Cavaliers Travel to Miami, No. 19 Florida State This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team travels to Miami on Friday (Oct. 28) at 7 p.m., and No. 19 Florida State on Sunday (Oct. 30) at 1 p.m.
Live video (subscription required) and live stats will be available for both matches through VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia dropped a pair of ACC contests last weekend, falling 3-1 to Clemson and 3-1 to Georgia Tech at Memorial Gymnasium.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.82 kills per set, good enough for 71st in NCAA Division I. That average ranks her third in the ACC.
Junior middle blocker Jessica O’Shoney (Austin, Texas) is second on the team with 2.84 kills per set and her .361 hitting percentage ranks third in the league and 40th in the nation. She leads the team with 1.09 blocks per set, has a team-best 84 total blocks and leads the squad with 17 service aces on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks fourth in the ACC and 93rd in the nation by averaging 10.17 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team by averaging 3.96 digs per set.
Miami is 17-3 on the season and 8-3 in ACC play. Virginia leads the all-time series, 8-6, but the Hurricanes won the last meeting, 3-0, at Memorial Gymnasium on Sept. 25.
Lane Carico leads the Hurricanes and is fourth in the ACC with 3.52 kills per set, while Ali Becker leads the conference with a .389 hitting percentage.
Florida State comes into the weekend with a mark of 17-4 and is a perfect 11-0 in conference play. The Cavaliers trail the all-time series, 14-30, and dropped a 3-0 decision to the Seminoles on Sept. 23 in Charlottesville.
Ashley Neff leads the Seminoles and the nation with 1.68 blocks per set, while Katie Mosher leads the team and is third in the ACC with 4.64 digs per set.
Next weekend, Cavaliers travel to ACC rivals Duke on Friday (Nov. 4) at 7 p.m. and Wake Forest on Saturday (Nov. 5).