Volleyball ACCtion: Friday, October 3
Oct. 3, 2008
Cavaliers Earn First Conference Victory
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Virginia volleyball team snapped a three-match losing skid by sweeping Boston College Friday evening, 3-0 (25-21. 25-18, 25-23), in Power Gym. The win marks the first Atlantic Coast Conference win for the Cavaliers under first-year head coach Lee Maes and improves Virginia to 9-7 on the season, 1-3 in the conference. Boston College falls to 6-10 overall, 0-4 in the ACC.
“It’s nice to get our first ACC win,” Maes said. “We know that we’re going to be a work in progress. We’re going to continue to try to identify the things that allow us to execute and perform better.”
Clemson Sweeps Miami In Friday Volleyball Action
CLEMSON, SC - Junior setter Kelsey Murphy tallied 34 assists and led the Clemson volleyball team to a .281 hitting percentage as the Tigers swept Miami (25-19, 25-20, 25-23) at Jervey Gym on Friday night. With the win, the Tigers improved to 10-5 on the year and 2-2 against conference foes. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes dropped to 13-2 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.
Lia Proctor posted a Clemson-best 16 kills and was just one dig shy of a double-double, while Miami, FL native Danielle Hepburn turned in an 11-kill performance. The Tigers recorded 53 digs in the three-set match, holding a Miami team that entered Friday's match hitting .268 to just a .158 clip.
Norman Breaks Block Record As Duke Defeats North Carolina 3-1
DURHAM, N.C. – Senior Jourdan Norman racked up 11 kills, but more importantly came up with four blocks to break Duke’s all-time blocks record and lead the Blue Devils to a 3-1 (25-16, 26-24, 24-26, 25-22) win over North Carolina Friday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Norman, who also owns Duke’s single-season and single-match blocks records, accounted for 13.5 total points for Duke (11-5, 2-2 ACC) and picked up her 554th career stop to surpass the five-year-old record of 553 held by Krista Dill since 2003. It was also the fourth straight time in her four-year career that Norman and her fellow seniors Sue Carls and Aana Wherry defeated North Carolina (8-5, 2-1 ACC) at home in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Jackets Sweep Florida State Volleyball, 3-0
ATLANTA - Michelle Kandell tallied a team-best 14 digs on a night when the Yellow Jackets raised nearly $1,500 for charity, and Georgia Tech (11-3, 3-1 ACC) swept Florida State (9-5, 1-3 ACC) by a 3-0 score (25-21, 25-16, 25-17) Friday night at O'Keefe Gym.
The Yellow Jackets, participating in their third "Dig for the Cure" charity event that raises money to help find the cure for breast cancer, recorded 45 digs in the three-set match.
Sweep over Maryland keeps Tech undefeated in ACC play
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- The Hokie volleyball squad remained undefeated in the ACC and pushed its winning streak to 10 matches with a sweep (25-19, 25-19, 25-23) over Maryland Friday night in the Comcast Center Pavilion in College Park, Md.
The Hokies (13-2, 4-0 ACC) continued their hot start to the season against the Terrapins (5-11, 1-3 ACC) winning their 13th match out of the first 15 contests. The 10-match winning streak ties for the second-longest in school history. Tech also won its first four matches in conference for the first time since joining the ACC.
Wake Forest Continues To Roll, Dropping NC State 3-1
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest got a season-high tying 16 kills from freshman Kadija Fornah to hold off a feisty NC State team to win its third straight ACC match. The Deacons downed the Wolkpack 19-25, 25-15, 27-25, 25-20.
The win is the ninth in the last 10 matches for Wake since it went 0-3 at the Adidas Classic on Sept. 12-13. The Demon Deacons improve to 12-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference. The loss was the first in the conference for the Wolfpack as they are now 8-10 overall and 2-1 in the ACC.