Virginia Drops Five-Set Decision at Wake Forest, 3-2
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-The Virginia volleyball team built a 2-1 lead in its final road match of the season, but succumbed to Wake Forest, 25-16, 18-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-6, Saturday evening at Reynolds Gym.
With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 8-17 on the season and 2-13 in ACC play, while the Demon Deacons improved to 7-18 overall and 4-11 in conference action.
Senior Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) hit .314 and 21 kills, while junior Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) hit 10 kills with no errors to lead the Cavaliers.
In the first set, Wake Forest hit .483 with 16 kills and won, 25-16. The Cavaliers responded by limiting the Demon Deacons to .143 and .062 hitting percentage in the second and third frames, respectively.
Farrar hit a kill in the fourth to cut the Wake lead to 14-11, but the Demon Deacons earned five straight points on their way to a 25-17 win.
In the fifth and decisive set with the score tied at six, Wake’s Andrea Beck hit a kill and used two Cavalier errors to build a 9-6 lead and force a timeout.
Beck and Kadija Fornah earned kills out of the timeout and Wake finished the match on an 9-0 run.
Beck hit .472 with 21 kills to lead the Demon Deacons.
Virginia defeated Wake Forest in four sets, 3-1, on Oct. 7 in Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers return to action next weekend when they begin a five-match home stand against Boston College on Friday (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m., at Memorial Gymnasium.