Volleyball Travels to Maryland and Boston College This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team continues ACC play this weekend, traveling to Maryland on Friday (Sept. 30) at 7 p.m., and Boston College on Sunday (Oct. 2) at noon.
Live stats are available for both matches through VirginiaSports.com, while video (subscription required) is available for the Maryland match.
Virginia (6-7, 0-3 ACC) is looking to snap a four-match losing streak after back-to-back 3-0 setbacks against Florida State and Miami last weekend at Memorial Gymnasium.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.73 kills per set. That average ranks her third in the ACC. She also leads the team in service aces (11).
Junior middle blocker Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) is second on the team with 2.77 kills per set and her .373 hitting percentage ranks fifth in the league. She leads the team with 0.98 blocks per set and has a team-best 38 total blocks on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks fifth in the ACC by averaging 10.32 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team and ranks sixth in the conference by averaging 4.43 digs per set.
Maryland has an overall record of 8-7 and is 2-1 in conference play.
Freshman Adreene Elliott was named ACC Rookie of the Week last week after hitting .435 with 24 kills in three matches for the Terrapins.
UVa trails the all-time series with Maryland, 19-32. In their last meeting, the ‘Hoos won 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 on Oct. 23, 2010 in College Park, Md.
Boston College goes into this weekend’s action with a record of 4-10 and is 0-3 in the ACC.
Courtney Castle leads the league with 0.39 aces per set, while Brennan Clark is second in the conference with 5.00 digs per set.
In 10 previous meetings, the Cavaliers have won nine, including 3-2 over the Eagles on Oct. 24, 2010 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Following this weekend’s matches, UVa returns home to Memorial Gymnasium for ACC battles against Wake Forest and Duke on Oct. 7 and 8.