Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, November 21
Nov. 21, 2009
Duke Sweeps North Carolina 3-0
Robertson, a 6-3 sophomore middle blocker, made just two attack errors on the night and matched a season high with four blocks in the sweep. She hit at least .364 in every game and topped .400 twice.
Robertson came through in the clutch in game two when Duke (26-5, 16-3 ACC) had to fight off two match-point opportunities, almost single-handedly getting the Blue Devils three consecutive points to win the game. With North Carolina ahead 25-24, Robertson solo blocked Tar Heel middle blocker Ingrid Hanson-Tuntland to knot the score at 25-25 and then rattled off two straight kills to give Duke the win.
Georgia Tech Takes Down Virginia Tech, 3-0, On Senior Night
Tech hit .354 for the match led by freshman Monique Mead who had a .538 attack percentage on eight kills. She also added three service aces, five digs and four total blocks. Stawicka had her team-high nine kills on .462 hitting and added four total blocks as well. Sophomore Bailey Hunter chipped in with seven kills, while senior Brittany Roderick had six on a .462 hitting percentage. Juniors Mary Ashley Tippins and Jordan McCullers led the Jackets with 30 assists and 14 digs, respectively.
In the first set, the Yellow Jackets came out quick as they took a 7-2. After a timeout, the Hokies chipped away and got the score to 14-11, but three more quick Tech points made it 17-11 and forced Virginia Tech into another timeout. The Hokies were never able to climb back into the set and the Jackets went on to win 25-16. Stawicka led Tech with four kills in the set as hit .444.
Wake Forest Rolls Past NC State 3-0 On Senior Night
The win improves the Deacons to 11-19 overall and 9-10 in the conference while the loss was the 21st-straight for the Wolfpack, who are now 7-27 overall and 0-19 in the ACC.
Seniors Abby Miller, Sally Fischer and Kate Rodriguez all played their final home match Saturday evening and all three were on the floor for the final point. Miller finished the night with eight digs and two assists while Fischer dished out one assist and Rodriguez recorded her first kill of the season to go along with three digs.
Clemson Volleyball Defeats Virginia, 3-1, on Saturday
The Tigers (23-8, 13-6 ACC) dropped the first set, but roared back to win the next three sets by a total of 19 points. Sandra Adeleye had 15 kills for the second consecutive night, and added five blocks to give her nine on the weekend. Proctor, the reigning ACC Player of the Week, had 35 kills against the two Virginia schools, and had a double-double in each match.
Didem Ege was honored before the match for breaking the ACC's all-time record for career digs. She notched 21 more on Saturday night to giver her 2,272 in her career, extending her ACC record.