Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, November 10
Nov. 10, 2007
North Carolina 3, Virginia Tech 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina volleyball team has now won 15 consecutive games and five straight matches dating back to its heartbreaking 3-2 loss at Georgia Tech with its 3-0 sweep over visiting Virginia Tech (13-15, 7-11 ACC) on Saturday. Carolina improves to 14-13 overall and 10-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the 32-30, 30-20, 30-21 win in the final home contest of the season. Lauren Prussing and Megan Owens led the way with 15 and 13 kills to lead the Tar Heels to victory. Carolina will travel to Wake Forest on Wednesday for a midweek ACC tilt.
Carolina won a hard fought opening game by a 32-30 margin on the back of a combined 17 kills from a trio of Tar Heels. Owens led the way with seven, while Bekah Brinkley and Lauren Prussing each chipped in five. The Tar Heels led by four late in the game at 25-21 before the Hokies stormed back with four consecutive points to even the game at 25-25. Neither team would hold more than a two-point lead the rest of the way as Carolina was the first to have an attempt to put the match away when it led 29-28. A kill by Betsy Horowitz evened the score before a kill from Megan Owens put the Tar Heels back in front. Another Hokie kill tied the game at 30-30 before Owens and Brinkley delivered back-to-back kills to give Carolina the 32-30 victory.
Florida State 3, Maryland 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State volleyball ends a perfect weekend with the win against Maryland 3-2 (16-30, 30-25, 35-33, 28-30, 15-12) on Lucy McDaniel Court. The Seminoles, who swept Boston College last night, improve to 11-7 in the ACC and 14-12 overall this season.
"I like the streak we're on," head coach Todd Kress said. "We won eight of our last nine and any team in the country would take eight of nine at this part of the season. I'm really proud of our kids to go from where we were to where we are at now.
"I don't think we were firing on all cylinders this weekend, but we found a way to win and that is what's important."
Maryland (8-10 ACC, 16-11), coming off a sweep at Miami on Friday, entered tonight's match with the intention to repeat its October 12 victory against the Seminoles in College Park, Md., but the Terps faced a significantly different Florida State squad in Tallahassee.