Volleyball ACCtion: Sunday, November 4
Nov. 5, 2007
Georgia Tech 3, Virginia 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Talisa Kellogg and Chrissy DeMichelis combined for 43 kills and Michelle Kandell notched a career-high 32 digs to lead Georgia Tech (17-9, 11-5 ACC) to a 3-2 (15-30, 30-27, 26-30, 30-22, 15-6) victory over Virginia (15-10, 10-6 ACC) Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gym.
With the win, the Yellow Jackets moved into sole possession of third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, behind co-ACC leaders Clemson and Duke. Virginia, which was tied with Tech entering the match, fell to fourth.
"I'm so proud of how our team regained their composure and focused on the game plan after coming out so flat in game one," head coach Bond Shymansky said. "We knew this was a must-win, like all of our matches are for the rest of the season, and we're happy to come away with the victory."
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina volleyball team delivered its third straight sweep Sunday as the Tar Heels took down Maryland 30-23, 30-18, 30-25 to improve to 12-13 overall and 8-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. A trio of Tar Heels led the way as Lauren Prussing and Megan Owens recorded a team-high 15 kills apiece and sophomore Christine Vaughen continued her solid play with 13 kills on a team-high .591 hitting percentage. Carolina will close out the 2007 home schedule on Friday (Nov. 9) and Saturday (Nov. 10) against Virginia and Virginia Tech with both matches starting at 6 p.m.
The Tar Heels started out slow Sunday as Maryland controlled the tempo in the first half of the match taking a 15-12 advantage. Head coach Joe Sagula called a timeout to refocus his squad and the Tar Heels responded with a flurry of kills to get back into the game and tie it up at 19-19. Heather Brooks and Christine Vaughen tallied two kills apiece in the 7-4 run that got the momentum to the Tar Heels' side. Maryland was forced to call a timeout following the quick comeback from Carolina which did not seem to slow down the Tar Heels at all as Lauren Prussing delivered three kills with Vaughen tallying another as the duo pushed Carolina to a 30-23 opening game victory.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Kelsey Johnson tallied her 13th double-double of the season, leading the Boston College volleyball team past the NC State Wolfpack, 3-1, Sunday afternoon.
Johnson totaled a match-high 26 kills and tallied 13 digs to up BC's record to 6-10 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 12-14 overall. The loss drops NC State to 0-16 in the ACC, 3-23 overall.
The Eagles won the first two games, 30-26 and 30-16. After being edged in game-three, 30-28, BC bounced back to win game-four, 30-27, to take the match 3-1.