Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, October 10
Oct. 10, 2009
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson Volleyball team picked up its second sweep in as many nights, taking out the Maryland Terrapins (10-10, 2-5 ACC) to improve to 13-5 overall and 4-3 in the conference. The win was the 350th at Clemson for head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover, and the Tigers fourth in five matches overall. Clemson was able to take advantage of 11 Terrapin service errors en route to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-17 win.
Hoover now has 442 wins overall, good enough for 39th on the all-time wins list in NCAA history. She has a .667 career winning percentage (442-221). She is in her 17th season at Clemson.
The Tigers we solid defensively, allowing Maryland to hit only .133 with 8.0 blocks. Didem Ege had her second straight three-set match with 20 or more digs, as she had 28 Friday against Boston College and 21 against the Eagles. Sandra Adeleye had five blocks, while Lia Proctor added four, to go along with nine kills, seven digs, and two service aces.
Natalie Patzin led the Tigers with 10 kills, as the Tigers spent most of the evening playing relatively mistake-free and forcing Maryland into 23 attack errors in 120 attempts, including 11 in the final set. By comparison, the Tigers registered only 12 in 98 attacks, and had only three service errors, while not allowing an ace. Maryland's Sam Rosario entered as one of the best in the nation wit the serve, but she had five errors on Saturday.
A night after the No. 19 Florida State volleyball team exorcised the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest, the Seminoles put an end to another hex Saturday as they halted a 12-match losing streak to Duke by beating the Blue Devils 3-2 (25-18, 25-27, 25-20, 23-25, 15-10).
In taking out Duke (16-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Cameron Indoor, FSU (15-2, 6-1) earned its first victory in Durham, N.C. since the 1998 season.
The Seminoles put an exclamation point on their trip to North Carolina by riding the hitting power of senior Jordana Price and sophomore Rachael Morgan. Both student-athletes achieved new career-highs in kills against Duke as Price finished with 19 to break her previous high of 18 and Morgan shattered her old high of 12 by notching 16.
Freshman Monique Mead had 13 kills, eight digs and four total blocks as the Georgia Tech Volleyball team (12-5, 6-1 ACC) swept Boston College (11-7, 1-6), 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-23) Saturday night at O'Keefe Gym. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 10-0 at home but will now play six of their next eight matches on the road.
Tech hit .364 for the match, while Boston College hit .214. Mead had her 13 kills on a .524 hitting percentage. Sophomore Bailey Hunter added 12 kills for her 14th straight match of at least 10 kills. She hit .400 and also had four digs. Senior Chrissy DeMichelis added 10 kills on .304 hitting, while senior Brittany Roderick hit .467 en route to eight kills. Junior Mary Ashley Tippins had 44 assists in the three sets and junior Jordan McCullers led the way with 15 digs.