Beck Hits 1,000 Career Kills as Deacs Sweep Black & Gold Challenge
Sept. 15, 2012
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior Andrea Beck broke the 1,000 career kills mark on Saturday as Wake Forest defeated Campbell 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-14) and swept Appalachian State 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-20).
"The minute she stepped onto campus her freshman year, she's made an impact," said head coach Heather Kahl Holmes. "I can't say enough about her work ethic or character. She's the epitome of what Wake Forest is about."
Beck hit her 1,000th kill in the third set against Appalachian State off a pass from sophomore Danae Rosendall, giving the Deacs a 15-6 lead. She added two more kills in the set, finishing the match with 17 kills and only four errors with a .406 hitting percentage.Beck was named the tournament MVP for her efforts.
Heading into the day, she only needed 29 kills in two matches which she accomplished, finishing with 31 on the day.
In the first match of the day against Campbell, she forged the way with 14 kills off 18 attempts with just one error, hitting an astounding .722. She also assisted on five blocks and had one solo block.
Wake Forest picked up where they left off on Friday night. After sweeping Toledo on Friday night, the Deacs swept Campbell 3-0.
Carley helped out with eight kills off 17 attempts and had seven digs. Kylie Hargreaves had eight kills and six digs in the match.
Leading 11-7 in the first set, Wake Forest opened on a 9-3 run that extended the lead to 20-10. From there, the Deacs finished out the set with a 25-14 win, ending on a block from Beck and Ashlee Rusk.
Jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the second set, the Demon Deacons closed it out with a 25-16 win. The third set was once again dominated by the home team, who led at one point 21-12. Rosendall had two-straight service aces in the set while freshman Sam Boesch recorded a service ace and two kills. Wake Forest won the set 25-14, finishing off the Camels in a sweep.
Jessica Groen had six kills while Katelyn Layden had five.
Against Appalachian State, Carley registered seven kills with no errors en route to the Deacs 25-20 victory. Wake Forest led for most of the set and fought off a late advance from the Mountaineers. Maintaining a slim 21-19 advantage, A kill from Hargreaves and Carley, coupled with an error from Appalachian State set Wake Forest up with a 1-0 lead in the match.
The second set was neck-in-neck until the end when Carley and Kristin Grissom chipped in kills for the 25-22 win. Finally, in the third set Wake Forest used a stout defense that put up four blocks, all assisted by Grissom, to win 25-20. Fittingly, Beck had a kill to end the match in favor of the Deacs.
"Props to App. State tonight," said Kahl Holmes. "We punched them, they punched us right back. I think we responded well. I felt like we really grinded it out and played well which will help us when ACC matches start."
Wake Forest (6-5/0-0 ACC) begins ACC play next week with a road match at NC State on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. followed by a trip to North Carolina on Friday at 7 p.m.
Black and Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team: