Virginia Opens ACC Play with Home Matches Against Clemson, Wake Forest
Sept. 25, 2014
|Virginia hosts Clemson and Wake Forest|
|Clemson Date/Time||Friday, September 26, 7 p.m.|
|Clemson Multimedia/Game Info||– Live Video ($)|
|Wake Forest Date/Time||Saturday, September 27, 7 p.m.|
|Wake Forest Multimedia/Game Info||– Live Video ($)|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team returns home after seven matches away from Memorial Gymnasium to open the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference schedule this weekend (Sept. 26-27). The Cavaliers (7-6) host Clemson on Friday at 7 p.m. and Wake Forest on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Fans who attend Saturday’s UVa football game against Kent State can bring their ticket stubs and receive free admission to Saturday’s volleyball match against Wake Forest (based on availability). Live stats for both matches will be available through VirginiaSports.com and both 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 dropped their final non-conference match of the season at Liberty, 3-2, Tuesday night (Sept. 23) in Lynchburg, Virginia. Senior Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) recorded 22 kills and now stands just 11 shy of earning 1,000 career kills. She would become the 16th Cavalier to reach the 1,000-kill plateau.
Junior Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) dished out 55 assists and passed the 2,000-assist mark against Liberty, becoming the seventh Cavalier setter to accomplish the feat.
Clemson (11-2) went 2-1 last weekend at the Crimson-White Tournament, defeating San Diego State, 3-0, and FIU, 3-0, before falling to Alabama, 3-1. Kristin Faust leads the Tigers with 3.71 kills per set. Clemson leads the all-time series, 40-16, but the Cavaliers won the only matchup last season, 3-2, on Nov. 2, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina.
Wake Forest comes into the weekend with a 10-4 record after going 2-1 in the Deacon Classic in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Demon Deacons fell to Winthrop, 3-1, before defeating Western Carolina, 3-1, and Elon, 3-1. Jazmen Russell leads the Deacs with 4.52 kills per set. Virginia leads the all-time series, 24-19, and has won the last two meetings, including 3-0 on Sept. 28, 2013, at Wake Forest.
Up next, the Cavaliers host Duke and Louisville in ACC action next weekend, Oct. 3-4.