Virginia Volleyball Team Falls To Maryland 3-2
Sept. 25, 2001
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Virginia volleyball team lost to Maryland 3-2 (30-22, 28-30, 20-30, 30-21, 16-14) Tuesday evening (September 25) at Ritchie Coliseum. It was the first five-game match of the season for the Cavaliers who fall to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Maryland improves to 4-6 overall and 1-2 in the ACC with the victory.
After dropping the first game 30-22, the Cavaliers bounced back to take a 2-1 lead in the match with 30-28 and 30-20 wins in the second and third games. The Terrapins pulled out the victory with 30-21 and 16-14 triumphs in the fourth and fifth games, respectively.
Second-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) was one of three Virginia players to record double-doubles in the match. Davis posted a team-high 17 kills and added 11 digs. Third-year middle Simona Kuipers (Bow Island, Alberta, Canada/Senator Gershaw) continued her outstanding play with 14 kills, a career-high 17 digs and five blocks. First-year setter Lily Phillips (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) also notched a double-double with 41 assists and 13 digs. Fourth-year outside hitter Jenny Harmon (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem) added 10 kills, seven digs and three service aces to the Cavalier effort.
Outside hitter Maria DiLivio paced Maryland with 20 kills and eight digs. Outside hitter Carey Brennan added 17 kills and 13 digs, while right side hitter Lynnsy Jones registered 15 kills and 10 digs. Setter Lindsay Davey dished out 65 assists and had 12 digs, while middle hitter Willette Dority pounded 16 kills.
The Terrapins posted a .251 hitting percentage in the match, while Virginia managed to hit only .185 as a team. Maryland also held an 82-70 edge in digs.
The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday, September 30 when they travel to Tallahassee, Fla. for a 1:00 p.m. match against Florida State.