Maryland Falls to Virginia in ACC Finale

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Adreené Elliott tallied 13 kills (.500 pct.) and eight blocks as the Maryland volleyball team dropped its final match of the season to Virginia, 3-1, in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday night.

Seniors Mary Cushman and Sarah Harper played valiantly in their final collegiate match, tallying 15 kills and 16 digs, respectively. Cushman finished fourth all-time in Maryland history in kills (1,344), while Harper etched her name atop the program’s digs leaderboard with 1,763.

In similar fashion to Friday’s match against Virginia Tech, the visiting Terrapins jumped on top of the Cavaliers with a first set victory. Squared at 22, Maryland scored three consecutive points – culminating with a Dani Bozzini ace – to seal the set.  

The host Cavaliers responded to the early deficit with vigor, however, as they took a 9-3 lead in the second frame. Maryland clawed its way back into the match with a 5-1 run and worked its way to set point, 24-23, after an Emily Fraik kill. The momentum crumbled, however, as Virginia tallied three straight points to steal the set, 26-24.

Maryland took a late 17-14 advantage in the third set, but the Cavs rattled off seven consecutive points en route to taking the frame, 25-22. The fourth and final set proved much of the same as Virginia staved off a late Terrapin rally to claim the set and match.

The Terps finish the season with a 13-19 overall record.