CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Jan. 3) – Junior Svetlana Volnaya and senior Lisa Hosac combined to score 48 points to lead Virginia to an 83-70 win over Georgia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game Monday night in University Hall.
Volnaya had a game-high 29 and Hosac added 19, including seven-straight points during a decisive Cavalier run midway through the second half. Virginia (9-4, 1-1 ACC) led by as many as 18 during the first half, but the Jackets (8-4, 1-2) cut the lead to three in the second half.
Senior Danielle Donehew helped rally the Jackets from a 12-point halftime deficit with three 3-pointers early in the second half, and junior Regina Tate cut the Virginia advantage to 56-53 with a pair of free throws with 11:33 to play.
After the Jackets pulled to within three, Virginia answered with an 11-2 run over the next four minutes to go up 12 with 7:33 left.
Junior Jamie Kruppa led the Jackets with 14 points, and Donehew and freshman Nina Barlin, finished with 13 each.
Tech continues its two-game ACC road swing Thursday with a 7 p.m., contest at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C.