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Box Score Oct. 4, 2014

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team defeated Louisville, 25-23, 11-25, 25-18 and 25-22, Saturday evening (Oct. 4) at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers (10-7, 3-1 ACC) improved to 6-1 at home this season with the win.

The Cavaliers led in kills, 58-48, and digs, 57-47, over the Cardinals (10-6, 2-2 ACC) in the first matchup between the two programs since Louisville joined the ACC.

“We grinded out this win tonight and we needed to because we were not at our best,” UVa head coach Dennis Hohenshelt said. “But when we needed big plays at the end of sets, we made them. We passed and served much better in the third and fourth sets than the second set and I was happy to see the team respond that well after the second set, where we got into a funk and could not get out of it.”

Virginia had three hitters with double-digit kills, including sophomore Jasmine Burton (West Hills, Calif.) with 17 and senior Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) and sophomore Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) with 12 each.

Junior Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) dished out 48 assists, while junior Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.) added a team-high five blocks.

In the first set, the Cavaliers were down 22-19 before going on a 6-1 run to claim the frame, 25-23. Bausback had four kills during the run, including the last two points.

Louisville hit .611 in the second set while holding the Cavaliers to a .000 hitting percentage on the way to a 25-11 win.

The Cavaliers claimed the third set, 25-18, holding Louisville to a .050 hitting percentage, while earning 19 digs to the Cardinals’ 11.

In the fourth set, UVa had a 6-1 run in the middle of the frame and never allowed Louisville to cut it closer than two after that, winning, 25-22.

Maya McClendon led Louisville with 17 kills.

The Cavaliers return to action next weekend when they travel to North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Virginia faces the Tar Heels on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., before matching up with the Hokies on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in a match that will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

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