September 13, 2011

Volleyball Falls at No. 23 Duke 3-0

DURHAM, N.C.-Despite 22 attack errors No. 23 Duke downed Campbell 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-18) Tuesday night inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils move to 5-3 on the season, breaking a three-match losing streak, while Campbell falls to 4-8 overall.

Freshman Jeme Obeime led Duke with 14 kills, while senior Amanda Robertson added 10 kills and eight digs in the win. Senior Sophia Dunworth added nine scores and five digs, while senior Kellie Catanach posted 41 assists and 11 digs on the night. Sophomore Allie McCurdy tacked on a match-high 16 digs.

Leading Campbell was senior middle blocker Annie Kobeski with six kills on 19 swings, while junior outside hitter Ally Russo recorded five kills and seven digs in the loss. Sophomore outside hitter Chelsey Pachoud added four kills and 10 digs, while senior defensive specialist Kelsey Campbell posted a team-high 13 digs.

Lindsey Coats and Lorin Thomas each collected three block assists for the Camels, who tallied seven total team denials.

Tied at five in the first set, the Blue Devils tallied a 5-0 run to take a 10-5 lead. Four straight Duke errors, however, pulled the Camels back to within one at 10-9. After another 3-0 Duke run, the Camels rallied, taking advantage of four more Blue Devil errors to pull within two at 15-13.

Duke then reeled off an 8-3 spurt where five different Blue Devils recorded points. Duke claimed the set 25-18 on an Amanda Robertson kill. Duke committed 11 errors in the first set alone, hitting .135 against the Camels.

Down 10-8 in the second, Wilson registered a kill to end a long rally and bring the Camels back to a one-point deficit. Still down one at 17-16, the Blue Devils registered a 7-0 run and claimed a 25-17 win.

After hitting .412 (16-2-34) in the second set, the Blue Devils were again held under .200 in the third frame, as Campbell forced nine attack errors and blocked three Duke attempts. The Blue Devils still managed a 25-18 win to sweep the match as Obeime and Brittney Balser tallied four kills apiece. Kobeski led Campbell with three kills in the set.

The Camels will be back in action this weekend, heading to the Elon Phoenix Classic. Campbell will face Elon and NC Central in the tourney.