Cavaliers Head to North Carolina, NC State This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team travels to ACC rivals North Carolina on Friday (Oct. 14) at 5 p.m., and NC State on Saturday (Oct. 15) at 7 p.m.
Live stats are available for both matches through VirginiaSports.com, while video is available for the NC State match. The North Carolina match will be played at the Dean E. Smith Center instead of the regular home of UNC volleyball, Carmichael Arena.
Virginia picked up its first ACC win last Friday, a 3-1 triumph over Wake Forest before falling to Duke, 3-2, on Saturday night.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.77 kills per set. That average ranks her third in the ACC and 75th in NCAA Division I. She also leads the team in service aces (14).
Junior middle blocker Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) is second on the team with 2.89 kills per set and her .364 hitting percentage ranks third in the league and 41st in the nation. She leads the team with 0.95 blocks per set and has a team-best 59 total blocks on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks fourth in the ACC and 63rd in the nation by averaging 10.53 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team and ranks seventh in the conference by averaging 4.15 digs per set.
North Carolina currently sits in second place in the ACC with a 6-1 record (14-4) overall. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series with the ‘Hoos, 36-14 and won the last meeting, 3-0 on Oct. 23, 2010 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Emily McGee leads the Tar Heels and is second in the ACC with 4.08 kills per set, while Kaylie Gibson leads the squad and is eighth in the conference with 4.10 digs per set.
NC State is 14-6 on the season and 2-5 in conference action. The Wolfpack have played in a school-record five straight five-set matches, winning one. UVa leads the all-time series, 35-20, and defeated NC State, 3-1, on Oct. 22, 2010 in Raleigh, N.C.
Margaret Salata leads the Wolfpack with 3.89 points per set and is fourth in the ACC with 1.22 blocks per set.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers host Clemson (Oct. 21) and Georgia Tech (Oct. 22) at Memorial Gymnasium.