Virginia Entertains NC State, North Carolina This Weekend
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team continues a five-match homestand this weekend at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers host NC State on Friday (Nov. 18) at 7 p.m., and North Carolina on Saturday (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s match with North Carolina will be streamed live online at VirginiaSports.com as part of Cavaliers Live, UVa’s live audio and video streaming offering. Live statistics also 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 won a pair of ACC contests against Boston College, 3-0, on Nov. 11 and against Maryland 3-1, on Nov. 12.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.89 kills per set, good enough for 89th 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 .360 hitting percentage ranks third in the league and 33rd in the nation. She leads the team with 1.10 blocks per set, has a team-best 103 total blocks and leads the squad with 22 service aces on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks fourth in the ACC by averaging 9.82 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team by averaging 3.74 digs per set.
NC State comes to Charlottesville with an overall record of 19-11 and 7-10 mark in ACC action. The Cavaliers lead the all-time series with the Wolfpack, 36-20, and defeated NC State, 3-1, on Oct. 15.
Margaret Salata leads the Wolfpack and is fourth in the ACC with a hitting percentage of .359 and third with 1.34 blocks per set.
North Carolina comes into the weekend with a 21-7 mark and 13-4 record in conference play. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series 37-14 and defeated the ‘Hoos, 3-0, on Oct. 14.
Emily McGee leads the Tar Heels and is second in the conference averaging 3.99 kills per set, while Kaylie Gibson is fifth in the ACC with 4.59 digs pet set.
Next weekend, the Cavaliers finish the regular season, hosting in-state rivals Virginia Tech on Friday (Nov. 25) at 7 p.m. Memorial Gymnasium.