Virginia Volleyball Rallies, Falls To Clemson
November 7, 1998
CLEMSON, S.C. – The University of Virginia volleyball team forced a five-game match before falling 3-2 to Clemson in front 947 spectators at Jervey Gym. The Tigers jumped out to a two-game lead, winning the first game 15-9 and the second game 15-11. However, the Cavaliers answered back with two wins of their own in the third and fourth games (15-4 and 15-8), before dropping the final game 13-15.
Virginia finished the match with five players posting double figure totals in kills, led by Katie Jones who recorded a team-high 21 kills to go along with 13 digs. Mary Frances Scott paced the Cavaliers with a match-high 77 assists, while Claire Folga gathered a match-high 20 digs to add with 17 kills and five blocks. The trio of Andrea Fischer (20 kills, 4 digs, 3 assists), Jessica Parsons (13 kills, 8 digs, 4 blocks) and Deanna Zwarich (14 kills, 5 blocks, 2 digs) contributed solid efforts for UVa in the 3-2 loss. Kristi Winters and Amanda Wells added 13 and six digs, respectively.
With the victory, Clemson head coach Jordan Hoover broke the Clemson volleyball record for wins, recording her 139th career victory. The Tigers were led by Alison Coday (23 kills), Sky Frost (14 digs) and Melissa Kudelka (55 assists).
The loss drops Virginias record to 22-6 overall, 9-4 in the ACC, while the win improves Clemsons record to 18-8 overall, 9-5 in the conference. The Cavaliers have three regular season conference matches remaining before heading to the ACC Tournament at College Park, Md.
The Cavaliers will return to action on Wednesday, (Nov. 11) when Virginia hosts the Duke Blue Devils. The match is schedule for 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Memorial Gymnasium.
Virginia (22-6, 9-4 ACC) 9 11 15 15 13 Clemson (18-8, 9-5 ACC) 15 15 4 8 15