Virginia Volleyball Loses 3-0 To Wake Forest
Nov. 2, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team fell to Wake Forest 3-0 (30-24, 30-21, 30-24) Saturday (November 2) at University Hall. The Cavaliers suffered their fifth consecutive loss and fall to 7-21 overall and 1-11 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Demon Deacons improve to 12-14 overall and 5-7 in the ACC.
Second-year middle Alexis Geocaris (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) led the Cavaliers with a match-high 13 kills and three blocks. She also hit a team-high .357. Fourth-year middle Simona Kuipers (Bow Island, Alberta, Canada/Senator Gershaw) added 10 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. Setter Lily Phillips (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) dished out 35 assists and totaled eight digs, three blocks and two service aces. Third-year libero Whitney Ashcraft (Yorktown, Ind./Burris) posted a team-high 11 digs to increase her single season total to 404, the seventh-best single season digs total in school history. Third-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) tallied eight kills and nine digs, while third-year middle Shannon Boyle (Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy) notched a team-high four blocks.
Jessica Hauff and Valerie Rydberg led Wake Forest with 11 kills apiece. Rydberg also registered 10 digs for a double-double, while Hauff posted a match-high five blocks. Setter Ashlee Phillips also recorded a double-double with 42 assists and 12 digs. Christy Williams contributed nine kills and four blocks to the Demon Deacons’ winning effort.
As a team, Wake Forest hit .290, including .423 in the second game, while Virginia hit .146 in the match. The Demon Deacons held a 57-40 advantage in kills and nearly an identical edge in digs, 58-40. Wake Forest also led in the blocking category, 10-7. UVa held a 5-3 advantage in service aces.
Virginia will play its final home match of the season on Sunday (November 3) when it hosts Florida State in University Hall. The match will begin at 1:30 p.m.