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Sept. 10, 2015

Virginia at Crimson-White Tournament
Date Friday-Saturday, Sept. 11-12
Location Tuscaloosa, Ala. | Foster Auditorium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After winning its home tournament last weekend, the Virginia volleyball team travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to compete in the Crimson-White Tournament Sept. 11-12. The Cavaliers play St. Louis (3 p.m.) on Friday, and Troy (noon) and tournament-host Alabama (8 p.m.) on Saturday. All times are Eastern.

Live statistics for all three matches will be available on The match against Alabama will be broadcast through the SEC Network+ on ESPN3.

Virginia (4-1) finished undefeated against VCU, Appalachian State and Iowa State in the Fairfield Inn & Suites Cavalier Classic last weekend. Senior Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.) was named the tournament MVP for the second-straight year after totaling 45 kills on .450 hitting percentage, 29 digs and 18 blocks. Junior Lexi Riccolo (Wheaton, Ill.) was also named to the all-tournament team.

Saint Louis (2-5) most recently defeated Western Illinois, 3-0, after finishing 1-2 in its home tournament. The Billikens topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 3-0, but fell to BYU, 3-0, and Purdue, 3-1. This will be just the second meeting all-time between UVa and Saint Louis. The only other meeting was on Oct. 12, 1990, when Saint Louis won, 3-1.

Troy (5-3) had won four-straight matches before falling to Southeastern Louisiana, 3-1, on Monday night. The Trojans won their home tournament last weekend after defeating CSU Bakersfield, 3-1, Alabama State, 3-0, and ETSU, 3-1. Virginia and Troy will meet for the first time in Saturday’s matchup.

Alabama (2-5) won one of four matches its first of two home tournaments last weekend. The Crimson Tide topped Northwestern State, 3-0, in the first match but lost to Tulsa, 3-2, Southern Miss, 3-2, and College of Charleston, 3-2.

Saturday will mark the fourth meeting between Virginia and Alabama. The Cavaliers hold a 2-1 record in the series that dates back to 1990. UVa has won each of the last two meetings, most recently with a 3-1 win last season.

Following this weekend’s tournament, Virginia will wrap-up its non-conference schedule at the American Classic hosted by American University Sept. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. The Cavaliers will play UMBC on Friday (Sept. 11) and William & Mary and tournament-host American on Saturday (Sept. 12).

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