Jefferson Cup Goes to UVa Volleyball

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

The Virginia volleyball team won both matches Saturday to win the Jefferson Cup at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers improved to 3-0 on the season with a 3-1 victory over James Madison and a 3-0 sweep against Montana.

“We’ll take three wins in a weekend anytime,” head coach Dennis Hohenshelt said. “What was good was that we found different ways to win. I don’t think we were great this afternoon, but we chipped away and at times tonight, we were really good. Yesterday was a good starting point and this is an even better starting point to work off of.”

Junior Tori Janowski was named the Jefferson Cup Most Valuable Player after averaging 5.3 kills per set throughout the weekend. Senior Emily Rottman and sophomore transfer Lauren Fuller were also named to the All-Tournament Team.

In the first match, the Cavaliers defeated James Madison, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15 and 26-24, in a closely contested match.

Against Montana, both teams hit extremely well, but Virginia came out on top, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-23.

The Cavaliers return to action next weekend when they travel west to compete in a tournament at Pepperdine Sept. 6-7 in Malibu, Calif. UVa plays Colorado State on Friday evening and host Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.

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