Sept. 27, 2013
DURHAM, N.C.—The Virginia volleyball team dropped its Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Duke, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-17, Friday night (Sept. 27) at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. UVa fell to 7-6 (0-1 ACC) on the season, while the Blue Devils improved to 10-2 (1-0 ACC).
Duke outhit the Cavaliers, .286-.193, and led in both kills (47-33) and blocks (8-4). The Blue Devils were led by Jeme Obeime, who hit .464 with a match-high 16 kills.
With the score tied at five in the first set, the Blue Devils went on a 9-2 run on the way to a 25-19 win. In the second, UVa led 9-6, but Duke tallied nine out of 10 points to take a 15-10 lead en route to a 25-18 victory.
In the third set, the Blue Devils hit 15 kills and held Virginia to only nine kills in a 25-17 triumph to earn the victory.
The Cavaliers return to action Saturday (Sept. 28) when they play at Wake Forest at 6:30 p.m.
Prime Opportunity Eludes CavaliersWomen's Basketball2/18/18Virginia, which lost Sunday to ACC rival Miami at John Paul Jones Arena, has two regular-season games remaining, both on the road.Jackson Comfortable in Leading RoleWomen's Lacrosse2/16/18As a sophomore last season, Maggie Jackson led the Cavaliers in points, ground balls and draw controls and tied for the lead in assists.Eikhoff Eager to Assume Larger RoleBaseball2/15/18No. 15 Virginia, which opens the season Friday against No. 22 Central Florida, is counting on production from junior infield Nate Eikhoff.
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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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