October 2, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia volleyball team ended an eight-year losing streak against Clemson, as the Cavaliers defeated the Tigers in three consecutive games (15-1, 15-8, 15-8). UVa’s last win over Clemson was on October 26, 1991.
Virginia took control right from the start of the match and rolled to a 15-1 decision in game one. The Tigers put together a pair of solid runs in games two and three, but came up short in both attempts.
Virginia was paced by setter Mary Frances Scott who recorded a match-high 47 assists to add with 10 digs, three blocks and two digs. Claire Folga showed her all-around playing ability by posting a match-high 22 digs, 14 kills and three blocks. Jessica Parsons (16 kills, 8 digs, 4 blocks) and Deanna Zwarich (10 kills, 5 digs, 7 blocks) gave the Cavaliers a boost, while Andrea Fischer (10 digs, 6 kills, 5 blocks) and Katie Jones (13 digs, 6 kills, 1 block) contributed in the 3-0 win.
Clemson was led by Melissa Kudelka’s 34 assists. Stephanie Schulz gathered a team-high 11 kills, while Skye Frost and Emily Gorla posted 13 digs apiece.
With the victory, Virginia improves to 13-2 overall, 2-1 in the ACC. The loss drops Clemson’s record to 9-5 overall, 2-2 in the conference. The Cavaliers will return to home action on Saturday, (Oct. 3) when Virginia hosts the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Memorial Gymnasium. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Clemson (9-5, 2-2) 1 8 8Virginia (13-2, 2-2) 15 15 15
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