It was a rocky start to the Virginia Cavaliers' volleyball season, which kicked off conference play by going 0-4. However, things are starting to look up for up and coming team, after the Hoos rattled of three straight victories – all ACC opponents – to bring their current record to a respectable 9-8 on the season, 3-4 in league play.
Virginia's wins this past week might be just what they needed to right the ship. The streak started with a 3-2 victory over Clemson, which was 11-4 (2-2 ACC) going into the match. It was followed up with an expected road win over a struggling Boston College, which fell to 8-11 (0-6 ACC) following the match. The Cavaliers kept up the hard work by sweeping a formidable Maryland squad on the road, one that was 13-5 (4-2 ACC) heading into the contest.
As a result of her impressive play on the road last weekend, freshman McKenzie Adams was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Week, having earned a double-double at Boston college (15 kills, 10 assists) and another 14 kills against Maryland.
Virginia hopes to ride the momentum this weekend, hosting Duke on Friday night and Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon.