CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball (1-3, 0-3 ACC) returns home to host NC State (0-4, 0-4 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 23) and Saturday (Oct. 24) in the final matches of the fall inside Memorial Gymnasium. First serve is set for 4 p.m. on Friday and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Due to health and safety considerations in addition to the current guidelines established for sports venues by the Commonwealth of Virginia, attendance at UVA home competitions is limited to family of student-athletes and each team’s coaching staff until further notice. There is no public admission to these events and all tailgating in University parking lots is prohibited.
Friday’s match will air on ACC Network while Saturday’s contest will stream on ACCNX. 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. WOLFPACK
- Virginia leads the all-time series against NC State 39-29 as the teams are set to meet for the 69th & 70th times this weekend
- Recently, however, NC State has captured the past four meetings and 9-of-12
- From 1996-2007, Virginia won 25-straight matches against the Wolfpack
- Virginia’s last victory over NC State came on Nov. 20, 2015, in a sweep
SPENCER SETS PERSONAL HIGH
- Senior Alex Spencer is quietly turning in her best season on Grounds with a 5.21 digs per set average
- Spencer set a career high with her 27 digs on Sunday (10/18) at Virginia Tech
- Her 5.21 digs per set in 2020 is nearly double any previous season for Spencer
- The mark would be the second-highest single-season D/S average in program history
FRANCIS FIRES UP ATTACK
- Sophomore Jayna Francis produced her best match of the season in the Cavaliers’ last outing at Virginia Tech
- Francis floored a team-best 12 kills while hitting .212 in attack
- After a slow start to the year, Francis recorded 20 kills in the past weekend
ROGERS MAKES DEBUT
- Freshman Laila Rogers made her first appearances for Virginia in the weekend matches at Virginia Tech
- Rogers produced 11 kills between the two matches and added a total of three blocks
- Her second outing marked her best, finishing with six kills while hitting .333 with a pair of blocks
MATTHEWS GETS BLOCK ROLLING
- After recording just eight blocks through the first three matches, sophomore Mattison Matthews matched that total in the finale at Virginia Tech
- Matthews averaged 1.00 blocks per set as a freshman and her massive day against the Hokies raised her 2020 average to 1.14 B/S
- Matthews’ performance also helped Virginia get its block going, as the Cavaliers recorded 10 blocks while totaling just 13 in the prior three matches
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia closes the fall schedule with three road matches in three days. The Cavaliers travel to Duke on Friday, Oct. 30, before facing North Carolina on Saturday (Oct. 31) and Sunday (Nov. 1).