Virginia Hosts NC State, No. 22 North Carolina
Nov. 19, 2015
|Virginia hosts NC State and No. 22 North Carolina|
|NC State Date/Time||Friday, November 20, 7 p.m.|
|NC State Multimedia/Game Info||– Live Video ($)|
|North Carolina Date/Time||Saturday, November 21, 7 p.m.|
|North Carolina Multimedia/Game Info||– Live Video ($)|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team will close out its regular season home schedule this weekend as it hosts NC State on Friday (Nov. 20) at 7 p.m. and No. 22 North Carolina on Saturday (Nov. 21) at 7 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium.
Live stats for the match will be available through VirginiaSports.com and the match video will be streamed live through the Cavaliers Live subscription package.
Fans can get into Saturday’s match free with their football ticket. Single-match general admission tickets are $5. Youth, senior and faculty/staff general admission tickets are $4 and group tickets purchased in advance (20 or more) are $3 per ticket. Fans can order tickets online at VirginiaSports.com 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.
Parking for volleyball matches is available free of charge at the Culbreth Road Garage located behind Carr’s Field. Limited parking is available at the Central Grounds Garage (hourly rates apply).
Virginia (17-10, 9-7 ACC) picked up two wins to open the four-match homestand last weekend, topping Clemson, 3-1, and Georgia Tech, 3-0. The Cavaliers are 9-2 at home this season, making it the third-straight season they have recorded at least nine wins in Memorial Gymnasium.
Saturday’s match has been designated as Senior Day. Prior to the match, seniors Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.), Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Manon Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Kayla Sears (Moorpark, Calif.) will be honored.
All four seniors have been a key part of UVA’s three-straight winning seasons and helped the Cavaliers to their best start this season since 2006. They have combined for 382 matches played in their careers. They have also made their way in the record books as Bausback ranks 13th all-time with 1,025 kills and Lauren Fuller is third with 3,883 assists.
NC State (15-14, 4-13 ACC) has lost its last two matches entering Friday’s contest, most recently falling to No. 22 North Carolina, 3-1. The Wolfpack are averaging 1.52 service aces per set to lead the league and have three players that rank in the top 10 individually.
It will be the second meeting this year between Virginia and NC State. The Cavaliers won the first matchup, 3-0, on Oct. 10 and lead the series 38-25.
No. 22 North Carolina (18-8, 15-2 ACC) has won 10-straight matches entering the weekend. The Tar Heels have played strong defense, holding opponents to a .170 hitting percentage and averaging 3.12 blocks per set. Individually, Paige Neuenfeldt leads the league with 1.48 blocks per set.
In the first meeting this year, North Carolina took the win over UVA, 3-0. The Tar Heels have now won 12-straight matches over the Cavaliers.
Following this weekend, Virginia will close out the regular season at Pittsburgh Nov. 27 and at Virginia Tech Nov. 28 in a Commonwealth Clash match.