Cavaliers Fall to Virginia Tech, 3-1
Box Score Nov. 14, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–The Virginia volleyball team dropped a four-set match to Virginia Tech, 24-26, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20, Friday night (Nov. 14) at Memorial Gymnasium. With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 15-12 (8-6 ACC) on the season, while the Hokies improved to 12-14 (5-8 ACC).
VT led in hitting, .293-.145, service aces, 7-5, and blocks, 12-9. The Hokies were led by Amanda McKinzie, who hit .409 with 10 kills and 11 digs.
Sophomores Jasmine Burton (West Hills, Calif.) and Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) each had 10 kills to lead Virginia, while senior Morgan Blair (Long Valley, N.J.) hit .312 with eight kills and five blocks.
In the first set, the score was tied, 24-24, but the Cavaliers claimed the set on two Hokie errors. In the second set, Virginia Tech hit .281 and went on to win, 25-18.
Burton hit back-to-back kills in the third set to give UVa a 21-20 lead, but the Hokies earned the next five points to claim the set, 25-21. In the fourth, UVa cut the VT lead to 15-14, but the Hokies won five of the next six points to take a 20-15 lead and go on to a 25-20 victory.
The crowd of 1,072 was the largest inside Memorial Gymnasium since the facility was renovated in 2003.
The match was sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. With Virginia Tech’s victory, the Hokies have earned a half point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, but Virginia still leads, 4.5-0.5, in the Clash. Learn more about Virginia529 and this new competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.
The Cavaliers return to action next weekend when they host conclude their home schedule with matches against Georgia Tech on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and Pitt on Nov. 23 at 1p.m.