Parsons Leads Women's Volleyball To 3-0 Win Over American
Nov. 27, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fourth-year middle blocker and 1999 All-ACC Second teampick Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) hit a match-high .542with 14 kills and added eight digs and seven blocks to lead the Universityof Virginia volleyball team to a 3-0 (15-10, 16-14, 15-9) victory overAmerican University Saturday evening at Bender Arena. With the win, theCavaliers improve to 19-11 overall, while the Eagles fall to 25-7. The UVavictory also snapped American’s 25-match home winning streak which datedback to September of 1998.
Parsons notched 14 kills with just one error on 24 attempts en route tohitting .542 in the match. She also recorded four solo stuffs among herseven blocks. Fourth-year setter and 1999 All-ACC First Team selectionMary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) registered 56assists (18.7 per game) to reach the 6,000-assist plateau. Scott enteredthe match with 5,954 assists and increased her career total to 6,010 tobecome the 11th NCAA Division I player to reach the milestone. Scott alsoadded eight digs, six kills, three blocks and one service ace in the win.
Third-year middle blocker Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./ShawneeMission) added 17 kills, while fourth-year outside hitter Whitney Bilger(La Jolla, Calif./The Bishops School) notched 16 kills, nine digs and fourservice aces in one of her best performances of the season. Third-yearoutside hitter Andrea Fischer (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) posteda .474 hitting percentage with 10 kills on 19 attempts with just one error.She also tallied three blocks, including two solo stops. Third-yearoutside hitter Katie Jones (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) led the ‘Hoos with 11digs and also knocked down eight kills.
Heather Wintermeyer led American with 18 kills and 11 digs, while EneidaMuzhaqi added 14 kills. Silvia Panak handed out 48 set assists.
As a team, Virginia hit an impressive .352 with 71 kills on 145 attemptswith 20 errors. The Cavaliers hit .333 or higher in each of the threegames, including an impressive .367 in the second game. UVa also held an11-3 advantage in team blocks.
Virginia now awaits word on a possible at-large bid to the 64-team NCAATournament. Pairings will be announced Sunday evening.
Virginia 3, American 0
Game Scores 1 2 3 Final ScoreVirginia (19-11) 15 16 15 -- 3American (25-7) 10 14 9 -- 0
Time of Match: 1:50