Volleyball ACCtion: Sunday, October 7
Oct. 7, 2007
Clemson 3, Florida State 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tiger volleyball team continued it success in league play on Sunday with a 3-0 (30-23, 30-28, 30-27) victory over Florida State in Tallahassee, FL. With the win, Clemson improved to 6-0 against ACC foes and set the school record for the best start to the conference season. Overall, the Tigers now boast a 13-2 ledger and have swept their last four opponents.
"I was really impressed with how we played today," Clemson Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover said. "Florida State is a strong offensive team, so I was proud of how we held our composure."
After winning the first two games, the Tigers trailed 16-9 in the third frame, prompting Hoover to enter rookie Meghan Hinemeyer into the game. She responded to the challenge with a kill that returned the serve to Clemson. Sue Eckman then held her serve as the Tigers rattled off seven straight points to take the one-point advantage.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Rachael Moss hammered 22 kills and picked up 26 digs to lead the No. 13 Duke volleyball team to a 3-2 (29-31, 30-23, 30-18, 24-30, 15-10) ACC victory over North Carolina Sunday afternoon in Carmichael Auditorium.
Moss recorded her 10th double-double of the season against the Tar Heels and also added her team-leading 29th service ace. The 26 digs marked a career high for the sophomore who earned ACC and East Region Freshman of the Year honors in 2006.
Head coach Jolene Nagel notched her 100th career ACC victory in the contest, becoming only the fifth coach in the history of the conference to reach the century mark. She is currently tied with former Georgia Tech head coach Shelton Collier for fifth on the ACC's all-time conference wins list.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Chrissy DeMichelis posted a match-high 16 kills and Ulrike Stegemann notched her second double-double of the season to lead Georgia Tech (10-6, 4-2 ACC) to a 3-1 (30-24, 24-30, 30-27) victory over Miami (8-82, 2-5 ACC) Sunday afternoon at the Knights Sports Complex on the campus of Miami.
In addition to her 16 kills, DeMichelis recorded a career-high three solo blocks while posting four total blocks against the Hurricanes. Stegemann posted 13 kills, 10 digs, four service aces and three total blocks and was one of two Yellow Jackets with a double-double on the afternoon. Allie Niekamp had 10 digs, three block assists, three service aces and three kills while directing the Yellow Jacket offense with 36 assists.
A total of four Yellow Jackets notched double-figures in digs on an afternoon where Tech posted 65 as a team. Michelle Kandell led Tech's back row with 17 digs and Jordan McCullers added 10 for the Yellow Jackets.