Virginia Hosts Clemson, Georgia Tech This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team hosts two ACC matches this weekend at Memorial Gymnasium. The ‘Hoos welcome Clemson on Friday (Oct. 21) at 7 p.m., followed by Georgia Tech the next night (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m.
Friday’s match with Clemson will be streamed live online at VirginiaSports.com as part of Cavaliers Live, UVa’s live audio and video streaming offering.
Fans who attend Saturday’s UVa football game against NC State can bring their ticket stubs and receive free admission to Saturday night’s volleyball match (based on availability). Live statistics will be available for both matches at VirginiaSports.com.
Single-match general admission tickets are $5. Youth, senior and faculty/staff general admission tickets are $4 and group tickets (20 or more) are $3 per ticket. Fans can order tickets online at VirginiaSports.com and by phone through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821) or 434-924-UVA1 (8821). Tickets are also available at the gate beginning one hour prior to the start of each match.
Game-day parking for volleyball matches is available free of charge at the Culbreth Road Garage, located behind Carr’s Hill Field. Limited parking is available at the Central Grounds Garage (hourly rates apply).
Virginia (8-11, 2-7 ACC) split a pair of conference contests last weekend, falling at North Carolina, 0-3, before defeating NC State, 3-1.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.87 kills per set, good enough for 69th in NCAA Division I. That average ranks her third in the ACC. She also leads the team in service aces (15).
Junior middle blocker Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) is second on the team with 2.86 kills per set and her .371 hitting percentage ranks third in the league and 36th in the nation. She leads the team with 1.01 blocks per set and has a team-best 70 total blocks on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks fourth in the ACC and 83rd in the nation by averaging 10.26 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team and ranks seventh in the conference by averaging 4.10 digs per set.
Clemson comes to Charlottesville with a record of 13-7 overall and 5-4 in ACC action. UVa trails the all-time series, 37-15, and the Tigers won the last meeting, 3-1, on Nov. 12, 2010 in Clemson, S.C.
Sandra Adeleye leads the Tigers and is sixth in the ACC with 3.19 kills per set, while Alexa Rand is second in the conference with 1.41 blocks per set and fourth with a .367 hitting percentage.
Georgia Tech comes into the weekend with an 11-8 record and 4-5 mark in conference play. The Yellow Jackets lead the Cavaliers, 31-17, in all meetings between the schools and won, 3-0, on Nov. 14, 2010 in Atlanta, Ga.
Monique Mead leads the ACC and is third in the nation with 4.97 kills per set and second in the nation averaging 5.66 points per set.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers travel to Miami (Oct. 28) and Florida State (Oct. 30).