Maryland Volleyball Upsets Virginia, 3-2
Nov. 5, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Maryland volleyball team rallied from a 2-1deficit to defeat the University of Virginia 3-2 (15-7, 12-15, 13-15,15-13, 18-16) in the Cavaliers’ final home match of the season Fridayevening at University Hall. The loss to the Terps, snaps Virginia’sfour-match winning streak over Maryland. UVa falls to 15-8 overall and 8-6in the ACC, while the Terrapins improve to 12-16 overall and 5-9 in theconference. Maryland set a school record by registering 36 team blockassists in the match. Junior outside hitter Maren Stuart led Maryland with12 block assists and also added a team-high 18 kills.
Maryland opened the match with a 15-7 win in game one, but Virginia cameback to win the next two games for a 2-1 lead. The ‘Hoos won game two15-12 and took the third game 15-13. In game three, third-year outsidehitter Andrea Fischer (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) servedeight-straight points to turn a 13-6 deficit into a 14-13 Virginiaadvantage. In the fourth game, the Cavaliers led 6-3 and 10-6, butMaryland rebounded to tie the match at 11-11. With UVa leading 13-12, theTerrapins scored the final three points for a 15-13 triumph. The fifth anddeciding game was tied nine times, including 16-16 before Maryland pulledout the win, 18-16.
Third-year middle blocker Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./ShawneeMission) led all players with 20 kills and she also added 15 digs. Intheir final home match of their careers, Virginia’s three fourth years alsoturned in impressive performances. Fourth-year middle blocker and 1998first-team All-ACC selection Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks,Ill./Libertyville) totaled 18 kills, 12 digs, and three block assists.Fourth-year setter Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep)also recorded a double-double with a match-high 53 assists and 14 digs,along with three block assists. With the 53 assists, Scott has now handedout 5,701 career assists and has moved into 23rd place on the all-time NCAADivision I assist list. Fourth-year outside hitter Whitney Bilger (LaJolla, Calif./The Bishops School) notched team-highs of 17 digs and fourservice aces. Fischer also had an impressive performance with 17 kills,four digs and three block assists.
In addition to Stuart, the Terrapins also received outstanding performancesfrom freshman Carey Brennan and junior outside hitter Nnenna Amobi.Brennan totaled 14 kills, 15 digs, three block assists and two serviceaces, while Amobi tallied 13 kills and six block assists. Senior outsidehitter Beth Murphy added 10 kills, 14 digs and seven block assists.
Virginia returns to action on Tuesday, November 9, when they travel toRaleigh, N.C. for a 7:30 p.m. match against North Carolina State.
Maryland 3, Virginia 2
Game Scores 1 2 3 4 5 Final ScoreMaryland (12-16, 5-9) 15 12 13 15 18 -- 3Virginia (15-9, 8-6) 7 15 15 13 16 -- 2
Time of Match: 2:35