Virginia Volleyball Drops 3-2 Decision To Florida State
Oct. 27, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Virginia volleyball team fell to Florida State 3-2 (15-4, 13-15, 16-14, 7-15, 15-13) in a 2 hour and 40 minute marathon Friday evening (October 27) at Tully Gym. The Cavaliers lost despite a 29-kill, 13-dig performance by fourth-year middle Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission North). The loss snaps UVa’s season-high three-match winning streak as they fall to 12-12 overall and 6-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Lady Seminoles improve to 17-9 overall and 5-6 in the ACC.
Zwarich posted her 20th-consecutive double-digit kill match with 29 kills and also recorded 13 digs for her sixth double-double of the season. In addition, Zwarich also added eight blocks and two service aces. With the 29 kills, Zwarich has increased her season total to 449, which is the fourth-best single season total in school history.
First-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) posted her 12th straight double-double and 18th of the season with 20 kills and a team-high 14 digs. She also added three blocks and two service aces. Third-year utility player Jenny Harmon (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem) notched 12 kills, eight digs and five blocks, while first-year middle Shannon Boyle (Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy) tallied a career-high 10 kills and added three block assists. Boyle hit an impressive .563 in the match (10 kills, one error in 16 attempts). First-year setter Abby Whittenburg (Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo) recorded 68 assists and 10 digs for the Cavaliers.
Sophomore outside hitter Erica Bunch led Florida State with 23 kills and 12 digs. Senior outside hitter Jennifer Werrick added 19 kills and a match-high 20 digs. Junior Norisha Campbell and sophomore Kristin Frye both contributed 14 kills for the Lady Seminoles.
Florida State won the first game 15-4, but the `Hoos rebounded to tie the match at one game apiece with a 15-13 victory in the second game. The Lady Seminoles squeaked out a two-point, 16-14, victory in the third game. The Cavaliers again answered with a 15-7 triumph in the fourth game that evened the match at 2-2. FSU won the decisive fifth game 15-13 to register the 3-2 win.
The Cavaliers return to action tomorrow, Saturday, October 28 when they play Florida A&M at 11:00 a.m. in Tallahassee.
Florida State 3, Virginia 2Game Scores 1 2 3 4 5 -- Final ScoreVirginia (12-12, 6-6) 4 15 14 15 13 -- 2Florida State (17-9, 5-6) 15 13 16 7 15 -- 3Time of Match: 2:40Attendance: 389