Wake Forest Falls to North Carolina in Three Games
Oct. 4, 2007
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Despite double-doubles from freshmen Kelsey Jones and Kristen White, Wake Forest fell in three games at North Carolina Thursday evening at Carmichael Auditorium. The Tar Heels edged out the Demon Deacons 33-31, 30-28, 30-25.
Wake Forest falls to 6-9 overall and 3-3 in the ACC with the loss. UNC moves to 7-8 overall and 3-3 in conference play.
White posted her second straight double-double, while Jones turned in her fourth in her last five matches. White tied for the team lead with 13 kills and recorded 13 digs. Jones dished out 45 assists, her most in a three-game match this year, and tied her season-high with 17 digs.
Junior Natalie Mullikin joined White in double figure kills with 13. Mullikin also had a pair of block solos and a block assist.
Freshman Lauren McIntyre finished the night with three block assists and seven kills. McIntyre hit a team-best .400 with just one error in 15 attempts.
Wake Forest held the advantage for most of game one until North Carolina took over late. The Deacons built a five-point lead, 21-16, midway through the contest. The Tar Heels erased the deficit with a 6-1 run to tie the game 22-22.
Wake pushed its lead back up to three, 26-23, but UNC scored three straight to tie the game back up. The teams traded points until the Deacs took game point, 29-28. However, the Heels scored the next two points for game point at 30-29.
Wake Forest was able to pull even but could not get over the top. North Carolina finally put the game away with back-to-back kills by Heather Brooks and Ingrid Hanson-Tuntland for the 33-31 win.
White led the Deacs with six kills in game one. Jones dished out 17 assists, and Thornberry had a team-best nine digs in the contest.
The Deacons got out to a 7-2 lead early in game two and maintained the margin to 14-9. The Tar Heels followed with a 9-2 run to take an 18-16 lead. Carolina continued the run to take a four-point margin, 21-17.
Wake Forest used a 10-4 run to re-claim its lead at 27-25. However, UNC scored five of the next six points for the 30-28 win.
Mullikin had four kills and two block solos for the Deacs in the game two.
The Tar Heels never trailed in game three, but the Deacons were able to keep it close throughout. Wake Forest was within one, 22-21, late but Carolina used a 4-1 run to take control at 26-22. The Heels finished off the Deacs for the 30-25 match-clinching victory.
Thornberry recorded nine digs in game three, while Mullikin and White had six and five kills respectively.
Wake Forest returns to action on Saturday when it takes on NC State in Raleigh. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m.