Wake Forest Come Up Short Against No.25 Northern Iowa, Marquette
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -Rounding out the Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic tournament at Marquette, the Wake Forest volleyball team fell to No.25 Northern Iowa 3-0 (16-25, 18-25, 16-25) and Marquette 3-0 (18-25, 13-25, 22-25).
Senior Andrea Beck had 12 kills in the first match against nationally-ranked Northern Iowa in the first match of the day. Junior Kylie Hargreaves chipped in nine for the Deacs. Freshman Megan Miller had a team-high 19 kills in the loss.
A kill from Hargreaves brought Wake Forest within one in the first set as Northern Iowa led 13-12. The Panthers though used a five-point run to distance themselves and win the set 25-16.
Both teams played close in the second set though Northern Iowa used a strong run to close the set out 25-18.
Kristin Grissom and Hargreaves gave Wake Forest a 2-0 lead heading into the third set and held a 5-4 lead. The Panthers fought back with seven points and won the set 25-16, taking the match. Amy Braun led Northern Iowa with 12 kills.
In the night match against Marquette, freshman Anna Carley tallied a kill to bring the Demon Deacons within one early as the Golden Eagles held a 9-8 advantage. Marquette though finished strong with a 25-18 victory.
Following a 25-13 loss in set two, Wake Forest started out the third set on a 5-2 run thanks to a block from Beck and a kill from Carley that highlight the sequence. The Golden Eagles fought back eventually taking a 17-14 lead.
Marquette led 24-19, but Wake Forest rattled off three straight point but a late block by the Golden Eagles gave Marquette the 25-22 victory and the match.
Beck had 10 kills leading the Deacs while Carley had eight. Hargreaves and Beck had a solo block each. Megan Miller had 10 digs.
Lindsey Gosh topped out the Golden Eagles with 12 kills.
Wake Forest (3-5/0-0 ACC) host the Black and Gold Challenge next weekend in Reynolds Gym with the first match against Toledo on Friday night at 7 p.m.
2012 Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic All-Tournament Team