The Virginia volleyball team dropped a four-set match at No. 15 North Carolina, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19 and 26-24, Saturday evening. With the loss the Cavaliers, fell to 15-13 on the season (8-8 ACC).
Freshman Jasmine Burton led the Cavaliers with 20 kills on .341 hitting. Burton has moved into sixth place on UVa’s all-time freshman list with 332 kills for the season.
Junior Tori Janowski added 14 kills, while junior Natalie Bausback tallied seven blocks.
The first set was tied at 11 when the Tar Heels won five points in a row on the way to a 25-18 win. In the second, the Cavaliers limited their errors (three down from seven in the first set) and served up four aces en route to a 25-22 victory. In the third, North Carolina never trailed and hit .370 on the way to a 25-19 triumph.
The Cavaliers had a 19-14 lead in the fourth set, but UNC went on an 8-1 run to take a 22-20 lead. UVa earned three points in a row to gain a 23-22 advantage, but a Tar Heel block tied the set at 23. A Burton kill fought off North Carolina’s first match point, but another Tar Heel block gave UNC a 26-24 victory.
Up next, the Cavaliers travel to Notre Dame on Nov. 22, before hosting Virginia Tech on Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.