At 5-9 (0-4 ACC), Virginia Volleyball has struggled in Coach Hohenshelt's first season. They fell to Boston College last night 3-0. We at STL aren't too concerned yet, though.
The Virginia volleyball team stands at 0-4 in the ACC, but it's certainly not for lack of trying. Case in point is last night's 3-0 loss to Boston College.
In the first set, the Cavaliers actually led 24-20 before the Eagles rallied to take a 25-24 lead and eventually won 29-27. The second set didn't go Virginia's way in just about any measurable manner as BC cruised to a 25-15 win. The third set, however, was more like the first. The Cavaliers led 23-21 this time and again the set went to extra points. The Eagles would eventually win 27-25.
The second set notwithstanding, that is one of the closest matches I've seen our team play. When a team loses close matches like that, especially ones where they had the lead, you can very often chalk it up to youth. And our team certainly has plenty of youth. Add in the fact that they took a set from Florida State - the ACC's only ranked team as of this week - last weekend and all combined, I'm not terribly concerned about it as far as the future of the team goes.
First year Vivian Bercescu showed why she was such a highly south-after recruit last year tallying seven kills. Tori Janowski, a second year that has been atop the Virginia statistics categories all season, had eight kills, nine digs and fourteen assists. First year. Second year. Youth. KnowhwatImean?
The Cavaliers continue their road trip on Sunday when they stop in College Park to take on the Terrapins (9-5, 1-2 ACC). The match begins at 2pm