CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team (10-17, 3-14 ACC) fell in straight sets (25-22, 25-17, 25-19) to NC State (22-7, 12-6 ACC) on Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at Memorial Gymnasium.

Abby Tadder led the Cavaliers with 11 kills and three errors on 17 swings for a .471 hitting clip. Lauryn Bowie also added eight kills and only one error on 13 attempts (.538 hitting percentage).

Set 1: NC State 25, Virginia 22
The Hoos opened up the contest with a 4-2 advantage, but the Wolfpack answered with an 8-2 run to gain a 10-6 lead and didn’t look back. UVA chipped away at the NC State lead throughout the set as the two sides traded points back-and-forth, eventually sparking a 5-1 run to bring the game within one point [22-21]. The Wolfpack claimed a 1-0 lead after throwing down two kills and benefitting from a Virginia attack error on the final play.

Set 2: NC State 25, Virginia 17
A 5-0 and 10-2 run from the Wolfpack midway through the set proved decisive to take a 2-0 set advantage in the match. Virginia hit .207 percent in the set compared to NC State’s .448 hitting clip in the second stanza. Tadder tallied six of her 11 kills on seven swings in the set.

Set 3: NC State 25, Virginia 19
The two sides saw a competitive back-and-forth battle with neither side able to pull away from the other. Tied at 17-17, NC State scored eight of the last 10 points of the set to seal the victory. Veresia Yon finished with four kills on six swings in the final frame.

“I just want to shout out our crowd. I thought that for the day before Thanksgiving and for students being away, we had a great, super loud group that helped give us some home court advantage. I thought Abby [Tadder] really came alive. She has a lot of family in town, and it was great to see her playing at a high level and continue to do the things she does to get us out of tough situations. Lauryn [Bowie] also was somebody that we were able to rely on the last three weeks of practice and for her to have a good day was really great to see as well. We’ll get back to work for a big match on Saturday at Virginia Tech to close out the season.”


  • With the win, NC State has now been victorious over UVA in the past 12 matches, though the Hoos still lead the all-time series 39-37.
  • Milan Gomillion led Virginia in digs with 10.
  • Abby Tadder posted a team-high 11 kills.

The Cavaliers travel to Virginia Tech (13-15, 3-14 ACC) on Saturday (Nov. 25) for a Smithfield Commonwealth Clash matchup against the Hokies to round out the 2023 season. First serve from Cassell Coliseum is set for 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX).