Courtesy UVA Media Members of the family
Freshman Jayna Francis floored 14 kills to steer Virginia to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 sweep of Lehigh on Friday night time in Memorial Fitness center. Francis hit .281 at the outdoor and used to be joined in double-digits by means of junior Sarah Billiard, who racked up 10 kills within the win. The Cavaliers hit .284 as a workforce and posted a stellar 77-percent sideout charge.
Lehigh (6-7) used to be paced by means of Sabrina Lancaster with six kills. Ava Hudson added any other 5, however Virginia stymied the Mountain Hawks to an .097 hitting share. Friday night marked the fourth time this season the Cavaliers have held an opponent underneath .100 hitting.
Set 1: Virginia 25-14
Virginia (6-5) raced out to a 7-1 lead at the back of two early kills from Francis and back-to-back aces from Jelena Novakovic. Novakovic added a couple of kills and a 3rd ace whilst Francis completed the body with 4 kills. Billiard additionally floored 4 kills for the Cavaliers, who hit .323 as a workforce to run away with the set.
Virginia held Lehigh to negative-.042 hitting within the opening body.
Set 2: Virginia 25-17
After buying and selling issues to 6-6 early within the set, Virginia went on a 6-1 run to snatch regulate. Francis sparked the run which incorporated kills from 5 other Cavaliers. Moments later, any other Francis termination used to be adopted by means of a Milla Ciprian ace to ignite a 4-Zero run and provides Virginia an 18-10 benefit.
After Lehigh pulled inside of 19-14, Virginia closed the body with a 6-Three run. Ciprian put away the set with back-to-back kills.
Set 3: Virginia 25-18
A 4-Zero run for Virginia gave the Cavaliers a 9-6 lead and compelled a Lehigh timeout. Megan Wilson rolled an ace off the tape to key the run. Virginia slowly prolonged its lead at the back of 5 kills within the set from Christine Jarman. Jennifer Wineholt added a couple of kills on two swings off the correct facet, because the Cavaliers closed out the sweep with a 25-18 body.
- Francis’ 14 kills are the second one many of the season for the freshman.
- 4 Cavaliers – Francis (14), Billiard (10), Jarman (6) and Novakovic (6) recorded 5 or extra kills.
- Libero Kelsey Miller (Crestwood, Ky.) picked up 18 digs.
- Kristen Leland (Dallas, Texas) added a career-high 11 digs.
Virginia returns to motion with a couple of suits on Saturday. The Cavaliers open the day at 10 a.m. towards Elon earlier than taking up UNCG at 6:30 p.m.