Virginia Drops Four-Set Decision to Georgia Tech
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Georgia Tech Saturday night at Memorial Gymnasium.
With the 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-17 loss, the ‘Hoos fell to 8-13 on the season and 2-9 in ACC play, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 12-9 overall and 5-6 in conference play.
Junior Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) led the Cavaliers with a .381 hitting percentage, 10 kills and a game-high seven blocks.
Down 19-12 in the first set, the Yellow Jackets responded with 9-1 run en route to a 25-21 win. Virginia was held to a .083 hitting percentage.
In the second, Georgia Tech jumped out to a 6-1 lead to force a Wahoo timeout. The Cavaliers battled back, but Ivona Kolak hit back-to-back kills for the Yellow Jackets to give them a 17-13 lead.
UVa followed with a 5-1 run to tie the frame at 18, but Georgia Tech countered with a 7-2 run to win, 25-20.
In the third, the teams were tied at eight apiece, but UVa went on a 13-6 run on its way to a 25-19 triumph. The ‘Hoos held the Yellow Jackets to a .088 hitting percentage in the frame.
In the fourth, Georgia Tech earned 16 kils and to the Wahoos’ seven and grabbed the set, 25-17.
Monique Mead led the Yellow Jackets with 19 kills and five blocks, while Jennifer Percy hit .500 with 13 kills.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers travel to Miami (Oct. 28) and Florida State (Oct. 30).