Volleyball ACCtion: Friday, October 5
Oct. 5, 2007
Virginia Tech 3, Maryland 1
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Sophomore Taylor Parrish led the Virginia Tech volleyball team to a 3-1 (30-26, 30-27, 23-30, 30-27) victory over the University of Maryland, landing 19 kills and collecting 14 digs for her 19th double-double this season.
Junior Sarah Muñoz collected her second consecutive double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs, while freshman Felicia Willoughby chipped in nine kills and six blocks. Senior Jen Albrecht had a solid performance with nine kills, three aces and four blocks, and sophomore Betsy Horowitz had seven kills in two games.
Defensively, senior Amanda Cloyd collected 24 digs to move into second place among the ACC's career dig leaders with 1,889 in her four seasons, 122 shy of the all-time record. Sophomore Jill Gergen dug 10 Terp attacks.
CORAL GABLES, Fla - The Tiger volleyball team matched its best start to the ACC season with a 3-0 (30-13, 30-28, 30-27) victory over Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday night. The win was Clemson's eighth straight overall and its fifth consecutive in conference play, improving the Tigers to 12-2 on the year and 5-0 in the conference.
The 1999 Clemson team opened its ACC schedule, 5-0, en route to a 15-1 league ledger and the Tigers' regular season conference title.
Setter Kelsey Murphy led the Tigers to their fourth straight win over the Hurricanes (8-7, 2-4 ACC), tying her career high with seven kills and setting a season-best hitting percentage with a .467 figure on Friday. The sophomore from New Lenox, Ill., also posted seven total blocks in the contest, while tallying seven digs and 34 assists.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia volleyball team (9-6, 4-2 ACC) knocked off Boston College (8-8, 2-4 ACC) 3-1 Friday at Memorial Gymnasium. All-American Sarah Kirkwood led the Cavaliers with a match-high 21 kills in the winning effort.
Virginia claimed the first game 30-25, taking an early lead and never letting Boston College go ahead. After the Eagles won game two 30-27, the Cavaliers fought back to overwhelm BC 30-16 in game three and take the match with a 30-23 victory in game four.
"That second game was really our errors," Virginia head coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton said. "Boston College is a good team but we can't have that many errors. We weren't really in rhythm, but it's kind of a new life again for us. We're getting there. People who have been playing in the same places for most of the season are doing well. We are just looking forward to playing again tomorrow night and seeing what we can do."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Makini Thompson hit .500 with a match-high 19 kills and Mira Djuric added 17 kills while hitting .448 to lead Florida State to a 3-1 (30-21, 32-30, 20-30, 30-24) victory over Georgia Tech Friday night at Tully Gymnasium. With the win, the Seminoles improved to 6-8, 3-3 in the ACC while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 9-6, 3-2 ACC.
Talisa Kellogg led the Yellow Jackets with 13 kills and added five digs and three block assists, while Callie Miller and Ulrike Stegemann added 12 and 11 kills, respectively.