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Nov. 13, 1999

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Senior middle hitter Shannon Smith recorded 15 killsand six blocks to lead 25th-ranked North Carolina to a 3-0 (15-11, 15-12,15-13) victory over Virginia in women’s collegiate volleyball actionSaturday evening. The loss snaps the Cavaliers’ two-match winning streakas they fall to 17-10 overall and conclude regular season ACC play with a9-7 mark. The Tar Heels improve to 24-5 overall and 14-2 in the conference.

Fourth-year middle blocker and 1998 first-team All-ACC selection JessicaParsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) led UVa with a match-high 17 killsand added seven digs, four block assists and two service aces. Third-yearmiddle blocker Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission) notched14 kills and nine digs, while third-year outside hitter Katie Jones(Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) contributed a double-double with 12 kills and 12digs. She hit .303 in the match and added four assists and two blocks.Third-year outside hitter Andrea Fischer (Santa Barbara, Calif./SantaBarbara) registered 12 kills for the ‘Hoos. With 54 assists, fourth-yearsetter Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) continuedher ascent on the all-time NCAA Division I assist list as she moved into16th place with 5,877 in her stellar career. Scott also registered ninedigs against UNC.

In addition to Smith, the Tar Heels also received double-digit killsperformances from three other players. Senior middle hitter Tori Seiberttallied 13 kills and seven blocks, while senior outside hitter AsaGustavsson and junior outside hitter Casey Simpson knocked down 12 killsapiece.

Virginia now awaits word on its seeding for the 1999 ACC VolleyballChampionship which will take place November 18-21 at Disney’s Wide World ofSports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Cavaliers will be either the third orfourth seed in the tournament depending on the outcome of tonight’s WakeForest-Georgia Tech match. With a Wake Forest loss, Virginia will earn thethird seed, but if the Demon Deacons win, UVa falls to the fourth seed.The ‘Hoos will begin play in the tournament on Friday, November 19.Tournament pairing will be officially announced on Monday.

North Carolina 3, Virginia 0

Virginia (17-10, 9-7) 11 12 13 — 0North Carolina (24-5, 14-2) 15 15 15 — 3

Time of Match: 1:57Attendance: 511

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