Skip to simplified nav

Sept. 2, 1997

Cavaliers Top James Madison in Four Games

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Shannon Wahlers (Phoenix, Ariz./Independence) had 18 kills and three blocks to lead Virginia to a 3-1 win over James Madison in a match played at Godwin Hall. Wahlers led a balanced UVa attack that featured five players with at least 10 kills. Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) quarterbacked the Virginia attack and finished with 48 assists.

The Cavaliers used a powerful serving game to spark their offense and a tight blocking game to ignite their defense. Katie Jones (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) had four service aces for the Cavaliers, who had more aces than the Dukes by a 10-2 margin. On defense, Virginia out-blocked their host, 12-9. Scott led the Cavaliers with two solo blocks and four block assists. James Madison (1-3) was led by Lindsay Collingwood, who amassed a game-high 20 kills.

Joining Wahlers with double-figure kill totals were Jones, Amy Mitchell (Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa), and Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) with 12 each. Deanna Zwarich (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) notched her second straight match in double-figures. She finished with 10 kills.

Virginia (4-1) travels to Albuquerque for this weekend's New Mexico Invitational. The Cavaliers kick-off the tournament with a 5:00 pm (MDT) game against West Coast conference power, Pepperdine. On Saturday, Virginia will take on tournament host New New Mexico along with Idaho State of the Big Sky Conference.

Virginia (4-1)      15  15  14  15  (UVa wins 3-1)
James Madison (1-3) 10  11  16  13
Att:  212
TOM:  2:20

Top Videos
Jeff White
Mark Ellis
Ellis Thrilled to Back in Coaching
The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.
North Carolina Postscript
Virginia, which trailed 14-7 at halftime, lost 35-14 to No. 22 North Carolina in an ACC game Saturday at Scott Stadium.
Sam Hayward
Cavalier Football Notebook: UNC Week
At 3 p.m. Saturday, UVA (2-4, 1-1) hosts Coastal Division rival North Carolina (5-2, 3-1) in an ACC football game at Scott Stadium.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

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.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Team Shop