Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, October 20
Oct. 20, 2007
Virginia Tech 3, Wake Forest 1
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Virginia Tech volleyball team collected the program's 550th victory in a 3-1 (30-27, 30-15, 18-30, 30-23) win over the Demon Deacons Saturday evening in Reynolds Gymnasium. The win marks the first time in the last eight meetings between the two that the away team has come out on top, including the first time since joining the ACC that the Hokies have won in Winston-Salem.
Senior Amanda Cloyd paced the defense, collecting 18 digs to extend her career total to 2023, breaking the ACC's career dig record set at 2010 in 2001 by Wake Forest's Trina Maso de Mayo.
Clemson 3, Maryland 0
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Tiger volleyball team posted its highest hitting percentage of the season against the ACC's top defensive team in Maryland, and Clemson defeated the Terps, 3-0 (30-22, 30-21, 30-25), at Jervey Gym on Saturday night. Four Tigers tallied double figures in kills as Clemson hit a .386 figure with 61 total kills in the three-game match and extended its winning streak to 14 straight.
With the victory, the Tigers wrapped up the first half of the ACC season with a perfect 11-0 record and now boast an 18-2 overall ledger.
"We are very excited about where we sit in the conference right now," Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover said, "but we realize we are just halfway through the ACC season. The most incredible thing is that we played the majority of the first half on the road."
Jade Brown and Beth Gillming each had 11 kills for Maryland (13-8, 5-7 ACC) while Gillming also had 11 digs for a double-double performance.
Florida State 3, NC State 0
RALEIGH, N.C. - For the first time this season the Florida State volleyball team won both road matches against ACC opponents. Coming off a win at North Carolina on Friday night, the Seminoles swept NC State 3-0 (30-18, 30-22, 30-25) on Saturday, Oct. 20, inside Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C.
The win at NC State marks the 16th straight victory over the Wolfpack for the Seminoles, who now lead the overall series 31-5.
Florida State advances to 8-11 overall, 5-6 in the ACC, while NC State has yet to win a conference match with a 3-18 overall and 0-11 ACC record.
North Carolina 3, Miami 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Carolina bounced back from a devastating defeat Friday night against Florida State with an impressive 3-0 (30-24, 30-22, 32-30) sweep of visiting Miami Saturday night. Megan Owens helped push the Tar Heels to the victory with a team-high nine kills, including eight kills in the match-clinching game three.
Carolina started the night off right in game one with a block party as the Tar Heels swatted away six balls. Leading the way was Christie Clark who assisted on four blocks in the early going. Clark tacked on three kills in just four attacks as well. The score was tied several times early on before Carolina went on a 3-0 run taking advantage of a pair of Miami errors for a 13-10 lead, forcing a Miami timeout. The Hurricanes would respond after the break outscoring Carolina 4-3 to pull within two at 16-14. North Carolina head coach Joe Sagula called a timeout and urged his players to respond to the Miami attack. Christine Vaughen responded with a block and followed to serve consecutive points for Carolina as it expanded the lead to 19-14 and putting the game out of reach. The Tar Heels would cruise from that point to a 30-24 win.
Georgia Tech 3, Boston College 0
ATLANTA, Ga. - Talisa Kellogg led the Yellow Jackets with 19 kills and Callie Miller added 11 while posting five total blocks to lead Georgia Tech (13-8, 7-4 ACC) to a 3-0 sweep (30-22, 33-31, 30-28) of Boston College (10-12, 4-8 ACC) Saturday night at O'Keefe Gym.
The sweep was the Jackets' first since earning 3-0 wins against both Temple and Utah Valley at the Nike/Michigan Invitational in mid-September.
Kellogg fell just one kill shy of tying a season high while hitting .500 against the Eagles while Miller hit .450 and posted five digs in addition to her team-leading five total blocks.
Duke 3, Virginia 2
DURHAM, N.C. - Carrie DeMange and Rachael Moss each topped 20 kills and digs as the 17th-ranked Duke volleyball team overcame Virginia 3-2 (18-30, 30-19, 30-19, 26-30, 17-15) Saturday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
DeMange knocked down 29 kills over the five-game spread, including eight in a narrow game five victory. Her 28 digs led all players and extended her double-double streak to 13 consecutive outings. The senior middle blocker also contributed eight blocks to tie classmate Ali Hausfeld for the match-lead. While DeMange came through late for Duke, Moss provided the early offense with 15 of her 22 kills over the first three games, eight of which came in game three. With Saturday's performance, the sophomore outside hitter has topped 20 kills in four of Duke's last six matches.