On this TURBO reporter Leah Taylor has exactly what you need to know about today’s games (Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Soccer)!
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Women’s Volleyball Continues on 5 Game Losing Streak, While Women’s Soccer Wins their ACC Home Opener. I’m Leah Taylor and this is TURBO
UVA’s Women’s Volleyball team fell to UMiami, 3-1, in Charlottesville this afternoon.
UMiami started off strong and took the first set 25-21, despite a late scoring run for Virginia.
The Hoos dominated in the second set, led by two kills from Jelena Novakovic and a pair of service aces from Grace Turner. Sarah Billiard closed out the set for the Hoos with three kills to beat Miami in the second set, 25-21.
The momentum from the second set didn’t continue for the Hoos and the Hurricanes shut down the Virginia team in the third set, 25-20.
The Hoos looked poised for a comeback after holding the lead for a brief minute in the fourth quarter but they could not hold off the Hurricanes and lost the fourth set and the game.
Next week, Virginia plays Boston College on Friday, hoping to improve on their 0-4 ACC record.
Meanwhile, the #6 ranked UVA Women’s Soccer team faced off against Wake Forest in Charlottesville Sunday afternoon.
The Hoos dominated in Sunday’s game, starting off with a goal at the 18 minute mark from Alexa Spaanstra. Shortly after, at the 22 minute mark, Meghan McCool scored the second goal of the game for Virginia.
Right before halftime, Betsy Brandon scored another goal for the Hoos, bringing Virginia to a 3-0 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Hoos kept up their scoring streak with another goal for Meghan McCool at the 57 minute mark. At the 72 minute mark, Rebecca Jarrett brought Virginia to a 5-0 lead with her third goal of the season.
Wake Forest scored at the 87 minute mark, but Virginia’s commanding lead propelled the Hoos to a 5-1 victory.
Next, the Virginia team takes on Louisville on the road Thursday night at 7 pm.