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October 30, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Virginia volleyball team took another step forward in its quest to finish atop the Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball standings with a 3-0 win over Maryland at Ritchie Coliseum. The Cavaliers won the first two games 15-3 and 15-6, before wrapping up the match with a 15-8 decision in the third game.

UVa outside hitter Andrea Fischer highlighted Virginia in the victory, as she posted a match-high 15 kills to go along with four digs, two service aces and two blocks. Setter Mary Frances Scott tallied a match-high 41 assists to add with seven digs. Claire Folga gathered 12 kills and nine digs, while teammates Jessica Parsons and Tamara Shulman added six kills apiece in the 3-0 win.

Maryland was led by Beth Murphy (9 digs, 8 kills), Libby Alberts (21 assists, 4 digs) and Angie Banys (10 digs, 3 kills) in the loss.

The win improves Virginia’s record to 21-4 overall, 8-3 in the ACC, while the loss drops Maryland’s record to 10-12 overall, 3-8 in the conference. With the win, UVa established a new school-record for the most ACC wins in a regular season, breaking the previous mark of seven conference victories recorded by the 1996 squad.

The Cavaliers will return to action on Tuesday, (Nov. 3) when Virginia faces the James Madison Dukes. The match will be played in Memorial Gym and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Virginia (21-4, 8-3 ACC)   15 15 15Maryland (10-12, 3-8 ACC)   3  6  8

LOM: 1:20
Attendance: 245

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