Duke volleyball tops North Carolina, 3-1
DURHAM Led by the Blue Devils’ five seniors, Duke downed No. 22 North Carolina 3-1 (20-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-16) in the teams’ regular season finale Saturday afternoon in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
North Carolina (20-9, 17-3 ACC) entered the match in need of a victory to claim a share of the 2015 ACC Championship, but Duke (17-13, 12-8 ACC) made sure the Tar Heels would settle for second place in the league standings. The Blue Devils’ victory also snapped UNC’s 12-match win streak.
Two Duke seniors – outside hitter Emily Sklar and setter Maggie Deichmeister – notched double-doubles in their final home match. Sklar led all players with 17 kills while also contributing 17 digs. Deichmeister dished out 49 assists and picked up 14 digs.
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Senior outside hitter Breanna Atkinson knocked down a season-high 13 kills, while classmate Christina Vucich posted a season-high seven kills on 19 errorless swings. Fellow senior Laura Williams also added a season high, chipping in 13 digs.
N.C. State: The team closed out the 2015 season with a 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24) win at Wake Forest inside Memorial Gym.
The Wolfpack finishes the season with a 16-16 overall record and 5-15 mark in ACC play, while Wake Forest ends the year at 12-20 and 4-16.
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