Volleyball ACCtion: Friday, October 10
Oct. 10, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. – Duke sophomore Becci Burling put down a career-high 18 kills and eight blocks to lead Duke to a 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 18-16) win over Georgia Tech Friday evening in O’Keefe Gym.
Burling hit .500 on 28 attacks in the match and accounted for a career-high 24.0 points for the Blue Devils (13-5, 4-2 ACC), who locked up the win with a slim 18-16 victory in the fifth set. A 6-1 middle blocker, Burling also contributed a service ace and made just four attack errors on the night.
Coral Gables, Fla. - Spurred by nine kills from Lane Carico and eight by Angelica Ellis, the University of Miami posted a season-high .416 hitting percentage en route to a 3-0 win (25-13, 25-14, 25-14) over Boston College on Friday night in an ACC volleyball matchup at the James L. Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla.
Miami (16-2, 4-2 ACC) eclipsed the .400 hitting mark for the first time since Sept. 18, 2004 when they set the school record (.431) in a 3-0 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Hurricanes pounded down 35 kills while having just three errors on 77 swings Friday night. With just three errors total, the Hurricanes set a new school record with the lowest amount of errors committed in a single match.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Seminole volleyball team returned home after five weeks on the road with a big win over Maryland in Tully Gym. Florida State downed the Terrapins in four sets, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-18, and improve to 10-6 overall (2-4 ACC) while Maryland slips to 5-13 and 1-5 in the conference.
"It's good to be home," FSU head coach Chris Poole said. "It felt weird playing in here because it's been such a long time since we've played in here."
RALEIGH, N.C.- The Virginia Tech volleyball squad shook off Thursday’s tough five-set loss to North Carolina, defeating NC State, 3-2 (22-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-27, 15-11) Friday night in Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C.
“I think we played well, but we still have some things to do,” Tech head coach Chris Riley said. “I don’t think the match should have ever gone to a fifth set. Give NC State credit, they are so much better this year from where they used to be.”
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia volleyball team rallied late in the match to come-from-behind and defeat the University of North Carolina, 3-2 (29-27, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12), in the Dean Smith Center Friday evening to keep its conference win streak alive. With the win, the Cavaliers have won three straight Atlantic Coast Conference matches and improve to 3-3 in the league and 11-7 overall. The loss drops the Tar Heels to 9-8 on the season and 3-3 in the ACC.
“It was a great come from behind win,” head coach Lee Maes said. “We want to be able to take advantage of the momentum that we had from last week and this win certainly, on the road, gives us confidence that we can be competitive and successful against any team in the conference. Today’s win reflected our preparation throughout the week and the difference in the match tonight was our blocking.”
CLEMSON, SC - Clemson junior Lia Proctor recorded 10 kills in the third set of Friday night's match to finish with a team-high 16 as the Tigers handed Wake Forest just its second conference loss of the season on Friday night. Clemson swept the Demon Deacons (25-19, 25-10, 25-22) to improve to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the league. The Tigers will return to action on Saturday night as they play host to Duke at 6:00 pm. The match has been designated Fan Appreciation Night. Free food and prizes will be provided during the contest.
Proctor also tallied 10 digs and led the team with a .500 hitting percentage to aid a productive night for Clemson on both sides of the ball. The team recorded 40 kills while hitting at a .295 clip and posted 12 team blocks to hold Wake Forest to a meager. 073 hitting percentage. Danielle Hepburn and Kelsey Murphy each totaled seven blocks in the match, while Didem Ege extended her streak to 30 for matches with at least 10 digs.