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Sept. 1, 2001


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia volleyball team lost to 15th-ranked Minnesota 3-0 (30-15, 30-19, 30-25) in the Jefferson Cup Tournament Saturday (September 1) at University Hall. In the first match of Saturday’s session, 10th-ranked Stanford defeated Radford 3-0 (30-19, 30-21, 30-28) to win the Jefferson Cup Tournament title.

With the loss, Virginia falls to 1-2 on the season, while Minnesota improves to 2-1. Stanford improves to 3-0 with its victory and Radford drops to 0-3 on the season. Stanford’s Logan Tom was named the tournament MVP, while teammates Ogonna Nnamani and Ashley Ivy were named to the All-Tournament team. Also named to the All-Tournament team were: Minnesota’s Stephanie Hagen and Lindsey Berg, Virginia’s Shannon Boyle (Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy), and Katie Sherwood from Radford.

In their loss to Minnesota, the Cavaliers were paced by Boyle, a second-year middle, and second-year outside hitter Katie Synan (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) with eight kills apiece. Boyle hit .368 in the match and added six digs and two blocks, while Synan posted a .368 hitting percentage and four digs. Fourth-year outside hitter Jenny Harmon (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem) posted seven kills, six digs and two blocks.

Minnesota’s Cassie Busse led all players with 14 kills and added seven digs. Kathy Tilson and Erin Martin both contributed 10 kills. Berg totaled 33 assists and 11 digs for a double-double, while Hagen notched seven kills, seven service aces, five digs and three blocks.

Tom and Nnamani led Stanford to the 3-0 victory over Radford with 12 kills apiece. Tom hit .545 in the match and added eight digs and three blocks. Nnamani hit .348 and contributed six digs. Tara Conrad totaled eight kills and seven blocks, while setter Anna Robinson dished out 38 assists.

Laura Marcuson led Radford with a match-high 15 kills and had eight digs. Sarah Gates recorded nine kills, while setter Bliss Mulligan totaled 40 assists.

The Cavaliers return to action on Tuesday, September 4 when they host in-state rival Virginia Tech at 7:00 p.m. in University Hall.

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