Demon Deacons Fall Short at Virginia Tech
Rosendall had five kills and 34 assists on Friday
Rosendall had five kills and 34 assists on Friday

Oct. 19, 2012

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By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Despite a 25-23 win in the first set, Wake Forest fell to Virginia Tech on Friday night (25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 17-25) in Cassell Coliseum.

Kristin Grissom led the Demon Deacons with 12 kills while Andrea Beck had 10. Jazmen Russell chipped nine for the Deacs.

Nearly every early point of the first set was highly contested with Wake Forest jumping out to a 4-3 lead. Virginia Tech opened its lead to 8-5 before a service error from the Hokies and a service ace from Danae Rosendall brought the Demon Deacons to within one.

Virginia Tech held the lead until Wake Forest went up 12-11 off a kill from Ashlee Rusk. After going back and forth until late in the set, the Deacs took a 22-21 lead off a kill from Russell. With the score tied at 23, Rosendall capitalized on an attack to give the Deacs set point. On the ensuing play, Grissom and Rosendall tallied a block as Wake Forest won set one 25-23.

Leading 3-1 to start the second set, Beck registered a solo block followed by another kill from Rosendall to open the lead up to 5-1. Virginia Tech eventually narrowed the lead and took a 12-9 lead. Facing a 17-10 deficit, the Deacs rallied to make the score 20-18 but the Hokies closed out the set winning 25-19.

In the third set, both teams battled but Virginia Tech took a slight edge and eventually went up 18-13. Wake Forest once again cut the lead, shaving the Hokies advantage to 19-17 and won the set 25-22.

Set four began with close play from each team again as Russell powered the Deacs offense early. Though, with a balanced attack, the Hokies defeated Wake Forest 25-17 in the set and took the match 3-1.

Rosendall finished the match with five kills, 34 assists and five digs. She also had three block assists. Megan Miller had a team-high 22 digs.

Victoria Hamsher led Virginia Tech (12-8, 5-5ACC) with 15 kills while Jennifer Wiker had 12.

Wake Forest (8-14, 2-8 ACC) heads to Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday to play Virginia at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

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