Oct. 23, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va.—The Virginia volleyball team had its best hitting day in ACC play this season, defeating in-state rival Virginia Tech, 25-15, 30-28, 27-29 and 25-17, Wednesday night (Oct. 23) in Blacksburg. It was the first victory for the Cavaliers (11-10, 4-5 ACC) over the Hokies (17-6, 5-4 ACC) since Sept. 18, 2009. VT had won the previous seven match-ups.
“I thought we were pretty solid right from the get-go,” UVa head coach Dennis Hohenshelt said. “I’ve been pretty hard on them since Saturday’s performance against NC State about being better and more disciplined. Tonight, I thought we were very sound and good fundamentally.”
The Cavaliers hit .344, the second-best percentage of the season (.392 against Montana), compared to VT’s .242. Virginia recorded 10.5 blocks to the Hokies’ five.
Both freshman hitters for the Cavaliers, Jasmine Burton (White Hills, Calif.) and Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.), reached 20 kills in a match for the first time this season. Kole recorded 23 kills on .419 hitting, while Burton hit .500 with 20 kills.
After the Hokies closed the Cavalier lead to 12-11 in the first set, Virginia went on an 8-1 run on the way to a 25-15 win. UVa hit .607 with 18 kills in the frame.
In the second, the Hokies fought off five set points, but a Kole kill followed by a solo block by junior Morgan Blair (Long Valley, N.J.) gave the frame to UVa, 30-28.
The third set also went to extra points, with UVa fighting off three set points and the Hokies coming back once to win, 30-28, on kills by Lindsey Owens and Kathryn Caine.
In the fourth, UVa limited the Hokies to a .125 hitting percentage while hitting .333 en route to a 25-17 win.
Victoria Hamsher led Virginia Tech, hitting .692 with 10 kills.
The Cavaliers return to action Sunday (Oct. 27) when they host new ACC member Notre Dame at 1 p.m. at Memorial Gymnasium.
New Coaches Welcomed Into Cavaliers' FoldWomen's Rowing8/18/17Virginia's rowing team heads into 2017-18 with two new coaches: associate head coach Emily Ford and assistant Erin Neppel.Nelson Making Name for Himself in SecondaryFootball8/16/17Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a starting job in Virginia's nickel defense.DeSorbo Hits Ground Running at UVASwimming & Diving8/16/17After six seasons as NC State's associate head coach, Todd DeSorbo now oversees men's and women's swimming & diving at Virginia.
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.
Volleyball Hosts Orange and Blue Scrimmage Saturday
W. Volleyball | 8/16/2017
The Virginia volleyball team will host its annual Orange and Blue Scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 19) at...
Volleyball Preseason Blog
W. Volleyball | 8/8/2017
The preseason blog will provide daily updates from student-athletes about camp as they get ready ...
Virginia Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule
W. Volleyball | 6/8/2017
Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith announced the 2017 schedule, which will feature 16...
Virginia Volleyball Adds Olivia Wolodkewitsch
W. Volleyball | 6/6/2017
Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith announced the addition of Olivia Wolodkewitsch (Omaha,...
Aaron Smith Adds Hudson Bates to Volleyball Staff
W. Volleyball | 4/19/2017
Virginia head volleyball coach Aaron Smith completed his staff with the addition of Hudson Bates ...
Virginia Volleyball Adds Transfer Jelena Novakovic
W. Volleyball | 4/13/2017
Head Virginia volleyball coach Aaron Smith announced the addition of transfer Jelena Novakovic (B...
Jeff White: Smith Eager to Make Most of Opportunity
W. Volleyball | 03/09/2017
After five seasons as an assistant on Virginia's volleyball team, Aaron Smith, 32, took over as...
Virginia Volleyball Hosts Spring Match
W. Volleyball | 03/08/2017
The Virginia volleyball team released its 2017 spring schedule on Wednesday, which includes a...
- Online Stores