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Oct. 23, 2014

Virginia hosts NC State, Notre Dame
NC State Date/Time Friday, October 24, 7 p.m.
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Notre Dame Date/Time Saturday, October 25, 7 p.m.
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Location Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia volleyball team returns home after three away matches for a pair of ACC contests this weekend (Oct. 24-25). The Cavaliers (11-9, 4-3 ACC) host NC State (12-7, 1-6 ACC) on Friday and Notre Dame (5-14, 2-6 ACC) on Saturday. Both matches are set for a 7 p.m. start.

The first 300 fans on Friday night will receive pom-poms, while the first 150 spectators on Saturday will receive Virginia volleyball t-shirts. Fans attending the UVa football game against North Carolina can bring their tickets and receive free admission to the volleyball match against Notre Dame (based on availability).

Live stats for both matches will be available through 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 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).

Virginia dropped a three-set match at Duke, 3-0, last Friday (Oct. 17) in Durham, N.C. Junior Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.) led the Cavaliers, hitting .417 with 12 kills and four blocks, while sophomore Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) added 10 kills on .300 hitting. Sophomore Lexi Riccolo (Wheaton, Ill.) led the squad with 17 digs.

NC State comes to Charlottesville having lost its last six matches, including 3-2 to Louisville on Oct. 19. Kaitlyn Kearney leads the Wolfpack with 2.79 kills per set and 1.09 blocks per set. Virginia leads the all-time series, 36-25, but NC State has won the last five meetings, including 3-2 in the last meeting on Nov. 15, 2013 in Raleigh.

Notre Dame won its last match, 3-2, over Boston College on Oct. 19 to snap a four-match losing streak. Jeni Houser leads the Fighting Irish with 2.71 kills per set. UVa won both meetings last season and leads the all-time series, 2-1.

Up next, the Cavaliers travel to Clemson and Louisville next weekend. UVa plays the Tigers on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. and the Cardinals on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

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