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Sept. 5, 1997

Cavaliers Fall To Pepperdine at New Mexico Tourney

UVa Takes on New Mexico and Idaho State Tomorrow

Albuquerque, N.M. - Nicole Sanderson had 20 kills and 15 digs to lead Pepperdine to a 3-1 victory over Virginia in the first game of the Domino's Pizza Classic, which is being hosted by the University of New Mexico. Kristen Ward had 10 kills and a game-high 18 digs for the Waves. Virginia was led by Claire Folga (Atlanta, Ga./Marist Academy), who finished with 11 kills and 12 digs.

Pepperdine (5-0) jumped out of the gate quickly in the first game as the Waves recorded 18 kills against just four errors (.424 attack percentage). After Pepperdinbe won the second game, the Cavaliers bounced back to capture game three, 15-12. Shannon Wahlers (Phoenix, Ariz./Independence) helped Virginia climb back into the match as she finished with 10 kills and nine digs. Mary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) led Virginia with 25 assists.

The Waves finished off the Cavaliers by winning the fourth game, 15-5. Pepperdine finished the match with 67 kills, while the Waves defense forced 21 Virginia errors.

Virginia (4-2) takes on Idaho State tomorrow (2:00 pm) in their second round game before wrapping up the tournament with a match against the host school, New Mexico, at 7:00 pm.

Virginia (4-2)       4  11  15   5  
Pepperdine (5-0)    15  15  12  15  (Pepperdine wins 3-1)
Att:  TBA
TOM:  1:30

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