Virginia Opens Homestand with Boston College, Maryland This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team opens a five-match homestand this weekend at Memorial Gymnasium. The ‘Hoos will host Boston College on Friday (Nov. 11) at 7 p.m., before facing off with Maryland on Saturday (Nov. 12) at 7 p.m.
Faculty and staff’s admission is $3 on Friday night as part of the University Staff Appreciation Night (must show valid UVa ID).
Fans who attend Saturday’s UVa football game against Duke 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).
Last weekend, Virginia dropped a pair of ACC contests last weekend at Duke, 3-1, on Nov. 4 and at Boston College, 3-2, on Nov. 5.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.64 kills per set, good enough for 93rd 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 .358 hitting percentage ranks third in the league and 36th in the nation. She leads the team with 1.05 blocks per set, has a team-best 95 total blocks and leads the squad with 18 service aces on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks fifth in the ACC by averaging 9.72 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team by averaging 3.77 digs per set.
Boston College comes to Charlottesville with an overall record of 7-19 and an ACC mark of 3-12. Virginia leads the all-time series, 11-2, but BC won the last meeting, 3-1, on Oct. 2 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Tsvetelina Dureva leads the Eagles with 3.26 kills per set, while Brennan Clark is second in the ACC with 4.97 digs per set.
Maryland comes into the weekend 9-18 on the season and 3-12 in conference action. Virginia trails the all-time series, 35-20, and dropped a 3-2 decision on Sept. 30 in College Park, Md.
Mary Cushman leads the Terrapins with 2.92 kills per set, while Sarah Harper is fourth in the conference with 4.57 digs per set.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers continue their homestand, hosting ACC rivals NC State on Friday (Nov. 18) at 7 p.m. and North Carolina on Saturday (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m at Memorial Gymnasium.