Zwarich Leads Virginia Volleyball Team To 3-1 Win Over NC State
Oct. 6, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia fourth-year middle Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) recorded match-highs of 22 kills and nine blocks to lead the Cavaliers to a 3-1 (15-8, 15-9, 14-16, 15-4) victory over North Carolina State in collegiate volleyball action at University Hall Friday (October 6). With the win, the `Hoos have now won eight-consecutive matches over the Wolfpack and improve to 8-8 overall and 4-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. NC State falls to 6-11 overall and 0-5 in the ACC.
After recording only five kills over the first two games, Zwarich totaled 17 kills in the last two games, including 10 in the decisive fourth game, to lead the Cavaliers to victory. In addition, to the 22 kills and nine blocks, Zwarich also added seven digs and a service ace. First-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) notched Virginia’s only double-double of the match with 13 kills and a team-high tying 16 digs. Davis added three block assists to the UVa cause as well. Fourth-year outside hitter Katie Jones (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) also registered 16 digs and added two of the Cavaliers’ seven service aces. First-year setter Abby Whittenburg (Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo) notched a match-high 41 assists to go along with nine digs, four blocks assists and two aces. First-year outside hitter Whitney Ashcraft (Yorktown, Ind./Burris) and fourth-year setter Cathy Arnette (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) added 14 and 11 digs, respectively.
Senior middle blocker Stephanie Stambaugh led NC State with 14 kills, while junior middle blocker Alison Kreager notched 11 kills and 13 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Tara Greene led all players with 20 digs, while freshman setter Crystal Shannon contributed 38 assists and 10 digs.
Virginia won the first two games by scores of 15-8 and 15-9, respectively. The Cavaliers spotted NC State an 11-0 lead in the third game and scored 12 straight points to take a 12-11 advantage. The `Hoos then took a 14-13 lead, but the Wolfpack came back to take the game 16-14. UVa won the fourth game decisively, 15-4, to close out the match.
Virginia returns to action tomorrow, Saturday October 7 in University Hall, when they take on ACC rival North Carolina at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia 3, NC State 1Game Scores 1 2 3 4 -- Final ScoreNC State (6-11, 0-5) 8 9 16 4 -- 1Virginia (8-8, 4-2) 15 15 14 15 -- 3Time of Match: 1:54Attendance: 314