Hokies sweep Highlanders
Horowitz lands a career-high 10 kills
September 1, 2007
QUEENS, N.Y. - Sophomore Betsy Horowitz led the Virginia Tech volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-25, 30-15, 30-16) sweep of New Jersey Institute of Technology to open day two of the St. John's Volleyball Invitational. Horowitz landed a career-high 10 kills to become the only player reaching double-digit kills on either team. Junior Kristen Cunningham also had a strong performance, hitting a .667 with nine kills in 12 attempts, committing only one error. Sophomore Rachel Fahlenkamp hit .538 with eight kills and collected seven blocks, two solo. Freshman Amy Wengrenovich led the defense with 12 kills and junior Sarah Muñoz chipped in 11. The Hokies used strong serving from Wengrenovich at the end of game one to lift them to a 30-25 victory over the Highlanders. Wengrenovich broke open a tie 24-24 game, serving five straight points, including two aces. Munoz then landed a kill to put the game out of reach for NJIT. Tech jumped out to a 14-5 lead in game two, forcing a Highlander timeout. The two squads traded serves up until Cunningham eight straight points to put the Hokies up 29-14. Lang ended the game, 30-15, with a kill. Munoz served six of the opening eight points of game three, giving Tech a 7-1 advantage. Lang later rattled off five points with three aces, forcing NJIT to call a timeout at 20-7. Sophomore Gemma Donovan then entered the game for Tech, taking setting duties from Lang. Donovan dished out four assists to lead the Hokies to a 30-16 victory, and match win. For the match, the Hokies landed 14 aces, a season high. Tech will close out the tournament with a match against No. 24 Long Beach State this afternoon, at 2:30 p.m.