NC State Volleyball Dismantled By Wake Forest
Nov. 4, 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State dropped an ACC volleyball match Friday night at home, 3-0, to Wake Forest (14-9, 7-7 ACC). Senior middle blocker Stefani Eddins, who leads the ACC in attack percentage, hit .500 on the night with 11 kills to lead the Wolfpack (7-16, 1-14 ACC), but an inability to string together enough points to create any momentum led to its demise.
"They really swung hard against our block and it took us two and half games to figure that out," said NC State head coach Mary Byrne. "We tried a new offense tonight and it backfired on us. We need to stay more focused."
NC State got on the board first with a Wake Forest service error, but the Demon Deacons scored the next two points and never looked back as the Wolfpack never drew closer than four the rest of the way and hit a dismal .000 team attack percentage. Wake Forest ran away with game two, sharpening its attack to .371 team attack percentage and shutting down NC State. An extended imtermission followed game two, caused by the coliseum lights going out. NC State came back in game three to put forth a renewed effort, but it proved to be too little, too late.
Senior outside hitter Casey Wyatt contributed six kills and a .286 attack percentage in two games played, while senior middle blocker Adeola Kosoko added five kills, six digs and a team best five blocks. Junior setter Melissa Rabe paced the Pack with 30 assists and sophomore libero let the squad with 20 digs.
NC State posted a season low zero service aces, but outblocked the Deacs 8-5. The Wolfpack returns to action on Sunday, when it hosts Duke at 1:00 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.