Sept. 26, 1997
Virginia Defeats NC State in ACC opener
RALEIGH, NC. - The Virginia Cavaliers defeated the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the first Atlantic Coast Conference game for both teams. Virginia won the match in three straight games, 15-9, 15-11, 15-8.
Virginia fell behind 4-0 early in the first game, before taking control of the match. The Cavaliers countered the early NC State run with a balanced scoring attack of their own. Claire Folga lead the way for UVa registering eight kills, followed by Amy Mitchell with seven. Jessica Parsons and Shannon Wahlers each added five kills apiece as well. Mary Frances Scott paved the way for the Cavaliers scoring, posting 28 assists in the match.
The win improves Virginia's record to 11-5 overall, and 1-0 in the ACC. The loss drops NC State to 5-10 overall, and 0-1 in the conference. Virginia will travel to Chapel Hill to face the North Carolina Tarheels on Sunday, and NC State will host Florida State on Saturday.
Records Game Scores Virginia (11-5, 1-0 ACC) 15 15 15 (UVa wins 3-0) NC State (5-10, 0-1 ACC) 9 11 8 Attendance: 232
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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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