RALEIGH, N.C. – The Virginia volleyball team (8-12, 1-9 ACC) fell in straight sets (25-11, 25-18, 27-25) to NC State (16-5, 6-4 ACC) at Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 22).
Chloe Wilson led the Cavaliers with eight kills to go along with five blocks. Regan Trueblood tallied a match-high 18 assists while Milan Gomillion anchored the defense with a match-high 15 digs.
Set 1: NC State 25, Virginia 11
Virginia never led in the first set, as the Wolfpack leaped out to a 12-3 lead to start the match, which included a 7-0 scoring run. The Hoos could not get any momentum going from there on, hitting -0.037 percent to NC State’s .520 hitting percentage in the opening stanza. Ciera Hecht threw down three kills on three swings.
Set 2: NC State 25, Virginia 18
The Hoos claimed their first lead of the match, opening set No. 2 with a 5-3 edge, and continued to stay within striking distance throughout the period. With UVA down 18-17, the Wolfpack launched a 7-1 run, which included three service aces, sealing a 2-0 advantage over the Cavaliers. Vereisa Yon tallied three kills and two blocks in the set.
Set 3: NC State 27, Virginia 25
The Cavaliers and Wolfpack were neck and neck throughout the entire set, with neither team taking more than a three-point lead. Down 19-16, Virginia used a 7-2 run to claim a 23-21 advantage, forcing an NC State timeout. The Wolfpack struck back by scoring three unanswered out of the break to make it match point, 24-23. Virginia fought back to tie it up at 25 apiece but recorded two straight errors, dropping the final frame.
- Virginia still leads the all-time series against NC State 39-36.
- Virginia recorded 14 blocks to NC State’s seven.
- The Cavaliers were outhit .289-.059.
- Milan Gomillion led all players with 15 digs.
- Regan Trueblood led all players with 18 assists.
- Chloe Wilson led all players with five blocks.
Virginia returns home to face Wake Forest (16-6, 6-4 ACC) at Memorial Gymnasium on Friday (Oct. 27) at 7 p.m. before taking on Virginia Tech (12-9, 2-8 ACC) at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday (Oct. 29) at 2 p.m.