Volleyball Competes at Duke, Wake Forest This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team travels to ACC rivals Duke on Friday (Nov. 4) at 7 p.m., and Wake Forest on Saturday (Nov. 5) at 5 p.m.
Live stats will be available for both matches through VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia dropped a pair of ACC contests last weekend at Miami, 3-0, on Oct. 28 and at No. 19 Florida State, 3-0, on Oct. 30.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.65 kills per set, good enough for 88th 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 2.77 kills per set and her .353 hitting percentage ranks fifth in the league and 50th in the nation. She leads the team with 1.06 blocks per set, has a team-best 88 total blocks and leads the squad with 18 service aces on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks fourth in the ACC by averaging 9.87 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team by averaging 3.84 digs per set.
Duke is 15-7 on the season and 9-4 in ACC action. The Cavaliers trail the all-time series 13-43 and dropped a tight 3-2 decision on Oct. 8 in Memorial Gymnasium.
Christiana Gray leads the Blue Devils and is second in the ACC with a .397 hitting percentage, while Ali McCurdy leads the conference and is 11th in the nation with 5.61 digs per set.
Wake Forest comes into the weekend with a 5-17 record overall and 2-11 mark in conference play. Virginia leads the all-time series 21-17 and was victorious, 3-1, on Oct. 7 in Charlottesville. Asque earned a game-high 22 kills.
Kadija Fornah leads the Demon Deacons and is fifth in the ACC with 3.45 kills per set.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers host ACC rivals Boston College on Friday (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m., and Maryland on Saturday (Nov. 12) at 7 p.m at Memorial Gymnasium.