Hausfeld, the nation’s leader in assists per game, notched a double-double with 11 digs and contributed six kills on eight errorless attacks for a team-high .750 hitting percentage. The senior setter also helped out on two of Duke’s 12 blocks and led the Blue Devils (17-4, 12-1 ACC) to a collective hitting percentage of .287. Sophomore Rachael Moss led all players with 19 kills, while senior middle blocker Carrie DeMange posted her 14th consecutive double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs.
Audrey Eichler led
Hausfeld chalked up four of her aces in the opening 30-19 game one victory, while also contributing points with a kill and a block. Moss connected on five kills in the opener, while Sue Carls was a perfect 4-of-4 attacking. Duke fell behind 7-2 after an early
Moss continued playing with a hot hand in game two and recorded six kills on 11 errorless attacks in the 30-26 victory. Hausfeld served up 17 assists to lead Duke to a .405 hitting percentage, while the Blue Devils committed just four attacking errors compared to 21 kills. The Eagles matched Duke’s offensive output with a .341 hitting percentage and 18 kills, but failed to overcome an early deficit. A 3-3 tie would be the only point in the match that Duke did not hold the lead, while the Blue Devils eventually staked an eight-point lead at 20-12.
After a combined 11 kills over the first two games, Moss capped her performance with eight more in the final frame. Hausfeld matched her game-two total with 17 more assists, while DeMange added 11 points with five kills, four blocks and a pair of service aces. Duke trailed by as much as six points at 16-10, but fought back with an 8-2 rally to tie the game at 18-18. The Eagles reclaimed a momentary three-point lead before the teams locked in at 29-29. Duke gained the advantage after a
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