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Oct. 2, 2014

Virginia hosts No. 25 Duke and Louisville
Duke Date/Time Friday, October 3, 7 p.m.
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Louisville Date/Time Saturday, October 4, 5 p.m.
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Location Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team hosts a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference foes this weekend (Oct. 3-4) at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers (9-6, 2-0 ACC) face No. 25 Duke (10-3, 2-0) on Friday at 7 p.m., before taking on ACC-newcomer Louisville (9-5, 1-1) on Saturday at 5 p.m.

The UVa-Louisville match originally was scheduled for a 7 p.m. start, but the announcement of the 7:30 p.m. kickoff time of the Virginia-Pitt football game prompted the change.

Fans with questions about tickets related to the game time change, should contact the Virginia athletics ticket office by phone at 1-800-542-8821 or by email at

Fans attending the UVa football game against Pitt can bring their tickets and receive free admission to the volleyball match against Louisville (based on availability).

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 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 on Friday) and the Emmet/Ivy Garage ($15 football game-day fee for both on Saturday).

Friday night’s match will be a Cavman’s Crew Day with face painting and a balloon artist for youth in attendance. To sign up for Cavman’s Crew, click here. In addition, the match will be an Orange Passport event. The first 200 UVa students in attendance will receive Domino’s Pizza and Pepsi beverages and earn Sabre Points.

Saturday night’s match will be the Cavaliers’ Dig Pink match. There will be a pink pom-pom giveaway while supplies last.

The Cavaliers opened ACC play last weekend, picking up 3-1 wins over both Clemson and Wake Forest. Senior Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) earned her 1,000th career kill against the Tigers and recorded 19 kills with no errors against the Demon Deacons.

Junior Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) leads the conference in assists, averaging 10.97 per set, while fellow junior Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.) is seventh in the conference with a .380 hitting percentage.

Duke is riding a five-match winning streak after defeating Georgia Tech, 3-1, and Miami, 3-0, last weekend in Durham, North Carolina. Emily Sklar leads the Blue Devils, averaging 3.88 kills per set. Duke leads the all-time series, 46-12, and has won the last 15 matchups.

Louisville went 1-1 in its first ACC weekend, falling to Boston College, 3-2, before defeating Georgia Tech, 3-2, in Louisville, Kentucky. Maya McClendon leads the Cardinals with 3.22 kills per set. This is Louisville’s first-ever trip to Charlottesville. The Cardinals have won the previous three matches with UVa, prevailing 3-1 in the last matchup in 2011.

Up next, UVa travels to North Carolina and Virginia Tech next weekend. The Cavaliers face the Tar Heels on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., before matching up the Hokies on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

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