Sept. 10, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Fourth-year middle Alexis Geocaris (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) registered a match-high 13 kills while hitting .476 to lead the University of Virginia volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-25, 30-15, 30-14) victory over Radford Friday afternoon (September 10) in first day action of the 2004 Fairfield Inn Jefferson Cup volleyball tournament at Memorial Gym. With the victory, UVa improves to 5-1 on the season, while Radford falls to 2-3. In other tournament action, Pennsylvania defeated Duquesne 3-1 (30-22, 30-25, 26-30, 30-25) in the opening match of the day.
Geocaris notched her 13 kills on 21 attempts with only three errors for the .476 hitting percentage. She also scored a match-high 16 points as she added three blocks, including one solo stop. Second-year outside hitter Lindsay Osco (Houston, Texas/Elkins) registered a double-double with 12 kills and 11 digs. Osco added three service aces, while first-year libero Melissa Caldwell (Houston, Texas/Stratford) also shared match-high honors with Osco with three aces. Caldwell led all players with 15 digs as well. First-year outside hitter Sarah Kirkwood (Tampa, Fla./Plant) tallied nine kills, seven digs and two aces. Second-year setter Emily Kirkwood (Tampa, Fla./Plant) handed out 38 assists and added three kills.
Elizabeth Aldredge led the Highlanders with seven kills and added five digs. Setter Josie Hanners dished out 19 assists to go along with five digs and two service aces. Jennifer Fritz led Radford's defensive effort with 11 digs.
The Cavaliers hit .229 in the match with 47 kills, while Radford managed to hit only .022 with 24 kills. UVa also held 40-31 and 11-4 advantages in digs and service aces, respectively. Virginia won the blocking battle 6-4 as well.
In the first match of the tournament, Penn's Cara Thomason recorded match highs of 18 kills and 22 digs to lead the Quakers to a 3-1 victory over Duquesne. Setter Linda Zhang also posted a double-double with 10 kills and 56 assists. Diana Wuebker had 16 kills and 12 digs to lead the Dukes.
UVa continues play in the Fairfield Inn Jefferson Cup Tournament with a 7:00 p.m. match tonight against Duquesne. Penn and Radford begin the evening session with a 5:00 p.m. contest.
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