Volleyball ACC Losing Streak Comes To An End!

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Tonight in Reynolds Coliseum, the NC State volleyball team snapped a 56 game ACC losing streak with a 3-1 win over Boston College. Witnessed in person by myself and good friend and fellow stat major ruffles31, the Pack now stands 1-0 for the season in the ACC and 7-9 overall. Congrats to Coach Stubbs and the ladies!

Here is (not the greatest in the world) video from my Blackberry of the BC service error on the final point, I like the victory cartwheel at the end.

Our last ACC victory was also against BC in the 2005 season. And if you were wondering, that improves our ACC volleyball record under the leadership of Lee Fowler to 4-143.

We decided to go out to the match on a whim, we hadn’t really planned on going and we certainly hadn’t planned on seeing a long-overdue victory!

About WV Wolf

Graduated from NCSU in 1996 with a degree in statistics. Born and inbred in West "By God" Virginia and now live in Raleigh where I spend my time watching the Wolfpack, the Mountaineers and the Carolina Hurricanes as well as making bar graphs for SFN. I'm @wvncsu on the Twitter machine.

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17 Responses to Volleyball ACC Losing Streak Comes To An End!

  1. ErB 09/26/2008 at 9:43 PM #

    I’ve been going to those games for the past 5 years in the student wolfpack club and now I can finally say I have seen us defeat an ACC opponent.

    Congrats girls!

  2. RAWFS 09/26/2008 at 9:59 PM #

    Congrats to the ladies, it is a victory well-earned.

  3. Dr. BadgerPack 09/26/2008 at 10:01 PM #

    Hopefully a signn of another great weekend for NCSU sports. :)

    Congrats ladies!

  4. wufpup76 09/26/2008 at 10:36 PM #

    You know these girls have to be sky high right now …

    Well done!

    (Somewhere Lee Fowler is screaming “FACILITIES!!!” at the top of his lungs)

  5. Ismael 09/27/2008 at 3:10 AM #

    congrats to the girls volleyball team…

    had to throw this somewhere, John Wall news, sorry for hijacking the thread

    “In addition to the Jayhawks, whom he visited this past weekend, the Tigers and the Bears, Wall is considering North Carolina State, Oregon and Kentucky, which Brian Clifton said “may not get an official visit since he’s been down there a few times.” NCAA rules permit only five official visits.

    Wall was scheduled to visit Oregon on Oct. 4, then Kentucky on Oct. 11, but after his mother, Frances Pulley, suffered a mild stroke on Aug. 28, Wall said he focused all of his attention on tending to her.

    “Everything that wasn’t about her got put on the back burner,” Wall said. “It’s scary because I’m so close to her. She’s doing better now, and we’re starting to try and reschedule some visits.”

    He admits that the scare made him re-evaluate picking a school that would put a plane ride between him and his mother.

    So does that make him lean toward the Wolfpack?

    “It’s definitely something that you’ve got to look at,” Wall said of the distance factor. “Everyone wants to play at home, and that’s why I kept them [NC State] on my list. It’s a great school. If your mom’s not healthy you don’t want to go so far away that you have to fly to see her.”

    Pulley leans back on the couch in the den of their two-story townhouse and smiles at the thought of her son running out of the tunnel at the RBC Center decked out in Wolfpack paraphernalia. She grew up a Wolfpack fan and had a particular admiration for former NC State forward Rodney Monroe.

    “Yeah that was my man right there,” Pulley said. “[In North Carolina] you either like Duke or Carolina, but I just always liked State. That doesn’t matter though, because I told John that he’s going where he wants to go. He’s not staying just to be close to me. That’s not happening.”

    we still may not have a chance, really, with him, he is still saying Memphis and Kansas are leading but that’s only because, according to him, “they’ve made official in-home visits.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=3608959

  6. MrPlywood 09/27/2008 at 3:22 AM #

    Congrats to the v-ball team.

    John Wall – one and done, no thanks.

  7. Ismael 09/27/2008 at 3:34 AM #

    congrats to the volleyball team again…

    i just saw an ESPN where they are saying that Scott Wood is one of the best shooters in this class and could become and ESPN top 100 player by the end of the season…this may be a ridiculous class already even if we don’t get Favors or Wall.

    Derrick Rose was one and done and he sure helped Memphis

  8. wolfonthehill 09/27/2008 at 6:30 AM #

    1 – No one can say you’re not a true NC State fan.

    2 – That’s a DAMN nice-looking court… I’m impressed that it’s not just some lines painted out on the old floor.

  9. SuperStuff 09/27/2008 at 7:35 AM #

    It was a every convincing win. Enjoyed it alot. It was great when the crowd stood making noise wanting that last point seeming to cause that server to put the ball in the net. It was a good turnout and impressive win.

  10. Daily Update 09/27/2008 at 8:06 AM #

    I went with my 3 month old son, so this was his first big win as a State fan (though he slept through the last two games). Wish it was a football or basketball game, but breaking the losing streak is good enough for now.

    The team looked really solid last night. I was impressed with the crowd which was reported as 583 by http://www.gopack.com .

    Another chance to win a match Sunday at Maryland.

    To be honest, I was kind of surprised Lee Fowler wasn’t there for this match.

  11. redfred2 09/27/2008 at 8:55 AM #

    Gotta love that for those girls after suffering 56 consecutive losses!!!

    I don’t know who they schedule and I’m speaking about an NC State sports program that I know nothing about, but c’mon, when has that ever stopped me? Anyway, this is kind of a nice thing for those kids, and very sad statement, all in one. There is almost surely no excuse for that group of young girls, who attend a MAJOR university, in a MAJOR conference, to have suffered through a losing streak of that duration.

    This is a special day for them, I just hope that Lee and Oblinger aren’t too giddy over this one win.

  12. redfred2 09/27/2008 at 9:06 AM #

    To anybody who feels the need to comment negatively about a #1 point guard, or any other top recruit, at any other position, and in any sport, who is expressing even a remote interest in attending NC State University, PLEASE feel free to keep your thoughts to yourself.

  13. Dr. BadgerPack 09/27/2008 at 9:35 AM #

    If the Volleyball win wasn’t going to be against UNC, I’m glad it was against BC and their, um, interesting fanbase.

  14. redfred2 09/27/2008 at 9:42 AM #

    C’mon DrBP, a win is a win. Remember, this is NC State, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is, all games are the same.

  15. FredandDwight82 09/27/2008 at 11:28 AM #

    Congrats to the ladies! They have stuck with it through some lean years. Great to see a team trending UP in wins! After improving in competitiveness in Coach Stubbs’ second year, the wins are coming this year. Already more wins than the first two years combined. Just how bare was the cupboard? Looks like Coach Stubbs know how to restock the cupboard and coach them, too…

    Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXBrJ9oiJ2Q&feature=related (or search for “Coach talks about the ups and downs of NC State Volleyball” on Youtube if link does not work). Can she be our Athletics Department spokesperson???

  16. FredandDwight82 09/28/2008 at 11:21 PM #

    And now it is an ACC winning streak…

    Volleyball Dismisses Maryland, 3-1
    http://www.gopack.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9200&ATCLID=1591945

  17. jmartineau 10/01/2008 at 7:33 AM #

    Feel good story of the year so far! Btw, was this accomplished with coaching and hard work, but NOT a facility upgrade???

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