Virginia's Comeback Falls Short in Season Finale against Virginia Tech
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team concluded the 2011 season Friday evening (Nov. 25), falling to Virginia Tech, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 19-25, 15-9 at Memorial Gymnasium.
Virginia finishes the season with a 10-20 overall record and 4-16 mark in ACC action, while the Hokies end the regular season with a record of 18-13 overall and 11-9 in conference play.
With 14 kills tonight, senior Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) moved into fourth place all-time at Virginia with 1,442 kills.
Setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) became the sixth ‘Hoo to earn 2,000 career assists and finished with 2,020 career assists.
Asque led the Cavaliers with 14 kills, while freshman Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) earned a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs.
In the first set, the Hokies hit .324 and had four blocks en route to a 25-20 win. Justine Record had six kills for Virginia Tech.
The second frame was tied at 22, but a kill by VT’s Jennifer Wiker and two ‘Hoo errors gave Virginia Tech the set, 25-22.
In the third, after stretching out to a 20-14 lead, the Cavaliers prevented the Hokies from getting within three, winning 25-21.
Tied at 16 in the fourth, sophomore Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) served five points in a row as the Cavaliers forced a fifth set, 25-19.
In the fifth, Virginia Tech went on a 4-0 run with the frame tied at five to earn a 9-5 lead and went on to win, 15-9.
Jennifer Wiker hit 18 kills to lead the Hokies.
Before the match, Virginia honored its four seniors, Asque, Hillary Trebels, Tess Udall and Wildermuth.