Duke Defeats Davidson in Exhibition Play

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DURHAM – The Duke volleyball team defeated Davidson 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23, 16-25) in exhibition action Saturday afternoon in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

How It Happened

  • Senior co-captain Gracie Johnson led the team offensively with 11 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Rylie Kadel tallied 11 kills to hit .625 percent.
  • Graduate student setter Devon Chang made her Blue Devil debut and dished 26 assists in two sets while Camille Nazor added 20. Chang also led the team with three blocks at the net.
  • Defensively, graduate student libero Madison Bryant paced the Blue Devils with 22 digs and two aces.
  • Head coach Jolene Nagel‘s squad hit .248 through the first three sets and limited Davidson to a .164 clip.

Notes

  • Nagel entered her 24th season at the helm of the program prior to Saturday’s match.
  • Lizzie Fleming tallied Duke’s lone solo block and added two block assists.
  • The first set featured 12 tie scores and four lead changes.

Quote

  • “I was excited to see our team show some resiliency today throughout the match. We were making errors on aggressive serves, but our team seemed to not let it rattle them and kept being steady in other areas of our game. We have eight newcomers to our team this year and I was excited to have the opportunity to see how we were going to work together. I was pleased with what I saw today with the engagement, effort and team mentality throughout. Today, we were able to see a lot of our team in competition which was fun.” – head coach Jolene Nagel 

Next Match

Duke will open the 2022 season at the BYU Invitational Aug. 26-27 in Provo, Utah.

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