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Oct. 7, 1997

Weekly Cavalier Volleyball Notes

Virginia Record: 11-7 (1-2 ACC)
Virginia record for week ending October 6: 0-1

Results From Last Week
Date    Opponent    Location                Result  Game Scores         Record (ACC)
10/3    Maryland    Charlottesville, Va.    L, 0-3  8-15, 5-15, 14-16   11-7 (1-2)

Cavalier Notes
Fourth-year captain Amy Mitchell (Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa) led the Cavaliers with 11 kills in the loss to #19 Maryland last weekend. She also finished with 12 assists, giving her four "double-doubles" on the season (complete team list below). Mitchell enters the week with 952 kills in her career. She is just 48 shy of becoming the fourth Cavalier to reach 1,000 for their career.

The others members of the "1,000 kill" club at Virginia are:
Player (years)              1,465
Anne Marie Hammers (88-91)  1,420
Courtney Stanton (92-95)    1,413
Amy Mitchell (94-97)          952
UVa players have recorded 21 "double-doubles" (from four statistical
categories...kills, blocks, digs, or assists) on the season. The
player-by-player "double-double" breakdown:
Player           # of "d-d's"
Claire Folga           6
Amy Mitchell           4
Jessica Parsons        2
Mary Frances Scott     6   
Shannon Wahlers        3
                 TEAM 21

Note: Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) is the only player to reach double figures in assists (achieved in every match) this year. All 15 of the remaining double-doubles involved only kills and digs. Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) had 11 total blocks against Iowa State, but she failed to reach double figures in kills, digs or assists. She is the lone Cavalier to total ten or more blocks in a match this season.

Kristi Winters (Los Altos Hills, Calif./Los Altos) had a career-best effort with six kills against Maryland.

Whitney Bilger (San Diego, Calif./The Bishop's School), Tamara Shulman (Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands), and Danielle Yanik (South Haven, Mich./South Haven) all appeared in the match against Maryland last weekend. The trio playing in the same match marked the first time this year that even TWO of the three had played in the same match. The three players have lost 45 matches due to injury or illness in 1997.

Scott is averaging 12.1 assists per match in conference play (three matches) as opposed to 11.2 in non-conference action (15 matches).

Series Notes: Despite a slim lead (14-12) in the all-time series, UVa has won nine straight in the series over Virginia last year's win over VCU, Claire Folga (Atlanta, Ga./Marist Academy) had nine kills, while Tamara Shulman (Phoenix, Ariz./Independence) was in on five blocks...UVa won both matches last year with Florida State...prior to that FSU had won nine straight in the series...Virginia has won six straight matches in their series with Wake Forest, dating back to 1983 (WFU dropped volleyball from 1987-95)...prior to the Cavaliers six-game winning streak, the Deacons won the first four matches in the series...UVa will be out for revenge when Duke comes to Memorial Gym...the Blue Devils ended UVa's successful '96 campaign with a 3-0 defeat at the ACC Tournament.

The Week Ahead
UVa goes out of conference to battle VCU on Tuesday (in Richmond, Va.) before they return to host their "Taste of the ACC" weekend. Virginia will receive visits from Florida State, Wake Forest, and Duke within a 48-hour span.
Date    Opponent (Time)         Location                Series          Last Played  Site        UVa Result / Score
10/7    VCU (7:00 pm)           Richmond, Va.   UVa     leads 14-12      9/07/96     home        UVa won, 3-0
10/10   Florida State (7:00 pm) Charlottesville, Va.    FSU leads 11-3  11/08/96     away        UVa won, 3-1
10/11   Wake Forest (7:00 pm)   Charlottesville, Va.    UVa leads 6-4   10/25/96     home        UVA won, 3-1
10/12   Duke (4:00 pm)          Charlottesville, Va.    Duke leads 21-3 11/22/96     ACC Tourn.  Duke won, 3-0


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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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