WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — After winning set No. 1, the Virginia volleyball team (8-17, 1-14 ACC) dropped three straight sets to lose to Wake Forest (14-12, 5-10 ACC), 25-20, 23-25, 14-25, 11-25, at Reynolds Gymnasium Friday evening. The Cavaliers were led by Brooklyn Borum, who posted a team-high 13 kills and seven digs and hit .235 on the night.
Additionally, with her third kill of the match, graduate-transfer Alana Walker notched her 900th career kill in Friday’s contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Cavaliers took the first, 25-20, after winning 10 of the last 12 points, including the last four, to close out the opening set. Virginia scored nine of their last 10 points by virtue of four kills, four blocks and a Madison Morey service ace. Borum led the Cavaliers in the first with six kills, four digs and hit .455.
- Despite seven straight Demon Deacon points early in the second, Virginia eventually tied the set 16-16. Wake would lead again by as many as three, but Borum’s second kill of the game capped off a 3-0 UVA run and tied the set once again, this time at 23-23. Following the tied score, the Demon Deacons registered back-to-back points to claim the set, 25-23, and even the match at one set apiece.
- Wake Forest took a 2-1 lead after winning the third, 25-14. The Demon Deacons leaped out to a 16-7 lead early on, a deficit the Cavaliers could not overcome. Virginia never led in game No. 3 and hit -.040 for the set.
- Just like the third, Virginia never led in set No. 4, which the Demon Deacons won, 25-11. Wake Forest sealed the match and earned its second victory of the season over the Cavaliers by winning the last three points of the contest.
- The Cavaliers out-blocked Wake Forest, 10-2, in Friday’s match. UVA is now 8-8 this season when out-blocking its opponents.
- Borum posted a team-high 13 kills, seven digs and hit .235 on the night.
- With her third kill of the match, Walker notched her 900th career kill.
- For the third time this season, Mary Shaffer equaled her career high of six blocks.
- Hannah Prendergast notched a career-high nine digs. Prendergast set her previous career best of seven digs against Boston College (Nov. 5) last weekend.
- Virginia returns to Mem Gym to host North Carolina (19-7, 8-7) on Sunday (Nov. 14) at 3 p.m.
- Sunday’s contest is set to broadcast on RSN and stream on ACCNX (subject to blackout).