Cavaliers Drop Two Matches at Western Kentucky Invitational
Sept. 14, 2013
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.–The Virginia volleyball team dropped two matches Saturday (Sept. 14) at the Western Kentucky Invitational. The Cavaliers (4-5) fell to UNLV, 3-1, before dropping a tough five-set match to Ohio, 3-2.
UVa won the first two sets against Ohio (8-1), 25-13 and 25-22, before OU came back to claim the third and fourth sets, 25-21 and 25-14. In the fifth and decisive set, the Bobcats hit .240 and held the Cavaliers to a .074 hitting percentage to pull out the victory, 15-11.
Junior Mallory Woolridge (Glen Allen, Va.), who was named to the All-Tournament Team, hit .333 with 12 kills out of the middle and had a match-high seven blocks, while sophomore Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) dished out 56 assists. Freshman Lexi Riccolo (Wheaton, Ill.) added a season-high three service aces.
In the first match of the day, UNLV (4-4) hit .293 compared to UVa’s .248 hitting percentage on the way to a 25-18, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24 win.
Janowski reached the 20-kill mark for the third time this season with a match-high 21 kills. Kole hit .333 with 13 kills, while Woolridge was .312 with seven kills. Senior Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) had her third 20-dig match of the season with 21 digs.
The Cavaliers return to action next weekend for the Cavalier Classic Sept. 20-21 at Memorial Gymnasium. Virginia will face off against Seton Hall, Columbia and William and Mary.