Virginia Falls to NC State, 3-1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team dropped a four-set decision to NC State, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15, 25-23, Friday evening at Memorial Gymnasium.
With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 10-18 on the season and 4-14 in ACC action, while the Wolfpack improved to 20-11 overall and 8-10 in conference play.
Junior Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) led the Cavaliers, hitting .409 with 10 kills, while adding six blocks. Sophomore Mallory Woolridge (Arlington, Texas) had a game-high seven blocks.
Senior Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) and freshman Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) also tallied double-digit kills with 13 and 12, respectively.
In the first set, Asque hit six kills, but Virginia was held to a .128 hitting percentage as the Wolfpack won, 25-18.
O’Shoney led the Cavalier defense with four blocks, as Wahoos had seven blocks in the second set to lead Virginia to a 25-20 win.
NC State took the third, 25-15, after hitting .303 with 14 kills to Virginia’s seven.
In the fourth set, Virginia led 23-22, but the Wolfpack earned the last three points, including a kill by Margaret Salata to finish the game, 25-23.
Salata led the Wolfpack with a .452 hitting percentage and 16 kills.
The Cavaliers return to action Saturday (Nov. 19) when they host North Carolina at 7 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium.