RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia volleyball team (4-3) fell to No. 4 Ohio State (8-0), 16-25, 17-25, 18-25, at VCU’s Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday afternoon. Virginia outside hitters Brooklyn Borum and Grace Turner tallied 10 kills each and combined to hit .260.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Ohio State leaped out to a 16-8 lead to open the match. Borum, Turner and middle blocker Alana Walker registered two kills each to combine for six of UVA’s seven kills in game No. 1. The Ohio State defense held the Cavaliers to a -.030 hitting percentage after UVA committed eight attack errors on 33 swings.
  • The Buckeyes continued to leave their foot on the gas after winning the second, 25-17. Virginia improved offensively game No. 2 as the Hoos hit .219 with 11 kills and four attack errors on 32 swings.
  • Coming out the break, the Cavaliers were much more competitive and trailed by just one (14-15) in the middle of the set. With a 21-18 lead, the Buckeyes collected four straight points to close out the set, 25-18, and match. Turner tallied five of her 10 kills in the third and final set. 

MATCH NOTES

  • Saturday’s match marked the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
  • The matchup was also just the seventh top-5 opponent in UVA volleyball history … With Saturday’s loss to the Buckeyes, Virginia is now 0-7 all-time against top-5 opponents.
  • Borum (10) and Turner (10) tallied 10 kills each and combined to hit .260 … Both Borum and Turner have registered double-digit kills in UVA’s pair of matches at the VCU Invitational. 
  • Borum was named an All-Tournament selection after averaging 3.00 kills per set and 3.88 digs per set for the tournament … Borum (14 kills and 24 digs) was instrumental in the Cavaliers’ 3-2 comeback victory over VCU on Friday (Sept. 10).

UP NEXT

  • Virginia returns to Memorial Gymnasium next weekend for the Cavaliers’ second and final home tournament of the season, which features Bellarmine (1-5), Fairleigh Dickinson (3-4) and Georgetown (4-3).
  • On Friday (Sept. 17), UVA takes on Bellarmine at 12:30 p.m. and Georgetown at 7 p.m. Virginia rounds out non-conference action against FDU on Saturday (Sept. 18) at 2 p.m. All three UVA matches are expected to stream on ACCNX.
  • General admission for all 2021 Virginia volleyball regular season matches is free to the public. Face coverings in Mem Gym are required at all times.
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