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Oct. 7, 1997

Virginia Drops VCU in Three Straight

RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Virginia handed Virginia Commonwealth its sixth-straight loss, as the Cavaliers defeated the Rams in three-straight games, (15-9, 15-12, 15-6).

Mary Francis Scott paved the way for the Cavaliers scoring attack, recording 36 of Virginia's 41 total assists. Teammates Shannon Wahlers and Andrea Fischer found themselves on the receiving end of most of Scott's assists, as Wahlers lead Virginia with 11 kills, followed by Fischer who recorded 10 kills. Amy Mitchell paced Virginia with 13 digs in the victory.

The win improves Virginia's overall record to 12-7, while the loss drops Virginia Commonwealth's overall record to 6-14. The Cavaliers will return home to Memorial Gym to host three straight conference matches (Oct. 10-12), beginning with Florida State on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 p.m.

UVA	(12-7)		15	15	15	(UVa wins 3-0)		
VCU	(6-14)		9	12	6

Attendance: 110

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