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Nov. 21, 1997

Virginia Falls to Florida State in Five Games

RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of Virginia lost to Florida State in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Championship at the Reynolds Coliseum. The Cavaliers took the Seminoles to a fifth game before falling short, 9-15, 15-9, 15-17, 15-13 and 8-15.

Virginia's scoring attack was lead by Claire Folga (Atlanta, Ga./Marist Academy), who recorded a team high 23 kills for the Cavaliers. Teammates Jessica Parson (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) added 17 kills, and Amy Mitchell (Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa) posted 13 kills for Virginia. Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) paced the way for the Cavaliers scoring attack, dishing out 67 assists in the defeat.

With the loss, Virginia's record falls to 18-16 overall, 6-11 in the ACC and ends the Cavaliers 1997 season. The win improves Florida State's record to 25-7 overall, and 12-5 in the conference.

Virginia       (18-16, 6-11)    9  15   15  15   8      
Florida State  (25-7, 12-5)    15   9   17  13  15

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