Sept. 16, 1997

Cavaliers Stop Tribe, 3-0

UVa set to host UVa Invitational

Katie Jones
Katie Jones

Williamsburg, Va. - Katie Jones (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) had 12 kills and 17 assists to lead Virginia to a 3-0 victory over in-state rival William & Mary. Claire Folga (Atlanta, Ga./Marist Academy) added 11 kills for the Cavaliers who won for the third time in four matches.

Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./ Xavier College Prep) quarterbacked UVa's offense and she finished with 37 assists. Virginia's quick defense, led by Jones and her 17 digs, forced 21 Tribe errors while allowing only 20 kills. Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) had five blocks for Virginia.

Laura Wilson led William & Mary with seven kills and Kerri-Ann Grosso chipped in with 19 assists.

The win gave Virginia head coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton two wins in three matches over her alma mater. Shelton played for the Tribe from 1987-90.

Virginia hosts the inaugural Virginia Invitational Friday and Saturday, September 19-20 at Memorial Gym. The "Invitational" will feature Northeastern, Iowa State, and Villanova. Admission is free.

Virginia (7-5)         15   15  15  (UVa win 3-0)
William & Mary (1-9)    9    8   6
Att:  127
TOM:  1:30
1997 Virginia Invitational Schedule (all times are approximate)
Friday, September 19                    Saturday, September 20
5:00 pm Iowa State vs. Northeastern     12:00 pm    Iowa State vs. Villanova
7:00 pm Virginia vs. Villanova           2:00 pm    Virginia vs. Northeastern   
                                         6:00 pm    Villanova vs. Northeastern
Note:  Home team listed first            8:00 pm    Virginia vs. Iowa State