Sept. 17, 2011
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team won its second game of the Hokie Classic, 3-1, over Virginia to open play on Saturday before falling to host Virginia Tech, 3-1, in the final match of the weekend. The Huskies wrapped up their early-season tournament schedule with an 8-5 record.
UConn dropped the first set to the Cavaliers 25-20, but rattled off wins in each of the next three sets by scores of 25-27, 27-25, and 25-27. Senior outside hitter Jordan Kirk (Plano, Texas) and freshman outside hitter Devon Maugle (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) each recorded a double-double in the win. Kirk posted a game-high 18 kills and 12 digs, while Maugle put up numbers of 12 and 12.
Junior setter Angela Roidt (McFarland, Wis.) registered 45 assists, her second highest total of the season, against Virginia and racked up 34 more against Virginia Tech. Junior libero Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.) picked up 30 digs on the day, 15 in each match.
Against the Hokies, junior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored a team-best 18 kills, while Kirk inched closer to 1,000 career kills with 12. Kirk enters BIG EAST play with 967 kills in a Connecticut uniform.
In their win over Virginia, the Huskies hit .303 as a team, but hit just .174 against Virginia Tech.
League play gets underway for UConn as it travels to Cincinnati and Louisville for matches on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.