Hokies fall to Cavaliers
Cloyd collects 21 digs
September 14, 2007

Box Score UVA 3, VT 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia Tech volleyball team dropped a heartbreaking 0-3 match to in-state rival Virginia in front of a record crowd of 826 in Memorial Gymnasium Friday evening. Tech dropped game one 30-28 after closing the gap to one at 29-28. The Cavaliers then forced extra points before taking game two 32-30 and the match with a 30-25 game three victory.

The Hokies were led by sophomore Taylor Parrish's 15 kills and freshman Felicia Willoughby's 10. Senior Amanda Cloyd collected 21 digs on the evening, while sophomore Michelle Lang dished out 34 assists with 10 digs for her 10th career double-double.

The Cavaliers used a 4-1 run to break open a 20-20 game one after a Hokie timeout, forcing a second Tech timeout at 24-21. Virginia used three straight points to pull ahead six, at 27-21. The Hokies then clawed their way back into the game, using a four point run to force a Cavalier timeout at 28-26. The two teams traded serves until Virginia landed a kill to put them on top 30-28.

In an even 26-26 game two, Parrish, Cunningham and Lang landed three straight kills for the Hokies to give them a game point opportunity at 29-26. The Cavaliers responded with three consecutive points of their own, evening the game at 29 all. The game was again tied at 30 before Virginia landed back-to-back kills to pull ahead 2-0 in the match, with a 32-30 game two win.

Virginia used a four-point run in the middle of game three to pull ahead 17-13, and from there, cruised to a 30-25 game three win.

The Hokies will return to action Thurs., Sept. 20 playing host to Miami. Game time is set for 7 p.m., in Cassell Coliseum.