NC State

NC State Volleyball Sweeps Virginia, 3-0, to Guarantee First ACC Winning Season Since 1988

Posted November 16, 2012

N.C. State Logo

— NC State's record-setting volleyball team guaranteed its first winning ACC record since 1988 with a victory over Virginia at Reynolds Coliseum on Friday night.

The Wolfpack (21-8, 11-7) extended its school record for league wins to 11 with the 25-19, 25-16, 25-17 victory. The Pack's last winning mark against conference competition was when the 1988 team was a perfect 6-0 to win the regular-season.

"It was nice," said third-year Wolfpack coach Bryan Bunn. "We served well and we took care of the ball. They had a tough time to get into a rhythm against us."

State served the ball well all night, led by sophomore Alston Kearns' three service aces, which matches her career high. As a team, the Pack had seven aces, while Virginia had only one with eight service errors.

The Pack outhit the Cavaliers in all three sets, finishing with a .305 to .097 swinging advantage.
Sophomore Dariyan Hopper led NC State with 10 kills on .400 hitting. Junior Brie Merriwether and sophomore Nikki Glass had seven each, while sophomore Rachel Buckley added six.

Senior Megan Cyr had 31 assists, and Kearns added a team-high 13 digs.

The Wolfpack, with its 11th overall 3-0 win and its fifth in ACC play, bolted from the gate in the opening set, swinging a sizzling .355 to Virginia's .029. Hopper and Buckley led the attack, with four kills apiece, while Merriwether was a perfect 3-for-3 on attacks.

The final margin was bigger in the second set, which the Pack won 25-16, though the hitting difference wasn't as large. State hit .219 to Virginia's .027.

After the 10-minute break, the Wolfpack continued to cruise, making short work in the third set with a 25-17 victory.

The Wolfpack will play its final home match of the regular season on Saturday at 5 p.m. against Virginia Tech. The Wolfpack beat the Hokies 3-1 in Blacksburg, Va., earlier this season.

"We have to serve well again and keep them out of their rhythm," Bunn said. "That's always the key to volleyball, to serve tough. We have to take care of the ball like we did tonight."

Senior co-captains Megan Cyr and Alexa Micek will be honored for their three-year contributions to the program in a prematch ceremony.



Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
TV
  • US Olympic Trials: Swimming

    Tonight at 8:00 on WRAL-TV

  • US Olympic Trials: Swimming

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Olympic Trials: Swimming

    Friday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Olympic Trials: Track & Field

    Friday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Olympic Trials: Track & Field

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Sprint Cup at Daytona

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

MLB Scoreboard
Interleague
Miami2Bot
2nd
Detroit4
 
Toronto012:10 PT1:10 MT2:10 CT3:10 ET15:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 MST2:10 EST2:40 VEN23:10 UAE2:10 CT
Preview
Colorado0
 
Baltimore012:40 PT1:40 MT2:40 CT3:40 ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 MST2:40 EST3:10 VEN23:40 UAE2:40 CT
Preview
San Diego0
 
Cleveland 4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Atlanta 
 
Kansas City 5:15 PT6:15 MT7:15 CT8:15 ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 MST7:15 EST7:45 VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 CT
Preview
St. Louis 
 
San Francisco 7:05 PT8:05 MT9:05 CT10:05 ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 MST9:05 EST9:35 VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 CT
Preview
Oakland 
 
Pittsburgh 7:10 PT8:10 MT9:10 CT10:10 ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 MST9:10 EST9:40 VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 CT
Preview
Seattle 
American League
Boston0Bot
6th
Tampa Bay4
 
Houston012:35 PT1:35 MT2:35 CT3:35 ET15:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 MST2:35 EST3:05 VEN23:35 UAE2:35 CT
Preview
LA Angels0
 
Texas 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
Preview
NY Yankees 
 
Minnesota 5:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Chi White Sox 
National League
Chi Cubs7Top
5th
Cincinnati2
 
Philadelphia 12:40 PT1:40 MT2:40 CT3:40 ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 MST2:40 EST3:10 VEN23:40 UAE2:40 CT
Preview
Arizona 
 
NY Mets 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
Preview
Washington 
 
LA Dodgers 5:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Milwaukee 
 
ATP Scoreboard
Wednesday, Jun. 29
Wimbledon (ATP/WTA)
First Round
G. Elias 
R. Albot 
(19) B. Tomic 
F. Verdasco 
F. Delbonis 
F. Fognini 
J. Vesely 
I. Sijsling 
(18) J. Isner 
M. Baghdatis 
A. Olivetti 
M. Barton 
(32) L. Pouille 
M. Copil 
(24) A. Zverev 
P. Mathieu 
D. Young 
L. Mayer 
(8) D. Thiem 
F. Mayer 
H. Zeballos 
M. Youzhny 
Second Round
P. Herbert     
D. Dzumhur     
(27) J. Sock     
R. Haase     
(6) M. Raonic     
A. Seppi     
(1) N. Djokovic6 6 77   
A. Mannarino4 3 65   
(3) R. Federer6 6 6   
M. Willis0 3 4   
(28) S. Querrey6 5    
T. Bellucci4 2    
(30) A. Dolgopolov6     
D. Evans6     
(13) D. Ferrer1     
N. Mahut3     
(16) G. Simon0     
G. Dimitrov1     
J. Chardy0     
S. Johnson1     
N. Almagro 
D. Istomin 
(5) K. Nishikori 
J. Benneteau 
A. Kuznetsov 
G. Muller 
(23) I. Karlovic 
L. Lacko 
(11) D. Goffin 
E. Roger-Vass 
(9) M. Cilic 
S. Stakhovsky