Two losses extend winless ACC streak to five
The Virginia volleyball team suffered losses at Boston College Thursday and Maryland Sunday to remain winless in ACC play.
The Cavaliers (5-10, 0-5 ACC) lost to the Eagles (8-9, 2-3 ACC) 3-0 Thursday night in a match that was closer than the scoreboard indicated. Despite being swept, Virginia had set point in one of three games and was within two of winning another set before falling short. After taking a 24-20 lead in the first set, Virginia surrendered five straight points to fall behind before going on to lose 27-29.
Boston College cruised to a 15-25 win in the second set, but needed another comeback in the final round after trailing 23-21. The Eagles did just that en route to a 27-25 victory that clinched the match.
The Cavaliers returned to action Sunday afternoon and suffered their second ACC defeat in four days at the hands of the Terrapins (10-6, 2-3 ACC) by a score of 3-1. In all too familiar fashion, Virginia lost after being unable to sustain early momentum. The team won the first set 27-25 and appeared poised to claim its first conference triumph of the season, but fell apart by dropping the final three sets 14-25, 22-25, 19-25.
In the lone bright spot, sophomore Tori Janowski recorded her second triple-double of the year, becoming just the third Cavalier ever to have multiple triple-doubles in a career. Her triple-double against Virginia Commonwealth earlier this season was the first by a Virginia player since 1999.
The Cavaliers return to action next weekend with road matches against Clemson and Georgia Tech.