NC State

VB: Pack turns away Maryland, 3-1

Posted October 26, 2013

— The NC State women’s volleyball team remained undefeated in home ACC matches with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 21-25, 25-22) victory against the Maryland Terrapins Saturday evening in Reynolds Coliseum. Three different players recorded double-digit kills on the evening as the Wolfpack smacked 54 kills to the Terrapins' 38.

The Wolfpack got off to a great start in the first set as the squad jumped out to a 3-1 lead after back-to-back kills from junior Dariyan Hopper. Maryland took the lead, 6-5, after an attacking error by the Wolfpack. State responded with a 5-0 run to regain the lead and extend the advantage to 10-6. At that point, the Terrapins used their first timeout of the match.

Following the timeout, Maryland scored consecutive points, but NC State countered with a 6-1 run forcing its opponent to use another timeout. The Pack outscored the Terrapins 4-1 down the stretch to win the first set, after Maryland trimmed the lead to 21-18.

In the second set, NC State held Maryland to a .000 hitting percentage as a result of eight errors from the Terrapins’ offense. The Wolfpack countered with a .273 attacking percentage, allowing the squad to cruise to a 25-17 win in the set. Maryland took the lead in the set, 4-3, but State answered with a kill by junior Rachel Buckley and forced another Terrapin attack error to regain the lead, 7-5. The Wolfpack never relinquished the lead in the frame and used several 3-0 runs to run away with the set.

The third set saw the score tied 12 different times as the Wolfpack looked to put the Terrapins away, but was unable to do so. Maryland held the advantage most of the set, but NC State continued to stay within striking distance. A late 7-3 run by the Terrapins allowed the squad to win the frame, 25-21.

NC State refocused before the fourth set and came out with a sense of urgency as the Pack scored the first point of the set and never trailed. A kill by Maryland’s Ashleigh Crutcher knotted the score at two, but State reeled off three unanswered points to recapture the lead, 5-2. Senior Brie Merriwether ignited a 4-0 run late in the set with a kill, as the Wolfpack extended its lead to 20-15. Hopper capped the set on a kill from sophomore setter Tanna Aljoe.

Hopper headlined the Wolfpack offense with 15 kills, followed by Buckley with 12. Glass recorded her fourth double-double of the season and second of the weekend with 10 kills and 18 digs. Junior Alston Kearns paced the defense with 19 digs and freshman Maddie Brown registered 13. Alesha Wilson, a junior from Keller, Texas, tallied five blocks, including a season-high three solo stops. Aljoe dished out 44 assists in the contest.
NC State will return to action on Friday, Nov. 1 when it travels to Miami for a 7 p.m. tilt.

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale

    Today at 7:30 am on WRAL-2

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Atlanta Braves at NY Mets

    Tonight at 7:05 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Tomorrow at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
Final
CLE 2
TOR 3
Final
DET 6
ANA 11
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
Final
BOS 4
BAL 8
Final
TAM 11
NYY 5
Final
MIA 8
SEA 4
Final
TEX 12
CWS 0
Final
KAN 5
MIN 0
Final
COL 12
PHI 1
Final
OAK 11
HOU 3
Final
LOS 2
ARI 4
Final
SDP 2
SFG 1
1:05pm Today
WAS
STL
 
1:05pm Today
CLE
TOR
 
1:08pm Today
DET
ANA
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
MIN
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
PHI
 
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
12:30pm Today
TOR
BRK
3:30pm Today
LAC
GSW
7:00pm Tonight
IND
ATL
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
Final
ANA 3
DAL 2
3:00pm Today
STL
CHI
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR