Nov. 2, 2017
|Virginia hosts Clemson, Georgia Tech|
|Clemson Date/Time||Friday, November 3, 7 p.m.|
|Clemson Multimedia/Game Info||– ACC Network Extra|
|Georgia Tech Date/Time||Saturday, November 4, 7 p.m.|
|Georgia Tech Multimedia/Game Info||– ACC Network Extra|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium|
|Additional Information||Ticket Info | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team (5-18, 1-11 ACC) will host Clemson on Friday at 7 p.m. and Georgia Tech on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium.
TRACK THE MATCHES
Both matches will be streamed on ACC Network Extra through ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app. Links for the live stream and live stats are available on VirginiaSports.com.
- Virginia picked up its first win in conference play with a 3-1 victory over Boston College last Thursday. The Cavaliers dropped the first set, but rallied to win the next three to take the match.
- The Cavaliers had a season-high 15 total blocks. Sophomore Chino Anukwuem (East Hanover, N.J.) led UVA with a career-high eight blocks and Kat Young had seven blocks.
- Sophomore Jelena Novakovic (Belgrade, Serbia) leads Virginia with 2.84 kills per set. Novakovic has double-digit kills in 13 matches this season.
- Freshman Alex Spencer (North Canton, Ohio) is averaging 2.54 kills per set in ACC play.
Clemson (7-17, 2-10 ACC) split last weekend with a 3-0 win over Wake Forest before falling to Duke, 3-0. The Tigers are led by Kaylin Korte with 3.31 kills per set. Jaden Light is leading the way with 0.81 blocks per set and Madi Howell paces the back line with 3.47 digs per set.
Virginia and Clemson will meet for the 61st time in series history. UVA enters Friday’s match with a six-match win streak over Clemson. The Cavaliers trail the Tigers, 39-21, overall. Virginia topped Clemson 3-0 at home in 2016 and picked up a 3-1 victory on the road.
Georgia Tech (11-12, 6-6 ACC) fell to Duke 3-1 before picking up a 3-1 win over Wake Forest last weekend. Gabriela Stavnetchei leads the Yellow Jackets with 4.11 kills per set, which ranks second in the conference. Sydney Wilson leads at the net with 1.02 blocks per set and Sam Knapp paces the defense with 3.49 digs per set.
It will be the 57th meeting between Virginia and Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech leads the overall series, 35-21, and took both meetings in 2016. UVA’s last win over the Yellow Jackets was a 3-0 victory on Nov. 14, 2015 in Charlottesville.
Friday’s match is a Sabre Rewards event with five points and free Raising Canes available for students.
Saturday’s match all fans with a Virginia football vs. Georgia Tech ticket will receive free admission.
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).
Virginia is on the road next weekend at Louisville on Friday, Nov. 10 and Notre Dame on Sunday, Nov. 12.
Virginia athletics has updated its bag policies to mirror those already in place for Scott Stadium. At Klöckner Stadium, Turf Field and Memorial Gymnasium the following procedures have been put into effect.
All guests are subject to inspection and search for prohibited items. Event staff will examine the contents of bags, jackets, pockets, or any other personal item before admitting guests to the facility. In order to expedite entrance into the facility, it is recommended that guests not bring bags to events and arrive early at the facility entrances.
- Artificial noisemakers^ – see exception below for men’s and women’s soccer games at Klöckner Stadium
- Balls, Frisbees, lacrosse sticks, and similar items
- Containers (including plastic or glass bottles, cans, coolers, or flasks)
- Food and beverages
- Strollers (except umbrella strollers) – prohibited at Scott Stadium only
- Umbrellas – prohibited at Scott Stadium only
^For men’s and women’s soccer matches only, artificial noisemakers are allowed; however air horns, whistles, bullhorns or devices that amplify electric sound, including battery-operated devices, are prohibited.
*The University of Virginia reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed hazardous or disruptive to the athletics event or the enjoyment of the event by other guests.
The above procedures are designed to provide a safe and positive experience for all fans in attendance at Virginia athletics events.