Maryland Sweeps NC State, 3-0
Oct. 3, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. - Rachel Wagener had 12 kills and tied the school record for career block assists as the University of Maryland volleyball team defeated NC State, 3-0 (30-19, 30-21, 30-19), Sunday afternoon in Reynolds Coliseum. Sarah Treadwell just missed recording a double-double with 10 kills and eight digs, while Rachel Moore anchored the Terrapin defense with a match-high 13 digs.
With the victory, the Terrapins improved their overall record to 7-7 (2-2 ACC), while NC State dropped to 10-7 (0-4 ACC).
The Terrapins overpowered the Wolfpack in game one, as Maryland hit an impressive .353 as a team and Treadwell had five kills. Wagener and Maria DiLivio posted four kills each in the first game, and Wagener added a service ace on game point to give the Terps a 30-19 victory.
Jennifer Dewalt and Stephanie Smith teamed up for back-to-back blocks to give Maryland a 10-5 advantage early in game two. From there, the Terps would benefit from four second-game kills from Dewalt and Wagener and three from freshman Jade Brown. Wagener also notched the 303rd block assist of her career in the second game, tying Sherry Smith for Maryland's individual career total in the category. The Terps outhit the Wolfpack, .400 to .188, and outblocked NC State, four to one, for the 30-21 second-game victory. Smith finished with five kills and a tied a career-high with 10 blocks. Dewalt had five kills for the match, along with four blocks.
With the game knotted at 13 apiece in the third game, Maryland pulled away and closed the door on NC State, taking the contest with a 30-19 victory.
NC State was led by Sarah Ensminger, who posted nine kills off a .350 attack percentage for the Wolfpack.
Terrapin setter Aimee Huddleston led Maryland with 32 assists on the afternoon.
Maryland returns to Comcast Center Pavilion next weekend, as it hosts conference foes Florida State and Miami. Friday night's matchup with Florida State will begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday's contest with Miami has an 8 p.m. start time. Fans should note that there is a Maryland football game Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Byrd Stadium and should try to arrive close to volleyball's 8 p.m. start time to avoid traffic tie-ups associated with cars leaving campus following the football game.