Sept. 4, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -
The Virginia volleyball team won a pair of matches Saturday (September 4) to finish second in the University of Louisville Courtyard by Marriot Tournament at Cardinal Arena. The Cavaliers began the day with a 3-1 (29-31, 30-20, 30-25, 30-26) victory over Jacksonville State, then concluded the tourney with a 3-0 (30-18, 30-21, 30-24) triumph over Loyola (Md.). With the two victories, UVa finishes the tournament in second place with a 2-1 record and stands at 3-1 on the season.
The Cavaliers began the day with a 3-1 win over Jacksonville State (2-1). After dropping the first game 31-29, Virginia rattled off three consecutive wins for the victory. First-year middle Katie Oakes (Lorton, Va./Evangel Christian School) hit an impressive .524 with a career-high 12 kills on 21 attempts with just one error. She also added four blocks, including three solo stuffs. First-year outside hitter Sarah Kirkwood (Tampa, Fla./Plant) led Virginia with a match-high 17 kills, while fourth-year middle Alexis Geocaris (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) notched 11 kills and seven total blocks. First-year libero Melissa Caldwell (Houston, Texas/Stratford) led all players with a career-best 26 digs, surpassing the 24 defensive saves she recorded against Louisville Friday night. Second-year outside hitter Lindsay Osco (Houston, Texas/Elkins) and third-year outside hitter Kristin Chaney (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) added 17 and 13 digs, respectively.
Virginia wrapped up play in the tournament with a 3-0 win over Loyola (0-3). Sarah Kirkwood again led the Cavaliers with 18 kills on 34 attempts with just one error for a .500 hitting percentage. Second-year middle Stephanie Everett (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) tallied a career-best 12 kills. She hit .526 in the match with the 12 kills on 19 attempts with two errors. Kirkwood and Everett helped Virginia hit .306 as a team in the match. Osco led UVa's defensive effort with 17 digs, while Caldwell and Chaney had 11 and 10 digs, respectively.
The Cavaliers return to action on Wednesday (September 8) when they host in-state rival Virginia Commonwealth at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium. Admission is free of charge.
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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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