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Nov. 3, 2002

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – In its final home match of the season, the Virginia volleyball team lost to Florida State 3-0 (30-24, 30-13, 30-25) Sunday (November 3) at University Hall. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 7-22 overall and 1-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Seminoles improve to 18-8 overall and 9-3 in the ACC.

Third-year middle Shannon Boyle (Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy) paced the Cavaliers with 10 kills and a season-high .500 hitting percentage. She also tallied three blocks in the match. Second-year middle Alexis Geocaris (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) led Virginia in blocks with a match-high five, and also added six kills and two service aces. Third-year outside hitter Paige Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) registered six kills and four blocks. Second-year setter Lily Phillips (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) handed out 24 assists and also recorded six digs, five kills and two blocks. Third-year libero Whitney Ashcraft (Yorktown, Ind./Burris) led UVa’s defensive effort with eight digs.

Florida State’s Kristin Frye and Dawn Hough combined to hit .444 in leading the Seminoles to the victory. Frye hit .458 with 12 kills and also added six service aces, six digs and five assists, while Hough tallied 12 kills, hit .429 and notched three blocks. Alex Sevillano reached double figures in kills as well with 10. Erica Bunch hit .429 in the match with nine kills and also posted three blocks. Setter Jennifer Anderson recorded the only double-double of the match with 43 assists and 12 digs. Cerina Pele also reached double digits in digs with 11.

The Seminoles hit .306 as a team with 53 kills, while UVa posted a .208 hitting percentage with 34 kills. Florida State also held a 39-27 advantage in digs and a 10-3 margin in service aces. The Cavaliers won the blocking battle, 10-8.

The match was the final home contest for UVa fourth-years Kiersten Kaufman (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) and Simona Kuipers (Bow Island, Alberta, Canada/Senator Gershaw).

Virginia returns to action on Friday, November 8 when it travels to College Park, Md. for a 7:00 p.m. match against Maryland.

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