Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, October 18
Oct. 19, 2008
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Jourdan Norman put down 12 kills on 20 attacks and added three blocks to lead Duke to a 3-1 (25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 25-13) win over first-place Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon in Cassell Coliseum.
Norman made just one attack error against the Hokies (16-4, 7-2 ACC), who entered the match with the ACC's best in-conference record. The win capped a weekend sweep for the Blue Devils (15-6, 6-3 ACC) who defeated Virginia on Friday night.
Norman's performance produced a match-high .550 hitting percentage for the senior who topped the .400 mark for the 10th time this season. The 5-11 middle blocker went 4-for-4 in Duke's first-set win and did not commit an error over the final two frames. After putting together a .393 hitting percentage as a junior in 2007, Norman boasts a team-leading .324 clip this season. She also ran her season blocks total to 99 to add to her school-record career total of 571.
Coral Gables, Fla. - Lane Carico and Genny Mayhew combined for 32 kills and 35 digs to help lead the University of Miami back from an early deficit to earn a 3-1 ACC volleyball victory (20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23) on Saturday night over the visiting University of North Carolina at the James L. Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla.
UM (19-2, 7-2 ACC) almost seems unstoppable at home this year as they posted their ninth victory of the season inside the Knight Sports Complex. Overall, the Hurricanes have won 12 consecutive matches at home, as well as six straight matches overall.
UNC (11-9, 5-4 ACC) took the opening set of the match, 25-20, hitting a .286 clip (18-4-49) while holding the `Canes to just .180 (14-5-50). In the set, Suzanne Haydel had five kills while fellow Tar Heels Courtney Johnston and Christine Vaughen supplied four kills apiece.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Coming off a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to North Carolina last night, the Florida State volleyball team came out with a vengeance and took down North Carolina State 3-1 (25-20, 25-9, 23-25, 25-14) on Saturday, October 18, inside Tully Gym. The win propels the Seminoles to 12-7 overall and 4-5 in the ACC while knocking the Wolfpack to 9-14 and 3-5 in the conference.
Florida State clearly dominated in the kills department with 60 to NC State's 37. But the Wolfpack was able to hold the advantage in blocks with 11, just three more than FSU.
Topping the Noles for the second consecutive evening was sophomore Lauren Richardson with 16 kills followed by juniors Jordana Price and Brianna Barry with 14 and 11, respectively. Sophomore outside hitter Stephanie Neville also posted double-digits with 10 kills.