Virginia Hosts Cavalier Classic This Weekend
Sept. 4, 2014
|Virginia hosts the Cavalier Classic|
|Date/Time||Fri.-Sat., Sept. 5-6|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium|
|Multimedia/Game Info||Tournament Central (includes GameTracker links)|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team (3-0) hosts the annual Cavalier Classic this weekend (Sept. 5-6) at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers have their 2014 home opener against LIU Brooklyn on Friday at 7 p.m., before facing Navy (10 a.m.) and Alabama (7 p.m.) on Saturday.
Fans who attend Saturday’s UVa football game against Richmond can bring their ticket stubs and receive free admission to either of Saturday’s volleyball matches against Navy and Alabama (based on availability). Live stats for all six matches will be available through VirginiaSports.com and all three of Virginia’s matches will video streamed live through the Cavaliers Live subscription package.
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).
The Cavaliers won all three matches at the Marshall Thunder Invitational last weekend (Aug. 29-30) to begin 3-0 for the second consecutive season. UVa defeated Illinois-Chicago, 3-1, Friday night before taking down Eastern Michigan, 3-1, and Marshall, 3-0, on Saturday.
Junior middle hitter Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.) was named the tournament MVP after hitting a team-high .326 and stuffing a tournament-high 23 blocks. Junior outside hitter Kayla Sears (Moorpark, Calif.) and sophomore defensive specialist Karlie Suber (Mechanicsville, Va.) were also named to the all-tournament team.
Alabama (4-0) won all four matches at the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic last weekend in St. Louis, Mo. The two schools have each won a match in the all-time series, with the Cavaliers winning the last meeting, 3-2, in 1999.
LIU Brooklyn (1-2) traveled to the West Coast last weekend to face some tough competition, falling to Loyola Marymount and UCLA, 3-0, before sweeping Binghamton, 3-0. Virginia won the only meeting between the two teams, 3-0, on Sept. 3, 2011 in Charlottesville.
Navy (2-1) hosted the Kristen Dickmann Invitational last weekend, defeating Providence, 3-1, and The Citadel, 3-0, and falling to Southern Utah, 3-1. UVa and the Midshipmen have faced each other three times, with the Cavaliers taking the last two. The last time they met was in 1998, a 3-0 victory for Virginia in Annapolis, Md.
Next up, the Cavaliers travel to Evanston, Ill., for the Wildcats Invitational Sept. 12-13. Virginia plays Loyola (Md.) and Youngstown State on the 12th and tournament-host Northwestern on the 13th.