Virginia Closes Regular Season At Pitt, Virginia Tech
Nov. 26, 2015
|Virginia at Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech|
|Pitt Date/Time||Friday, November 27, 4 p.m.|
|Pitt Multimedia/Game Info||– Live Video ($)|
|Location||Pittsburg, Penn. | Fitzgerald Field House|
|Virginia Tech Date/Time||Saturday, November 28, 4 p.m.|
|Virginia Tech Multimedia/Game Info||Live stats|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Cassell Coliseum|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team will close its regular season this weekend on the road at Pittsburgh on Friday (Nov. 27) at 4 p.m. and at Virginia Tech on Saturday (Nov. 28) at 4 p.m.
Live statistics for the matches will be available and linked through VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia is 18-11 on the season and 10-8 in ACC play heading into the matches. The Cavaliers are currently tied for seventh in the league standings. UVA has won three of its last four matches and has the opportunity to reach 20 wins for the first time since the 2006 season.
On Wednesday, three Cavaliers earned All-ACC accolades. Senior Lauren Fuller (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was named to the first team, senior Natalie Bausback (Carlsbad, Calif.) was selected to the second team and freshman Anna Walsh (Grapevine, Texas) made the All-Freshman Team.
Pitt (22-9, 12-7 ACC) most recently fell to Virginia Tech on Wednesday night and has lost two straight matches. The Panthers are currently sixth in the league standings. Statistically, Pitt ranks second with 14.60 kills per set and leads the ACC with 13.97 assists per set. Kadi Kullerkann leads the team with 3.78 kills per set, while three players are averaging over 1.00 blocks per set.
It will be the second meeting this season between Virginia and Pitt. The Cavalier took the first meeting, 3-1. UVA served up 15 team aces and senior Kayla Sears (Moorpark, Calif.) had a school-record tying nine in the win.
Virginia Tech (18-13, 9-10 ACC) is riding a three-match winning streak, including the five set win over Pitt on Wednesday. The Hokies are 10th in the ACC standings with one match remaining. Lindsey Owens leads Virginia Tech with 3.30 kills per set and Ashley Battle leads at the net with 1.16 blocks per set.
Saturday’s match will be the second meeting for Virginia and Virginia Tech in this year’s Commonwealth Clash. UVA picked up half of a point with a 3-1 win on Oct. 3. Another half point will be up for grabs. The last time the Cavaliers swept Virginia Tech in a season was in 2013.
The match is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of the University of Virginia Athletics. There is also a half point at stake in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Virginia currently leads 3.5 to zero. Learn more about Virginia529 and this new competition at TheCommonwealthClash.com.
Virginia will wait to see if it has been selected to the 2015 NCAA Championships for the first time since 1999. The NCAA Championships selection show will air on Sunday (Nov. 29) at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU.