Blue Devils sweep Hokies
Cloyd records 2,000th dig
October 19, 2007

Box Score Duke 3, VT 0
DURHAM, N.C. - Senior libero Amanda Cloyd collected 16 digs to become the first player in program history to record 2,000 digs in a career, but it wasn't enough as the No. 17 Duke Blue Devils swept the Virginia Tech volleyball team 30-22, 31-29, 30-26 Friday night.

Sophomore Taylor Parrish led the Hokies with 15 kills, hitting a season-high .353. Sophomore Betsy Horowitz hit .368 and freshman Felicia Willoughby landed nine kills, while sophomore Jill Gergen collected 11 digs and Michelle Lang dished out 36 assists.

For the Blue Devils, Carrie DeMange led three players in double-digit kills, knocking down 16 kills and Jenny Shull picked up a game-high 20 digs. Ali Hausfeld dished out 44 assists.

Duke used a 7-1 run to jump out to a 10-4 lead in the opening frame. The Blue Devils' six-point advantage proved to be too much for the Hokies to overcome, as Duke cruised to a 30-22 victory.

The Hokies fought to keep game two close and even held a late 27-26 lead, forcing a Duke timeout. The Blue Devils then rallied for a game-point opportunity at 29-28, but Wengrenovich landed a kill for Tech to force extra points. A Hokie attack error and a Duke kill put the Blue Devils on top 31-29, for a 2-0 lead in the match.

Duke used a block and kill to break open an even 24 game and pull ahead 26-24 in game three, forcing a Tech timeout. Cunningham and Horowitz blocked the Blue Devils' ensuing attack, but Duke went on to score the next two points for a 28-25 advantage in the frame. An attack error from the Blue Devils put Tech within two, before a Hokie service error and Duke kill gave the Blue Devils the match at 30-26.

Tech (11-10, 5-6 ACC) will return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wake Forest. Match time is slated for 6 p.m.