Aug. 26, 2007
LAS VEGAS - The Virginia volleyball team (2-1, 0-0 ACC) suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a 3-0 decision to UNLV late Saturday to conclude the Las Vegas Tournament. Fourth-year Sarah Kirkwood was named to the all-tournament team.
Virginia, UNLV and Texas Tech finished the event with 2-1 records while Arizona State went 0-3. By virtue of a tiebreaker, UNLV was awarded the tournament title with the fewest lost games.
"We didn't play very well in that last game, but it was a good tournament," Melissa Aldrich Shelton, Virginia head coach, said. "We played really well at times and know what we need to work on to win the next tournament."
UNLV posted scores of 30-17, 30-27 and 30-20 to sweep the Cavaliers. The host Rebels hit .283 compared to a .100 percentage for UVa.
Second-year Lauren Dickson paced Virginia with 12 kills and newcomer Kelly Irvin tallied 11 digs. Kirkwood finished with nine kills and nine digs, while Beth Shelton added eight digs. Irvin finished with 19 assists and teammate Marlow Bruneau tallied 16 helpers.
The Cavaliers will play host to the Marriott Jefferson Cup next weekend at Memorial Gymnasium. Norfolk State and Temple will play the first match at 5 p.m. Friday with UVa and Arkansas playing in the nightcap at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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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