Virginia Volleyball Defeats James Madison
Nov. 12, 1999
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Third-year middle blocker Deanna Zwarich (OverlandPark, Kan./Shawnee Mission) notched 16 kills, 10 blocks and nine digs tohelp lead the Virginia volleyball team to a 3-2 come-from-behind victoryover James Madison on Friday evening at JMU’s Sinclair Gymnasium. The winby the Cavaliers snaps James Madison’s sixth-match winning streak. The’Hoos are now 17-9 on the season, while the Dukes fall to 23-4.
Virginia fell behind 2-0 by losing the first two games 20-18 and 15-10.The Cavaliers rallied with 15-11 victories in the third and fourth games toeven the match at 2-2. UVa clinched the comeback win by downing JMU 15-9in the fifth and deciding game.
Zwarich fell just one dig shy of her first career triple-double and theCavaliers’ second in as many matches. On Tuesday evening, fourth-yearsetter Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) recorded thefirst triple-double of her career with 65 assists, 14 digs and 10 kills tolead Virginia to a 3-1 win at North Carolina State. Zwarich’s 16 kills and10 blocks (two solo and eight assisted) against JMU were team highs. Scottrecorded 57 assists, 12 digs, six block assists, and three service aces inthe match. With the 57 assists, Scott has moved into 18th place on theall-time NCAA Division I assist list with 5,823 in her career.
Third-year outside hitter Andrea Fischer (Santa Barbara, Calif./SantaBarbara) continued her fine play with 15 kills, four service aces and fourblock assists. Fourth-year outside hitter Whitney Bilger (La Jolla,Calif./The Bishops School) totaled 19 digs, 13 kills and two service aces.Third-year outside hitter Katie Jones (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood)contributed a team-high 21 digs to go along with 12 kills. Fourth-yearmiddle blocker and 1998 first-team All-ACC selection Jessica Parsons (GreenOaks, Ill./Libertyville) rounded out the ‘Hoos in double figure kills anddigs with 12 and 18, respectively. Parsons also registered four blockassists and two aces.
Senior outside hitter Lindsay Collingwood led James Madison with amatch-high 20 kills and also recorded 18 digs. Sophomore outside hitterLarissa Daily tallied 16 kills and 16 digs, while junior middle hitterKarla Gessler totaled 10 kills, 12 digs and six blocks.
Virginia returns to action tomorrow, Saturday, November 13, when it travelsto Chapel Hill, N.C., for a 6:00 p.m. match against 25th-ranked NorthCarolina. The match is Virginia’s final regular season ACC contest.
Virginia 3, James Madison 2
Game Scores 1 2 3 4 5 Final ScoreVirginia (17-9) 18 10 15 15 15 -- 3James Madison (23-4) 20 15 11 11 9 -- 2
Time of Match: 2:26