Wake Forest Drops Three-Game Match at Virginia Tech

Nov. 21, 2007

Final Stats

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Virginia Tech completed its first season sweep of Wake Forest in 21 years with a three-game defeat of the Demon Deacons Wednesday evening at Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies downed the Deacons 30-14, 30-26, 30-22.

With the loss, Wake Forest drops to 8-22 overall and 5-16 in the ACC. Virginia Tech improves to 14-17 overall and 8-12 in conference play.

Freshman libero Megan Thornberry was the lone Deacon in double figures for digs with 15.

Wake did not have a player register double-digit kills. Junior Ashley Homitz led the Deacs with eight kills, while junior Natalie Mullikin had six.

Junior Jessica Furlong and freshman Lauren McIntyre had five kills apiece.

Mullikin and McIntyre led Wake Forest in blocking. Mullikin had five total blocks, including two solos, while McIntyre had three block assists.

Freshman Kelsey Jones dished out 28 assists on the night and also added three blocks.

As a team, Wake Forest hit just .008 in the match. The Deacons had 36 kills and 35 errors in 127 attempts.

Virginia Tech pulled away early in game one and cruised to victory. Leading 5-4, the Hokies used an 11-2 run to take a 16-6 advantage. Wake could not get closer than nine the rest of the way, as VT picked up a 30-14 win.

After the Hokies jumped out to a 4-1 lead in game two, the Deacs battled back to take an 8-6 lead of their own. However, Virginia Tech went on a 9-2 run for a 15-10 margin.



Trailing 20-15, Wake scored four straight points to pull within one at 20-19. The run was capped by a Furlong kill.

VT responded with six straight points of its own to open up a 26-19 margin. Wake closed to 26-23, but Virginia Tech was able to come away with a 30-26 win.

In game three, the Hokies raced out to a 10-2 lead, courtesy of an 8-0 run, and never looked back. The Deacons pulled to within five points, 16-11, with a 6-1 run capped by back-to-back kills from Mullikin.

Virginia Tech scored the next four points to re-take control of the contest. Wake was able to get back to within five late, 27-22, but the Hokies took the final three points of the game for a 30-22 victory.

Wake Forest will look to finish the season on a positive note on Friday when it wraps up the year with a 7 p.m. match at Virginia.

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