Virginia Travels to No. 12 North Carolina, Virginia Tech This Weekend
Oct. 9, 2014
|Virginia plays at No. 12 North Carolina and Virginia Tech|
|North Carolina Date/Time||Friday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.|
|North Carolina Multimedia/Game Info||Live Stats | Live Stream ($)|
|Location||Chapel Hill, N.C. | Carmichael Arena|
|Virginia Tech Date/Time||Sunday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m.|
|Virginia Tech Multimedia/Game Info||Live Stats – ESPN3 – Commonwealth Clash|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Cassel Coliseum|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team (10-7, 3-1 ACC) travels this weekend to play No. 12 North Carolina (12-2, 3-1 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 10) at 6 p.m. and Virginia Tech (8-8, 1-2 ACC) on Sunday (Oct. 12) at 1 p.m. in a Commonwealth Clash match.
Both matches will have live statistics available through VirginiaSports.com. Sunday’s match at Virginia Tech will broadcast online on ESPN3.
The UVa-Virginia Tech match is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. There is a half point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the new point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, with another half point up for grabs when they two teams face off Nov. 14 in Charlottesville. This is the second overall Commonwealth Clash meeting of 2014-15 with Virginia leading, 1-0, after UVa men’s soccer victory over the Hokies on Sept. 12. Learn more about Virginia529 and this new competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.
Virginia went 1-1 in ACC play last weekend, falling to No. 25 Duke, 3-0, before defeating conference-newcomer Louisville, 3-1. Virginia had three hitters with double-digit kills, including sophomore Jasmine Burton (West Hills, Calif.) with 17 and senior Tori Janowski (Sterling, Va.) and sophomore Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) with 12 each.
Junior Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) ranks second in the ACC, averaging 10.94 assists per set. The Cavaliers rank second in ACC matches, hitting .288 as a team.
UNC defeated Pittsburgh, 3-2, and Clemson, 3-0, last weekend and has won three consecutive matches overall. Chaniel Nelson leads the Tar Heels, hitting .310 on the season with 2.66 kills per set. North Carolina lead the all-time series, 43-14, and has won the last 10 meetings.
Virginia Tech went 1-1 last weekend, falling to Louisville, 3-2, before defeating NC State, 3-1. Lindsey Owens leads the Hokies, averaging 3.64 kills per set. UVa leads the all-time series, 32-30, after sweeping last year’s season series for the first time since 2005.
Up next, the Cavaliers travel to Duke on Oct. 17.