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)
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 Commonwealth...in 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
Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.Home-Court Advantage Proves Pivotal AgainMen's Basketball12/1/16No. 6 Virginia, which hosts No. 25 West Virginia on Saturday afternoon, has won 24 straight games at John Paul Jones Arena.Diakite Growing Into Larger RoleMen's Basketball11/29/16Redshirt freshman Mamadi Diakite is averaging 7.2 points and a team-high 2.6 blocks for No. 6 Virginia, which hosts Ohio State at JPJ on Wednesday night.
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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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