Shannon Davis tallied 11 kills and a .450 hitting percentage in UVa's 3-0 loss to Duke
Nov. 16, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Duke recorded an impressive .336 hitting percentage to register a 3-0 (30-23, 33-31, 30-23) win over the Virginia volleyball team Thursday evening (Nov. 16) before 713 spectators at Memorial Gym. With the victory, the Blue Devils clinch the Atlantic Coast Conference's automatic bid to the 2006 NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers had their eight-match winning streak snapped and fall to 21-7 overall and 14-5 in the ACC. Duke is now 25-3 overall and 18-1 in the conference.
Second-year middle Shannon Davis (Austin, Texas) and first-year outside hitter Lauren Dickson (Austin, Texas) led the Cavaliers with 11 kills apiece. Davis hit an impressive .450 in the match while adding two blocks. Dickson posted a .409 hitting percentage and also contributed two digs and a service ace. Third-year outside hitter Sarah Kirkwood (Tampa, Fla.) rounded out the Cavaliers in double digits in kills with 10 and tied for team-high honors in digs with eight. Kirkwood also recorded one service ace to tie the school record of 160, which is also held by her older sister, fourth-year setter Emily Kirkwood (Tampa, Fla.).
Emily Kirkwood tallied 38 assists, six digs and a block in the match. Third-year middle Katie Oakes (Lorton, Va.) added seven kills and four blocks, including two solo stuffs. Fourth-year outside hitter Lindsay Osco (Houston, Texas) accounted for three of UVa's six service aces in the match and increased her career total to 146, good for fourth on Virginia's career aces list. Osco also added four kills, three digs, two blocks and two assists. Third-year libero Melissa Caldwell (Houston, Texas) and second-year defensive specialist Beth Shelton (Cincinnati, Ohio) both had eight digs.
Tealle Hunkus led Duke with 14 kills, nine digs and two aces. Rachel Moss had 13 kills, eight digs and three blocks, while Jourdan Norman tallied 11 kills, a .429 hitting percentage and four blocks. Sue Carls had 10 kills and led all players with a .562 hitting percentage. Setter Ali Hausfeld handed out 50 assists, while Jenny Shull notched 11 digs.
UVa hit .239 with 43 kills in the match compared to Duke's 59 kills and .336 hitting percentage. The Blue Devils held a 47-40 advantage in digs, a 9-6 edge in team blocks and a slight 6-5 lead in aces.
The Blue Devils jumped out of the gates quickly as they registered a blistering 472 hitting percentage while winning the first game 30-23. Davis led UVa in game one with four kills. The Cavaliers nearly won game two, but Duke pulled out a 33-31 by taking advantage of seven UVa serving errors. A block by Duke's Carrie DeMange and Rachel Moss with UVa leading 29-28 helped propel the Blue Devils to the win. Davis led UVa in the second game with six kills, while Kirkwood and Dickson both had four kills. Duke sealed the win with a 30-23 win in game three. The Blue Devils tallied 23 kills while hitting .336 in the third game. Dickson paced UVa with five kills. Virginia led 15-14 in the third game, but the Blue Devils won seven of the next 10 points to take a 21-18 lead.
Virginia concludes its home season with a 7:00 p.m. match against Wake Forest Friday (Nov. 17) evening. The match is the final contest at Mem Gym for fourth-years Emily Kirkwood, Lindsay Osco and Emily Perilli.
Selflessness Fuels Cavaliers' Latest TriumphMen's Basketball2/6/16Ninth-ranked Virginia totaled 17 assists in its 64-50 win over ACC rival Pittsburgh at the sold-out Petersen Events Center on Saturday afternoon.'Hoos Heading Into Hostile TerritoryMen's Basketball2/5/16At noon Saturday, in a game to be shown on the ACC Network, No. 9 Virginia (18-4, 7-3) plays Pitt (17-4, 6-3) at the Petersen Events Center.Unorthodox Move Paying Off For CollinsTrack & Field, Cross Country2/4/16Cam Collins transferred in 2014 from Hampden-Sydney College, where he played basketball, to UVA, where he competes on the track & field team.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Volleyball Inks Five Signees
W. Volleyball | 11/16/2015
Virginia volleyball head coach Dennis Hohenshelt announced Monday (Nov. 16) that Kiley Banker (We...
Volleyball Sweeps Georgia Tech, 3-0
W. Volleyball | 11/14/2015
For the second-straight night, the Virginia volleyball team notched double-digit blocks as the...
Virginia Tops Clemson, 3-1, Friday Night
W. Volleyball | 11/13/2015
The Virginia volleyball team used a balanced attack with four players recording double-figure...
Volleyball Plays Host To Clemson, Georgia Tech
W. Volleyball | 11/12/2015
The Virginia volleyball team will begin a four-match home stand this weekend when it hosts...
Virginia Falls to No. 17 Florida State, 3-0
W. Volleyball | 11/8/2015
Senior Natalie Basuback (Carlsbad, Calif.) reached 1,000 career kills on Sunday afternoon as the ...
Virginia Suffers 3-0 Loss at Miami
W. Volleyball | 11/6/2015
The Virginia volleyball team fell to Miami, 3-0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-17) on Friday night at the...
Cavaliers on the Road at Miami, No. 17 Florida State
W. Volleyball | 11/05/2015
The Virginia volleyball team is back on the road as it travels to Miami on Friday (Nov. 6) at 7 p...
Volleyball Drops Three-Set Match to Duke
W. Volleyball | 10/31/2015
The Virginia volleyball team fell to Duke in straight-sets, 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) on Saturday...
- Online Stores