Tech begins Lehigh Invitational with 3-0 sweep against hosts – VT

BETHLEHEM, PA —The Virginia Tech volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory (25-18, 25-21, 27-25) over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks Thursday on the road at Grace Hall.

The win improved the Hokies’ record to 7-0 on the season, the best start to a season since the program began the 2018 season.

Ava Francis finished with 12 kills on the day to lead the Hokies’ offense while finishing with a hitting percentage of .28. Defensively, had two players reach double figures in digs as Elayna Duprey had 13 and Iliana Rodriguez had 12.

Game Notes

» Sierra Cates had a match-high three aces in the win.

» Virginia Tech never trailed on the way to winning the first set 25-18.

» Virginia Tech never trailed on the way to winning the third set 27-25.

» Ava Francis had a match-high 12 kills for Virginia Tech.

» Virginia Tech got a team-high 13 digs from Elayna Duprey.

» Virginia Tech attackers were helped by a match-high 34 assists from Hanna Borer. She owns 30+ assists in six of the Hokies’ seven matches including each of the last five.

How It Happened

SET 1 | The Hokies won the first point and held the lead the rest of the way to secure the first set 25-18. Virginia Tech led by as many as seven points at 20-13 before closing out the set, totaling 15 kills along the way.

SET 2 | Virginia Tech continued to roll after a set one win by securing a 25-21 victory in set number two. The Hokies grabbed the advantage for good at 15-14 in a set that had just one lead change before the Tech took over in the second half of the stanza.

SET 3 | Virginia Tech then ended the match with a victory in set number three. The Hokies led from the first point on in the set to secure a 27-25 victory. Virginia Tech opened up as much as an eight point lead at 19-11 before closing out the set, totaling 17 kills along the way.

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