Nov. 10, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Virginia volleyball team (7-19, 3-12 ACC) fell 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-19) at Louisville (20-6, 13-2 ACC) on Friday night at Cardinal Arena.
Freshman Alex Spencer (Canton, Ohio) led UVA with nine kills, while three players finished with five kills each. Tess Clark led Louisville with 15 kills. Defensively, sophomore Kelsey Miller (Crestwood, Ky.) led UVA with 12 digs.
Virginia was out-hit, .128-.478, by Louisville. The Cardinals also led in blocks (4.0-2.0), digs (46-34) and service aces (4-1).
Louisville jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first set. A block by sophomore Jelena Novakovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Chino Anukwuem (East Hanover, N.J.) put UVA on the board. The Cavaliers cut it to four twice on kills by Spencer, but the Cardinals controlled the set and won 25-9.
Virginia fell behind 8-2 early in the second set. Trailing 14-4, UVA scored four of the next five points to cut it to 15-8. Junior Harley Sebastian (Atlanta, Ga.) and Anukwuem both had kills in the run. Louisville went on another run and went on to take the set 25-13.
A kill by Novakovic put UVA on the board first in the third set, but Louisville scored four straight to lead 4-1. The Cardinals would take a 13-4 lead before Spencer halted the run with a kill. With UVA down 19-13, The Cavaliers had a kill then an ace by Novakovic to spark a 4-0 run to cut it to 19-13. Virginia used a 3-0 run with kills by Sebastian and Anukwuem along with a block by freshman Sarah Billiard (Matthews, N.C.) to cut it to 23-18. Louisville held on to take the set 25-19.
Virginia will be back in action on Sunday at Notre Dame in Purcell Pavilion at 1 p.m. The match will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.
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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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