Cavaliers Top Heels in Four Games
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Claire Folga (Atlanta, Ga./Marist Academy) had 18 kills and 16 digs to help Virginia rally to defeat North Carolina, 3-1, in an Atlantic Coast Conference match played at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers hit .294 as a team and rallied after losing the opening game to snap a four-game losing streak within the conference.
Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) quarterbacked the UVa offense to finish with 63 assists and 10 digs. Andrea Fischer (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) and Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks. Ill./Libertyville) were the recipients of numerous feeds from Scott as they tallied 16 and 15 kills, respectively. Fischer also keyed a vital Cavalier run in the fourth game as she put away two of her game-high service aces.
Amy Mitchell (Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa), playing in her second-last match at Memorial Gymnasium, finished with 12 kills and 10 digs. Kristi Winters (Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) also played big defensively for the Cavaliers by recording 10 digs.
North Carolina (14-15, 6-9 ACC) was led by Tori Seibert's 14 kills. Lori Carlson also registered 13 kills, many of which came off feeds from Erin Berg, who finished with 46 assists. Maya Starks finished with 12 kills for the Heels, who travel to Maryland for a 5:00 pm match against Maryland tomorrow (Saturday).
Virginia (17-15, 5-10) hosts North Carolina State tomorrow evening in their final home appearance of the 1997 season. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. and admission to Memorial Gymnasium is free. The match will mark the final home game for both Mitchell and Shannon Wahlers (Phoenix, Ariz./Independence).
SUMMARY North Carolina (14-15, 6-9 ACC) 15 3 9 12 Virginia (17-15, 5-10 ACC) 8 15 15 15 (UVa wins 3-1)
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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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