Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, November 8
Nov. 8, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Danielle Hepburn recorded a season-high 23 kills and tallied seven blocks in leading the Clemson volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22) victory at Wake Forest on Saturday night. With the win, the Tigers improved to 19-7 on the year with an 11-4 record against ACC opponents.
The 23 kills were one shy of Hepburn's personal best as the Miami, FL native did not record an error until the fourth set. Lia Proctor and Jeannette Abbott also totaled double figures in kills against the Demon Deacons, while five Tigers tallied at least 10 defensive saves led by libero Didem Ege's 17.
DURHAM, N.C. – Rachael Moss put down 21 kills and recorded her second double-double of the weekend with 15 digs to lead the Duke volleyball team to 3-2 (25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 15-9) win Saturday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Moss took a team-high 56 attacks and made just three errors to finish with a .321 hitting percentage in the win, which keeps the Blue Devils (19-8, 11-4 ACC) in a tie for first place after they defeated first-place Clemson 3-1 Friday evening.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - In its 10th sweep of the season, the Florida State volleyball team took out Maryland 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-16) in the Comcast Center Pavilion to also extend the road win streak to four. The Seminoles improve to 17-8 overall and 9-6 in the conference, pushing the Terrapins back to 6-21 and 2-13 in the ACC.
For FSU head coach Chris Poole the win happily marked the end of a particular losing streak. In all his years of coaching, Poole's teams have never been able to pull of the win when they travel on the day of the match... until tonight.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The North Carolina volleyball team extended its win streak to six Saturday night in Blacksburg, Va. with a sweep (25-19, 25-22, 25-20) of Virginia Tech (18-8, 9-6 ACC) to improve to 17-9 overall and 11-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The outside hitters stepped up for Carolina as Lauren Prussing led the way with a match-high 12 kills, while sophomore Suzanne Haydel added 11 of her own on a .303 hitting percentage. Carolina will host Duke in a Carlyle Cup clash at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia volleyball team used an all-around solid performance to snap a four-match losing skid and avenge a loss earlier this season to NC State, sweeping the Wolfpack, 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-18), Saturday evening in Memorial Gymnasium. The win bumps the Cavaliers back over the .500 mark with a 14-13 overall record, 6-9 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while NC State falls to 9-21 on the season and 3-12 in the league.
Fifth-year Beth Shelton (Cincinnati, Ohio) dominated the match, tying a career-high 19 kills, while hitting a season-best .417. Shelton also collected nine digs.