Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, October 27
Oct. 27, 2007
Georgia Tech 3, North Carolina 2
ATLANTA, Ga. - Ulrike Stegemann hit .415 with 19 kills and Chrissy DeMichelis added a match-best 20 kills to help Georgia Tech hold off a North Carolina comeback to win, 3-2 (30-24, 30-21, 20-30, 25-30, 17-15), Saturday night at O'Keefe Gym.
North Carolina came back from a 0-2 deficit to win games three and four, 30-20 and 30-25, but the Jackets held off the Tar Heels in game five, 17-15, behind the play of Stegemann, who hit .800 with four kills on five attempts in the frame.
"Consistency continues to be a theme for our team," head coach Bond Shymansky said. "We need to find the focus to put away our opponents when we're up 2-0, but we'll certainly take the five-game win. I wasn't happy about being in the fifth game, but I was extremely pleased with the poise and concentration that we played with in the that final game."
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Bridget Bomhack finished with 11 kills and a career-high 25 digs while Genny Mayhew recorded over 20 digs for the fourth time this season as Miami defeated Virginia Tech, 3-2, Saturday night at the Knight Sports Complex.
With the win, Miami improves to 10-13 overall and 4-10 in Atlantic Coast Conference play while Virginia Tech drops to 12-12 and 6-8 in the league. The win also gives UM a season sweep over the Hokies, with the `Canes winning earlier this season in another five-game contest in Blacksburg, Sept. 20.
"I feel that our side-out game was much stronger tonight," head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch said. "After game one we got in a rhythm, we kept them from making runs and we were able to answer by controlling the first ball to give us a lot of options offensively."
story to follow...
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson volleyball team needed just 75 minutes to down NC State, 3-0 (30-11, 30-24, 30-18), on Saturday evening at Jervey Gym. The win was the Tigers' 20th of the season, against just two losses and kept them perfect in the league matches at 13-0.
Danielle Hepburn posted a career high with an impressive .722 hitting percentage for the night, while leading Clemson with 14 kills. Jeannette Abbott added 10 for the Tigers, and Kelsey Murphy tallied 34 assists with a team-best 12 defensive saves. Sue Eckman recorded five aces in the contest, a season-high for Clemson.
Clemson has now hit the 20-win mark for the second straight season, as the Tigers were 20-10 a year ago. It is the ninth season that Clemson has won at least 20 matches under Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover and the 19th time in program history.