Terps Fall To Virginia, 3-2
Oct. 26, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland volleyball team dropped a hard-fought match Tuesday night in Comcast Center Pavilion to the University of Virginia, 3-2 (19-30, 30-21, 27-30, 30-27, 15-7). Terrapin senior Sarah Treadwell led her team with 19 kills and 18 digs, while classmate Jennifer Dewalt recorded her third-straight double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs.
Dewalt tied career-highs with seven blocks (one solo) and eight assists and added two aces. For Treadwell, it was also her third-straight double-double and her 14th of the season.
Maryland is now 2-3 in five-game matches in 2004 and drops to 10-11 on the year, 5-6 in the ACC. Virginia improved to 16-7 (6-5 ACC) with the victory.
The first game was all Terrapins, as they out-hit the Cavaliers, .326-.111, and Treadwell had five kills and seven digs. Freshman Jade Brown also found her offensive rhythm early, as she had six first-game kills and the Terps cruised, 30-19.
Brown finished the match with 16 kills, five digs and two blocks.
Virginia came storming back in game two and limited Maryland to a .000 attack percentage. The Cavaliers took advantage of an early lead and took the second game, 30-21.
The next two games were battles, as the Terrapins benefited from six kills from Dewalt in game three to win, 30-27, and Virginia's Alexis Geocaris exploded for 10 kills and hit over .560 in game four to give the Cavaliers a 30-27 victory.
In the fifth and decisive game, the teams battled back and forth early but eventually Virginia took a 7-6 lead on a Kristin Chaney kill. From there, the Cavs never trailed again and again limited Maryland to a .000 hitting percentage as they took the game, 15-7. Chaney finished with three kills and 14 digs for Virginia.
Aimee Huddleston had 51 assists, 13 digs, six blocks and two kills for the Terrapins.
Virginia was led by Sarah Kirkwood with 23 kills, 15 digs and two blocks. Geocaris also came up big for the Cavaliers, notching 18 kills and six blocks.
Maryland finishes a four-match homestand with a Friday night contest vs. Virginia Tech. The Hokies travel to Comcast Center Pavilion for a 7 p.m. match.