Volleyball At UNC Tuesday
Nov. 1, 2005
The NC State volleyball team travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., on Tuesday to take on arch-rival North Carolina at 7:00 p.m., in Carmichael Auditorium. The Wolfpack (7-14, 1-12 ACC) look to snap a 17-match losing streak against the Tar Heels (16-7, 11-2 ACC) in a rematch of the five-game thriller played Oct. 4 in Reynolds Coliseum.
Leading the ACC all season in attack percentage., senior middle blocker Stefani Eddins now ranks first in attack pct. for conference games as well. She is on pace to finish first or second in the school records for season attack pct., career attack pct., season blocks and crack the top five for career blocks. The Irving, Texas native led NC State with 12 kills at a .323 attack pct. and four blocks in 3-0 loss at Virginia Tech last week and hit .533 in the 3-0 loss at Virginia with eight kills. She leads the team and ranks fourth in the ACC with 1.42 blocks per game and leads the team, ranks ninth in the ACC with 3.74 kills per game.
Casey Wyatt led the Wolfpack with nine kills at Virginia last week. The senior outside hitter from Williamsburg, Va., has played in every match this season, filling a number of roles for NC State. She has started six matches and has come off the bench in the others to provide a lift, some experience and calming leadership.
Leading the team with 679 assists this year, setter Melissa Rabe is averaging 9.70 assists per game and also leads the squad with 30 service aces. The junior from Greensboro, N.C., led the team with 34 assists at Virginia Tech last week and had a career-high six kills at a .333 attack pct., five digs and one ace. She added 14 assists and five digs the next night at Virginia, while splitting time with backup setter Lyssa Ramirez. Ramirez a junior setter from El Paso, Texas led NC State with 15 assists to go with five digs aginst the Cavaliers. Seeing action in seven matches so far this season, Ramirez leads the Wolfpack with a .780 set pct.
Senior middle blocker Adeola Kosoko led the team with five blocks at Virginia Tech last week to go with seven kills and seven digs. She added eight kills, a .333 attack pct., and five digs the next night at Virginia. Hitting .249 on the year, Kosoko is second on the team in kills, kills per game, total attacks, attack pct., block assists and solo blocks. Kosoko ranks eighth in school history with 309 career blocks.
Redshirt freshman right side hitter Stephanie Sims returned to action last week at Virginia for the first time since the Miami match Oct. 7 in which she sprained her ankle during pregame warmups and missed the next seven matches. Freshman defensive specialist Shawn Carroll didn't make the trip to Virginia last week because she got sick.