Virginia Concludes Season against Virginia Tech Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team concludes the 2011 season Friday evening (Nov. 25), when the Cavaliers host in-state rival Virginia Tech at Memorial Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
Friday’s match 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 the match 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 (10-19, 4-15 ACC) lost a pair of ACC contests against NC State, 3-1, on Nov. 18 and against North Carolina, 3-1, on Nov. 19.
Virginia will honor its three seniors, Simone Asque, Hillary Trebels and Tess Udall, in a pregame ceremony.
Senior outside hitter Simone Asque (Chicago, Ill.) continues to lead the ‘Hoos offensively, averaging 3.64 kills per set, good enough for 95th 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 .363 hitting percentage ranks third in the league and 28th in the nation. She leads the team with 1.13 blocks per set, which ranks 77th in the nation, has a team-best 115 total blocks and leads the squad with 22 service aces on the season.
Junior setter Beth Wildermuth (San Clemente, Calif.) ranks seventh in the ACC by averaging 9.67 assists per game, while sophomore libero Emily Rottman (Santa Barbara, Calif.) leads the team by averaging 3.72 digs per set.
Virginia Tech comes to Charlottesville with an overall record of 17-13 and an ACC mark of 10-9. UVa leads the all-time series, 30-25, but the Hokies won the last meeting, 3-1, on Sept. 16 in Blacksburg, Va.
Justine Record leads the conference and the Hokies with 0.42 service aces per set. Jennifer Wiker leads the team with 2.70 kills per set, while Morgan O’Neill leads the squad averaging 3.74 digs per set.