Volleyball ACCtion: Sunday, November 16
Nov. 16, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State put the finishing touches on a perfect weekend after taking down Georgia Tech 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-19) inside Tully Gym on Sunday afternoon. The Noles beat Clemson 3-2 on Friday night and are now 19-8 overall and tied for third in the ACC with an 11-6 record. The Yellow Jackets slip back to 18-9 this season and are fourth in the conference at 10-7. The victory is also the fourth-straight for FSU and the Noles have won the last eight of nine matches this season.
The Yellow Jackets took a 1-0 lead early with a 25-22 win in set one. Sophomore Stephanie Neville led the attack for Florida State in the set, getting six kills down with no errors for a perfect .600 attack percentage. Fellow outside hitter and second-year Seminole, Lauren Richardson, recorded three kills and three digs in the first set.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A trio of Tar Heels finished with eight kills apiece to lead North Carolina to its eighth straight win with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-20) sweep of Wake Forest (17-12, 8-9 ACC) Sunday afternoon in the Dean E. Smith Center. The defense came through for Carolina on Sunday picking up eight blocks, while holding the Demon Deacons to a .056 hitting percentage. Carolina will look to keep it going Thursday, Nov. 20 when the Tar Heels host Miami at 5 p.m.
Carolina controlled the play from the get go, taking a 10-6 advantage in the early going. The Tar Heels extended the lead to five (10-5) on a kill by Lauren Prussing and a Wake Forest attack error prior to a Demon Deacon timeout. An attack error out of the break gave Carolina a 16-10 advantage before Wake Forest stormed back to pull within one (16-15). The Tar Heels would answer after a timeout with a 6-2 run to as Courtney Johnston picked up a pair of kills to push the lead back to four at 21-17. Carolina would close out the set 25-20 to take a 1-0 lead.
Coral Gables, Fla. - Freshman Lane Carico had 20 kills on Sunday as the University of Miami Hurricanes outlasted the Clemson Tigers, 3-2 (29-27, 10-25, 25-18, 18-25, 15-6), in an ACC match at the James L. Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla. UM has now won four matches in a row.
In a celebration of seniors for Miami (24-5, 12-5 ACC), the Hurricanes were determined to try and send Bridget Bomhack, Angelica Ellis and Ashley Woods off with a win in their final home match for the Orange and Green. Bomhack sparked the Hurricanes off the bench with eight kills and a hitting percentage of .316 in the match.
In a battle of two teams trying to get atop the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) standings, Clemson (19-9, 11-6 ACC) hit .308 in the match, including .500 (19-1-36) in the second set. Danielle Hepburn, third in the league in hitting percentage, hit a blistering .462 (21-3-39), adding six blocks and five digs.