Volleyball Drops Five-Set Heartbreaker at Maryland, 3-2
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-Junior Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) hit .395 and had a game-high 18 kills, but the Virginia volleyball team dropped a five-set thriller at Maryland, 3-2, Friday evening.
With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 6-8 (0-4 ACC), while the Terrapins improved to 9-7 (3-1 ACC) with the 24-26, 25-16, 22-25, 25-23, 15-13 win.
The ‘Hoos had a 2-1 set lead and were leading 12-7 and 13-11 in the fifth, before the Terrapins finished with four straight points. Remy McBain served two aces in a row and Mary Cushman followed with two straight kills to win the match for Maryland.
Junior Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) and sophomore Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) each tallied double-doubles for UVa, with Wildermuth recording 51 assists and 12 digs, while Rottman added 19 digs and 11 kills.
Senior Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) earned 15 kills and four blocks, while classmate Hillary Trebels (Arlington Heights, Ill.) hit .357 with five kills and no errors for the Cavs.
With the first set tied at 24, O’Shoney earned a kill and then served an ace to give UVa the 26-24 win. Maryland held the ‘Hoos to a 0.094 hitting percentage in set two to win, 25-16.
In the third set, UVa bounced back after the Terrapins built a 5-0 lead, forcing Maryland into seven hitting errors to win 25-22. The fourth set featured nine ties, including a 23-23 deadlock, when McBain served an ace and Carlisle Abele followed with a block to give the Terrapins a 25-23 triumph.
McBain had five total aces, while Adreene Elliot hit .433 with 17 kills to lead Maryland.
The Cavaliers return to action Sunday, when they battle ACC foe Boston College at noon in Chestnut Hill, Mass.