Volleyball ACCtion: Sunday, October 19
Oct. 19, 2008
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team rebounded from a heartbreaking five-set loss to Duke on Friday night to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference match in Memorial Gymnasium this season on Sunday afternoon. After a slow start, the Cavaliers rallied for a 3-1 (14-25, 25-21, 25-26, 27-25) win over the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons to improve to 12-9 on the season and 4-5 in ACC play. Wake Forest falls to 13-8 overall and 4-5 in the league.
First-year Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) improved upon her pervious personal-best performance from Friday night to lead Virginia, landing a career-high 21 kills to become the first Cavalier this season to reach the 20-kill mark. Third-year Lauren Dickson (Austin, Texas) joined Asque in double-digits kills, landing 10, while collecting 16 digs to post her second double-double of the weekend.
COLLEGE PARK, MD - Danielle Hepburn became school career blocks leader and the Tiger volleyball team defeated Maryland 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-9) in College Park on Sunday. The win was Clemson's seventh consecutive conference win and moved the Tigers into a three-way tie for first place in the league.
Hepburn notched seven total blocks on the afternoon to total 612 for her career, bettering Cindy Stern's mark of 611 from 1996-99. The Tiger senior also holds school career records for block assists, hitting percentage and blocks per set.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Allie Niekamp posted her third double-double of the season and second of the weekend to lead Georgia Tech (14-5, 6-3 ACC) to a 3-0 sweep of Boston College (6-15, 0-9 ACC) Sunday afternoon at Power Gym.
Niekamp tallied 35 assists and a match-best 11 digs to go along with four block assists and a career-high six service aces against the Eagles. Talisa Kellogg hit .318 and led all players with 10 kills on the afternoon while Callie Miller, Brittany Roderick and Chrissy DeMichelis added eight kills apiece for the Yellow Jackets.
Miller led the Jackets with eight total blocks on the afternoon while Kellogg tallied three block assists against the Eagles. Michelle Kandell led Tech's defensive efforts on the back row with 10 digs on the afternoon.