Volleyball Falls to North Carolina
Oct. 6, 1998
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of Virginia volleyball team gave host North Carolina all it could handle, before dropping a very competitive match, 3-2. UVa started off strong, winning two of the first three games of the match (15-12, 13-15, 15-12). However, the Cavaliers were not able to put the match away, as the Tar Heels came back to win the last two games of the match 15-9 and 15-13 to remain unbeaten and alone in first place in the ACC.
Virginia received solid contributions all the way around, paced by setter Mary Frances Scott’s team-high 56 assists. She also gathered 19 digs, five kills, four service aces and four blocks for UVa. Co-ACC Player of the Week, Claire Folga, showcased another stellar all-around performance by posting a team-high 25 digs, 15 kills, five blocks and three service aces. Jessica Parsons recorded a team-high 21 kills to go along with six digs and four blocks. The trio of Deanna Zwarich (12 kills, 12 blocks, 3 digs), Andrea Fischer (10 kills, 6 digs) and Katie Jones (21 digs, 7 kills, 3 assists) contributed for the Cavaliers in the loss.
The Tar Heels were led by Erin Berg’s match-high 74 assists and Tori Seibert, who recorded match-highs with 28 digs and 23 kills in the victory.
North Carolina and Virginia entered the match standing in first and second place respectively in the ACC. UNC receiving 22 points and UVa gathered three points in the latest USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll this week.
With the loss, Virginia falls to 14-3 overall, 3-2 in the ACC. The win improves North Carolina’s record to 15-3 overall, 4-0 in the conference. The Cavaliers will return to action on Sunday, (Oct. 11) when Virginia travels to Raleigh, N.C. to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.
Virginia (14-3, 3-2) 15 13 15 9 13North Carolina (15-3, 4-0) 12 15 12 15 15TOM: 2:35 Attendance: 181