Deanna Zwarich poured in 12 kills and 13 digs, both team highs, as the Virginia volleyball team notched a 3-0 sweep (15-13, 15-2, 15-7) over Maryland last night.
The Overland Park, Kan., native also contributed four block assists. Fellow middle blocker Jessica Parsons and outside hitter Andrea Fischer added 10 kills apiece. Setter Mary Frances Scott tallied a game-high 44 assists en route to the Cavalier victory.
The Cavaliers (9-4, 2-1 ACC) have won their last two matches.
Gibbs gets glory
First-year forward Ryan Gibbs earned a spot on the Soccer America Men's Team of the Week for his role in the Cavaliers' pair of victories over North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Against the Hokies, Gibbs blasted the game-winning goal.
He also scored the Cavs' first goal and contributed the game-winning assist Sunday en route to a 2-1 Virginia triumph over the Tar Heels.
Gibbs now stands in a tie for first on the team in goals scored with five, and holds second in points with 12. He also has two assists.
Duke's Grant comes back
Yesterday Duke football coach Carl Franks lifted the indefinite suspension of cornerback Lamar Grant, according to an ACC press release. Grant now is available for the Blue Devils' contest against top-ranked Florida State Saturday.
Although Grant has yet to see a down of game time in 1999, he has been practicing with the team throughout the season.
Gray has 27 career starts and three interceptions. He originally was suspended Aug. 19 for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Ford takes leave from Carolina
After being arrested Monday night and charged with drunk driving, Phil Ford, North Carolina assistant men's basketball coach, has taken a medical leave of absence, according to a press release from North Carolina's Athletic Media Relations Department.
Ford had a blood alcohol level of 0.24, three times the legal limit in North Carolina, at the time of his arrest.
"Coach Ford certainly regrets the incident and the embarrassment it has caused himself and the university," Carolina head coach Bill Guthridge said in the release. "Obviously I am concerned about coach Ford's health and well-being and will do what I can to support him at this time."
Ford played for the Tar Heels from 1974-78. He has been a member of the North Carolina coaching staff for the past 11 seasons.