Tuesday, 26 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Offense Leads Duke Past Santa Clara, 3-0


DURHAM – The Duke volleyball team secured its ninth straight victory in dominant fashion with a 3-0 sweep (25-22, 25-19, 25-13) over Santa Clara Saturday evening at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 

Duke was dominant out of the gate and posted a .480 hitting percentage — its best of the season and the its second straight match hitting over .400 percent. 

The Blue Devils were led by three in double digit kills — Jess Robinson, Gracie Johnson and Kerry Keefe — as the trio hit .551 percent with 43 kills. Robinson was outstanding with 19 kills and no errors to hit .792 percent. Johnson added 14 kills while Keefe notched 10. Setter Emma Worthington dished 45 dimes, while libero Madison Bryant collected 11 digs.   


  • Duke was firing on all cylinders in the first set with a match-best 20 kills to hit .425 percent. Johnson jumpstarted the team with seven kills to start the match, while Bryant tallied eight digs. 
  • The second set featured eight ties but defensively, the Broncos couldn’t find an answer for Duke’s offensive firepower. Robinson was was flawless with 10 kills on 10 swings to hit 1.000 percent in the second stanza.
  • Santa Clara saw its best offensive output in the third set but couldn’t match Duke’s intensity as it knocked down 19 kills and just one error for a .562 clip to end the match.


  • Duke improves to 9-2 overall with its ninth straight victory. 
  • The all-time series with Santa Clara moves to 2-1 in favor of the Broncos. 
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