Virginia Hosts Final Home Matches Including Senior Day Saturday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team hosts Maryland and Boston College in its final home matches of the season this weekend. The Cavaliers will face the Terrapins on Friday and Boston College on Saturday. Both matches are slated to begin at 7 p.m., with Virginia’s seniors, AJ Cushman, Sydney Hill and Kendahl Voelker, being honored prior to the start of the Boston College match.
Live statistics will be available at VirginiaSports.com for both contests.
Earlier this year, Virginia defeated Boston College in four sets in Chestnut Hill, Mass., before sweeping the Terrapins in College Park, Md. Junior Simone Asque led the Cavaliers throughout that weekend with 31 kills.
Asque leads the Cavaliers this season with 362 kills and 30 aces, and leads the league with 0.34 aces per set, while sitting second with an average of 4.16 kills per game. Defensively, AJ Cushman is second in the ACC with 429 digs, while freshman Emily Rottman broke into UVa’s all-time freshman records for digs last weekend, moving her rookie year total to 289, good for eighth in the record books.
For Maryland, Lisa Scott leads the way, attacking at a .354 percentage, while Bethany Springer has earned 401 digs.
In the all-time series with Maryland, Virginia leads, 32-20. The Cavaliers have won the last eight matches, including the last three in Memorial Gymnasium. The last time the Terrapins won in Charlottesville was in 2005.
Tsvetelina Dureva leads Boston College with 302 kills this year, the fifth-best mark in the ACC, while Kristen Baader is fourth in the league with 4.42 digs per set.
The Cavaliers have never lost to the Eagles in Charlottesville, and hold an overall 10-1 record against Boston College in the all-time series. Virginia’s lone loss came in 2007.
Following the weekend, Virginia will play its final five regular-season matches on the road. Up first will be a trip to Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers will face the Tigers on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., before facing the Yellow Jackets Sunday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.