Virginia Swept at Miami, 3-0
CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The Virginia volleyball team fell at ACC rival Miami, 25-18, 25-18, 25-16, Friday evening at James Knight Complex.
With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 8-14 on the season and 2-10 in ACC action, while the Hurricanes improved to 18-3 overall and 9-3 in conference play.
With a block assist in the first set, junior Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) became the 10th ‘Hoo to reach 250 career block assists. She finished the night with three blocks, while hitting .316 with a team-high seven kills.
Freshman Sydney Shelton (Stockton, Calif.) led the Wahoos with 14 digs.
After the Cavaliers had an 8-7 lead in the first, Miami earned four points in a row and never looked back, winning 25-18. The Hurricanes claimed the second frame by the same score 25-18. Through two sets, Miami had 35 kills to UVa’s 19.
In the third set with the score tied at three, the Hurricanes went on a 13-3 run and finished the match with a 25-16 triumph. Miami hit .306 in the game to Virginia’s .023.
Ali Becker hit .529 with 10 kills to lead the Hurricanes, who had four players with double-digit digs. Nrithya Sundararaman directed the Miami offense with a game-high 42 assists.
The Cavaliers return to action Sunday (Oct. 30) when they play at No. 19 Florida State at 1 p.m.