Zwarich Leads Virginia To 3-1 Win Over Duke
Nov. 19, 1999
ORLANDO, Fla. – Third-year middle blocker Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park,Kan./Shawnee Mission) registered her second triple-double of the seasonwith 12 digs, 11 kills and 10 blocks to lead the University of Virginiavolleyball team to a 3-1 (15-5, 6-15, 15-3, 15-5) victory over Duke in theACC Tournament Second Round on Friday at Disney’s Wide World of SportsComplex. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 18-10 on the season andadvance to play top-seeded and 13th-ranked Clemson at 4:30 p.m. Saturday inthe ACC Championship semifinals.
The win was Virginia’s third of the season over Duke (13-14) and fifth in arow. The victory also marked the first time in six tries that UVa hasdefeated the Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament.
The Cavaliers held a large advantage in two key statistical areas of thematch, hitting percentage and blocking. UVa outhit Duke .183 to .043 andalso held nearly a three-to-one edge in team blocks, 16-6.
Virginia jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game one, but Duke came back to tie itat 3-3. UVa then ran off five-straight points and 11 of the next 12 totake a 14-5 lead before winning 15-5. Duke never trailed in winning gametwo 15-5. After falling behind 2-1 in the third game, UVa ran off10-consecutive points to take an 11-2 edge. Virginia went on to win gamethree 15-3. The ‘Hoos stormed out to 5-0 and 11-2 leads en route to a 15-5victory in game four.
Zwarich’s triple-double is her second in three matches as she recorded herfirst career triple-double against James Madison on November 12, when sheposted 16 kills, 12 digs and 10 blocks. In addition to the 12 digs, 11kills and 10 blocks against Duke, Zwarich also tallied two assists and twoservice aces. Fourth-year middle blocker and 1999 All-ACC Second team pickJessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) led the ‘Hoos with 14 killsand added four block assists. Fourth-year outside hitter Whitney Bilger(La Jolla, Calif./The Bishops School) rounded out the Cavaliers in doublefigure kills with 10 and also totaled 10 digs and three block assists.Fourth-year setter and 1999 All-ACC First Team selection Mary Frances Scott(Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) notched a match-high 36 assists andcontributed nine digs, seven kills and three blocks. With the 36 assists,Scott increased her career total to 5,913 to move up to 14th on theall-time NCAA Division I assist list. Third-year outside hitter KatieJones (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) registered 10 digs and nine kills to aidthe Cavalier cause.
Virginia returns to action tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. when it plays top-seededand 13th–ranked Clemson in the semifinals of the ACC Championship. UVa is0-2 against the Tigers this season.
Virginia 3, Duke 1
Game Scores 1 2 3 4 Final ScoreDuke (13-14) 5 15 3 5 -- 1Virginia (18-10) 15 6 15 15 -- 3
Time of Match: 1:45