Virginia Drops ACC Opener at Duke, 3-0
Sept. 27, 2013
DURHAM, N.C.—The Virginia volleyball team dropped its Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Duke, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-17, Friday night (Sept. 27) at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. UVa fell to 7-6 (0-1 ACC) on the season, while the Blue Devils improved to 10-2 (1-0 ACC).
Duke outhit the Cavaliers, .286-.193, and led in both kills (47-33) and blocks (8-4). The Blue Devils were led by Jeme Obeime, who hit .464 with a match-high 16 kills.
With the score tied at five in the first set, the Blue Devils went on a 9-2 run on the way to a 25-19 win. In the second, UVa led 9-6, but Duke tallied nine out of 10 points to take a 15-10 lead en route to a 25-18 victory.
In the third set, the Blue Devils hit 15 kills and held Virginia to only nine kills in a 25-17 triumph to earn the victory.
The Cavaliers return to action Saturday (Sept. 28) when they play at Wake Forest at 6:30 p.m.