LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Virginia volleyball team (8-10, 1-7 ACC) fell to No. 6 Louisville (16-2, 7-1 ACC) in a 3-0 sweep (16-25, 16-25, 17-25) on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 15) at L&N Federal Credit Union Arena.
The Cavaliers had a balanced attack throughout the match, with four players tallying five kills (Abby Tadder, Lily Gervase, Veresia Yon, Chloe Wilson), but hit only .087 percent in the contest.
Set 1: Louisville 25, Virginia 16
Louisville opened up the match by exploding on a 8-2 run and never looked back, despite the Cavaliers holding the Cardinals to .194 hitting percentage and posting four blocks in the opening frame. Yon tallied three kills on seven swings and a block solo.
Set 2: Louisville 25, Virginia 16
For the second straight set, UVA never led as Louisville got off to another hot start, taking a 10-4 lead out of the gate. Virginia attempted to battle back but the deficit proved to be too large for the Hoos to overcome. The Cardinals outhit the Cavaliers .464-.071 in set No. 2 while also only posting four errors to UVA’s 11.
Set 3: Louisville 25, Virginia 17
The Hoos claimed their first lead in the match, opening up to a 6-5 advantage in the third frame, but saw the lead slip away as Louisville launched on an 11-3 run. The Cardinals carried the momentum throughout the set, not allowing Virginia to come back within striking distance and claimed the final frame. Gervase threw down four kills and an error on six swings to go along with a block in the final set.
- Virginia was outhit .303-.087.
- Milan Gomillion tied for a match-high 11 digs.
- With the win, Louisville improved to 11-3 in the all-time series with Virginia.
The Cavaliers travel to No. 8 Pittsburgh (16-3, 7-1 ACC) for a Wednesday night matchup (Oct. 18). First serve from Fitzgerald Field House is set for 7 p.m. and fans can tune in on ACC Network (ACCN).