Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, October 6
Oct. 6, 2007
Virginia 3, Maryland 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia volleyball team (10-6, 5-2 ACC) had a solid attacking game Saturday en route to a 3-0 sweep over Maryland (10-6, 2-5 ACC). The squad hit .331, its highest figure since Aug. 24 (.340 vs. Texas Tech). Fourth year Sarah Kirkwood paved the way hitting an impressive .575 with a match-high 25 kills. Classmate Katie Oakes had a .417 hitting percentage with 14 kills.
"It was a good effort to win in three," UVa head coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton said. "We have been struggling with having a consistent effort two days in a row. That was sort of a big point of emphasis, for us to come out and get the win on Friday and get the win on Saturday.
"It's really fun to see our offensive come alive. We aren't fully loaded yet but it is working and clicking and people are getting better. We are excited about where we are."
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Despite dropping game one, the Virginia Tech volleyball team rallied to come back and beat Boston College, 3-1 (28-30, 30-27, 30-24, 30-15), Saturday afternoon in Cassell Coliseum. The win marks the first time this season that the Hokies have dropped the first game, but have come back to win the match regardless.
Behind junior Kristen Cunningham's career-high .800 clip, the Hokies hit a season-best .278. Sophomore Taylor Parrish led the way, tying a season-high 17 kills, while freshman Felicia Willoughby and junior Sarah Muñoz also tied season-bests, with 13 and 11 kills, respectively.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Junior Natalie Mullikin recorded 20 kills, and Wake Forest held NC State to just nine points in the third game as the Demon Deacon swept the Wolfpack Saturday evening at Reynolds Coliseum. Wake took down State 30-26, 30-23, 30-9.
The Deacons snap their two-match losing streak and move to 7-9 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. The Wolfpack fall to 3-14 overall and 0-7 in conference play.
Mullikin led Wake to its 18th-straight defeat of NC State. The Lebanon, Ind. native finished the night with 20 kills and just one error in 28 attempts for a .679 hitting percentage. Mullikin also added a pair of aces and three blocks for the Deacs.