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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team won the first set over ACC rival Clemson, 25-19, but dropped the next three, 15-25, 25-27, 20-25, Friday evening at Memorial Gymnasium.

With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 8-12 on the season and 2-8 in ACC play, while the Tigers improved to 14-7 overall and 6-4 in conference play.

Senior Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) led the ‘Hoos with 18 kills and a .350 hitting percentage. She now has 1,324 career kills, eighth-most in UVa history.

Junior Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) added 12 kills and had a game-high seven blocks.

In the first set with the score tied at 12, the Cavs went on an 8-1 run on their way to a 25-19 win. Virginia hit .359 in the set, while holding the Tigers to a .088 hitting percentage.

Clemson bounced back in the second, hitting .481 en route to a 25-15 win. The third set saw the Cavaliers fight off two set points before the Tigers prevailed, 27-25.

In the fourth, Virginia battled back from down 17-13 to pull within one at 19-18, but Clemson rallied for five straight points on its way to a 25-20 win.

Moneshia Simmons and Sandra Adeleye led the Tigers with 16 kills each.

The Cavaliers return to action Saturday (Oct. 22) when they host Georgia Tech at 7 p.m.

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