For the first time in school history, the Ball State women’s volleyball team matched up against the University of Virginia.

The Cardinals defeated the Cavaliers 3-0, improving its record to 2-0 in the VCU Invitational.

Ball State used a balanced offensive attack in the match. Redshirt freshman Sabrina Mangapora and redshirt juniors Kelly Hopkins and Hayley Benson all had 10 kills. Three other players recorded kills for Ball State.

The team had an attack percentage of .260 on 40 kills.

Ball State tallied to account for nine service aces in the match. Junior Jenna Spadafora had three to lead the team. Redshirt junior Jill Hopper and junior Kati Vasalakis had two each. 

Spadafora had another efficient game at the setter position, earning 32 assists.

Defensively, the Cardinals had six total blocks, led by Benson with four.

Two Ball State players were had double digit digs, as libero Alex Fuelling had 15 and Hopper had 12.

Ball State will end the VCU Invitational Saturday, as they take on the host VCU Rams at 11 a.m.