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Oct. 6, 2016

Virginia hosts Georgia Tech and Clemson
Georgia Tech Date/Time Friday, October 7, 7 p.m.
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Clemson Date/Time Saturday, October 8, 7 p.m.
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Location Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team returns home this weekend to host Georgia Tech on Friday (Oct. 7) at 7 p.m. and Clemson on Saturday (Oct. 8) at 7 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium.

Both matches will be streamed live on the ACC Network Extra on WatchESPN. Links for the stream and live stats will be available on

Virginia (3-13, 0-4 ACC) is coming off its first ACC road trip, falling to to Virginia Tech, 3-0, and Pitt, 3-0. In the last four matches, 10 of the 15 sets have been decided by five points or less. The Cavaliers have also played two matches to five sets in the last five matches.

UVA ranks fourth in the ACC in blocks, averaging 2.41 blocks per set. Virginia has recorded double-figure blocks in seven matches. Freshman Chino Anukwuem (East Hanover, N.J.) ranks seventh in the ACC with 1.29 blocks per set. Anukwuem has led the Cavaliers in nine of the last 10 matches.

Senior Haley Kole (Tallahassee, Fla.) leads the UVA offense with 3.21 kills per set, which ranks eighth in the conference.

Georgia Tech (12-5, 3-2 ACC) is coming off a sweep of Clemson on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 13.52 kills per set on a .217 team hitting percentage, while holding opponents to a .169 clip.

Virginia has won the last four meetings against Georgia Tech, with three of those wins coming at Memorial Gymnasium. UVA took the only meeting last season, 3-0, at home. Georgia Tech leads the overall series 33-21.

Clemson (5-12, 0-5 ACC) fell to Georgia Tech, 3-0, in its last outing. The Tigers average 11.17 kills per set on a .181 hitting percentage. Clemson is third in the ACC with 1.43 aces per set. Leah Perri leads the team with 3.74 kills per set, which ranks fifth in the league.

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).

Friday’s match will be a Sabre Rewards Event, with students earning five Sabre points and free Domino’s pizza and Hoo Crew shirts will be distributed to the first 400 students.

On Saturday, there will be a free Youth Clinic from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for children of all skill levels, eighth grade and under. It has also been designated as Cavman’s Crew Night with face painting and a balloon artist prior to the match. There will be free hot dogs to All-Star members, an opportunity to stand with the team during the National Anthem as well as a post-match autograph session.

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