Second-year Lindsay Osco registered her 11th double-double of the season in UVa's 3-0 win over Duke
Oct. 22, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia volleyball team posted an impressive .368 hitting percentage in knocking off Duke 3-0 (30-24, 30-15, 30-24) in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest Friday night (October 22) at Memorial Gym. With the victory, the Cavaliers snap a two-match slide and improve to 14-7 overall and 4-5 in the ACC. Duke, which entered the match tied for second in the conference, falls to 15-6 overall and 6-4 in the conference.
The Cavaliers committed just nine attack errors while recording 59 kills in posting the .368 hitting percentage. The .368 hitting percentage is UVa's second-highest mark of the season as the Cavaliers recorded a .390 hitting percentage in a 3-0 win over Virginia Commonwealth on September 8. Virginia held Duke to a .215 hitting percentage, thanks in part to 10 team blocks.
Second-year outside hitter Lindsay Osco (Houston, Texas/Elkins) recorded her 11th double-double of the season in helping lead UVa to the win. She tallied a match-high 17 kills and .471 hitting percentage. She had just one hitting error in 34 attempts. Osco rounded out the double-double with 10 digs and added two block assists, one service ace and one assist. First-year outside hitter Sarah Kirkwood (Tampa, Fla./Plant) also registered a double-double with 16 kills and 12 digs. Kirkwood also hit .351 and added three block assists. Fourth-year middle Alexis Geocaris (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) rounded out the Cavaliers in double figures in kills as she had 14 to go along with a match-high six block assists. Second-year middle Stephanie Everett (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) posted a .462 hitting percentage with seven kills.
Second-year setter Emily Kirkwood (Tampa, Fla./Plant) dished out 50 assists (16.7 per game) and also contributed five digs, three service aces and three kills. First-year libero Melissa Caldwell (Houston, Texas/Stratford) totaled 20 digs, while second-year outside hitter Emily Perilli (Thompson's Station, Tenn./Page) had seven digs, four blocks, four assists, two kills and an ace.
Tealle Hunkus and Tassy Rufai led Duke with 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Carrie DeMange added nine kills while hitting .350. Stephanie Istvan led all players with an impressive 31 digs for an average of 10.3 per game. Setter Ali Hausfeld nearly posted a double-double as she tallied 43 assists and nine digs.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday (October 23) when it hosts Wake Forest at 5:00 p.m. at Memorial Gym.
Lynch Makes Timely Return to MoundBaseball5/28/16In his first appearance since April 13, freshman Daniel Lynch retired all four batters he faced Friday in Virginia's ACC tournament loss to Wake Forest.Transfers Eager to Help Lift ProgramFootball5/26/16UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA ContinuesMen's Tennis5/25/16With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.
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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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