Volleyball ACCtion: Sunday, October 18
Oct. 18, 2009
Another Match, Another Sweep For Florida State
The Seminoles (17-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned their 12th sweep of the 2009 season Sunday afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Mass. as they defeated Boston College (11-9, 1-8) in three sets (25-14, 25-15, 25-9).
In what was its most convincing victory of the year, FSU capped off another successful weekend on the road. The Seminoles have now won both conference road games in back-to-back weekends and extended their winning streak away from Tully Gym to nine games in a row.
Miami Volleyball Collects 3-0 Sweep of Maryland
Miami head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch was looking for a host of things to occur Sunday, most importantly help guide her team above the .500 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. She was also looking for back-to-back road wins against her alma mater, the University of Maryland.
Miami (12-7, 5-4 ACC) was playing its fourth consecutive road match on Sunday, and was looking at a chance to go 3-1 in a critical road stretch midway through the conference season.
Tar Heels Down Demon Deacons
The Heels were led by Ingrid Hanson-Tuntland's 14 kills and two blocks. Suzanne Haydel added 10 kills and 14 digs for her second straight double-double performance. Freshman setter Cora Harms registered 42 assists and has posted 30 or more assists in every ACC contest. Defensively libero Kaylie Gibson led the way with 27 digs while Heather Brooks notched six blocks. Carolina posted a .186 hitting percentage in the match compared to the Demon Deacons .127 clip.
Wake Forest opened the match with a 6-3 lead led by Kadija Fornah. Trailing 14-10, Carolina uncorked a 5-0 run to push in front 15-14 forcing a Demon Deacon timeout. The run was sparked by a big Suzanne Haydel dig that led to a timely setter dump from Cora Harms. The Tar Heels continued to stretch their run behind a pair of Branagan Fuller kills to win the set 25-21. Carolina was paced defensively by Kaylie Gibson's 10 digs and two team blocks. Fuller notched six of the Heels' 14 kills in set one serviced by Cora Harms 13 assists.