Cavaliers Survive Scare from Georgia Tech
November 6, 1998
ATLANTA, Ga. – The University of Virginia volleyball team came out of the gates slowly, as UVa dropped its first game with Georgia Tech by a score of 15-2. However, the Cavaliers would rebound to win three of the last four games by the scores of 15-9, 15-13, 12-15 and 15-11 to claim a 3-2 victory.
Virginia was paced by setter Mary Frances Scott, who recorded a match-high 58 assists to go along with six digs and five kills. UVa had five players finish with double figures in kills, led by Claire Folga, who posted match-highs with 16 kills, 22 digs and five service aces. The group of Jessica Parsons (15 kills, 5 digs, 4 blocks), Katie Jones (14 digs, 11 kills), Deanna Zwarich (11 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs) and Andrea Fischer (14 kills, 2 digs) paved the way for Virginia in the win. Amanda Wells contributed 10 digs on the defensive side for UVa.
Georgia Tech was led by Amanda Sabo (51 assists) and Carla Gartner (15 digs, 14 kills, 7 blocks) in the 3-2 loss.
The win improves Virginia’s record to 22-5 overall, 9-3 in the ACC, while the loss drops Georgia Tech’s record to 20-10 overall, 8-5 in the conference. With the victory, UVa earned a sweep over the Yellow Jackets this season. Virginia defeated Georgia Tech 3-1 on 10/3/98.
The Cavaliers will return to action on Saturday, (Nov. 7) when Virginia travels to Clemson, S.C. to face the Clemson Tigers. The match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and will complete the road portion of UVa’s regular season schedule.
Virginia ( 22-5, 9-3 ACC) 2 15 15 12 15 Georgia Tech (20-10, 8-5 ACC) 15 9 13 15 11