Wolfpack's Strong Start Falls Short in Season Opener, 3-2
Aug. 29, 2014
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The NC State women’s volleyball team jumped out to a 2-0 set advantage in its season opener against Eastern Washington, but the Eagles rallied to win the final three sets and claim a 3-2 (25-16, 25-16, 24-26, 25-27, 11-15) win over the Wolfpack Friday night in Hanover Hall on UNCW’s campus.
The Wolfpack falls to 0-1 on the year, while Eastern Washington improves to 2-0.
- Four different players tallied double-digit kills for the Wolfpack, led by senior Rachel Buckley and freshman Kaitlyn Kearney with 13 apiece. Seniors Dariyan Hopper and Alesha Wilson each chipped in with 10 kills.
- Sophomore Maggie Speaks dished out a match-high 42 assists and also paced the team in digs with 10 to record the first double-double of her career. The Camden, S.C., native also contributed seven kills from her setter position.
- Wilson had an impressive night at the net, turning away several offensive attempts by the Eagles to tally two solo blocks and three block assists.
The Wolfpack will return to action at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, when it takes the court against the Fairfield Stags. State will face UNCW in its second contest of the day at 7:30 p.m.