CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball (1-5, 0-5 ACC) will play three matches in three days to end the fall schedule, beginning with a 6 p.m. match at Duke (5-2, 5-2 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 30). The Cavaliers will then play North Carolina (4-2, 4-2 ACC) on Saturday (Oct. 31) at 5 p.m. and Sunday (Nov. 1) at 4 p.m.
Friday’s match at Duke has been selected to air on ACC Network and was subsequently moved to a 6 p.m. first serve.
Fans can watch Friday’s match at Duke on ACC Network. For more information on how to get the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.com.
The Saturday and Sunday contests at North Carolina 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).
HOOS vs. BLUE DEVILS
- Virginia and Duke are meeting for the second time this season after the Blue Devils claimed a 3-0 win in Charlottesville on Oct. 2
- Duke leads the all-time series 55-13 and has won the past seven meetings
- Virginia’s last win came in 2015 and represents the Hoos’ only win over Duke since 2005 – a stretch of 25 matches
HOOS vs. TAR HEELS
- UNC leads the all-time series 49-15
- Virginia’s last win came in 2018 and marked the end of 15-match losing streak to the Tar Heels
- UNC claimed the lone 2019 meeting in a close 26-24, 25-19, 25-22, sweep
WILSON REACHES SIXTH
- With 90 assists between the two matches against NC State, senior Megan Wilson moved into sixth in all-time assists at UVA
- Wilson turned in season-highs of 43 and 47 assists against the Wolfpack, operating a 5-1 offense for the shorthanded Cavaliers
SPENCER CONTINUES STELLAR PLAY
- Senior Alex Spencer is turning in her best season on Grounds with a 5.32 digs per set average
- Spencer set a career high with her 27 digs on Sunday (10/18) at Virginia Tech
- She matched that 27-dig output two matches later against NC State
- Spencer’s 5.32 digs per set leads the ACC and ranks sixth nationally this fall
- The mark would be the second-highest single-season D/S average in program history
CIPRIAN’S WELCOME RETURN
- Junior middle blocker Milla Ciprian missed Virginia’s first four matches of the year with injuries
- Ciprian returned to the court for the first time in the Cavaliers’ series against NC State and produced 24 kills and 10 blocks
- Ciprian hit .339, establishing her as the team leader and also leads the squad with 3.00 kills/set
- Her 1.25 blocks per set would rank 18th in the nation this fall if qualified
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
The three-match weekend ends Virginia’s 2020 fall schedule and information regarding an anticipated spring restart will be released at a later date.