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Nov. 4, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The starting time for Virginia’s home volleyballmatch against Maryland on Friday, November 5, has been changed to 7:30 p.m.The ACC matchup will be played at University Hall and is the Cavaliers’final home match of the season. Previously, the match had been scheduledto start at 7:00 p.m.

Virginia stands at 15-8 overall and 8-5 in the ACC heading into itshome-season finale. Maryland is 11-16 overall and 4-9 in the ACC. Thematch will also serve as the final home appearance by three Cavalier fourthyears, outside hitter Whitney Bilger (La Jolla, Calif./The Bishops School),middle blocker Jessica Parsons (Green Oaks, Ill./Libertyville) and setterMary Frances Scott (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep). During theseniors’ four seasons, Virginia has compiled an 83-31 record for a .728winning percentage, the highest four-year winning percentage in the historyof the volleyball program. With at least six matches remaining, Virginiaand the three seniors, have a chance to establish the most wins during afour-year period. The Cavaliers have 83 wins since 1996 with the record of87 wins being held by the 1988-1992 teams.

Bilger has had her best season in 1999, registering career highs inthree major statistical categories. She has notched 146 kills for a .206hitting percentage, both of which are the best of her career. Bilger, theteam’s emotional leader, has also set personal bests in digs (150) andblocks (26). Her kills and digs totals are fifth best on the team in 1999.

Parsons, a 1998 All-ACC First Team selection, has had another outstandingseason. She leads Virginia in kills and blocks with 314 and 91,respectively. With 211 digs in 1999, Parsons has set a career high andranks third on the team in that category. Parsons, a co-captain in 1999,ranks among Virginia’s all-time leaders in kills and digs. With 1,232career kills Parsons ranks fourth all-time at UVa. She stands third on theall-time blocks list with 427 as well. Parsons’ 492 kills in 1998 werejust six shy of the single season school record.

Scott, a four-year starter, continues her journey into uncharted waters.She is Virginia’s all-time career assists leader with 5,648, having brokenUVa’s assist record during the 1998 season. Currently, she ranks 25th onthe all-time NCAA Division I assist list with the 5,648 assists. Scott, aco-captain, is third on the ACC’s all-time assist list as well. With 1,274career digs, she ranks fourth at Virginia and needs just 25 more digs tomove into third place. Scott, who was selected as the 1996 ACC Rookie ofthe Year, has also registered 291 career blocks and has moved into fifthplace on that all-time Cavalier list.

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