clemson offense for the second consecutive night with 11 kills in the match. Sophomore Lia Proctor added 10 in the victory, while setter Kelsey Murphy tallied 40 assists and 14 digs with seven kills of her own.
Georgia Tech 3, Virginia Tech 1
ATLANTA, Ga. - Talisa Kellogg recorded a match-high 18 kills and came one dig shy of a double-double to lead Georgia Tech past Virginia Tech, 3-1 (30-25, 19-30, 30-28, 31-29) Saturday night at O'Keefe Gym. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improved to 9-5 on the season and 3-1 in the ACC while the Hokies dropped to 7-8, 1-4 ACC.
Tech's active leader in kills with 1,096 in her career, Kellogg paced the Yellow Jackets with a .277 hitting percentage while also recording a pair of block assists on the night.
Joining Kellogg in double figures was right side hitter Ulrike Stegemann, who notched 11 kills in addition to two digs and a block assist.
Junior libero Michelle Kandell provided the spark on defense with 14 digs while senior outside hitter Lindsey Gray recorded 10 digs, nine kills, three total blocks and three assists against the Hokies. Middle hitter Callie Miller led Tech with four block assists.