Volleyball ACCtion: Friday, October 2
Oct. 2, 2009
Georgia Tech Upsets No. 17 FSU To Remain Undefeated In ACC Play
Tech handed FSU just it's second loss of the season and snapped a 10-match winning streak. The Seminoles' only other loss this season was to No. 8 Florida in five sets. It was Georgia Tech's first win on the road against a ranked team since beating No. 5 Nebraska 3-2 on Sept. 14, 2003.
For Mead, this marked her fifth double-double of the season as she had a .222 hitting percentage and also added three of Tech's eight service aces on the night. Sophomore Bailey Hunter recorded double-figure kills for the 12th straight match as she had 14 to go along with five digs. Senior Chrissy DeMichelis chipped in with 11 kills, five total blocks (three solo) and four digs for the Yellow Jackets. Junior Mary Ashley Tippins hit .571 on the night as she contributed with four kills, eight digs and 49 assists. Junior Jordan McCullers also added 14 digs for the Jackets, who continue their Florida swing Sunday afternoon at Miami (1 p.m.).
Duke Improves to 14-2 With Win over Virginia
Catanach did not make a single error on her 13 attacks and led the Blue Devils to a .351 hitting percentage and their fourth straight sweep over an ACC opponent. Duke also extended its win streak to six matches and has still not lost a set to an ACC team this season.
Junior middle blocker Becci Burling made just one error on her 18 attacks, giving her a .500 hitting percentage for the match. Burling was one of two Blue Devil with double-digit kills, joining senior Rachael Moss, who led the team with 13.
Deacons Win Fifth Straight With 3-1 Victory Over Virginia Tech
The win (14-25, 27-25, 25-10, 25-22) was the fifth in-a-row for the Demon Deacons, who improve to 5-10 on the season and 3-1 in the conference. The Hokies fall to 11-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
McIntyre posted her second-straight phenomenal match, notching 17 kills and just one error for a stunning .727 hitting percentage. She smashed 11-straight kills before she was dug for the first time and her lone error didn't come until midway through the fourth-set. Her 17 kills were one shy of her career-high of 18 which she set last Saturday in the win over Maryland. She also had a career-high .739 hitting percentage against the Terps.
Clemson Volleyball Records 700th Program Victory Friday Night at Miami
For the program, it was the 700th win all-time, making them the first ACC school to reach that benchmark.
The Tigers overcame an early 7-2 deficit in the fifth set to win the match, which saw 36 tie scores and 13 lead changes. The Tigers had 13.0 blocks on the night, fittingly clinching the match on an Adeleye and Jessica Williams block of Carico's 83rd attack of the match. Kelsey Murphy had 56 assists and 17 digs, with nine assists coming in the final set.
Carolina Bounces Boston College
In the opening frame the Heels dominated the Eagles winning the first set 25-15. Three players posted four kills apiece serviced by Cora Harms' 14 assists. Branagan Fuller posted four kills and six digs in set one. The Heels hit at a .289 clip with 16 kills and only five errors, as the Eagles registered a .222 hitting percentage.
Carolina continued their strong play in the second set, winning 25-12. The Tar Heels hit .368 in the second frame behind 18 kills and four errors. Ingrid Hanson-Tuntland notched six kills in set two supplemented by Heather Brooks' five. The Eagles hit a lowly .000 percentage in set two. After two sets, Carolina posted 34 kills to Boston College's 16.
Terps Overcome 2-0 Deficit, Defeat Wolfpack in Five Sets
The Terrapins (10-8, 2-3 ACC) dropped the first two sets, 24-26 and 17-25, but rallied after the break to win the next three sets 25-19, 25-12 and 15-5. The five-set victory marked the second time in four years the Terps have overcome a 2-0 deficit at NC State (7-11, 0-3 ACC), also doing so in 2006.
Maryland trailed by as much as five in the first set at 16-11, but fought back to take a two-point lead at 20-18. The Terps faced two set points, down 24-22, before again rallying to tie the score at 24. However, the Wolfpack claimed the next two points to take a 1-0 lead.