Virginia Uses Balanced Attack to Defeat Georgia Tech, 3-1
Box Score Nov. 21, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team defeated Georgia Tech, 23-25, 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21, Friday night (Nov. 21) at Memorial Gymnasium to improve to 16-12 (9-6 ACC) on the season.
The Cavaliers had three hitters with double-digit kills, including senior Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) and sophomore Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) with 14 each. Sophomore Jasmine Burton (West Hills, Calif.) added 12 kills, while junior Natalie Bausback hit .412 with eight kills. Senior Morgan Blair (Long Valley, N.J.) had a team-high four kills, while also recording six kills on nine attempts.
The Cavaliers outhit the Yellow Jackets (12-16, 5-10 ACC), .298-.235 and led in blocks, 8-5, and service aces, 6-4.
After a first set that Georgia Tech narrowly pulled out, 25-23, the Cavaliers hit .310 in the second and held the Yellow Jackets to a .057 hitting percentage on the way to a 25-18 win.
In the third, the score was tied at 15 each before the Cavaliers went on a 5-1 to take a 20-16 lead en route to a 25-21 victory.
The two teams were tied six times early in the fourth before Virginia used another big run, this time an 8-3 run, to take advantage and claim the frame. Georgia Tech fought off four match points before a Kole kill clinched the match for UVa, 25-21.
Lauren Pitz led Georgia Tech with 12 kills on .579 hitting.
The Cavaliers conclude their home schedule on Sunday (Nov. 23) against Pitt at 1 p.m. Before the match, UVa will honor its senior class, including Blair, Janowski, Sydney Shelton (Stockton, Calif.) and Abbey Welborn (Pasadena, Calif.).