CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball (1-1, 0-1 ACC) returns to action on Friday (Oct. 16) in the first of two weekend matches at rival Virginia Tech (2-1, 1-1 ACC). The Cavaliers and Hokies open the weekend with a 6 p.m. first serve on Friday before meeting again at 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 18).
Friday’s match will air on ACCNX while Sunday’s contest will appear on the ACC Network. Links to the broadcasts and live stats for both matches are available on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAVolleyball).
For more information on how to get the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.com.
HOOS vs. HOKIES HISTORY
- Heading into the 75th all-time meeting, the series is level at 37-37
- The Cavaliers have won the past three meetings with the Hokies, including a season-closing sweep in Blacksburg last season
- Virginia claimed both 2019 meetings between the two teams, marking the first time since 2013 the Cavaliers have swept the season series
- After a stellar freshman campaign led to high hopes entering her sophomore season, Grace Turner suffered a season-ending injury in the third match of 2019
- Turner returned to the court for the first time against Duke and looked every bit her old self with a 12-kill, nine-dig performance
- Her 12 kills against Duke led the Cavaliers while her nine digs were second on the team
- Turner also added a pair of aces at the service line to post 14.5 points in her return to action
WHAT’S AT STAKE
- A win Friday would give the Cavaliers four-straight over the Hokies for the first time since 2003-05
- A weekend sweep would make it five in-a-row for the first time since a run of seven-straight from 1995-2000
- Virginia is aiming for its first ACC victory of the season after a depleted Cavalier squad fell to Duke in the opener
SPENCER DOES IT ALL
- Senior Alex Spencer continues to provide whatever the Cavaliers need, having played both outside hitter and libero in the first two matches
- Spencer floored six kills in Virginia’s opener against the Citadel while filling in on the outside
- She also added 12 digs in the season-opening win
- She returned to the libero jersey against No. 14 Duke and racked up 17 digs in the three-setter
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia returns home following the weekend series at Virginia Tech to host NC State on Friday (Oct. 23) and Saturday (Oct. 24). The matches will be the final home games of the fall for Virginia.