Maryland Volleyball Sweeps Virginia Tech, 3-0
Oct. 29, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jennifer Dewalt had a match-high 19 kills and Aimee Huddleston recorded her 3,000th-career assist as the University of Maryland volleyball team defeated Virginia Tech, 3-0 (30-27, 39-37, 30-20), Friday night in Comcast Center Pavilion. Huddleston, who has now assisted on 1,002 Terrapin kills in 2004, became just the fourth Terrapin setter in history to reach the 3,000-assist mark.
Dewalt's 19 kills were a season-high for the senior outside hitter, and she was joined in double figures in the category by Rachel Wagener and Jade Brown. Wagener finished with 11 kills and four blocks, while Brown had 11 kills, three blocks and an ace.
With the win, Maryland improved its record to 11-11, 6-6 in the ACC, while the Hokies dropped to 11-12 (5-6 ACC).
Maryland fell into an early hole in game one, trailing the Hokies 0-7 to start the match, but battled back to tie the game at 18 behind four first-game kills from both Dewalt and Brown. Junior Stephanie Doiron contributed three kills and five digs in the first game as well. Eventually, the Terrapins earned the 30-27 victory.
Dewalt took over in the second game, recording 12 kills and just two errors on 15 swings (.667). Wagener also helped the Terps earn the 39-37 victory with seven second-game kills. The game was the longest, points-wise, Maryland has played all year.
With the momentum behind them after taking the second game, the Terps cruised to a 30-20 third-game victory.
The Terps return to the court on Friday, Nov. 5, when they travel to Coral Gables, Fla., to take on the Miami Hurricanes at 7 p.m.