NCAA Volleyball ACCtion: Saturday, December 6
Dec. 7, 2008
Tar Heels Fall In NCAA Second Round
Senior Lauren Prussing led the Tar Heel attack with a team-high 16 kills on a .424 hitting percentage to close out her career. North Carolina finishes the season at 22-11, the Tar Heels ninth 20-win season under Joe Sagula's tutelage.
Prussing finished her career with a team-high 16 kills on just two errors as the Highlands Ranch, Colo., native hit .424 on the night. The setting duo of Erica Behm and Stephanie Jansma finished with 39 assists between them, with the freshman Behm leading the way with 23. Senior Brianna Eskola finished the night with 17 digs and finished with a remarkable 2,238 in her four-year career.
The Tar Heels finish the 2008 campaign at 22-11 after making their 11th NCAA tournament appearance.
Duke Falls 3-0 At No. 9 UCLA To End NCAA Tournament Run
UCLA (22-10) used nine blocks to keep Duke' s offense in check and received a 13-kill effort from sophomore outside hitter Dicey McGraw that included a .278 hitting percentage and three blocks.
McGraw and fellow outside hitter Ali Daley (10) reached double-digit kills, and the towering middle-blocking combo of Katie Camp and Amanda Gil combined for seven assisted blocks. Camp, at 6-5, and Gil, at 6-6, also combined for 13 kills.
Duke junior Rachael Moss managed to sneak 11 kills past the Bruins and collected 14 digs for her fifth straight double-double. Sophomore Becci Burling also had a productive night on the offensive end with nine kills.
Clemson Falls To Utah In NCAA Second Round
Utah advances to the Seattle regional hosted by the University of Washington.
Clemson ends its season with a 23-10 record. Danielle Hepburn, the 2008 ACC Player-of-the-Year ended her four-year career at Clemson with 1,509 kills and 233 blocks. Jeannette Abbott had 1,793 kills in her four years at Clemson. She holds the record for attempts with 5,425.