Cavalier Defeat Wolfpack in Four Games
Mitchell and Wahlers End Home Careers on High Note
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia received 18 kills from Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) and 65 assists from Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) as they turned back North Carolina State, 3-1. The win was the second in as many nights for the Cavaliers, who now head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament next weekend in Raleigh, N.C. with momentum on their side.
The victory also came on Senior Night and UVa's two fourth-years saved their best performance for their last match inside Memorial Gymnasium. Shannon Wahlers (Phoenix, Ariz./Independence) compiled 11 kills and 17 digs, while her classmate, Amy Mitchell (Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa) also played superbly, finishing with 10 kills and 10 digs.
Other Cavaliers to note were Claire Folga (Atlanta, Ga./Marist Academy) and Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission North). The two were offensive forces and produced 15 and 16 kills, respectively.
Laura Kimball had a game-high 22 kills for the Wolfpack, who out blocked the Cavaliers, 14-7. North Carolina State also outhit the Cavaliers .222 to .201.
Nicole Peterson led the Wolfpack with 52 assists.
Virginia (18-15, 6-10 ACC) used a 9-3 service ace advantage to claim their second regular-season ending victory over North Carolina State in as many seasons.
North Carolina State (14-15, 6-9 ACC) 12 10 15 12 Virginia (18-15, 6-10 ACC) 15 15 6 15
Williams Eager to Build on Legacy of SuccessGeneral Release10/23/17Carla Williams was introduced Monday as director of athletics Craig Littlepage's successor at UVA. Littlepage is retiring after 16 years as AD.Williams Excited About Opportunity at UVAGeneral Release10/22/17The next athletics director at UVA will be Carla Williams, who's been a student--athlete, coach and an administrator at the University of Georgia.'Hoos Take Step Back in One-Sided LossFootball10/21/17For Virginia, which lost 41-10 to visiting Boston College on Saturday, the next opportunity to become bowl-eligible comes next weekend at Pitt.
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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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