Oct. 11, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia volleyball team dropped a four-set match to Syracuse, 25-15, 19-25, 20-25 and 19-25, Friday night (Oct. 11) at Memorial Gymnasium. With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 9-8 on the season (2-3 ACC), while the Orange (6-11, 1-4 ACC) picked up their first ever conference win as a member of the ACC.
The Cavaliers led in kills, 53-45, but was outhit by the Orange .320-.226. Syracuse held a big advantage in blocks, 17-6.5.
For Syracuse, Lindsay McCabe was one of four hitters with eight or more kills and added a match-high 12 blocks.
In the first set, the Cavaliers hit .522 with 15 kills, while holding the Orange to a .042 hitting percentage on the way to a 25-15 win.
Syracuse greatly improved in the second, hitting .440 and going on an 8-2 run in the middle of the set to open up a 16-10 lead. The Orange took the frame, 25-19.
In the third set, the Orange build a 10-6 lead and the Cavaliers were only able to get within one at 11-10 before Syracuse extended the advantage and won the set, 25-20.
In the fourth, it was back and forth until Syracuse tallied the last eight points to clinch the match, 25-19.
The Cavaliers return to action Saturday night (Oct. 11) when they host Boston College at 7 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium.
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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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