Volleyball's Comeback Effort Against Wisconsin Falls Short, 3-1
Sept. 20, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State women's volleyball suffered its first home loss of the season on Friday evening in Reynolds Coliseum, as the Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Wolfpack, 3-1 (25-13, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18).
The Badgers jumped out to quick leads in the first and second sets and were able to sustain them, but the Wolfpack responded in the third frame to win the set and force a fourth set. Wisconsin led in the early stages of the third set, but a kill by Nikki Glass sparked a 6-0 run in which the Pack took the lead, 23-18.
During the run, Glass and junior Alesha Wilson provided the offense for the Pack as both recorded two kills. Wilson also chipped in defensively with a block during the span. An attack error by the Badgers' Deme Morales on match point for the Wolfpack ended the third period of play.
Juniors Rachel Buckley and Dariyan Hopper led the Wolfpack offense with 11 kills each, while sophomore setter Tanna Aljoe tallied 33 assists. Aljoe also paced the Pack on the defensive end with 15 digs, followed by Glass with 14.
NC State will return to action in its second match of the Courtyard Midtown Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20 against Colgate at 1 p.m. The Wolfpack will conclude its home weekend when it takes on the VCU Rams at 7 p.m.