November 23, 2007
No. 24 Duke sweeps Hokies on Senior Day
Jansen lands a career-high six kills in final match
(24) Duke (24-6) 3030303
Virginia Tech (14-18) 2323280
  • Cassell Coliseum - 351

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Hokies' three seniors led the Virginia Tech volleyball team in it's final match Friday afternoon in Cassell Coliseum, but the No. 24 Duke Blue Devils came away with a 3-0 (30-23, 30-23, 30-28) sweep of the Hokies.

Junior Sarah Muñoz led eight Hokies in kills, with a team-high eight. Senior Jen Albrecht was a close second with seven and fellow senior Cathy Jansen landed a career-high six. Sophomore Betsy Horowitz hit a match-high .625 with five kills on eight attempts, and no errors, while freshman Felicia Willoughby also chipped in five kills. Sophomores Michelle Lang and Taylor Parrish, and freshman Amy Wengrenovich rounded out the kills, with three each.

Defensively, senior Amanda Cloyd collected a team-high 16 digs to push her career total to 2,184, and sophomore Jill Gergen chipped in eight. Cloyd ends her career as the program's career dig leader and single-season record holder, in addition to holding the ACC's career mark. She also ranks 10th in Tech's career records with 117 service aces.

Lang also ranks in the program's record books, as her 34 assists moved her single-season amount to 1,419 and her career total to 2,754, placing her fourth on each of the respective lists.

Willoughby collected a match-high six blocks to conclude her rookie campaign as the program's leader in blocks. She holds both Tech's block assists and total blocks records for a single-season, with 143 block assists and 172 total blocks.

For Duke, Carrie DeMange landed 18 kills and Sue Carls had 11. Jenny Shull collected 23 digs and Ali Hausfeld distributed 49 assists.

The Blue Devils took control of the opening frame with a seven-point run midway through the game, to jump ahead 16-10. The Hokies responded with a 7-3 run, but it wasn't enough as Duke went on to win 30-23.

Shull dropped an ace to spark a 4-0 run to open game two in favor of the Blue Devils, before Duke extended its lead to eight at 22-14. The Hokies were unable to chip into the Blue Devils' lead, as Duke went on to win 30-23.

Tech, down 13-19 in game three, used a 9-3 run to cut Duke's lead to one at 22-21. The Hokies were unable to even the score, but a block from Willoughby and Albrecht made it a one-point game again at 28-29, before a Blue Devil kill ended the Hokies' rally with a 30-28 win.

The Hokies conclude their season with a 14-18 record overall and a 8-14 conference mark.

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