DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke volleyball team will send off its senior class this Tuesday, Nov. 22, during its final home match against ACC rival Wake Forest in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke's senior quartet of Kellie Catanach, Sophia Dunworth, Kayla Kirk and Amanda Robertson has compiled a 100-30 record and two ACC Championships during the last four seasons together, and those four will play their home and regular season finale at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. That group will leave as one of the most successful classes in school history as they have combined for three All-ACC awards, three All-East Region awards, an ACC Player of the Year citation, an ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition, six All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team awards and nine total ACC Academic Honor Roll selections.
They have also posted a 49-6 record in Cameron Indoor Stadium and will look to make it an even 50 victories at home against the Demon Deacons on Tuesday. Admission to the match is free, and the first 100 fans will each receive a free Duke foam stick.
Duke (20-8, 14-5 ACC) is currently tied for third place in the ACC alongside North Carolina and one match behind No. 25 Miami for second place. In an ACC race that has been tight at the top all season long, the Blue Devils will look to finish strong on Tuesday with the NCAA Tournament on the horizon. The Blue Devils have played their best volleyball of late and are 8-2 over their last 10 matches with a win over No. 17 Florida State.
Wake Forest (9-20, 6-13 ACC), meanwhile, had a difficult stretch in the middle of the season, but is coming off two straight wins and is 4-2 over the last three conference weekends matches. The Deacs' last two wins both came on the road at Boston College and Maryland, and the Maryland win featured one of the Wake Forest's best matches of the season. Setter Danae Rosendall dished out 56 assists, and middle blocker Andrea Beck amassed 20 kills to lead the Deacons. Wake Forest posted 12 blocks in the win and now has 55 blocks over the last six matches.