Pack Volleyball Improves to 7-1 With Win Over Campbell
RALEIGH, N.C. - Junior Meredith Richardson led a strong initial attack as NC State volleyball won its second match of the Courtyard Midtown Invitational on Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of Campbell at Reynolds Coliseum.
Richardson had a match-high 10 kills and a .571 hitting average, as the Wolfpack (7-1) hit .349 for the match. Richardson also had two total blocks in the contest.
"We came out playing really well, then we sort of let up," said third-year coach Bryan Bunn. "We hit .600 the first set and they hit negative-.130. Sometimes, it's a challenge to maintain focus when something like that happens."
In the opening set, Richardson was a perfect 5-for-5 on attacks, with one block. By the end of the second set, she was 9-for-10 with two total blocks.
"When she's playing like that, it's a huge asset for our offense," Bunn said.
Sophomore Rachel Buckley, seeing her most extensive action in the young season, had her top totals of the fall, posting eight kills on 13 attacks for a team-high .615 hitting percentage.
Senior Megan Cyr had 27 of her team's 35 assists and moved past former teammate Alex Smith into fourth place on the school's all-time career record list. The native of St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada, now has 2,725 assists in her three years with the Wolfpack after transferring from Colorado following her redshirt freshman season.
"She's a great player, who has worked her butt off the last three years," Bunn said. "It's just great having her here."
The Wolfpack will face Central Michigan in the final contest of the Courtyard Midtown Invitational, a match that is slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum.
Admission is free to all spectators. A live-stream of the match is also available for free on GoPack.com's All-Access.