CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team (4-1) travels to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. this weekend to compete in the DMV Invitational. On Friday (Sept. 8), the Hoos take on Howard (3-3) at 6 p.m. in Burr Gymnasium before challenging Coastal Carolina (2-4) at noon on Saturday (Sept. 9) and UMBC (3-2) at 1 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 10) from Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena.

Fans can stream Friday’s match against the Bison by clicking here. Saturday and Sunday’s contests in Baltimore, Md. can be streamed for free on America East TV.


  • This year marks the 45th season of Virginia Volleyball, which held its inaugural season in 1979.
  • In 44 complete seasons, UVA is 666-750 (.470)
  • The Cavaliers are set to host 14 home matches in 2023.
  • For the first time in history, Virginia will face Rider (Aug. 25) and Quinnipiac (Sept. 1).
  • Head coach Shannon Wells is in her third season at the helm.


  • Virginia holds a 1-1 record with both the Bison and Chanticleers, with the Cavaliers taking the first game and dropping the last meeting in both series.
  • The Hoos look to extend their 2-0 series lead over the Retrievers, having swept their last meeting 3-0.


  • The Cavaliers earned their second straight five set victory this season over Old Dominion on Tuesday (Sept. 5) at Memorial Gymnasium.
  • The Hoos were led offensively by Abby Tadder (15 kills, .414 hitting percentage) and Lauryn Bowie (18 kills, 54 attempts) while defensive specialist Kate Johnson chipped in a career-high 20 digs. Ashley Le finished with a double-double of 43 assists, 13 digs and career-high five aces.