Tech sweeps Bradley
Cloyd collects match-high 22 digs
September 7, 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech volleyball team rebounded from a tough loss at the Panther Invitational earlier today with a 3-0 (30-24, 30-25, 30-25) win over Bradley Saturday evening. Senior Jen Albrecht led the way with 12 kills, while junior Kristen Cunningham and Taylor Parrish each chipped in 11. Parrish also collected 11 digs for her second double-double of the day. Freshman Amy Wengrenovich hit a career-high .417, adding six kills on 12 attempts, with only one error. Senior Amanda Cloyd led the defense with a match-high 22 digs, bringing her program-record career-total to 1,756, while sophomore Jill Gergen dug 10 attacks. The Hokies used a four-point run late in game one to pull ahead 20-17, and they never looked back, cruising to a 30-24 win. Cunningham led the attack with six kills on six attempts, while the squad hit .294 in the game. Tech's defense held the Braves to a .171 clip. Tech struggled in game two and was down 18-24 when a Braves attack error looked to give the Hokies the momentum they needed. Freshman Felicia Willoughby and Wengrenovich landed kills for Tech's next three points, forcing a Bradley timeout. Parrish found the floor for a kill out of the timeout and another Braves error evened the score at 24 all. The frame was again tied at 25, but the Hokies went on a 5-0 scoring spree to end the game 30-25. A four-point run at the beginning of game three put the Hokies up 5-3, and that would prove to be the closest the score would be the rest of the match. Albrecht led the attack with five kills and no errors for the game and Cloyd led the defense with nine digs, en route to a 30-25 match win. Tech will return to action tomorrow, Sat., Sept. 8, to close out the Panther Invitational. The Hokies will face Cincinnati, with match time slated for noon.