The Virginia volleyball team clinched a season sweep over Virginia Tech for the first time since 2005 with a 3-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. With the win, the Cavaliers moved to 17-13 on the season and 10-8 in ACC play.
“I thought we played well throughout the match,” UVa head coach Dennis Hohenshelt said. “We got a little sloppy in the middle of the first set, but overall we played clean volleyball and I was happy with our performance. We are ready to go out and win two more next weekend to close out the regular season.”
The win signifies that UVa will finish the season over .500 for the first time since 2008 when the Cavaliers completed the campaign 17-15.
Sophomore Natalie Bausback led the Cavaliers with 17 kills and six blocks. Junior Tori Janowski had 13 kills, while freshmen Haley Kole and Jasmine Burton added 11 and 10 kills, respectively.
Senior Emily Rottman had a match-high 14 digs, while sophomore Lauren Fuller dished out 49 assists. Junior Morgan Blair led the squad with seven blocks.
The Hokies opened up an 18-13 advantage in the first set and the Cavaliers never got closer than one at 24-23.
The Cavaliers picked up a 25-19 win in the second and the third was much of the same, with UVa outhitting Virginia Tech, .320-.120.
In the fourth, the Cavaliers had only two errors, while forcing VT into nine hitting errors on the way to a 25-19 victory.
The Cavaliers conclude the regular season with home matches against Pitt and Maryland next weekend. Both matches are set for 7 p.m. starts.