Duke lost the first of its three-game road trip to finish its season.
The seniors said goodbye to Cameron Indoor in a sad outing against Pittsburgh.
Duke defeated N.C. State at home in a nail biter of a comeback.
Duke started off hot, but the fire started to fade as the night went on.
Blue Devil head coach Jolene Nagel made it clear how impressed she was with the freshman.
The Blue Devils fell to 1-5 in conference play.
The first two frames were microcosms of how anemic Duke can look when either of its two star hitters are having an off day.
No. 23 Florida State made it four straight defeats for the Blue Devils on their home court Friday evening.
Duke fans rejoiced Friday, as Ade Owokoniran finally returned from a five-game stint on the injured list.
Camille Nazor and Lizzie Fleming attempted to step in for Owokoniran and Schwantz, but it just was not enough.
UNC Greensboro’s outside hitters were a problem throughout the match for the Blue Devils, but the countless Spartan errors, combined with Cooper’s blocking, rendered its powerful offensive attack ineffective.
In Duke's two matches with Owokoniran on the floor this week, the sophomore Blue Devil made herself known as one of the most dangerous outside hitters in the ACC.
Although numerous hitting errors plagued the Blue Devils through their first set, key contributions from sophomores Ade Owokoniran and Lily Cooper kept Duke in the driver's seat all evening.
Although the Blue Devils face arguably its toughest matchup of the season in just the first weekend, this weekend's campaign will give Duke the chance to showcase many new faces in its scheme as well as highlighting key returners in Payton Schwantz and Ade Owokoniran.
The Chronicle's countdown of the top 10 sports stories from 2018 begins with volleyball sneaking into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2014.
Duke volleyball fell to Loyola Marymount on Friday, spoiling their first NCAA Tournament appearance in four seasons.
The Blue Devils have not made the NCAA tournament since 2014.
There was no sign of a tryptophan-induced slump for Duke in its post-Thanksgiving contest Friday.