Virginia Rallies to Defeat Wake Forest, 3-1
Box Score Sept. 27, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va–The Virginia volleyball team dropped the first set against Wake Forest Saturday evening (Sept. 27), but came back to win, 19-25, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-20, at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers improved to 2-0 in ACC play and 9-6 overall, while the Demon Deacons fell to 11-5 (1-1 ACC).
The Cavaliers hit .383, the squad’s best hitting percentage of the season, and recorded 14 blocks in the comeback win.
“We are continually taking care of the ball better and we get into a good side-out rhythm and we our blocking comes around like it did tonight, we are tough to beat,” head coach Dennis Hohenshelt said. “Are we perfect? No, but we are better than we were Tuesday (against Liberty) and we are going to get back in the gym this week to make sure we are even better next weekend.”
Senior Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) led the Cavaliers, hitting .500 with 19 kills against no errors. Janowski moved into 12th on the Cavaliers’ all-time list with 1,023 career kills.
Junior Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) recorded a double-double with 54 assists and 10 digs, while her twin sister, Manon Fuller, and sophomore Karlie Suber (Mechanicsville, Va.) each added 11 digs.
The Deacs hit .351 in the first set on its way to a 25-19 win. Janowski had seven kills with no errors in the frame for the Cavaliers.
Janowski had another seven kills in the second set as Virginia hit .469 to win the frame, 25-19. Wake Forest led 16-15, but UVa went on a 10-3 run to finish the set.
In the third, Virginia took the set, 25-18, on .400 hitting with five blocks, including back-to-back blocks by Burton and Bausback late in the frame.
The Cavaliers’ offense kept on the pressure in the fourth, hitting. 433 with 15 kills against only two errors in a 25-20 win.
Matalee Reed and Jazmen Russell each had 17 kills to lead Wake Forest.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers host Duke on Friday (Oct. 3) at 7 p.m. and ACC newcomer Louisville on Saturday (Oct. 4) at 5 p.m.
Note: The start time for the UVa-Louisville match is two hours earlier than originally scheduled due the announcement of the 7:30 p.m. kickoff time of the Virginia-Pitt football game.