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Sept. 7, 2002

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team registered season-highs of 15 service aces and 13 team blocks in defeating Williams & Mary 3-0 (30-27, 30-25, 30-22) Saturday morning (September 7) in the Fairfield Inn Jefferson Cup Volleyball Tournament at University Hall. In the other match of the morning session of the tournament, Georgetown defeated the College of Charleston 3-0 (30-27, 30-24, 30-26).

Third-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) and second-year middle Alexis Geocaris (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) each recorded four service aces for the Cavaliers. Davis also added six kills and seven digs, while Geocaris posted four kills and six blocks. Fourth-year middle Simona Kuipers (Bow Island, Alberta, Canada/Senator Gershaw) notched team-highs in kills and blocks with seven in each category. She also hit a match-high .429. Third-year rightside hitter Katie Synan (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) added six kills, five blocks and three digs. First-year setter Kristin Chaney (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) dished out 21 assists and had six digs, three blocks and two service aces. Third-year libero Whitney Ashcraft (Yorktown, Ind./Burris) recorded a match-high 14 digs.

Kate Woffindin and Katherine Lewis paced William & Mary with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Woffindin also tied Amy Owens for team-high honors in digs with nine. Owens registered 21 assists for the Tribe as well.

In the second match of the morning, Georgetown held off the College of Charleston for a 3-0 victory. The Hoyas hit .305 in the match with Anna Kleinsorge and Sara Albert leading the way with .476 hitting percentages. Kleinsorge had 12 kills and four blocks, while Albert drilled 10 kills with no errors and also added four blocks. Natasha Nguyen and Rachel Nelson also reached double figures in kills with 12 and 11, respectively. Nguyen recorded a double-double by registering 10 digs. Lauren Wagner led the Cavaliers in digs with 12 and added nine kills and three blocks. Setter Jennifer Ward dished out 29 assists, while Julie Grauert added 10 digs.

With its victory over the College of Charleston, Georgetown improves to 2-0 in the tournament and 3-2 on the season. The College of Charleston and Virginia are both 1-1 in the tourney, while William & Mary is 0-2. The Cavaliers stand at 3-3 on the season.

The 2002 Fairfield Inn Jefferson Cup Volleyball Tournament concludes with two matches late this afternoon. At 4:00 p.m., William & Mary plays the College of Charleston. Virginia plays Georgetown in the final match of the tournament at 6:00 p.m. this evening.

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