Volleyball ACCtion: Thursday, October 8
Oct. 8, 2009
Miami Volleyball Charges Past Wake Forest, 3-1
Miami (10-6, 3-3 ACC) stood tied with Wake Forest in the opening, 16-all, until sophomore middle blocker Ali Becker placed a kill, followed by a pair of blocks from Becker and freshman setter Nrithya Sundararaman. That gave UM the lead, 18-16, as the Hurricanes held on for the 25-20 win in the opener.
Despite trailing early in the second, Miami used a kill from sophomore outside hitter Christine Williamson to jump-start an 8-0 run that ended with block assists from Williamson and Becker. Becker would finish the evening with a career-high 10 assisted blocks (10 total blocks).
Sweet return to Cassell for the Hokies, as they roll NC State
Fifteen different players saw action in the match for Tech (12-5, 2-4 ACC), with 10 different Hokies recording at least one kill. Sophomore Justine Record led Tech with 10 kills and 11 digs for her third double-double on the season, while freshman Cara Baarendse added eight kills on a .545 hitting percentage. Sophomore Erin Leaser and senior Michelle Lang both registered double-digit assist nights, totaling 26 and 10 assists, respectively.
The Hokies started out inconsistently in the opening set, racing out to a 3-0 lead before allowing six straight points to the Wolfpack (7-13, 0-5 ACC), to find themselves down 6-3. Tech battled back to even the set at 9-9, and exploded from there, setting out on a 10-3 run to pull ahead 19-12. The Hokies carried the lead the rest of the way, winning the first stanza, 25-17.