CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team (8-14, 1-11 ACC) returns to Memorial Gymnasium for the second straight weekend to host Boston College (13-13, 3-9 ACC) on Friday (7 p.m.) and Syracuse (15-9, 4-8 ACC) on Sunday (noon). On Sunday, Virginia will recognize four seniors in Alana Walker, Kristen Leland, Milla Ciprian (student coach) and Carla Betancourt (student manager) for Senior Day.


  • Friday’s match against the Eagles is slated to stream on ACCNX, while Sunday’s contest will broadcast on RSN and ACCNX (subject to blackout).
  • Live stats can be accessed on the Cavalier volleyball schedule page.
  • Fans can also get updates by following Virginia Volleyball’s official Twitter account (@UVAVolleyball).


  • Virginia leads the all-time series, 19-6, against Boston College … Most recently, both teams split their pair of matchups against each other in 2019 with the Cavaliers winning in a sweep in the season finale inside of Mem Gym.
  • Syracuse leads the all-time series, 9-3, over the Cavaliers … The Orange currently own a seven-match winning streak over UVA, which dates back to Oct. 11, 2013 … The Cavaliers have not defeated Syracuse since the Orange joined the ACC in 2013 … The Cavaliers’ last win over Syracuse was in a four-set neutral-site match on Sept. 13, 2003. 


  • Boston College and Syracuse are the only two ACC teams that the Cavaliers have yet to face this season.
  • After this weekend, Virginia will play at Wake Forest (Nov. 12), North Carolina (Nov. 14), NC State (Nov. 20) and at Boston College (Nov. 26) to round out the season. 


  • Last weekend, Virginia dropped both of its contests to Virginia Tech (25-22, 18-25, 17-25, 30-28, 14-16) on Friday and Wake Forest (20-25, 23-25, 23-25) on Sunday.
  • Freshman outside hitter Brooklyn Borum shined for the Hoos last weekend after posting 11 kills in both matches and notched the sixth double-double of her freshman campaign against Virginia Tech with 11 kills and 11 digs.


  • Virginia is currently 15th in the nation and second in the ACC in blocks per set (2.65) … The only other team in the ACC that averages more than 2.65 blocks per set is Louisville (2.85), which is currently sixth in the nation.
  • UVA has led its opponents in blocks in 14 of its 22 matches played this season and has a winning record of 8-6 when out-blocking its opponents.


  • Virginia middle blocker Alana Walker is currently fourth in the nation and leads the ACC in blocks per set (1.50) … Walker is also fifth in the nation and first in the ACC in total blocks (117).
  • Walker, the daughter of former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker, is also 21st in career blocks among active Division I players with 450 total blocks.
  • Walker has tied her career high of 11 blocks on two occasions this season, most recently in UVA’s five-set match against Clemson (Oct. 10) … However, Walker also notched 11 rejections in the Cavaliers’ four-set win at North Carolina (Sept. 26), which was also the first ACC win of the Shannon Wells era … Walker, a graduate transfer from Northwestern, set a career-high 11 blocks against Indiana (Nov. 23, 2018) while playing for the Wildcats.
  • Walker is the only player on Virginia’s 2021 roster that was signed by Wells and her staff.


  • Virginia senior outside hitter Grace Turner is currently seventh in the ACC in aces per set (0.34) and tied for seventh in total aces (26).
  • Turner tallied a career-best five aces, the most by any UVA player in a single match this season, in the Cavaliers’ sweep over Hofstra (Aug. 28) and five-set win over Akron (Sept. 3).
  • As of Nov. 3, Turner is the only player in the ACC this season to record at least two five-ace performances.


  • With an overall record of 8-4, Virginia recorded its best start through its first 12 matches of the season since 2015.
  • In 2015, the Cavaliers finished with an overall record of 18-13 and went 10-10 in ACC play.


  • Three ACC volleyball teams are ranked in the latest AVCA Poll – No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Pitt and No. 14 Georgia Tech. Miami and Florida State are among the teams receiving votes.
  • Louisville was ranked No. 1 in the Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee’s Oct. 31 top 10 rankings. Pitt checked in at No. 4, followed by Georgia Tech at No. 9. The ACC is one of two conferences with three teams in the top 10.
  • The ACC is the only league with five teams in the top 15 of the most recent NCAA RPI. #1 Pitt leads the conference, followed by #3 Louisville, #7 Georgia Tech, #13 Miami and #15 FSU.
  • The ACC is 8-2 in non-conference matches when both teams are ranked, 7-3 against top-15 opponents and 4-2 against top-10 opponents.
  • The ACC is 127-33 in non-conference competition with a .794 win percentage, both the best among Power Five conferences. Virginia was 7-3 (.700) in non-conference action this Fall.

Emmet Street Closure November 1st, 2021 – November 12th, 2021


  •  Faulconer Construction Co will be closing Emmet St continuously for utility work in the road from Monday, November 1st through Friday, November 12th, 2021
  • This will be a full closure of all lanes on Emmet St between Rothery Rd and Ivy Rd. This closure will be 24hrs/day until the work is complete. Traffic will be diverted via a detour route taking Massie Rd/ Copeley Rd/ Ivy Rd. Only vehicular traffic for Lambeth Housing will be allowed southbound beyond Massie Rd and there will be a full closure of southbound lanes at the entrance to Lambeth Housing. Signage for the detour will be coordinated with the City of Charlottesville.
  • All lanes of vehicular traffic on Emmet St in both directions will be open for the weekends of UVA home football games.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be closed on both sides of Emmet St where work is taking place due to safety concerns regarding crane operation. Sidewalk is closed along the North side of Ivy Rd.
    • The alternative pedestrian route from Emmet/Ivy Garage to Central Grounds will be to take Rothery Rd to the south side of Ivy Road.
    • The alternative pedestrian route from Emmet/Ivy Garage to Lambeth/JPJ/Barracks Rd is to take Rothery Rd to the west side of Emmet St.
  • Full details can be found here: AND here:
  • Due to the nature of construction, dates are subject to change. Please check back frequently for updated information.