Virginia Volleyball Tops Notre Dame for Back-to-Back ACC Wins

Virginia volleyball came from behind to defeat Notre Dame, 23-25, 25-17, 25-15 and 25-23, to win its second consecutive ACC victory Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. It is the first time UVa (12-10, 5-5 ACC) has earned back-to-back conference wins since Nov. 11-12, 2011.

“The match had some ebbs and flows to it, where we played well in the first set before breaking down, but then played great in the second and third sets before coming out flat at the start of the fourth,” head coach Dennis Hohenshelt said. “We just have to be better at taking care of the ball at times, but I’m excited for this team. We’ve been playing some solid volleyball and if we keep this up, we’re going to beat some teams.”

Senior Emily Rottman recorded 15 digs and moved into a tie for third place on the UVa career digs list with 1,603.

On the Virginia freshman kills list, first-year Haley Kole moved up to sixth place with 12 kills today and now has 305 for the season.

Junior Tori Janowski led the Cavaliers Sunday with 22 kills, while classmate Mallory Woolridge had 11 kills. Freshman Jasmine Burton also tallied 11 kills.

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