Virginia Volleyball Drops 3-1 Decision To Tennessee
Sept. 13, 2002
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Third-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) registered a double-double with 12 kills and 16 digs, but it wasn’t enough as the Virginia volleyball team fell to Tennessee 3-1 (30-15, 30-19, 28-30, 30-24) in the Toyota Knoxville Lady Vol Classic Friday night (September 13) at Stokely Athletics Center. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 3-6 on the season, while the Lady Vols improve to 7-1.
Davis notched her third double-double of the season with her 12 kills and 16 digs. Third-year libero Whitney Ashcraft (Yorktown, Ind./Burris) reached double figures in digs for the seventh consecutive match as she recorded a team-high 18 defensive saves. Fourth-year middle Simona Kuipers (Bow Island, Alberta, Canada/Senator Gershaw) had eight kills, four blocks and two service aces. Fourth-year rightside hitter Kiersten Kaufman (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) registered seven kills, four digs, three blocks and two aces. First-year setter/outside hitter Kristin Chaney (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) dished out 28 assists and added nine digs and four blocks.
The foursome of Kelli Scott, Janelle Hester, Kristen Andre and Michelle Piantadosi combined for 60 of Tennessee’s 65 kills in the match. Scott led the way with 16 kills and added 16 digs for a double-double. Hester and Piantadosi both tallied 15 kills, while Andre had 14 kills and hit a match-high .458. Setter Julie Knytych recorded 51 assists and nine digs, while Morgan Miltner notched a match-high 22 digs.
Tennessee put up impress hitting percentages of .583 and .410 in winning the first two games 30-15 and 30-19. UVa cut the Lady Vols’ lead in half with a 30-28 victory in the third game. Tennessee clinched the victory with a 30-24 win in the fourth game.
The Lady Vols hit .280 in the match, while the Cavaliers could only muster a .103 hitting percentage. Tennessee registered 65 kills in the match to Virginia’s 42. The Lady Vols also held an 86-67 edge in digs, while UVa won the blocking category 10 to 6.
Virginia concludes play in the Toyota Knoxville Lady Vol Classic with two matches on Saturday. The Cavaliers play Rice at 12 noon and East Carolina at 5:00 p.m.