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Nov. 23, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia volleyball team will conclude the regular season by hosting Clemson and Georgia Tech this weekend at Memorial Gym. The Cavaliers start the weekend by hosting Clemson at 7:00 p.m. Friday night (November 25). On Saturday (November 26) at 5:00 p.m., UVa will hold its annual “Senior Night” when it hosts Georgia Tech in its final regular season match. The Cavaliers will honor fourth-years Kristin Chaney (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) and Lisa Krolikowski (Hales Corners, Wis./Pius XI). Admission is free of charge.

Virginia is 19-10 overall and stands in fourth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 14-6 league mark. The Cavaliers, who have won four of their last five matches, are coming off a 3-1 (28-30, 30-26, 30-17, 30-23) loss at Duke (November 19).

Clemson is 12-16 overall and 7-13 in the ACC. The Tigers play at Virginia Tech Wednesday evening (November 23) before coming to Charlottesville for Friday’s match. UVa won the first meeting of the 2005 season 3-2 (30-22, 27-30, 30-25, 22-30, 15-11) in Clemson on October 21. Clemson leads the all-time series 30-11, but UVa has won three of the last four contests, including the past two at Memorial Gym.

Georgia Tech stands at 15-14 overall and 11-9 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets play at Virginia Tech Friday evening. Georgia Tech has lost its last two contests, including a 3-1 (27-30, 30-18, 30-19, 30-20) setback to ACC leader Maryland on November 20. The Cavaliers are on the short end of a 23-14 ledger in the all-time series with Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have won the last 10 meetings, including a 3-2 (30-20, 30-27, 17-30, 28-30, 22-20) win in the first meeting this season in Atlanta (October 22). In that match, the Cavaliers erased a 2-0 deficit by winning games three and four and held a 14-8 lead in the fifth game, only to see Georgia Tech rally and pull off a 22-20 victory to clinch the match.

UVa’s last win in the series came on November 4, 2000 when the Cavaliers registered a 3-2 home win over Georgia Tech at University Hall. Virginia opened the series with eight consecutive wins over the Yellow Jackets from 1983 through 1990.

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