DURHAM – The Duke volleyball team swept through Wake Forest, 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-21) on Friday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
With the win, the Blue Devils improve to 14-10 (5-8 ACC) while the Demon Deacons drop to 13-12 (4-10 ACC).
The Blue Devils were led by seniors Ade Owokoniran with 14 kills and a single error on 28 attempts to reach 0.464% to punctuate an attack which reached 0.250 for the match. Setter Camille Nazor made 27 assists in libero Mackenzie cole and Gracie johnson each counted 10 digs for defense. At the net, Lizzie fleming landed a 10-block high, followed by Owokoniran and Rachel richardson with four each. Johnson also tied his career-high ace with four while Cole had three.
The Blue Devils got off to a good start with a .281 hitting percentage with 12 kills and just two errors as Owokoniran jumped up with four early kills. Duke also established his block early with five blocks to limit Wake Forest to a .075 clip in the opening frame.
Duke continued his momentum into the second set as Owokoniran and Richardson totaled five wins apiece as Duke hit 0.333% as a team. Fleming added four blocks and Johnson scored two aces to help keep the Demon Deacons on their heels.
Fleming continued to be a dominant presence at the net in the final set with four blocks and helped control the tempo as the Demon Deacons couldn’t come up with an offensive response with a .051 hitting percentage. Georgia Stavrinides added three kills to post a .429 to help Duke to the victory.
Wake Forest was led by Kamryn Malloy with 12 kills while libero Kalani Whillock added 17 digs.
Duke will close the weekend Sunday at 1 p.m., against Virginia Tech.
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