Nov. 1, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 14th-ranked University of Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams travel to Virginia Tech for an Atlantic Coast Conference dual meet Wednesday evening (November 2) at 6:00 p.m. at War Memorial Pool. It marks the first time since 1998-99 the two schools are meeting in a swimming and diving dual meet. The winners of the men’s and women’s meets will earn one point apiece in the Commonwealth Challenge, presented by Adelphia.
The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are coming off conference victories over Clemson on Saturday (October 29). The men won 141-100, while the women came away with a 125-118 victory.
The Cavalier men stand at 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC, while Virginia Tech is 1-4 overall and in the conference. UVa holds a 41-12 lead in the all-time series, which dates back to 1937-38. UVa has won the last 17 dual meets in the series, including a 166-77 victory in the last meeting in 1998-99. Virginia last suffered a loss to the Hokies back in the 1981-82 season when it dropped a 73-40 decision.
The Virginia women are ranked 14th in the nation, while Virginia Tech is 22nd. UVa is 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. The Hokies are 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Cavaliers hold a commanding 23-1 lead in the all-time series against Virginia Tech. Just like the men’s series, UVa has won the last 17 dual-meet matchups dating back to 1982-83. The Hokies won 88-61 in the 1981-82 season for their only dual meet win in the series. The Cavaliers took the last meeting, 162-79 in the 1998-99 campaign. The two teams first met in the 1974-75 season with UVa winning 74-53.
The Cavaliers currently lead the Commonwealth Challenge 3.5-1.0 over Virginia Tech. Prior to the UVa-Virginia Tech swim meet taking place on Wednesday (November 2), the two schools’ volleyball teams meet on Tuesday (November 1) in Blacksburg with the winner earning half of a point in the series.