CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 31, 2013 – Freshman right side hitter Janey Goodman (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) recorded a team-high 14 kills on .300 hitting, but Virginia received 20 kills from outside hitter Tori Janowski as the Cavaliers defeated the James Madison volleyball team 3-1 in game two of the Jefferson Cup in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.
JMU lost by set scores of 25-23, 23-25, 25-15, 26-24 to fall to 0-2 on the season. Virginia improved to 2-0 after defeating Marshall 3-0 on Friday night.
Goodman’s 14 kills was her first double-digit kill performance of her career. She added three blocks for the Dukes. Sophomore outside hitter Meghan Niski (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) contributed a double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs. She hit .314 for the match with only two errors and had two blocks and two assists. Fellow sophomore outside hitter MacKenzie Kleespies (Lincoln University, Pa./Avon Grove) recorded her second double-double of the season with 11 kills and a team-best 18 digs.
Redshirt junior setter Kristi Richardson (Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage) paced Madison to a .234 hitting percentage in the match, handing out 39 assists. She added 11 digs, five kills and three blocks. Freshman middle blocker Hanna Radhi (Gainesville, Va./Battlefield) led all players with six blocks.
Janowski hit .302 for the match, contributing nine digs and two blocks to go with her 20 kills. Haley Kole had 15 kills while Jasmine Burton hit .250 with 12 kills for the Cavaliers. Libero Emily Rottman led all players with 26 digs and setter Lauren Fuller handed out a match-high 46 assists.
UVA had 66 kills and posted a .244 attack percentage to best JMU’s numbers of 56 kills and a .234 attack percentage. The Dukes picked up 10 blocks to the Cavaliers five and the teams tied with 70 digs apiece. UVA won the serving battle with seven aces to Madison’s one.
Set one went back and forth featuring a series of runs by each team. Trailing 19-14, JMU called timeout. Out of the break, the Dukes went on a 9-1 run to take a 23-20 advantage, but the Cavaliers responded with a 5-0 run to close the set, winning it 25-23. Goodman paced the Madison attack with six kills against just one error, while Madison hit .324 as a team.
JMU hit .355 in set two, committing just one error against 12 kills to win the set 25-23. UVA came out firing in the set, building a 7-1 lead before Madison put together a 5-0 run to tie it at 9-9. The Dukes built a four point lead at 17-13, but were eventually forced to call timeout when the Cavaliers cut the advantage to one. JMU won five of the seven points out of the timeout to take a 23-19 and this time closed the set out for a 25-23 win.
The Cavaliers collected 16 kills against just one error in set three to hit .441 for the set. UVA led most of the way in the set to earn the 25-15 victory. JMU led 7-5 in the set, but gave up a 12-4 run to fall behind 19-11. UVA never let JMU get closer than seven points the rest of the way to win the set.
Set four was another back-and-forth battle with UVA building an early lead. The teams traded points until the Dukes reached the first set point at 24-23. The Cavaliers called a timeout and regrouped to win the final three points of the match to earn the 26-24 win.
Madison closes out the Jefferson Cup at 4:30 p.m. as they face Marshall.
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