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Sept. 17, 2015

Virginia at American Classic
Date/Time Friday-Saturday, Sept. 18-19
Location Washington, D.C. – Bender Arena
Live Stats UMBC | William & Mary | American
Live Video American – Live Video
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team will close out non-conference play this weekend at the American Classic in Washington, D.C. The Cavaliers take on UMBC on Friday at 4:30 p.m., and face William & Mary at 1:30 p.m. and tournament-host American at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Live statistics for all three matches will be available on The match against American will be streamed live and is available on

Virginia (5-3) is coming off a 1-2 finish at the Crimson-White Tournament in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Cavaliers earned a 3-1 win over Troy, but fell to Saint Louis, 3-2, and Alabama, 3-1.

Senior Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.) earned her second-straight all-tournament team selection after recording 31 kills, 25 digs and 24 blocks. Bausback tallied the first triple double of her career and first for a UVa player since 2012 with 14 kills, 12 digs and 11 blocks against Alabama.

During this past weekend, senior Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) moved into third in the all-time assists leaders with 3,117 career assists during her time at Virginia.

The Cavaliers open the weekend against UMBC (6-4) on Friday. It will be just the second all-time meeting between the two teams, with Virginia winning the only other meeting, 2-1, on Sept. 24, 1983. UMBC enters the weekend having won its last three matches. The Retrievers defeated Morgan St., 3-1, Fordham, 3-0, and Coppin State, 3-0, in their home tournament.

UVa takes on William & Mary (5-5), who won two of its three matches last weekend, in its first match on Saturday. The series with the Tribe dates back to 1979. The two teams have met 40 times previously, with William & Mary leading 21-19. However the Cavaliers have won the last four meetings, including a 3-1 win most recently on Sept. 21, 2013.

The weekend will close Saturday night with a matchup against American (6-4). The Eagles swept all three opponents, Northeastern, NJIT and Columbia, last weekend. Virginia has won both matches in the series with American. The two teams last met on Nov. 27, 1999, with the Cavaliers taking the win, 3-0.

After the final non-conference tournament, Virginia will begin ACC play on the road. The Cavaliers open in Durham, N.C., against Duke (Sept. 25) and then play Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Sept. 26).

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