Virginia Volleyball Seeded Eighth In ACC Championship
Nov. 20, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia volleyball team is seeded eighth in the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, which takes place November 21-24 in Atlanta, Ga. at Georgia Tech’s O’Keefe Gym. The Cavaliers will play ninth-seeded N.C. State in the first round on Thursday evening (November 21) at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia enters the 2002 ACC Championship with an 8-24 overall record and concluded regular season ACC play with a 2-14 mark. The Wolfpack stand at 3-31 overall and 0-16 in the ACC. The winner of Thursday night’s match advances to the quarterfinals to play top-seeded and 12th-ranked North Carolina on Friday (November 22) at 1:30 p.m. North Carolina is 28-2 overall and won the ACC regular season title with a 15-1 record.
The Cavaliers swept the 2002 regular season series from N.C. State with identical 3-0 victories. UVa has won 14 consecutive meetings in the series and leads the all-time series to 20-19. In the first meeting of the 2002 season on October 18, Virginia posted to a 3-0 (30-27, 30-21, 30-23) victory over N.C. State at University Hall. UVa won the second meeting on November 16 in Raleigh 3-0 (30-25, 30-19, 30-17).
The ACC Championship can be followed on the world wide web at www.theacc.org. Matches will be broadcast via live stats.
The entire 2002 ACC Championship schedule follows:
Thursday, November 21No. 8 Virginia vs. No. 9 N.C. State 7:30 p.m.Friday, November 22No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 5 Clemson 11:00 a.m.No. 1 North Carolina vs. Winner of No. 8 / No. 9 1:30 p.m.No. 2 Georgia Tech vs. No. 7 Wake Forest 5:00 p.m.No. 3 Duke vs. No. 6 Maryland 7:30 p.m.Saturday, November 23Winner 4 / 5 vs. Winner 1 / 8 / 9 1:30 p.m.Winner 2 / 7 vs. Winner 3 / 6 4:00 p.m.Sunday, November 24ACC Championship Match 3:30 p.m.